FPM Education Week 2021: Clinical development in gene therapy. Past, present and future

Friday 4 June 2021

Clinical development in gene therapy: past, present and future

Workshop 4 | 4 June |
16:00-17:30 GMT+1

This year’s Education Week is all about genomics and genomic applications in pharmaceutical medicine. Since the successful sequencing of the human genome in 2003, new avenues for pharmaceutical medical research and development have rapidly evolved. This has led to a greater understanding of the genetic contribution to variability in clinical pharmacology and predisposition to drug safety concerns, improved understanding of the genetic basis of disease leading to the evolution of precision therapeutics and, finally, the development and approval of the first gene therapies offering potential for cure of genetic disorders.

Clinical development in gene therapy: past, present and future
This session will focus on the history and current clinical trials of gene therapies, as well as challenges and future perspectives.  The clinical development of an approved gene therapy will also be discussed.

FPM Education Week 2021

Part of FPM Education Week

  • Tuesday 1 June 16:00-17:30 GMT+1
    Prof John Posner
    Pharmacogenomics in clinical pharmacology and screening as a contribution to the safe use of medicines
  • Wednesday 2 June 16:00-17:30 GMT+1
    Dr Duncan McHale
    Advances in clinical genetics and the development of treatment for rare genetic disorders
  • Thursday 3 June 16:00-17:30 GMT+1
    Dr Tony Lockett
    Health Technology Assessment of Genomic Medicines
  • Friday 4 June 16:00-17:30 GMT+1
    Dr Arseniy Lavrov
    Clinical development in gene therapy: past, present and future


Booking for this session is now closed

*Reduced rates are available for:
People from low and lower-middle income countries; PMST trainees; Unemployed; Part-time employed (earning less than £15,000 per year); People on Parental Leave; People who are Out of Practice & Retired; Charity representatives

About the speaker – Dr Arseniy Lavrov

Dr Arseniy Lavrov, MD, PhD, FFPM is a board-certified neurologist and a pharmaceutical physician with 9 years of clinical and academia experience. He completed a PhD research in vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Dr Lavrov has a further 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience with a focus on drug development in Neurosciences, across all phases of development from discovery to post approval. His experience involves translational, clinical development and marketing authorization activities of gene therapies for neurological diseases. His main areas of interest also include: rare neurological diseases; movement disorders; dementias and cognitive impairment. Dr Lavrov has also an interest and experience in digital biomarkers and endpoints. Previously Head Unit Physician and Clinical Development Head at Neurosciences Therapy Area Unit at GSK, Dr Lavrov is currently leading EMEA Clinical Development at Novartis Gene Therapies.

Dr Arseniy Lavrov
Dr Arseniy Lavrov

Booking Information

Bookings will close at 12:00 on the 4 June.

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  • evidence (certificate of attendance), and
  • reflection, specifically a couple of paragraphs on what you learnt, what effect it will have on your current practice and how it relates to Good Medical Practice.

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