Early Career Scientist Activities

Early Career Scientist Networking Event 

This event, hosted by the Early Career Scientist Committee, will allow all early career scientist attendees to meet colleagues and make early connections that can be fostered throughout the rest of the conference. Join us to learn about the yearly activities of the Early Career Scientist Committee, the society’s year-round commitment to young investigators, and how you can get involved.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
9 – 11 p.m.
Riverview Ballroom A

The Node 

SITC's Early Career Scientist Hub, The Node, is specifically designed for early career attendees to network, collaborate and relax during The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's 34th Annual Meeting. The Node can be found in the Prince George Exhibition Hall AB at booth 425 during regular exhibition hours. 

Meet-the-Expert Lunch

The Meet-the-Expert Lunch will focus on unique issues related to early career scientist career development and will give the opportunity to attendees to interact with experts in key fields of immunotherapy. Information will be provided on different relevant topics in a setting that fosters attendee/expert interactions and provides networking opportunities with leaders in the field. Experts will answer questions and lead informal dialogue during a one-hour roundtable lunch to help provide guidance and direction.

*This program is organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.
Chesapeake Conference Room 4-6

Grant Writing Workshop

This two-hour program features two sessions. The first session will open with an overview of the grant submission process, briefly outlining funding opportunities and how to navigate those. Session one will also address critical points of government and private sector grant submissions. The second session will consist of a “mini-study section,” allowing attendees to experience how a study section evaluates a grant proposal, which will help attendees identify points that determine the success or failure of a grant proposal and help them optimize the process of grant re-submission.

*This program is organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
6 – 8 p.m.
National Harbor Conference Room 10-11