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Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy

August 17–19, 2020 | 10:00AM EDT | 2:00PM UTC | 4:00PM CEST*
*Program is subject to change


Cancer immunotherapy provides unprecedented long-term antitumor activity in some patients, however the majority of patients with advanced cancers only experience short-term remission. To achieve better outcomes for everyone will require a mechanistic understanding of response, and resistance, to these therapies, including immune inhibitory checkpoint blockade and T-cell engineering. These insights will provide rationale for how to best combine these therapeutic approaches for sustained clinical success.

In this virtual meeting we will tackle many of these unanswered questions in the field, including:

  • How do cancers adapt and resist T cell attack?
  • Can we better understand the tumor microenvironment to pave the way for new approaches to immunotherapy?
  • What is the rationale behind immune-oncology (IO) combinations in clinical testing?

The program highlights novel methodologies, data-analysis techniques, and tools to integrate high throughput and patient-derived sample data, revealing powerful new approaches to understand both genetic and adaptive resistance mechanisms, and ways to overcome them. The largest human experiment to date is currently underway, testing over 1,000 agents and combinations; examining preliminary results will be key to refining our approaches, and understanding of immunity in patients with cancer.

Overall, participants will gain a more comprehensive understanding of tumor immunology, and how to leverage this knowledge to outsmart tumors and achieve lasting remission in patients. In addition, the virtual event provides a platform for trainees, junior researchers, and rising stars in the field to share promising new directions that will progress the field forward, towards new and innovative breakthroughs.

Keystone Symposia conferences provide unique opportunities for trainees and junior researchers to present their work to global audiences and field leaders. The eSymposia platform continues this strong tradition of providing these critical career-development and advancement experiences for the next-generation, incorporating short talks and ePoster sessions to highlight rising stars in the field.

Submit your work to be featured in an ePoster session alongside world leaders!

Pricing:

Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD

Deadlines:

Scholarships: July 21, 2020
Abstract Submission: July 21, 2020

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as life scientists from low- to middle- income countries (all career stages), are eligible to apply for a discounted registration code.

Find out more about financial aid opportunities here!


Call For Abstracts

Showcase your work to global audiences on the eSymposia platform! Deadline: July 21, 2020

ePoster presenters will be provided with their own dedicated page on the event website to display their work in multiple formats and interact with meeting participants. ePoster features include:

  • Abstract
  • Poster PDF for download
  • Lightning talk— up to 5 minute video presentation, available on-demand
  • Live chat function to answer audience questions in real-time
  • Contact information for private follow-up discussion

To submit your work for an ePoster presentation, complete the event registration process and check the box “Abstract Submission” during checkout.




Program Details



Editors Attending This Meeting


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Gaia Trincucci, PhD Scientific Editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM)
Teodoro-Pulvirenti, PhD Executive Editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM)
Speaking at this eSymposia

James P. Allison

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Coralie Backlund

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Matthias Braun

QIMR Berghofer


Yvonne Y. Chen

University of California, Los Angeles


Shira Cherny

University of Washington


AHyun Choi

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research


Kelli Connolly

Yale University


Nadine A. Defranoux

Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy


James R. Heath

Institute for Systems Biology


  




Sponsors



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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13CA246936-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



Media In-Kind Sponsors



EMBO
JEM and JCB
Frontiers
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The views expressed in this eSymposia are those of the participants and not necessarily of the participants’ organizations or of Keystone Symposia.






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