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Defence is the Best Attack: Immuno-Oncology Breakthroughs

Barcelona, Spain : 9 - 11 October 2017

Scientific Programme

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12:00

Registration

(Posters may be put up from 12:00)

13:00

Welcome Lunch

14:00

Conference Welcome

Scientific Programme Committee

Session 1: Immune Cells and the Tumour Microenvironment I

14:15

Karin de Visser Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands

"Cancer-Induced Systemic Inflammation Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis"

14:45

George Coukos Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research/ University of Lausanne, Switzerland

"Characterization of the ovarian tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes "

15:15

Author to be selected

Proffered Paper 1

15:30

Keynote Lecture

Jedd Wolchok Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, USA

"Immunologic Checkpoint Blockade: Combinations and Mechanisms"

16:15

Coffee break

Session 2: Immune Cells and the Tumour Microenvironment II

16:45

Author to be selected

Proffered Paper 2

17:00

Johanna Joyce Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research/ University of Lausanne, Switzerland

"Exploring and Exploiting the Tumour Microenvironment"

17:30

Zlatko Trajanoski Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

"Dissecting tumor-immune cell interactions using immunogenomic tools"

18:00

Keynote Lecture

Lisa Coussens OHSU, Knight Cancer Institute, USA

"Inflammation and Cancer: Tissue-specific Mechanisms Underlying Immune Therapy Responses"

18:45

Networking Reception

with drinks and canapés

19:30

Poster Session 1

Poster Spotlight Session will take place at 20:30

09:00

Poster Viewing

Coffee available

09:35

SATELLITE SPOTLIGHT 1 - PREMIUM SPONSOR

Session 3: Advances in Immunotherapy Development

10:00

Author to be selected

Proffered Paper 3

10:15

Alena Gros Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Spain

"Towards personalized T cell therapies targeting the mutanome"

10:45

Keynote Lecture

Carl June Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA

"T cell therapy for cancer"

11:30

Coffee break

12:00

Pablo Umaña Roche Innovation Center Zurich, Switzerland

"Next Generation Immune Cell Agonists for Cancer Immunotherapy"

12:30

Guido Kroemer Cordelier Research Centre, France

"Immunogenic cell death induction for cancer therapy"

13:00

SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM - ELITE SPONSOR

13:30

Lunch

14:00

Poster Session 2

Poster Spotlight Session will take place at 15:00

Session 4: Mechanistic Insights Underlying Immunotherapy Efficacy

15:30

Sergio Quezada UCL Cancer Institute, UK

"Deciphering the immune and antigenic landscape of cancer"

16:00

Daniel Peeper Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands

"Systematic genetic perturbations to reveal therapeutic melanoma vulnerabilities"

16:30

Author to be selected

Proffered Paper 4

16:45

Maria-Paula Roberti Institut Gustave Roussy

"Title to be confirmed"

17:15

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS (CLOSE 18:00)

An opportunity for participants to converse with speakers in small groups.

Optional Conference Dinner

09:00

Poster Viewing

Coffee available

09:35

SATELLITE SPOTLIGHT 2 - PREMIUM SPONSOR

Session 5: Future Perspectives and Challenges in Clinical Translation of Immunotherapy

10:00

Ignacio Melero Clinical University of Navarra, Spain

"Bridging gaps in translational immuno-oncology"

10:30

Kris Thielemans Oncology Research Centre (ORC), Belgium

"Dendritic cell therapy in Melanoma"

11:00

Author to be selected

Proffered Paper 5

11:15

Coffee break

11:45

Miguel López-Botet Hospital de Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), Spain

"Advances in NK cell biology for cancer immunotherapy"

12:15

Joan Seoane Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Spain

"Novel therapeutic targets in brain tumors"

12:45

Closing summary

Scientific Programme Committee

13:00

Lunch & depart

Key dates

Bursary Application Deadline:
31 July 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline:
31 July 2017

Registration Deadline:
01 September 2017

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