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Engineering the Genome  (Q2)

joint with the meeting on Emerging Cellular Therapies: Cancer and Beyond (Q1)

Scientific Organizers: Vic Myer and Erik Sontheimer


February 8—12, 2020

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada


Sponsored by Editas Medicine and Novo Nordisk A/S


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for short talks. Abstracts for poster display opportunities will be accepted until 6 weeks before meeting start date midnight MST.
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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 29, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 29, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 6, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 10, 2019 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2020-Q2 "Engineering the Genome " conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On October 29, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 29, 2019 until December 28, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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October 29, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 10, 2019 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After December 10, 2019 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 10, 2019 720.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After December 10, 2019 920.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 29, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 6, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 29, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: November 6, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 29, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 10, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Saturday, February 8 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Wednesday, February 12 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Thursday, February 13 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

Van Horne Foyer
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Van Horne Foyer

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Mezzanine 2
8:00—9:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote Session (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Carl H. June, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Updates with Engineered T Cells

Jennifer A. Doudna, HHMI/University of California, Berkeley, USA
Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas Systems: Challenges and Opportunities in a New Era of Biology

Coffee Break

9:50 AM—12:00 PM
Biochemistry, Biophysics and New Enzymes
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne C
Kira S. Makarova, National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA
In silico Discovery of New Defense Systems

Coffee Break

Ilya J. Finkelstein, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Massively-Parallel Profiling of Natural and Engineered High-Fidelity CRISPR Nucleases

Yanli Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Structure Function of CRISPR Enzymes

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

9:50 AM—12:00 PM
Genetically Engineered T Cell Therapies for Cancer: Results from the Clinic
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Stanley R. Riddell, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, USA
CAR T Cells for Solid Tumors

Coffee Break

Christine E. Brown, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, USA
CAR T Cells for Brain Tumors

Kristen Hege, Celgene, USA
Clinical Development of BCMA Targeted Immunotherapies in Multiple Myeloma

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:15 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Mezzanine 2
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Mezzanine 2
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 1: Ethics of Genome Editing

Van Horne C
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 1: Platforms for Immune Cell Engineering

Van Horne A/B
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Van Horne Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
In Vivo Genome Editing
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne C
James M. Wilson, University of Pennsylvania, USA
In vivo Editing to Primate Liver

Edward J. Rebar, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc., USA
Update on Genome Editing in the Liver

David V. Schaffer, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Engineering and Evolving New Viruses for Gene Therapy and Genome Editing

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

5:00—7:00 PM
Engineered Hematopoietic Stem Cells for Treatment of Genetic Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Philippe Leboulch, University of Paris-Sud and Harvard University, France
Gene Therapy for Hemoglobinopathies: Challenges to Solve

Marina Cavazzana, Paris Descartes University, France
Gene Therapy for Immunodeficiencies

Alessandra Biffi, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Engineered HSCs for Correction of CNS Disorders

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Mezzanine 2
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Mezzanine 2

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Mezzanine 2
8:00—11:00 AM
Genome Editing as a Biology Discovery Tool
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne C
Alan Huang, Tango Therapeutics, USA
Novel Therapeutic Opportunities Identified by Synthetic Lethal Screening

Kathy K. Niakan, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Towards an understanding of human development using gene ablation

Coffee Break

Philipp Junker, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Massively Parallel Lineage Tracing Using CRISPR/Cas9

Birgit C. Schultes, IntelliaTherapeutics, USA
Developing Next-Generation Engineered TCR-T Cells with CRISPR

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

8:00—11:00 AM
Next Generation Immune Cell Engineering
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Crystal L. Mackall, Stanford University, USA
Engineering Enhanced Potency T Cells

Chiara Bonini, Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy
Multiple Genome Editing of Early Differentiated T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy

Coffee Break

Christopher A. Klebanoff, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Targeting Solid Malignancies with "Public" Neoantigen TCRs

Aude G. Chapuis, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Enhancing the Efficacy of eTCR Therapies for Solid Tumors

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Mezzanine 2
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Mezzanine 2
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 2: Bacterial Adaptive Immunity Anti-CRISPR

Van Horne C
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 2: HSC and iPSC Engineering and Therapy

Van Horne A/B
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Van Horne Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Translational Science of Genome Editing: Assessing Specificity, Immunogenicity and Safety
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne C
J. Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Advances in Identifying and Modulating the Specificities of Gene Editing Technologies

