Pre-Conference Programs • Nov. 6 – 7, 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

World Immunotherapy Council’s 3rd Young Investigator Symposium

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer and the World Immunotherapy Council  (WIC) are dedicated to advancing cancer immunotherapy and, likewise, the future leaders of the field. This program will provide the opportunity for young scientists and future leaders from throughout the world to interact, fulfilling the World Immunotherapy Council’s mission to facilitate rapid development and global dissemination of cancer immunotherapies through scientific exchange.

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Industry Program

2 – 6:30 p.m.

As part of the SITC Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs, The SITC Industry Program provides a forum for industry representatives to discuss ongoing research programs to advance the field of cancer immunotherapy. Design, topic selection, and organization of each SITC Industry Program are led by members of the SITC Industry Committee that includes participants from over 50 companies from across the globe. The SITC Industry Program also features a presentation application process that provides industry and academic investigators who are working on research related to the program topic the opportunity to present their work during the program.

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Primer on Tumor Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy™

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The understanding of cancer 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.

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Workshop on Intratumoral Immunomodulation

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The program purpose description is in development and will be posted soon.

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Grant Writing Workshop: The study section black box: A look inside the grant review process

6 – 8 p.m.

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.

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