November 2022, San Diego || FAIDs – Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy

Working in research and innovation in gene therapy and wanting to know more about how clinical trials are conducted in France and the United States, you would like to benefit from the experience of French and American experts in this field and participate in discussions on transatlantic collaboration to promote the multicentricity of clinical trials in gene therapy, would not you? Join us on November 17 and 18 in San Diego for the French American Innovation Days (FAIDs) on Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy.

Gene Therapy is revolutionizing the current medicine and offers the opportunity to radically redefine what a “curable” disease is. There has been an increasing number of newly initiated gene therapy clinical trials over the last 10 years, and many more are expected to be approved in the next few years. Clinical trials are a critical step in these evaluations to assess the safety and efficacy of gene therapies and, ultimately, their ability to reach the market. 

The Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy French American Innovation Days (FAIDs) will bring together principal investigators, sponsors, industry professionals, and regulatory experts from France and US to share their experience on all aspects of Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy, around a program of presentations, interactive panel discussions and networking opportunities. It is particularly dedicated to those interested in international perspectives for the development of multicenter trials.


Join us on November 17th & 18th, 2022 to meet renowned experts from both sides of the Atlantic.




This two-day event will be divided into sessions on clinical trials related to inborn errors of the metabolism and eye diseases, neuro-muscular disorders, gene therapy in cancer and the international expansion & regulation of gene therapy Clinical Trials, giving the floor to attendees from France and from the USA.


You will find more information about the agenda and the confirmed speakers on the dedicated website


This event, held on the campus of University of California San Diego, is organized by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the USA, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine et Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP). It is sponsored by Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UCSD Health, which accelerates the development of drugs and cell therapies inspired by and derived from current human stem cell research, Orchard Therapeutics, a London- and Boston-based developer of gene therapies, Pharmaron (formerly called Absorption Systems), R&D service provider for the life sciences industry, Genethon, involved in the conception, clinical and preclinical development of drugs of genic therapy for rare diseases, Avrobio, aiming to halt or reverse disease with a single dose of gene therapy and Mahzi Therapeutics, a Californian biotechnology firm focused on treating under‑served rare genetic neuro-developmental disorders.

Supported by France Science, the French American Innovation Days (FAIDs) aim at promoting transatlantic discussions and collaborations in Research and Innovation. Do not hesitate to join our network via this link and to follow us on social networks to stay informed of our actions.



Writer: Clara Devouassoux, Deputy attachée for Science and Technology in Los Angeles, [email protected]