[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We know students, Advanced Practice Professionals (APP*), Technologists, Residents and Fellows are the future of the cell and gene therapy (CGT) field and how essential it is to attend conferences as a way to:

  • network with other professionals in the CGT sector
  • attend scientific sessions to further advance knowledge of the field
  • understand best practices and industry trends
  • attend sessions from industry leaders that you would not otherwise have access to
  • learn how other related organizations are handling challenges
  • create long-term contacts with industry professionals

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]*APP – Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]When you are seeking approval to attend the ISCT 2020 Annual Meeting in Paris, be sure to express specific learning outcomes you will bring back to your organization. Give exact detail on how attending the scientific sessions as another learning platform that will help advance your knowledge base within the cell and gene therapy industry.

Tips on asking for support to attend the conference:

  • express how the specific sessions will impact your role
  • what key outcomes will you bring back to your organization and share with your colleagues
  • prepare a detailed budget with all anticipated expenses 
  • be ready with a plan of all the sessions you will attend
  • outline the plan of how you will manage your workload while you are at the meeting

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]ISCT has developed the following tools you can customize to help gain your supervisor/employer’s support to attend the meeting.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″]

Supervisor Support Letter

Download and update the justification letter template based on key topics from the program related to your role to give to your supervisor.
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Meeting Budget Template

Download and update the budget template to provide your supervisor as a supplementary tool when asking for support.
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Delegate Checklist

Download the delegate checklist to ensure you have all steps covered in preparation for your attendance at the ISCT 2020 Annual Meeting.