Technologist Training Course - Fundamentals of Cell Product Manufacturing 2023

ISCT NA 2023

ISCT Institute of Training and Development - The Global Leader in CGT Workforce Development

The ISCT Technologist Training Course is a one-day event hosted at the ISCT North America Regional Meeting on Sunday, September 10, 2023.

This course aims to provide technologists and laboratory professionals with fundamental training in cell product manufacturing, including collections, QC/QA, regulatory, distribution logistics, devices and insights into working with industry partners. 

Tailored to the specific needs of laboratory professionals, the course is broken into two tracks:

  • Introduction to Cell Therapy Manufacturing - Vein to Vein
  • Cell Therapy Manufacturing - Bench to Bedside

Choose your track based on your experience level or area of interest, and join us to advance your skills alongside experts in the field.

course content:

Track one: Introduction to Cell Therapy Manufacturing - 
Vein to Vein

Designed for any beginners to the CGT field to learn the basics of manufacturing a cell therapy treatment.

  • Collections.
  • Processing and QC.
  • Quality Assurance/Regulatory.
  • Product Storage, Distribution & Logistics.
  • Roundtable Discussions with CGT Experts.

Track two:
Cell Therapy Manufacturing - Bench to Bedside

Designed for experienced CGT staff and lab managers to learn topics related to process validation and manufacturing.

  • Developing a CAR-T Program.
  • Developing a Validated Assay That Will Please the FDA.
  • Role of Manufacturing in Regulatory Submissions.
  • Cryopreservation, Stability, and Thawing.
  • Roundtable Discussions with CGT Experts.

Learning outcome:
  • Apply best practices for sample collection, processing and storage.
  • Understand the QA and Regulatory requirements for CGT products. 
  • Understand the workflow for developing a CAR-T program.
  • Know the critical path and steps to translate process development into GMP production.

Price (USD):

Rates listed are in USD ISCT Members Non-Members
Training Course Only
Lab Technologists/Pharmacist/Nurse Practitioner/Nurse $225 $350
Students/Resident/Fellow/Postdoc $105 $225
Academia $275 $450
Industry $275 $595
Training Course + ISCT NA 2023 Full Conference 
If you are registered for the Full Conference, attend this course for only $65! $65 

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellation must be made by email to at least twenty (20) business days before the course start date. A 10% administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.  Registration fee is non-refundable if it is cancelled within twenty (20) business days of the course start date.

Upcoming Course Dates:
  • Sunday, September 10, 2023, 08:00am - 14:00pm CT

  • This course is a stand-alone event outside of the ISCT North America 2023 program.
  • Separate registration and fee are required to register.

Deadline to register:  August 28, 2023

Designed for:
  • Laboratory Technologists, Lab Assistants, and Operations Managers. 
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance staff working in the CGT field.
  • One-day, in-person interactive training course at Hilton Americas Houston, Houston, USA


upon completion, you will receive:

  • Certificates of course completion from ISCT.
    **ISCT is an ASCP Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)-approved provider. This course consists of 5 CMLE credits.

Planning Committee:

Wade Atkins, MS, MT (ASCP) SBB, CQA (ASQ)

Department of Transfusion Medicine at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health


Lizette Caballero, BS, MT (ASCP)

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Diane Kadidlo, BSc, MT (ASCP) SBB

University of Minnesota