Zuben E. Sauna, Food and Drug Administration, USA
Understanding and Navigating the Immune Responses to CRISPR-Associated Nuclease Cas9

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

5:00—7:00 PM
Cell Therapy for Infection and Autoimmune Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Jeffrey A. Bluestone, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Manipulating Tregs to Control Tolerance in Autoimmunity and Organ Transplantation

Bruce R. Blazar, University of Minnesota, USA
Treg Therapies in the Setting of Allogeneic HSCT

Hans-Peter Kiem, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Engineering Resistance to HIV Infection

Megan K. Levings, University of British Columbia, Canada
CAR-Treg-based Therapeutics

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Mezzanine 2
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Mezzanine 2

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Mezzanine 2
8:00—11:00 AM
CRISPR-Based Editing of Non Immune Cells (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Matthew Porteus, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
CRISPR Editing of Human HSCs

Alex Marson, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Reprogramming Human Immune Cell Circuitry

Coffee Break

Jacob E. Corn, ETH in Zurich, Switzerland
How Human Cells Deal with Cas-Based Tools

Scot A. Wolfe, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Precise Therapeutic Gene Correction by a Simple Nuclease-Induced Double-Strand Break

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Mezzanine 2
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Mezzanine 2
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 3: Regulatory Science (Joint)

Van Horne A/B
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Van Horne Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
“Off the Shelf” Allogeneic Cell Therapies (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Daniel Shoemaker, Fate Therapeutics, USA
Next Generation iPSC Derived Cell Therapies for Cancer

Hanspeter Waldner, CRISPR Therapeutics, USA
Development of an Allogeneic T Cell Therapy for Oncology

Sonja Schrepfer, University of California San Francisco, USA
Hypoimmunogenic Derivatives of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Evade Immune Rejection in Fully Immunocompetent Allogeneic Recipients

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Mezzanine 2
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 3

Mezzanine 2

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Mezzanine 2
8:00—11:00 AM
DNA Repair and Genome Editing
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne C
James E. Haber, Brandeis University, USA
Understanding Cas9-Mediated Gene Targeting by Single-Strand Template Repair

Vic E. Myer, , USA
DNA Repair and Genomic Stability in Primary Human Cells

Coffee Break

Albert B. Seymour, Homology Medicines, USA
AAVHSC-Mediated Genome Editing through Homologous Recombination: Applications in Liver-Mediated Diseases

Gaelle Legube, Center for Integrative Biology, France
Transcription Coupled DNA Double Strand Break Repair: Dealing with Breaks on Transcribed Loci

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

8:00—11:00 AM
Using Synthetic Biology to Enhance Safety and Efficacy of Cellular Therapeutics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Yvonne Y. Chen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Synthetic Biology to Engineer More Potent CAR T Cells

Kole T. Roybal, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Engineering Next-Generation Immune Cell Therapies for Solid Tumors

Coffee Break

Marius Wernig, Stanford University, USA
IPSC Derived Cells Engineered with CRISPR for Treatment of Epidermolysis Bullosae

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Van Horne Foyer
5:00—6:45 PM
New Genome Editing Tools
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne C
David R. Liu, Broad Institute, HHMI, and Harvard University, USA
Base Editing and Prime Editing: Genome Editing Without Double-Strand Breaks

Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Editing Genomes with Engineered Guide RNAs and Compact, Accurate Cas9 Homologs

Yan Zhang, University of Michigan, USA
Long-Range Genome Engineering in Human Cells with CRISPR-Cas3

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

5:00—6:45 PM
Non-T Immune Cell Therapies
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
Katy Rezvani, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
NK-CAR T Cells

Jeffrey S. Miller, University of Minnesota, USA
Novel Strategies to Activate and Target NK Cells as Off-The-Shelf Therapy to Treat Cancer

Leonid S. Metelitsa, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
NKT Cells as a Platform for Adoptive Cancer Immunotherapy

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne C
6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/08/2020

Van Horne A/B
7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Mezzanine 2
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Mezzanine 2

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Editas Medicine Novo Nordisk A/S

We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:

10x Genomics BEX CO., LTD.
Cellecta, Inc. Integrated DNA Technologies
MilliporeSigma
 
Please stop by to meet these exhibitors during the conference.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Office of the Director (OD)

Grant No. 1R13TR003025-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13TR003025-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. This award reflects support from the NIH Common Fund Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) program in the amount of $22,200 total costs.


We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Agilent Intellia Therapeutics

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Intellia Therapeutics


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