Annual Meeting Program

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Same location,
NEW days!

(Tuesday–Sunday in 2020)


Consistent with the Safer at Home Order issued by the Department of Health Services of the State of Wisconsin, all SITC Executive Office staff will be working remotely beginning March 25 and are best reached through email. General inquiries can be sent to info@sitcancer.org. Thank you for understanding.

Keynote Speakers

About SITC 2020

This Anniversary Annual Meeting will feature special programming and events in recognition of the society's ongoing commitment to harnessing the immune system for 35 years to transform cancer outcomes.

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's (SITC) 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs (SITC 2020) provides a multidisciplinary educational and interactive environment focused on improving cancer patient outcomes by incorporating strategies based on basic and applied cancer immunotherapy. The six-day event takes place Nov. 10–15, 2020, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

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What's New

New abstract category added! Now accepting research on COVID and Immunotherapy for regular abstracts, late-breaking abstract applications and Young Investigator Awards. 

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In celebration of the society's 35th anniversary, all current student members of SITC will receive free registration to the 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting. 

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General registration and housing for SITC 2020 is now open. 

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New this year, the Primer on Tumor Immunology and Cancer ImmunotherapyTM will also touch on emerging therapies and technologies to ensure attendees at all levels stay updated in our expanding field.

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Keynote Address

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD 

Turning Immunologically Quiescent Tumors into Immune Responsive Cancers 


35th Anniversary Keynote

Helen E. Heslop, MD 

T cell Therapy of Cancer 


Richard V. Smalley, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship

Lieping Chen, MD, PhD

Why were we interested in immunity within the tumor microenvironment in the 1990s?


Richard V. Smalley, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship

Gordon Freeman, PhD 

The PD-L1/PD-1 Pathway: Discovery and New Insights


Richard V. Smalley, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship

Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD

Discovery of New IO Targets and Mechanisms Leveraging CRISPR

Experience SITC's Annual Meeting

 SITC 2019 Photo Gallery

34th Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs