SITC 2018 • Additional Activities

Early Career Scientist Activities

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of cancer immunologists and immunotherapists. Young investigators were encouraged to take advantage of tailored education offerings and unique social opportunities while at SITC 2018.

The following activities were provided to these young investigators at SITC 2018:

Meet-the-Expert Lunch

The Meet-the-Expert Lunch focused on unique issues related to the career development of early career scientists. Following an introductory presentation by the Early Career Scientist Committee Chair, well-recognized leaders in the field facilitated roundtable discussions and answered questions on particular areas of interest.

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Grant Writing: From Start to Finish, and then Starting Again

This program encompassed when and how to find the right grant for your career stage and project, the do’s and don’ts of grant writing and how to revise a grant for resubmission. Faculty members from academia with a track record of successful funding as well as program officers at the NIH provided insight on writing effective grants and utilizing program officers in the revision stages to successfully obtaining funding. There were several formal presentations followed by round table discussions broken down by career track with an emphasis on early career scientists (graduate students and postdocs) and junior to mid-level faculty (Instructors and Assistant Professors).

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The Node

SITC’s Early Career Scientist Hub, The Node, was specifically designed as a place for early career attendees to network, collaborate and relax. Located in the Exhibition Hall, attendees could visit The Node to meet other attendees – talk about the latest science and recharge their mobile devices.

Early Career Scientist Networking Event

Thursday, Nov. 8 · 9 – 11 p.m.
The Dignitary at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

This event, hosted by the Early Career Scientist Committee, allowed all early career scientist attendees to meet colleagues and make early connections that could be fostered throughout the rest of the conference. Attendees met at the modern whiskey bar inside the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. for this informational networking event.

The CheckPoints

A riveting return performance by The CheckPoints, SITC’s very own house band featuring luminaries in the cancer immunotherapy field. The performance was held from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Liberty Ballroom.

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