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Thursday, November 9, 2017

On Tap at SITC 2017 - Nov. 9

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) welcomes delegates joining us for the first time in National Harbor, Md. today. We have a full slate of programming reaching to all backgrounds and experience levels.

On Tap Today

Thursday's concurrent Pre-Conference Programs provide clinicians and researchers educational programming on the basics of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, single cell techniques in immunology and grant writing support for early career scientists.

Primer on Tumor Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy™

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Maryland Ballroom C

Our understanding of cancer immunobiology has increased dramatically in recent years, leading to the successful development of novel immune-based treatment options to improve cancer patient outcomes. The SITC Primer on Tumor Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy™ is designed to provide a foundation for understanding core immunology principles as they relate to basic and clinical research in immunotherapy of cancer.

Organizers for the Primer are: 
  • Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD – The Tisch Cancer Institute at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Timothy NJ Bullock, PhD – University of Virginia
Click here to view the program schedule

32nd Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs

Workshop on Single Cell Techniques in Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Maryland Ballroom A

Historically, molecular analyses have been performed on heterogeneous populations of cells, where observed patterns represent a combination of the unique characteristics of each individual cell. In the last few years, single cell techniques combined with high-throughput technologies, such as multiplex quantitative PCR, next generation DNA and RNA sequencing, and state-of-the-art flow cytometry by time of flight (CyTOF), have revolutionized the field, allowing for high-dimensional analysis of isolated subpopulations of individual cells.

Organizers for the Workshop are:
  • Gordon J. Freeman, PhD – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Nir Hacohen, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Nicholas McGranahan, PhD – University College London
 Click here to view the program schedule

Grant Writing Workshop

1:30 - 5:30 p.m. / Chesapeake DE & C

When seeking career development awards, research grants or academic and institutional grants, applicants need to have a firm understanding of the different mechanisms of funding available, time management techniques, dos and don’ts in grant writing, and how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. The SITC Grant Writing Workshop will provide attendees with a solid foundation of grant writing basics as well as specific pearls of wisdom from experienced study section reviewers and chairs. Participants will convene for a comprehensive introduction to grant writing and then will split into two breakouts to take a deeper dive into career development awards or research grants, based on their most immediate career needs.

Organizers for the Grant Writing Workshop are: 

This program is organized in collaboration with the Early Career Scientist Committee. The following individuals are recognized for their leadership in developing this program:
  • Ana Carrizosa Anderson, PhD – Harvard Medical School
  • Lorenzo Falchi, MD – Columbia University Medical Center
  • Jennifer L. Guerriero, PhD – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Marco Ruella, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Claire I. Vanpouille-Box, PhD – Weill Cornell Medical College
     Click here to view the program schedule

    Continuing Education Information

    Attendees of today's Primer and Workshop are eligible for continuing education credits.

    Jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and SITC, the society is pleased to offer opportunities for physicians, nurses and pharmacists.

    Click here to learn more about how to receive your credit(s).

    1 comment:

    1. Great Primer session! Thanks to organizers. Nina and Timothy.
      Especially enjoyed Dr Powell’s talk laying the foundation for adaptive immunity and Chuck Drake’s rule of 4!

      Also thanks to coverage from OncLive