Our understanding of tumor 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.
Workshop on Single Cell Techniques in Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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.
Grant Writing Workshop • 1:30-5:30 p.m.
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 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.