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Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer

37th Annual Meeting &
Pre-Conference Programs

Nov. 8–Nov. 12 | Boston, MA or Virtual
#SITC22

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Keynote Speakers

Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award and Lectureship

A Panel Honoring the Work of
Zelig Eshhar, PhD, FAIO

The 2022 recipient of the Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award and Lectureship is Zelig Eshhar, PhD, FAIO. SITC has put together a special panel to honor Dr. Eshhar’s work.

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Carl June, MD, FAIO
University of Pennsylvania

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Crystal Mackall, MD
Stanford University

Steven Rosenberg, MD, PhD, FAIO
National Cancer Institute
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Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center

Keynote Address

Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

From the Clinic to the Lab:
Investigating Mechanisms of Response and
Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Therapy

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Don't miss these Early Career Scientist Events at SITC 2022

Early Career Scientist Speed Mentoring Event

The inaugural ECS Speed Mentoring Event will provide early career scientists the opportunity to receive mentorship from an expert in the field of cancer immunotherapy.

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Meet-the-Expert Lunch

The Meet-the-Expert Lunch will focus on unique issues related to early career scientist career development and will provide attendees the opportunity to interact with experts in key areas of immunotherapy.

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Grant Writing Workshop

This program will feature two sessions. The first session opens with an overview of the grant submission process, briefly outlining funding opportunities outside the NIH and the principles of grant writing.

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Networking Reception

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.

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The Node

SITC's Early Career Scientist Hub, The Node, is specifically designed for early career attendees to network, collaborate and relax during SITC 2022. Look for us at Booth #653.

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Poster Reception and Meet the Fellows (FAIO) Event

Join the Fellows of the Academy of Immuno-Oncology (FAIO) for a casual social networking event in the Exhibit and Poster Hall. All attendees are invited to meet this year’s inductees.

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Poster Reception & Networking Event for URMs in STEM & Early Career Scientists

Early Career Scientists are encouraged to stop by the Node and socialize with the Undergraduates who are participating in the Underrepresented Minorities in STEM program.

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Schedule at a Glance

37th Annual Meeting &

Pre-Conference Programs

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2 P.M.–5:45 P.M.

2 P.M.–5:45 P.M.

Combination Therapy: Using Novel Approaches To Identify
Novel Biomarkers, Inform Patient Selection, and Design Trials

Omni Boston Hotel
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8 A.M.–5 P.M. (EST)

9 A.M.–5:30 P.M. (EST)

11:45 A.M.–1:15 P.M. (EST)

5:45 P.M.–7:50 P.M. (EST)

8 A.M.–5 P.M. (EST)

Primer on Tumor Immunology and Cancer ImmunotherapyTM

Omni Boston Hotel
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9 A.M.–5:30 P.M. (EST)

Combination Therapy: Applying Learnings from Past Successes and Failures to Future Treatments

Omni Boston Hotel
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11:45 P.M.–1:15 P.M. (EST)

Meet-the-Expert Lunch

Omni Boston Hotel
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5:45 P.M.–7:50 P.M. (EST)

Grant Writing Workshop

Omni Boston Hotel
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7:40 A.M.–8:50 A.M. (EST)

8 A.M.–8:50 A.M. (EST)

8:55 A.M.–11:05 A.M. (EST)

11:10 A.M.–11:40 A.M. (EST)

11:40 A.M.–1:10 P.M. (EST)

11:55 A.M.–12:55 P.M. (EST)

11:55 A.M.–12:55 P.M. (EST)

1:10 P.M.–1:55 P.M. (EST)

1:10 P.M.–2:55 P.M. EST

3:20 P.M.–4:30 P.M. (EST)

4:40 P.M.–5:55 P.M. (EST)

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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

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7:30 P.M.–9:00 P.M. (EST)

7:40 A.M.–8:50 A.M. (EST)

Session 100: Presidential Welcome & Awards Ceremony

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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8 A.M.–8:50 A.M. (EST)

Session 101: Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award and Lectureship

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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8:55 A.M.–11:05 A.M. (EST)

Session 102: Biomarkers

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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11:10 AM–11:40 AM (EST)

Session 103: Late Breaking Abstract Session

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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11:40 A.M.–1:10 P.M. (EST)

Lunch & Poster Viewing

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C
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11:55 A.M.–12:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 104: Rapid Oral Abstracts - Basic Science

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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11:55 A.M.–12:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 105: Rapid Oral Abstracts - Clinical

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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1:10 P.M.–1:55 P.M. (EST)

Session 106: Big Data & Bioinformatics

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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1:10 P.M.–2:55 P.M. EST

Session 107: Immuno-Oncology In The Age Of Multi-Omics: Translating Big Data Into Clinical Discoveries

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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3:20 P.M.–4:30 P.M. (EST)

Session 108: Pre-Clinical/Model Systems Vs. Human

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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4:40 P.M.–5:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 109: Advances in Imaging Biomarkers, Radiomics, and Artificial Intelligence

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:40 P.M.–5:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 110: Bias & Diversity in Cancer Research

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:40 P.M.–5:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 111: Organ-Specific Immune Responses

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:40 P.M.–5:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 112: Cancer Immunogenomics and Immune Response

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:40 P.M.–5:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 113: Cellular Therapies + Bispecifics

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:40 P.M.–5:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 114: Abstract Session

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:40 P.M.–5:55 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 115: Regulatory Subcommittee Session (Part 1)

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 116: Immunotherapy in Special Populations

