Meet-the-Expert Lunch • Nov. 7, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
12:05–1:05 p.m.

Program Purpose

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.

Intended Audience

The audience for this educational program includes graduate, medical, and post-baccalaureate students; clinical fellows; post-doctoral fellows; tenure-track investigators, government employees, and scientists in general; and industry/pharma scientists and employees. Space for this event is limited and priority will be given to early career scientists.

Meet-the-Expert Lunch Organizers

  • Sarah E. Church, PhD – NanoString Technologies
  • Ravi Patel, MD, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jessica Thaxton, PhD, MSCR – Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dario A. A. Vignali, PhD – University of Pittsburgh
  • Spencer C. Wei, PhD – Spotlight Therapeutics

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Address most of their open questions and concerns on the selected topic
  • Make informed decisions about their career development and research projects
  • Establish connections with experts in their field of interest

Topics

  • Basic -Translational Research in Immunology
    • Anna Wu, PhD – City of Hope
    • Ashani Weeraratna, PhD – Wistar Institute
  • Clinical -Translational Research in Immunology with Focus on Medical Students and Medical Residents
  • Clinical -Translational Research in Immunology with Focus on Fellows and Early Career Clinicians
  • Partnering and Collaborating with Industry
  • Networking: Gaining a Network and Leveraging Support
    • Tullia Bruno, PhD – University of Pittsburgh
  • Career Path: The Big Pharma Industry Perspective
  • Career Path: The Small Biotech Industry Perspective
    • Thomas Dubensky, PhD – Tempest Therapeutics

Schedule At-a-Glance