Jan. 17–21, 2023 | Austin, TXThe Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Clinical Immuno-Oncology Network (SCION) Workshop is an intimate immunotherapy clinical trial development program, led by experts in the field who are equipped to help their assigned students navigate through the unique considerations that accompany immunotherapy treatments.Designed to address the unique considerations for designing clinical trial protocols focused on cancer immunotherapy, the SCION Workshop connects participants with experienced faculty in the field and dedicated patient advocates to advise on clinical trial protocol development.
Eligible applicants are those working in the field of cancer immunotherapy who want to develop their own immunotherapy clinical trial protocol synopsis (resulting in an approved protocol and consent). This includes, but is not limited to, clinical fellows and junior faculty/attendings with medical, surgical, radiation, urologic, gynecologic, or pediatric oncology training and advanced degree scientists (e.g., Masters, PhD, PharmD, DNP) with research experience and interest in clinical and translational immuno-oncology. Applicants can be from academic, non-profit, or for-profit organizations, including the pharmaceutical industry/biotechnology. Those with other related professional degrees are also encouraged to apply.
Established in 2022 in loving memory of Dr. Martin “Mac” Cheever, this fund recognizes his many contributions to the field of cancer immunotherapy by providing travel awards to deserving early career investigators pursuing excellence in clinical trial design.Each year, SITC will identify the best and brightest in the field to continue Dr. Cheever’s passion for improving immunotherapy protocols through the Martin “Mac” Cheever Excellence in Clinical Trial Design - Travel Award. This select group of deserving early career investigators will look to advance cancer immunotherapy through simple and elegant clinical trial design.
The awardee will be selected from the participants in the SITC’s Clinical Immuno-Oncology Network (SCION) Workshop as having the most simple and elegant protocol at the close of the intensive and selective workshop.
The awardee will receive flight, hotel, and meal reimbursement to fully support his/her travel to the SITC Annual Meeting in the same year that he/she is selected as the recipient of the award.
Registration is contingent upon acceptance to the SCION program.You will be contacted directly with specific instruction on how to register.
SCION participants will be expected to cover costs for all travel and lodging during the SCION workshop. The registration cost will include participation in some supplemental sessions of the Cancer Immunotherapy Winter School.
Applications opened on Friday, July 7th and closed on Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 5:00 p.m. EST. Applicants will submit a completed application form, sponsor statement (from a mentor/supervisor), an applicant statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and abstract protocol. Selection is made by the SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Network (SCION) Workshop Organizers. Applicants will be notified via email of their application’s acceptance or decline within 8 weeks of the application deadline.SCION participants will be expected to pay a registration fee as well as cover all costs for all travel and lodging during the SCION workshop. The registration cost will include participation in some supplemental sessions of the Cancer Immunotherapy Winter School (happening at the same time and place). Click here for more information regarding the application requirements and selection process.
2023 SCION FAQ
If you have questions about this program, please contact the SITC Education team.
At SITC’s Clinical Immuno-Oncology Network (SCION) Workshop, our goal is to have a safe and meaningful in-person experience. We will be adhering to the local safety guidelines and regulations. In addition, SITC in-person meetings will have the following safety measures in place.
Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 will be required for program attendees. SITC is currently exploring options for validating this information and will communicate that process when it is available.
SITC strongly recommends masks to be worn indoors for attendees.
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