The 1st WFH Gene Therapy Round Table: Understanding the landscape and challenges of gene therapy for haemophilia around the world

Haemophilia. 2019 Mar;25(2):189-194. doi: 10.1111/hae.13673. Epub 2019 Jan 3.


In this first in a series of round table meetings, the 1st World Federation of Hemophilia Gene Therapy Round Table was convened to initiate a global dialogue on the expected challenges and opportunities that a disruptive therapy, such as gene therapy, will bring to the haemophilia community. Perspectives from key stakeholder groups, including healthcare professionals, regulators, payors, people with hemophilia and pharmaceutical industry representatives, were sought in the identification of the key issues we expect to face. Didactic presentations and open discussion covered the clinical development of gene therapy in haemophilia; regulatory perspectives of gene therapy; making informed decisions; accessibility, affordability and pricing of gene therapy; and ethical issues of gene therapy clinical trials. These were followed by small group work. This manuscript outlines the key issues identified and the path forward.

Keywords: challenges; gene therapy; global; haemophilia; roundtable; world.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited / therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Consensus
  • Dependovirus / immunology
  • Genetic Therapy* / adverse effects
  • Government Regulation
  • Humans