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 117: Targeting the Tumor and the Immune System: New Combinatorial Strategies

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 118: Microbiome, Diet, and Cancer Immunotherapy

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 119: Vaccines and Oncolytic Viruses

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 120: Tertiary Lymphoid Structures

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 121: Clinical Development of Novel Checkpoint Inhibitors

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 122: Abstract Session

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:05 P.M.–7:20 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 123: Regulatory Subcommittee Session (Part 2)

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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7:30 P.M.–9:00 P.M. (EST)

Poster Reception

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C
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7:15 A.M.–7:45 A.M. (EST)

8:00 A.M.–8:20 A.M. (EST)

8:20 A.M.–9:10 A.M. (EST)

9:35 A.M.–11:20 A.M. (EST)

11:25 A.M.–11:55 A.M. (EST)

11:25 A.M.–1:25 P.M. (EST)

12:10 P.M.–1:10 P.M. (EST)

12:10 P.M.–1:10 P.M. (EST)

12:10 P.M.–1:10 P.M. (EST)

1:25 P.M.–2:50 P.M. (EST)

2:55 P.M.–4:05 P.M. (EST)

4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

5:40 P.M.–6:25 P.M. (EST)

6:30 P.M.–7:00 P.M. (EST)

7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M. (EST)

7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M. (EST)

8:30 P.M.–11:30 P.M. (EST)

7:15 A.M.–7:45 A.M. (EST)

Session 200: Business Meeting & Presidential Transition

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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8:00 A.M.–8:20 A.M. (EST)

Session 201: Organizer Welcome & Award Ceremony

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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8:20 A.M.–9:10 A.M. (EST)

Session 202: Keynote Address

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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9:35 A.M.–11:20 A.M. (EST)

Session 203: Immunotherapy in Early Stage Disease

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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11:25 A.M.–11:55 A.M. (EST)

Session 204: Late Breaking Abstract Session

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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11:25 A.M.–1:25 P.M. (EST)

Lunch & Poster Viewing

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C
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12:10 P.M.–1:10 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 205: Rapid Oral Abstracts - Basic Science

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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12:10 P.M.–1:10 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 206: Rapid Oral Abstracts - Clinical

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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12:10 P.M.–1:10 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 207: JITC Session

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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1:25 P.M.–2:50 P.M. (EST)

Session 208: Presidential Session

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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2:55 P.M.–4:05 P.M. (EST)

Session 209: Survival Data in Adjuvant Setting; Analysis of Benefits (Debate)

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 210: Biopsies, Tissue Access, Neoadjuvant Therapies, Surgery in Metastatic Disease Setting

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 211: Tumor Microenvironment

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 212: Next Generation Checkpoint Blockade: Mechanisms of Action

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 213: Next-Generation Cytokine Therapy

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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4:20 P.M.–5:35 P.M. (EST)

Concurrent Session 214: Abstract Session

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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5:40 P.M.–6:25 P.M. (EST)

Session 215: Poster Symposium

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, TBD
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6:30 P.M.–7:00 P.M. (EST)

Awards Ceremony

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M. (EST)

Poster Reception

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C
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7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M. (EST)

JITC 10th Anniversary Celebration

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C
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8:30 P.M.–11:30 P.M. (EST)

The CheckPoints Party

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, Momentum Ballroom
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8:00 A.M.–8:05 A.M. (EST)

8:05 A.M.–9:45 A.M. (EST)

9:55 A.M.–11:25 A.M. (EST)

11:35 A.M.–1:05 P.M. (EST)

8:00 A.M.–8:05 A.M. (EST)

Session 300: Organizer Welcome

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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8:05 A.M.–9:45 A.M. (EST)

Session 301: Resistance to Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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9:55 A.M.–11:25 A.M. (EST)

Session 302: Thomas Waldmann Memorial Plenary Session: New Immunotherapies

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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11:35 A.M.–1:05 P.M. (EST)

Session 303: Hot Topic Symposium

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B2
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Wear your CheckPoints t-shirt and join your favorite rockstar scientists for a special party during SITC 2022. The CheckPoints performance is a mainstay of the SITC Annual Meeting. 

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SITC Clinical Practice Guidelines Mobile App (CPG App)

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Registration for SITC 2022 is Now Open!

Join SITC and your colleagues for the leading cancer immunotherapy and tumor immunology conference this Nov. 8–12, 2022 in Boston, MA or virtually. Register today to experience the cutting-edge science presented at SITC 2022. Members receive a discount off of regular registration rates.

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Hotel & Travel

Omni Boston at the Seaport

SITC 2022 will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA, while Pre-Conference Programs will be held at the adjacent, Omni Boston At The Seaport hotel. Housing will be available for booking during the registration process.

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is pleased to offer opportunities for physicians, nurses and pharmacists to obtain continuing education (CME, CNE, CPE) and MOC credits for their participation at 37th Annual Meeting and the Primer on Tumor Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy™ program.

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Enduring Materials

Enduring Materials

As a benefit for attending the 37th Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference Programs (SITC 2022), the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) provides enduring materials, as permitted by presenters, free of charge for the specific programs for which attendees were registered.

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Abstract Information

Abstract Information

Submit your abstract to the 37th Annual Meeting, the largest conference solely focused on cancer immunotherapy, for the opportunity to present and discuss your research with luminaries in the immunotherapy field. Abstract submission opens May 4, 2022 and will close on July 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. PDT.

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What you missed last year

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