15.30 GMT | 16:30 CET | 10:30 EST
Tuesday 8 December 2020

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What’s it about? 

Providing an introduction to the promise of cell and gene therapies for the treatment of hearing loss, and provide a forum for discuss the challenges and opportunities of this emerging therapeutic modality and its application for hearing loss.

Who should join?

Anyone interested in learning more about hearing drug discovery, or people working in regenerative medicine and interested in learning about new applications.

Will I be able to join if I have hearing loss? 

Yes, the webinar will be BSL-interpreted and scripted in real-time by a professional typist to enable people with hearing loss to join and interact with the live event. 



15:30 Welcome and introduction
Dr Ralph Holme, RNID

Dr Sam Goldsmith, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
Dr Francesca Glibuich, London Advanced Therapies

15:40 Gene therapies for hearing loss

Prof Karen Avraham, Tel Aviv University

16:00 Cell therapies for hearing loss
Prof Marcelo Rivolta, Rinri Therapeutics

16:20 Panel discussion: What are the key opportunities and challenges for cell and gene therapies for hearing loss?

Prof Karen Avraham, Tel Aviv University
Prof Marcelo Rivolta, Rinri Therapeutics
Dr Francesca Glibuich, London Advanced Therapies
Dr Sam Goldsmith, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
Dr Mustafa Munye, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
Prof Robin Ali, UCL

17:00 Close

Agenda for Webinar 4: The Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Cell and Gene Therapy Approaches to Address Hearing Loss

Through this series of webinars, we will explore the emerging hearing medicines landscape by inviting leading clinicians, academics and industry representatives along with people with lived experience of hearing loss, to share their expertise and insight.

Over 4 webinars we will provide a 360-view of the field covering the patient need, the key challenges faced by innovators, how to commercialise your hearing research and why regenerative approaches could be a game-changer for hearing medicines discovery.

About the Webinar Series

Webinar 4The Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Cell and Gene Therapy Approaches to Address Hearing Loss

The Emerging Hearing Medicines Landscape

A monthly webinar series developed by the Hearing Medicines Discovery Syndicate, exploring hearing drug discovery in the context of an emerging area for medicines development and a
growing market.

This webinar series has been developed by the Hearing Medicines Discovery Syndicate which was launched in January 2020 by Medicines Discovery Catapult and RNID to accelerate the discovery and development of novel hearing medicines.

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