Cynthia L. Sears, MD
Professor of Medicine, Oncology, Molecular
Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Microbiome Program
Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Wednesday, February 13

2:00 pm                       Registration and Poster Set-Up

3:00-3:15 pm               Welcome Address and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
                                    Jonathan Powell, MD PhD, 
                                    Professor of Oncology
                                    Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Immunotherapy
                                    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

3:15-4:15 pm               Keynote Address: Adoptive Cell Therapy (MILs) for Multiple Myeloma
                                    Ivan Borrello, MD
                                    Associate Professor of Oncology
                                    Director, Cell Therapy and cGMP Biologics Core
                                    Director, Multiple Myeloma Program             
                                    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Immunotherapy
                                    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

4:15-4:30 pm               Break

4:30-6:30 pm              Symposium 1: Cell-Based Strategies for Cancer Immunotherapy 

                                    Jonathan Bramson, McMaster University
                                    Chimeric TCR: TAC                                   

                                    Joseph Fraietta, University of Pennsylvania
                                    CAR T cells 

                                    Mari Dallas, Case Western Reserve University
                                    Cord blood gd T cells 

                                    Udai Kamulla, University of Pittsburgh
                                    TILs for uveal melanoma 

                                    Michael Farwell, University of Pennsylvania
                                    Imaging responses to cellular therapy
                                    

6:30-9:00 pm               Welcome Reception 
                                    Network, browse posters and sponsor exhibits
 

Thursday, February 14 

7:00-8:15 am               Breakfast 

8:15-9:45  am              Concurrent Trainee Sessions 1 and 2


                                    Session 1 Human Cancer Immunobiology
                                    Chairs : Drs. David Klinke and Todd Schell


                                    Session 2 Regulators of Immune REsponse and Resistance
                                    Chairs : Drs. Elizabeth Repasky and Tom Mace

9:45-10:00 am             Break - Posters/Sponsor Exhibits
 

10:00 am -12:30 pm    Symposium 2: Tumor Biology and Immunity      

                                    Tulia Bruno, University of Pittsburgh
                                    B cells and Tumor Immunity 

                                    David Askew, Case Western Reserve University
                                    CDK5, leukemia, and MDSC 

                                    Bethany Mundy-Bosse, Ohio State University
                                    Innate Immune Cell Defects in Heme Malignancies 

                                    Eric Sebzda, Karmanos Cancer Institute
                                    KLF2 regulation of Treg and NK cells 
                                   
                                   Wei Li, PhD, Penn State Cancer Institute
                                   Glioma Tumor Microenvironment

12:30-1:30 pm             Advocate Networking Lunch


1:30-3:00 pm              Concurrent Trainee Sessions 3 and 4


                                   Session 3 Tumor Microenvironment
                                   Chairs : Drs. Tullia Bruno and Daniel Powell



                                   Session 4 Emerging Therapeis/Immune Mechanisms
                                   Chairs : Drs. Jason Muhitch and Maria Castro


3:00-3:15 pm              Break - Posters/Sponsor Exhibits
 

3:15-5:45 pm              Symposium 3: Novel Cancer Immunotherapies

                                   Maria Castro, University of Michigan
                                   Epigenetic modulation of the tumor microenvironment 

                                   Anang Singh, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
                                   Radiation therapy and tumor immunity 

                                   Yu Leo Lei, DDS PhD, University of Michigan
                                   Oncogenic Regulation of Pattern Recognition Receptor-Mediated Immune Sensing


                                   Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD, Ohio State University
                                   Developing Strategies to Prevent EBV-Driven Cancers


                                   Yonghong Wan, MD, McMaster University
                                   New combination strategies using oncolytic virus vaccines as a platform


                                   Robert Edwards, MD, PhD, UPMC Hillman Cancer/Magee

                                   Women’s Hospital Oncolytic virus therapy

5:45-6 pm                   Network, browse posters and sponsor exhibits 

6-8:30 pm                   Dinner Stations/Formal Poster Presentations

                                     Presenters of even numbered posters should be available at their posters from 6:00 -7:00
                                     Presenters of odd numbered posters should be available at their posters from 7:00 - 8:00 




Friday, February 15 

7:00-8:15  am              Breakfast 

8:15-9:45 am               Concurrent Trainee Sessions 5 and 6   


                                    Session 5 Translational and Clinical Cancer Studies
                                    Chairs : Drs. Kelvin Lee and Karen Mossman
     

                                    Session 6 Viral Therapies/Vaccines
                                    Chairs : Drs. Wei-zen Wei and Jonathan Bramson             

9:45-10:15 am             Break, Check Out of Rooms, Take Down Posters 

10:10-10:15 am           Introduction of Keynote Speaker
                                    Moderator: Leisha Emens, MD, PhD 

10:15-11:00 am          Keynote Address
                                   Dr. Cynthia Sears, MD
                                   Professor of Medicine, Oncology, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
                                   Director, Microbiome Program
                                   Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
                                   Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
                                   Bloomberg School of Public Health
                                   The Microbiome in Cancer and Immunotherapy  

11:00 am -12:30 pm    Symposium 4: Metabolism and Tumor Immunity

                                    Manu Pandey, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
                                    Adrenergic stress and immune checkpoint blockade 

                                    Stanley Huang, Case Western Reserve University
                                    Glutamine metabolism and MDSC

                                    Timothy Eubank, West Virginia University
                                    Metabolism, the Microbiome, and Tumor Immunity 

12:30-1:20 pm             Lunch 

1:25-1:30 pm               Introduction of Keynote Speaker
                                    Leisha A. Emens, MD PhD
                                    Professor of Medicine
                                    UPMC Hillman Cancer Center/Magee Women's Hospital
                                    Director of Translational Immunotherapy for the WCRC
                                    Co-Leader, Hillman Cancer Immunology/Immunotherapy Program 

1:30-2:30 pm               Keynote Speaker: The Microbiome in Cancer and Immunotherapy
                                    Cynthia Sears, MD
                                    Professor of Medicine, Oncology, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
                                    Director, Microbiome Program
                                    Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
                                    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
                                    Bloomberg School of Public Health 

2:30 pm                       Presentation of Trainee Awards—Jonathan Powell, MD PhD 

3:00 pm                       Closing Remarks and Meeting Adjournment
                                    Jonathan Powell, MD PhD, Johns Hopkins University
                                    Leisha A. Emens, MD PhD, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Dr. Leisha Emens, M.D., Ph.D
Member, Tumor Immunology Research Program
Associate professor of Oncology

Johns Hopkins Medicine 

Copyright Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium

Keynote Speakers

2019 Annual Meeting Chairs

Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D. 
Associate Director, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy,
Professor of Oncology,

Johns Hopkins Medicine 

2019 ANNUAL MEETING


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Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium

Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium

Expediting Progress in Cancer Immunotherapy

Ivan M. Borrello, MD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Member, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Director, Cell Therapy and cGMP Biologics Core
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine