Early Career Scientist Activities

Early Career Scientist Networking Events 

SITC knows the future of the cancer immunotherapy field relies on the contributions of early career scientists. From access to grants, fellowships and professional development opportunities, to invitations to present at high-profile meetings; as well as the mentoring and networking opportunities at our Annual Meeting listed below, a SITC membership is an invaluable resource for any young investigator.
 An annual Student/Scientist-in-Training Membership is available for only $50. Join today at sitcancer.org/join.

Times and program schedule subject to change.

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 in a one-on-one setting. Hosted by SITC's Early Career Scientist Committee, mentees will be matched with an expert mentor in one of the following three categories: industry/non-academic careers, basic/translational science, or clinical science. SITC membership is required for this in-person mentoring event and mentees will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Applications open on August 15th.

*This program is organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022

8–9 p.m.
Omni Boston Hotel
Ensemble Ballroom

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. Join us to learn about the yearly activities of the Early Career Scientist Committee, the society’s year-round commitment to young investigators, and how you can get involved.

*This program is organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
9–10:30 p.m.
Omni Boston Hotel
Emsemble Foyer

Poster Reception and Meet the Fellows (FAIO) Event 

Thursday, November 10 2022

Time:  7:30–8:15 p.m. ET (Reception) 8:15 – 9 pm (Poster Viewing)

Location: Reception area by the Entrance inside Hall C (BCEC)

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. The Academy of Immuno-Oncology was established by SITC to honor individuals who have launched the field of cancer immunotherapy into the breakthrough cancer treatment it is today and bring together the brightest minds in the field to continue to advance SITC, the field, and the next generation of immuno-oncologists.

See the list of Fellows >

Meet-the-Expert Lunch >

The Meet-the-Expert Lunch will focus on unique issues related to early career scientist career development and will give the opportunity to in-person attendees to interact with experts in key fields of immunotherapy. Information will be provided on different relevant topics in a setting that fosters attendee/expert interactions and provides networking opportunities with leaders in the field. Experts will answer questions and lead informal dialogue during a one-hour roundtable lunch to help provide guidance and direction.

*This program is organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Omni Boston Hotel

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.

Booth #653

Grant Writing Workshop >

Hosted both in-person and virtually, this 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.

*This program is organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
5:45–7:50 p.m. EST 
Omni  Boston Hotel

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

Friday, Nov. 11, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Location: The Node, the Early Career Scientist Lounge Area, in the middle of the Hall C (BCEC)

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. This casual networking event will take place during the Poster Reception and the JITC 10th Anniversary Celebration in the Exhibit and Poster Hall.