After a year, the Consortium is closer to patients
QUEBEC, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Established at the meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASCGT) in May 2013, the Consortium, which is comprised of leading scientists and researchers from more than 50 locations worldwide, has created a website http://www.internationalconsortiumofgenetherapy.com where patients can interact with scientists from the organization http://www.nature.com/mt/journal/v22/n3/full/mt201411a.html. An online course of gene therapy was created with the collaboration of many researchers to facilitate the teaching of this discipline to students in science and medicine. Patients can also ask questions about various genetic diseases. There will also be a virtual meeting place and a forum for discussion on their diseases.
For the first time, patients with rare disease will have the opportunity to discuss with some of the most experienced scientists of different pathologies . According to the creator of the project, the Canadian researcher Jacques P. Tremblay, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine at Laval University (Canada), the platform for interaction between patients and scientists, created by his assistant, Dr. Marcello Bossois represents a milestone in the project.
Marcello Bossois - MD
Cell Gene Therapeutics
Quebec - Canada
Phone: 1 418 654 2186 Ext. 47307
Fax: 1 418 654 2207
SOURCE: International Gene Therapy Consortium