World Immunotherapy Council’s 3rd Young Investigator Symposium • Nov. 6, 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Program Purpose

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.

The young investigators, each chosen for exemplary work in the field of cancer immunotherapy, will contribute insight and perspectives into present and future issues, challenges, and improvements as cancer immunotherapy is integrated into mainstream cancer treatment. This program and its participants will ultimately highlight worldwide initiatives in cancer immunotherapy and facilitate scientific exchange and networking between today’s and tomorrow’s leaders. Additionally, this forum will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the world’s young, talented scientists and provide an opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking for these selected representatives. 

Intended Audience

The target audience for this program consists of individuals from academic institutions, industry and regulatory agencies, including clinicians, basic and translational researchers, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and allied health professionals who wish to learn more about the future of cancer immunotherapy research across the globe.

WIC Organizers

  • Samir N. Khleif, MD – Georgetown University
  • Jose A. Lopez-Martin, MD, PhD – 12 de Octubre University Hospital & Research Institute
  • Brad Nelson, PhD – BC Cancer – Deeley Research Centre
  • Graham Pawelec, PhD – University of Tuebingen
  • Barbara Seliger, MD, PhD – Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Joe Yeong, MBBS, PhD – Singapore General Hospital

Educational Objectives

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

  • Recognize ongoing cancer immunotherapy research across the globe
  • Translate worldwide state-of-the-art cancer immunotherapy strategies into practice
  • Identify the unique challenges and future issues as cancer immunotherapy is integrated into
    mainstream cancer treatment modalities

Full Program Schedule

Partnering WIC Organizations

  • Adoptive Engineered T cell Targeting to Activate Cancer Killing (ATTACK)
  • Canadian Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium
  • Chinese American Hematology Oncology Network (CAHON)
  • Committee for Tumor Immunology and Bio-Therapy (TIBIT)
  • Dutch Tumor Immunology Meeting (DTIM)
  • German Cancer Immunology group in the German Immunology Society
  • Immuno-Oncology Society of India (I-OSI)
  • Institute for Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy (ICVI)
  • Japanese Association of Cancer Immunology (JACI)
  • Korean Cancer Association (KCA)
  • National Institute of Oncology, Budapest
  • Progress in Vaccination Against Cancer (PIVAC)
  • Scandinavian Network for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SNIC)
  • Singapore Society of Oncology - Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium (SSO-CIC)
  • Societa Compana di ImmunoTerapia Oncologica (SCITO)
  • Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)
  • Spanish Group of Immuno-Biological Therapeutics in Cancer (GETICA)
  • Tumor Immunology Meets Oncology (TIMO)
  • Tumor Vaccine and Cell Therapy Working Group (TVACT)
  • University of Athens

The World Immunotherapy Council’s 3rd Young Investigator Symposium is supported in part by grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Merck & Co., Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. (as of October 30, 2019)

Schedule At-a-Glance

Wednesday, Nov. 6
World Immunotherapy Council's 3rd Young Investigator Symposium  
Novel Multi-Targeted Therapeutic Platforms
Thursday, Nov. 7

Primer on Tumor Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy™

Social Activity:
Early Career Scientist Networking Reception

Workshop on Intratumoral Immunomodulation

Meet-the-Expert Lunch
Grant Writing Workshop
34th Annual Meeting
Friday, Nov. 8 34th Annual Meeting Social Activity:
Poster Reception
Saturday, Nov. 9
34th Annual Meeting Social Activities:
Award Ceremony
Poster Reception
The Checkpoints Band Party
Sunday, Nov. 10 34th Annual Meeting Hot Topic Symposium