Groundbreaking Science, Inspired by Patients

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Charles River's World Congress highlights groundbreaking science, inspired by patients.

“When Quincy came along, we realized that curing Angelman syndrome is definitely not impossible, which means it’s possible. And if it’s not impossible, then we’re not going to stop until it’s done.”

Allyson Berent, DVM
Chief Operating Officer, Gene Tx Biotherapeutics
Quincy’s Mom, World Congress Speaker


What will it take to get therapies to patients faster? Leading scientists, industry entrepreneurs, and patient advocates are coming together this fall to explore solutions at Charles River’s Annual World Congress. Attendees will join Allyson and others like her in a ground-breaking event that digs into new technologies and approaches for accelerating the delivery of drugs to patients in need.

How will genomics, artificial intelligence, and silencing disease drivers affect our discovery and development of new medicines? How can we optimize the path through regulatory approvals, especially for novel therapy classes? How can collaboration bolster innovation and progress? We’ll cover these topics and more in stimulating agenda that includes more than 20 speakers, panel discussions, numerous networking opportunities, and a celebration of the work that’s being done to accomplish this goal. In addition to presenting Matt Wilsey (Grace Science Foundation) with Charles River’s Annual Research Award, previous recipients David Hysong, Sonya Vallabh, and Eric Minikel will share all they’ve accomplished with their grant funding in the past 2 years. In further support, Charles River will also donate half of all Congress registration fees to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Therapy Development Institute toward funding ALS research.

In its third year, Charles River’s World Congress continues to draw the brightest minds in academia and industry – and the patients who inspire them – in a motivating forum where collective knowledge and experience pave the way for advancements in drug development.

Registration is now open for the event, taking place on September 23-24 at the Kimpton® Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge. Follow World Congress happenings on social, #CRLWorldCon and with media sponsor, WBUR 90.9.