A Focus on Cellular Therapies & T Cell Engagers

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023 |12-4 P.M. ET
Hybrid| VIRTUAL AND Washington, DC

Join SITC and a panel of experts for an afternoon of in-depth education on all aspects of cellular therapies & T cell engagers. Free for healthcare professionals, students, patients and patient advocates.

Located in the Washington, DC area? Be sure to join us in-person so you can take advantage of the opportunity to network with the faculty in your area and enjoy a lunch interacting with your peers and experts in the field.

Program Organizers

Lekha Mikkilineni, MD
Stanford University

Nirali N. Shah, MD, MHSc National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Bonnie Yates, MSN, CPNP-AC  National Institutes of Health

Program Agenda

12–12:05 p.m.



12:05–12:50 p.m.

  TCRs and TILs 
Scott M. Norberg, DO - National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

12:501:35 p.m.


Nirali Shah, MD, MHSc – National Institutes of Health (Pediatrics)
Tania Jain, MBBS - Johns Hopkins University (Adult)

1:35–2:05 p.m.


Nursing Considerations: Optimizing the Patient Experience
Bonnie Yates, MSN, CPNP-AC – National Institutes of Health
Jennifer Mann, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP - National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

2:05-2:35 p.m.



2:35–3:05 p.m.


Lekha Mikkilineni, MD – Stanford University 

3:05-3:35 p.m.


T cell Engagers
Stacy L. Cooper, MD - Johns Hopkins Hospital

3:354:05 p.m.   Patient/Care Provider Perspective
4:054:15 p.m.   Conclusions/Q&A

Program Details

Venue information

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center

1400 M St NW, Washington DC 20005

Placing you in the heart of downtown, our location near Dupont Circle provides easy access to a variety of destinations including the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Lincoln Theatre and Capital One™ Arena. Once you're done exploring all the things to do in Washington D.C., find sanctuary in our modern pet-friendly rooms featuring downtown views of Washington, D.C. or get work done at our 24-hour business center. Each of our accommodations features a flat-panel TV, plush bedding, ergonomic workstation and stylish bathroom with refreshing products. Your D.C. adventure awaits at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Describe the mechanisms of cell therapies and T cell engagers.
  • Summarize recent updates in the use of cell therapies and T cell engagers clinically.
  • Outline common toxicities with cell therapies and T cell engagers and their management.
  • Identify unique institutional resources required for the appropriate use of cell therapies.

Target Audience

The Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs aim to reach practicing clinical oncologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practitioners, pharmacists, emergency physicians, and other allied health professionals who wish to learn the basic principles of cancer immunotherapy and the most up-to-date clinical data for these treatments, in a multitude of disease states/therapeutic areas, in order to inform and integrate into their own clinical practice. In-training oncologists and hospital administrators will also find the program beneficial.

Case Study Submission Information

As part of the program, registrants are encouraged to submit case studies for expert review during the case study panel concluding the program. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please review and sign the linked case study guidelines, and return your case study and signed guidelines to education@sitcancer.org.

COVID-19 Measures >

At SITC programs, our goal is to have a safe and meaningful in-person experience. SITC will refer to the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels to guide health precautions for in-person meetings. In addition, SITC strongly recommends that in-person meeting attendees take the following precautions: 
•    Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations.
•    Take a rapid COVID test prior to attending a meeting and do not attend in person if you test positive.
•    Do not attend the meeting if you have symptoms that could be consistent with a “cold” or any other respiratory infection and leave the meeting if you develop such symptoms.
•    Wear a mask in crowded indoor settings. 
•    Follow all health and safety protocols as required by SITC and local and state health departments.
•    Review current CDC and applicable local guidance for protecting yourself from COVID-19.
Attendees will have access to the meeting content online if they are unable to attend in person due to illness or a positive COVID test. For hybrid programs, attendees can change from in-person to online-only registration by contacting events@sitcancer.org
Registered attendees will be notified in advance of any changes to precautions, recommendations or requirements for a SITC meeting.

The 2023 Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ educational series is supported, in part, through independent medical education grants from AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Exelixis, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. (MSD) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. (as of 5/17/2023)

Joint Accreditation Statement

thumbnail image In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).  PACE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

PACE designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

PACE designates this continuing education activity for 3.75 contact hour(s) (0.375 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 3.75 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

ABIM_Logo.jpgSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

PACE requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial relationships they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. PACE is committed to providing learners with high-quality accredited CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

Avoid Fraudulent ACI Registration Websites

Recently, the SITC office received communication about a fraudulent registration website for one of our ACI programs. To help ensure others don’t mistakenly register on an unauthorized, third-party website, we're proactively informing you to ensure you’re able to safely register for the event through the official SITC website, and so that you can confirm the communication you receive is truly from SITC.

All official forthcoming ACI registration information will come from an email address ending in @sitcancer.org. If you have any questions, please contact the SITC office at events@sitcancer.org or 414-271-2456.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact SITC Staff prior to the live event at (414) 271-2456 or via email education@sitcancer.org.