Early Career Scientist Speed Mentoring Event

Early Career Scientist Speed Mentoring Event

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2024  |  8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. CST*

Marriott Marquis Level 3

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*Times and program schedule subject to change. SITC membership is required for participation in the ECS Speed Mentoring event.
For additional questions, please contact Renee Reyes at rreyes@sitcancer.org.

Program Organizers

  • Ardit Feinaj, MD – Johns Hopkins University
  • Robyn Gartrell, MD – Johns Hopkins University
  • Sarah Gitto, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Tanya Keenan, MD, MPH – Merck Research Laboratories
  • Ashley Koegel, MD – Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Daniel Michaud, PhD – Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Abdul Rafeh Naqash, MD – Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma University
  • Abigail Overacre-Delgoffe, PhD – University of Pittsburgh
  • Quaovi Sodji, MD, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison 


Program Description

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 allowing time for a discussion with an expert mentor. Also, during this event we will provide an opportunity for networking in an adjoining area. Mentees are required to indicate interest to attend this event when registering for SITC's annual meeting. Mentees are selected on a first come first serve basis and will be contacted for participation. 

Target Audience

The audience for the ECS Speed Mentoring Event includes Students and Scientists-in-Training who are seeking one-on-one career mentorship from experts in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Clinical fellows and clinical residents are also welcome to apply for this event. All mentees should be prior to assistant professorship. SITC membership is required for participation in the ECS Speed Mentoring event. Click here to become a member.