Lyon Panorama   Lyon Basilica   Lyson old town


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - unfortunately we have had to postpone the upcoming SFTCG annual meeting due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. 

We will announce a new date and communicate this directly to you as soon as the situation is clarified.

We apologise for the inconvenience and indeed the disappointment that the cancellation may have caused. 


Congrès annuel de la SFTCG – cette réunion annuelle organisée tous les printemps en France propose des sessions scientifiques ainsi que des sessions de sensibilisation et de nombreuses opportunités de discussions plus approfondies concernant les recherches actuelles. Ce congrès permet notamment le développement de groupes de travail et de réseaux entre les jeunes chercheurs scientifiques et cliniciens.



     Amphithéâtre Mérieux
     ENS - Site Monod
     Place de l'école
     69007 Lyon





Le campus de l'ENS de Lyon est à deux pas des berges du Rhône et du nouveau quartier de la Confluence : musée des Confluences, Halle Tony Garnier...Très bien desservi par les transports en commun, il est situé à 15 minutes des gares de Perrache et Part-Dieu et à moins d'une heure de l'aéroport international de Saint-Exupéry.  L’amphithéâtre Charles Mérieux se situe 46 allée d'Italie, entre la Place des Pavillons et la Halle Tony Garnier.


  • Métro ligne B, arrêt "Debourg" 
  • Tram T1 ou bus C22: arrêt "ENS Lyon" pour le site Monod.
  • Parking Velov sur le parvis Descartes et sur la place de l'École.
  • En train et en avion :
    Depuis la gare Part-Dieu, Métro ligne B direction Oullins Depuis la gare de Perrache, Tram T1 direction Debourg  Depuis l’aéroport international Saint-Exupéry, navette Rhône Express jusqu’à la gare Part-Dieu
  • En voiture :
    Depuis l’Est : Périphérique Sud sortie Gerland  
    Depuis l’A6 : sortie Pont Pasteur 

ENS Lyon & how to get there?


70 Avenue Leclerc
Les Berges du Rhone, 69007  LYON

68 Avenue Leclerc
Les Berges du Rhone, 69007  LYON

246, rue Marcel Merieux, 69007  LYON

Un peu plus loin
79b Cours Albert Thomas 69003 LYON
(+33) 9 67 20 95 32

Accommodation near the ENS

Abstracts submission guidelines

Part of the programme is dedicated to selected abstracts because we want to ensure that the best and most current research is presented. A large panel of international moderators reviews abstracts so that every abstract receives at least 3 reviewer scores.

Abstract submission guidelines: Make sure your abstract is in, on time and in the right format by following these simple steps:

1: Your abstract should be no more than 250 words and should be in English.

2: Keep your title concise and informative and only use capital letters for the beginning of a sentence or an acronym/name. DO NOT USE CAPITAL LETTERS FOR YOUR ENTIRE TITLE.

3: List all authors’ name in full and it is compulsory to identify a presenting author. Please note the email address supplied when you submit your abstract will be used for all correspondence pertaining to the abstract.

4: Addresses should be in the following format: Group, Department/Institute, Organisation, Town/City, Postcode/Zip, Country

5: Do not include acknowledgements in your abstracts – these will be included in your word count.

6: Select the subject area that best fits your abstract as this is a guide for review allocation.

7: Please ensure that the email provided when submitting the abstract will still be valid a couple of months before the event as we will need to contact you about the outcome of your submission

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be made in a single A0 size (841mm wide x 1189mm high), portrait orientation. If your poster does not match these dimensions we cannot guarantee that it will fit the poster boards. Each poster will be allocated a number with your notification that you must bring with you.

What happens after you have submitted?

Your abstract will be sent for review and you will be notified of the outcome by email a few weeks before the congress. Please note the notification email will be sent to the email given when you submitted your abstract. If you have not received notification by end of April, please contact the SFTCG Office immediately

Abstract information

Registration fees

  Membres         Non membres   
Student 100 €  225 €
Academic        250 € 350 €
Industry 500 € 750€

5 reasons to register to the SFTCG Congress

There are no shortages of compelling reasons why attending SFTCG meeting is beneficial to you and your lab or institution!
Following are the many benefits you can present to your supervisor.

Be exposed to the entire breadth of the gene therapy research field. Learning about the advances and breakthroughs in other focuses of study can translate to new approaches for your own lab’s work that you may not think to explore without this exposure. SFTCG is the best place to gain a broad perspective on the field.

Bring information and training back to the lab. Findings presented at the conference can be shared with other lab and team members to extend the benefits of attending to your entire research group.

Learn about the newest data and tools from the poster sessions and the exhibition. Labs save time and money by improving their research methods. New tools and technologies are unveiled to attendees of SFTCG meeting.

Investigate potential opportunities for collaborations or develop relationships with other organisations on behalf of your research team. SFTCG provides ample opportunity to meet with attendees with similar interests.

Present your work to an audience. Attendees who present at SFTCG’s meeting receive excellent exposure for their work and their lab.


Abstracts can be submitted once your congress registration is complete; you will be able to submit your abstract as part of the congress registration process.

Delegates must be registered for the congress prior to submitting an abstracts. Registrations must be paid for based on the general payment guidelines for all registrations; however those submitting abstracts can avail of a full refund should their abstract not be selected for oral or poster presentations and the delegate no longer wish to attend the congress.

Please refer to the ‘abstract submission guidelines’ should you wish to submit an abstract.

Payment by credit and debit card is preferred; our payment services are handled by PayPal. Please note that you do NOT need to have an account with PayPal in order to use this service.

Payments by bank transfer must be received within 2 weeks of your invoice date.

We will refund as follows:

  1. for cancellations received by January 30: 50% refund

  2. for cancellations received after this date: NO REFUND

Refund / cancellation requests must be sent in writing to Where possible refunds will be processed within 3 weeks of receipt; however based on timing and congress workload, refunds may not be processed until after the congress.

Invoices are available through your profile on the SFTCG website. PLEASE NOTE that no separate invoices will be created / sent by the congress office.

All financial questions and queries can be directed to



Registration information




Members   Non
Student €100** €225
Academic €250 €350
Industry  €500 €750





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