The CheckPoints Party

Don't Miss the CheckPoints Band

Wear your CheckPoints t-shirt and join your favorite rockstar scientists for a special party during SITC 2022.

Friday, Nov. 11
8:30–11:30 p.m. EST
boston omni hotel – Momentum ballroom 

Comprised of SITC members who are luminaries in the field of cancer immunotherapy, The CheckPoints Band performance has become a mainstay of the SITC Annual Meeting experience for the past ten years.


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The Band


Thomas F. Gajewski, PhD – Lead Guitar


Dirk Spitzer, PhD – Drums


(From left to right)
Russell Pachynski, MD - Trombone; Jason Luke, MD - Trumpet; Ferran Prat, PhD - Saxaphone


Rachel W. Humphrey, MD – Lead Vocals


Patrick Hwu, MD – Keyboard


James P. Allison, PhD – The Harmonica


(From left to right)
John Timmerman, MD – Guitar

Brad Reinfeld – Bass Guitar