About this event

  • Date and time Thu 11 Jul 2024 from 9:15am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine

Delve into the vast potential of cell and gene therapy at our exclusive event.

Join us as we bring together key experts, researchers, and industry leaders for an enriching dialogue that explores the ground-breaking advances and transformative approaches offered by gene therapies.

Our distinguished speakers will provide insights into the latest cutting-edge research, offering you an essential briefing into the revolutionary treatments shaping the future of healthcare.

You will have the opportunity to better understand the ethical considerations surrounding this rapidly advancing field and engage in thoughtful discussions about the responsible implementation of these treatments.

Gene therapy involves introducing, altering, or replacing genetic material within a person's cells to treat or prevent diseases. It is giving hope to patients with a variety of conditions, including genetic diseases, blood disorders and cancer, who previously had limited or no treatment options.

This event, therefore, will be relevant for professionals in many medical fields and across various career stages, as well as researchers, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals, patient advocates, ethicists, policy makers and healthcare providers.

You will be able to connect with like-minded professionals, researchers, and industry experts throughout the day.

By attending this conference, you will: 

  • Understand how the introduction of gene therapy has and is changing treatment and patient experience. 
  • Learn how gene therapy is being used - including treatments and how far along each treatment is for different diseases. 
  • Discover what is next for gene therapy and its future impact across the health service. 
  • Understand the issues facing the industry - the extreme costs of treatment and the challenges this causes for its delivery within the NHS. 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to understand the challenges and opportunities for clinical practice created by this transformative research.


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Early Bird pricing available until 30 May 2024.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£96.00 £57.00 £57.00 £45.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors Non Healthcare Professional AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£176.00 £150.00 £105.00 £105.00 £55.00


View the provisional programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Gillian Leng CBE, Dean of Education and President-Elect, Royal Society of Medicine 

Session 1: An introduction to gene therapy: Where are we now?

What is the potential for cell and gene therapy?
What is happening around the world?
How is gene therapy being used for acute and chronic conditions?
Panel discussion

Session 2: Navigating the future of gene therapy: What's next?

What’s on the horizon?
How does this translate to day-to-day clinical practice?
How gene therapy development is shaping future of practice and where do we go from here?
Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 3: Ethical considerations of gene therapy in practice

Patient keynote
Drug regulations and standards
Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Panel discussion

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of event


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Wednesday 10 July 2024. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

If you are interested in supporting this conference, please contact our sponsorship team at sponsorship@rsm.ac.uk

Domus - reception

While you’re attending this event

Why not stay in the comfort of our hotel, Domus Medica, book dinner in the restaurant, or even hire one of our private dining rooms to socialise with your peers?

RSM members enjoy access to our enviable club facilities. For more information, please contact our team at domus@rsm.ac.uk or restaurant@rsm.ac.uk.

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