The Society for Cancer Immunotherapy Sparkathon Accelerator: Emerging Leaders Igniting Innovation program is a unique vehicle to foster leadership development, innovation and collaborations. Sparkathon Accelerator will build upon the success of the first two Sparkathon events but feature a new, improved format starting in 2021.Early career scientists will benefit from meaningful collaborations and hear the latest research in a synergistic environment amongst peers and experts in the field.Submission period opening in early 2021!
Participants met on Sept. 12 – 14, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois for a two-and-a-half-day retreat.Day One
Following the retreat, the class is now developing a detailed plan that includes budgets and timelines. The team was awarded $200,000 for project development and implementation. The class is using a provided online communication and project management platform to further the develop plans and foster continued relationship development among the group. The collaborative interface platform is bringing like-minded people together in a secure community designed to enable relevant and purposeful interactions, ignite knowledge sharing, drive content creation and improve performance.The class has approximately 12 months to execute project plans. Projects must conclude by November 2019. SITC will consider project outcomes for publication in the Journal of ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC) and for presentation at the society’s 34th Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-10, 2019, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.SITC Sparkathon was inspired by a challenge grant from an anonymous donor whose generosity made this unique event possible.We gratefully acknowledge support from the anonymous donor and:Ignitor SponsorsAstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Incyte CorporationGenentechSpark SponsorsCelgene CorporationAnd other friends of SITC
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