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Advances in Immuno-Oncology (A Joint Symposium by PBSS and BioScience Forum)

Speakers: Alex Franzusoff (PACT Pharma), David Kirn (4D Molecular Therapeutics), Wei Lin (Nektar), Fred Ramsdell (Parker Institute), Terri McClanahan (Merck), Stephen Becker (Bryologyx), Hong Jin (Medimmune), Mary J. Janatpour (Dynavax) & More...
Date: 6/11/2019
Time: 8:45-17:00
Registration fee (USD): Regular: $195; Academic: $125; Students & Unemployed: $35; Major Sponsor's Rep (incl lunch): $0;
Location: Crowne Plaza, Foster City, CA
Major Sponsor: (3)Applied BioMath, LLC; KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services; PerkinElmer;(Sponsorship - Reception still open)
Vendor show vendors registered to date: (13)Applied StemCell; Aragen Bioscience; BioDuro; Charles River Labs; Intertek; Lonza; Novogene Corporation; PeproTech Inc; PHC former Panasonic Healthcare; R&D Systems; SEKISUI XenoTech; Viracor Eurofins; WuXi Apptec
Registration deadline:6/11/2019  (it will close sooner if the seating cap is reached)

About the Topic

The last few years has seen major advancements in cancer treatment through immunotherapy. This symposium aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the emerging concepts in cancer immunotherapy from the latest biologic insights in academia and the latest clinical data for approved and investigational immuno-oncology agents from key biotech and pharmaceutical companies. We will discuss the latest partnership trends and business development efforts in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Tentative topics include:

-oncolytic viruses
-CAR-T therapy
-TGFbeta and the tumor microenvironment
-neoantigens cancer vaccines
-TCR therapy
-novel combinations with checkpoint inhibitors

About the Speakers


-Alex Franzusoff, CEO, PACT Pharma
-Wei Lin, MD, SVP Clinical Development, Nektar
-Fred Ramsdell, Chief Scientific Officer, Parker Institute
-Terri McClanahan, Executive Director, Merck
-Stephen Becker, Chief Medical Officer, Bryologyx
-Juan Jaen, President, Arcus
-Jane Grogan, Principal Scientist, Genentech
-Hong Jin, Senior Director/Fellow, Medimmune / AstraZeneca 
-Mary J. Janatpour, VP Oncology Research, Dynavax
-Speaker TBD, Iovance

More speakers will be confirmed shortly...Agenda coming soon...So stay tuned. If you wish to recommend a speaker, please contact

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