UPenn-KHP Advanced Therapies Intensive

Advanced Therapies Intensive - September 2022

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with King’s Health Partners and King’s College London is offering, for the second time, a one-week transatlantic educational experience for trainees focused on the development of novel therapeutics. The intensive is led by Emma Meagher, MD from Penn, Anne Greenough, MD from KCL, and Francesco Dazzi, MD, PhD from KCL. The week will include presentations with expert faculty and small group learning activities.

Dates and Location

  • Monday, September 12 - Friday, September 16, 2022
  • 8-12pm EST; 1-5pm BST (Except Friday, 9/16  - time extends by 30 mins)
  • Online, Asynchronous and Synchronous

About the Intensive

This one-week global intensive provides MD and PhD participants, including PhD Candidates, from the University of Pennsylvania and King’s Health Partners with an overview of developing novel therapeutics. Topics include stem cells and regenerative medicine, clinical trial ethics, cell therapies and gene editing, a roadmap to initiating translation, and a roadmap to commercialization. Participants are introduced to these topics through asynchronous and synchronous learning environments. The content of the intensive includes seminars, case studies, group projects, and journal article-reviews.

Upon completion of the intensive, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the cutting-edge science underpinning the development of novel therapeutics
  • Assess the complex regulatory landscape for development of cells for medical treatment
  • Apply approaches to the ethical design and implementation of advanced therapy clinical trials
  • Determine the importance of producing credible business plans for the application of cellular therapies


  • MDs, PhDs, and PhD candidates (who have progressed in their studies beyond their prelim examination) at Penn, CHOP, KHP, KCL who are interested in developing novel therapies
  • Participants must commit to full attendance and complete all assignments, inclusive of pre-readings, in advance of synchronous sessions
  • Eight US and eight UK participants will be selected

Apply by May 13, 2022

Materials required for a complete application include an application form which requires the submission of a CV and a ​​​​​​recorded 5-minute elevator pitch briefly introducing yourself, describing your background, why you are interested in this intensive, and how you believe it will further your learning and career goals. See the attached Guide to Recording and Submitting Your Pitch in Zoom.

Click here to submit an online application. 

There is no cost associated with this program.


For questions related to the intensive, contact Jessica German at jbgerman@upenn.edu

Intensive Spotlights

2021 KHP News Articles:

Photos of the Inaugural Cohort

2021 cohort