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  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

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Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy (C4)

Scientific Organizers: Antoni Ribas, W. Nicholas Haining and Priti Hegde


March 22—26, 2020

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 19, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 19, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 17, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 22, 2020 [details]

If you have missed a deadline due to the US government shutdown, please contact our office.

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2020-C4 "Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy" 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 November 19, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 19, 2019 until December 17, 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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November 19, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 22, 2020 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 22, 2020 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 22, 2020 720.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 22, 2020 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.

Apply for a Scholarship



Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 19, 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 December 17, 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.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: November 19, 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: December 17, 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 November 19, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 22, 2020

*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.

Please be advised that some meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services, including "Exhibitors Housing Services," “Expo Housing Services,” "Global Housing," etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling, without any actual knowledge to that effect, and pressure you into giving them your credit card number to make a lodging reservation with them.

We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, March 22 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, March 26 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, March 27 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, MARCH 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

Ton N. Schumacher, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Tumor Recognition by the Human T Cell Pool

09:00—11:15
New Approaches to Adoptive T Cell Transfer Therapy
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

Malcolm K. Brenner, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
ACT - Natural Selection Versus Intelligent Design

Coffee Break

Crystal L. Mackall, Stanford University, USA
CAR T Cell Engineering

Yvonne Y. Chen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
New CARs to Engineer T Cells

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Response and Resistance to Cancer Immunotherapy
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

Speaker to be Announced

Charles Swanton, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Immunogenomic Mechanisms of Resistance to Immunotherapy

Antoni Ribas, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mechanisms of Primary and Acquired Resistance to PD-1 Blockade Therapy

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, MARCH 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Igniting an Immune Response to Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

Ira Mellman, Genentech, Inc., USA
New Combination Approaches for IO Drug Development

Padmanee Sharma, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Turning Cold Tumors Hot by Blocking CTLA4 and PD-1

Coffee Break

Zhijian "James" Chen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Igniting Anti-Tumor Immunity with cGAS

Sohail F. Tavazoie, Rockefeller University, USA
Depleting Myeloid-Suppressive Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:00
Epigenetic Control of Cancer Immunotherapy
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

Howard Y. Chang, Stanford University, USA
Epigenetic Regulation of Cancer and Immune Cells

E. John Wherry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Epigenetic Features of Exhausted Antitumor T Cells

18:00—19:30
Confluence of Engineering and Cancer Immunotherapy
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

K. Christopher Garcia, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Engineering Immune Receptor Signaling

Evan Scott, Northwestern University, USA
Engineered Nanobiomaterials for Cancer Immunotherapy

James R. Heath, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
Microfluidics and Nanotechnology Approaches to Analyzing Antitumor Responses

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Orchestrating Antitumor Immune Responses
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

Robert D. Schreiber, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Immunoediting in Cancer

Priti Hegde, Genentech, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Coffee Break

Thomas Gajewski, University of Chicago, USA
Microbiome and Immune Responses to Cancer

Catherine Ju-Ying Wu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Personal Cancer Vaccines

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Understanding Immune Responses at the Genomic Level
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

Elaine R. Mardis, Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA
Exploring the Pediatric Cancer Tumor Microenvironment: Clinical Impact

Eliezer Van Allen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Genetic Escape from Cancer Immunotherapy

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, MARCH 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

James P. Allison, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Distinct Mechanisms of Action of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

09:00—11:00
Treating Cancer with the Immune System
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

W. Nicholas Haining, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Genetic Screens for Immunotherapy Targets

Coffee Break

Arlene H. Sharpe, Harvard Medical School, USA
Effects of PD-1 Blockade Therapy

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Late-Breaking Cancer Immunotherapy Research
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

Speaker to be Announced
Adenosine Pathway Inhibitors

Speaker to be Announced
Combination Therapies Modulating the Tumor Microenviroment

Speaker to be Announced
Clinical Trials with Activators of Pattern Recognition Receptors or Oncolytic Viruses

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/22/2020

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
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.


FRIDAY, MARCH 27

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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