It is my great pleasure to announce the 27th JSGCT Annual Meeting being held on September 9 to 10, 2021 at the Toranomon Hills Forum, Tokyo, Japan.
To consider the serious pandemic situation, we will hold the meeting as so called” hybrid method”, which is a combination of “face to face” meeting and on-line meeting.
The theme of the meeting is “Gene and Cell Therapy, Towards Next Generation”. The recent progress in gene and cell therapy is outstanding, and the focus of the gene therapy research is sifting from basic research to clinical study. At the meeting, we are planning six Scientific Symposiums (genetic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, genome editing, cancer gene therapy, vector development, and clinical gene therapy). We are also planning the special lecture of the presidents of American Society and European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT, ESGCT).
Unfortunately, all of us cannot meet in the Toranomon Hills Forum, but many foreign guests will participate in the meeting with on-line system, I truly hope the 27th Annual Meeting of Japan Gene and Cell Therapy will be stimulating and enjoyable for all participants.
Torayuki Okuyama M.D. , Ph.D.
President of the 27th JSGCT-2021
Director, Clinical Laboratory Medicine
National Center for Child Health and Development