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BioTech 80 | CAR T-Cells: Principles & Methods | 3-Day Hands-On Workshop

March 14, 2018 to March 16, 2018

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is open to general public. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. NIH employees paying with the signed vendor copy of the SF-182 form, please email:

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Workshops generally run from 9:00am - 5:00pm.​

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Chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cells (CAR-T cells) are T cells engineered to target and eliminate a specific type of cancerous cells.  Substantial investments have been made in this field over the past few years due to the great promise this technology shows in targeting virtually any antigen-presenting tumor cell.  This course will combine lectures and hands-on training to introduce participants to the potential of CAR-T cells and the different approaches for the utilization of this technology in different applications along with techniques for the production and automation of manufacturing of CAR-T cells. This intensive training program also provides opportunity to particpants to network with experts in CAR-T field from both academia and industries. Each particpant will receive printed course materials.  

Lecture Topics
Introduction to the development and potential of CAR-T cell technology, different approaches for the manufacturing CAR-T cells, and potential obstacles in the implementation of this technology on a larger scale.

Laboratory Topics
CAR-T Cell manufacturing including the process of T cell isolation, activation, transduction, culturing, and reformulation.  We will also explore options for automation of the CAR-T cell manufacturing process.

Who should attend
Registration is open to scientists within the NIH intramural community and general public. Participants will receive  basic training in CAR-T Cell manufacturing and  will have the opportunity to set up pilot experiments in their area of research.  

Related BioTech Courses
BioTech 8: Immunochemistry and Monoclonal Antibody Production

Training Rate*
*10% Group discount available when 3 or more participants register together from the same organization.

Discounted Training Rates
$495.00 - NIH Trainees (fellows, postdocs, postbacs - NIH ONLY)
$795.00 - NIH Community (working, appointed, or assigned working at the NIH Campus)
$895.00 - Academia, Government, Military 

Comprehensive Binder Included 
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required. 

Each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and CEU credits.  For a 3-day workshop, a participant receives 2.1 CEUs.  For a 4-day workshop, a participant receives 2.8 CEUs.  For a 5-day workshop, a participant receives 3.5 CEUs.  

Refund Policy
100% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop. 
50% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop. 
0% refund, 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 
3 days or less prior to the start of the workshop.  

Suggested Accommodation
A special rate is available to all BioTech Workshop attendees. This includes complimentary continental breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi and discounted $15 parking per night. Hotel is within walking distance of the training facility   Reservations can be made online, see below. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda - Washington DC


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