Early Career Scientist Activities - Nov. 7

Early Career Scientist Activities

SITC knows the future of the cancer immunotherapy field relies on the contributions of
early career scientists.

Times and program schedule subject to change.

An annual Student/Scientist-in-Training Membership is available for only $50. 

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. 

Meet-the-Expert Lunch

Organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Thursday, Nov. 7
12:20–1:40 p.m. CST
George R. Brown Convention Center – Level 3 – Meeting Room 332

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. The Meet-the-Expert Lunch will address 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 to help provide guidance and career advancement advice.

Lunch will be provided to all participants.

Grant Writing Workshop

Organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Thursday, Nov. 7
6–8:15 p.m. CST 
Marriott Marquis – Level 2 – Houston Ballroom, Salon 2

This program will feature two sessions. The first session opens with a program officer's perspective from application to funding, followed by an overview of grant opportunities outside the NIH, strategies for grant writing, statistical considerations for effective grant proposal writing and it concludes with a patient advocate panel.

The second session will consist of breakout question and answer sessions on various types of grants. Attendees will be able to select the table they would like to sit in on for discussion. 

The Node at SITC 2023

The Node

SITC's Early Career Scientist Hub, The Node, is specifically designed for early career attendees to network, collaborate and relax during SITC 2024.

Early Career Scientist Speed Mentoring Event

Organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Thursday, Nov. 7
8:30–9:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis
Level 3

The 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. 

Networking Reception

Organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

Thursday, Nov. 7
9:30–11:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Houston – Hunters Creek

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.