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Registered attendees (and speakers, organizers, etc.) will have access to the following items from their Account page:

  • 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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  • Printable Invoices and Invitation Letters
  • Scholarship Information
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Cancer Immunotherapy: Combinations (C5)

Scientific Organizers: Chris Boshoff, Lieping Chen and Lisa Coussens


March 23—27, 2018

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Qu├ębec, Canada


Held in honor of cancer immunotherapy research pioneers Dr. Alan Korman and Dr. Nils Lonberg, thanks to the generous support from an anonymous donor.

Sponsored by AstraZeneca, BioLegend, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Cancer Research UK, Cell Research, Incyte Corporation, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Surface Oncology, TESARO, Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.


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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 21, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 21, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 16, 2018 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-C5 "Cancer Immunotherapy: Combinations" 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 21, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 21, 2017 until December 19, 2017 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 21, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 16, 2018 920.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 16, 2018 1120.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 16, 2018 695.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 16, 2018 895.00 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: November 21, 2017


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 19, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


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 21, 2017


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 19, 2017


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 21, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 16, 2018


Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 695.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1120.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 895.00 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 a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors 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 and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. 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 to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
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 Friday, March 23 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Tuesday, March 27 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Wednesday, March 28 in order to fully experience the meeting.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

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

Av. Laurier

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
8:30—10:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote Session
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Jedd D. Wolchok, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Combination Treatment with SOC Checkpoint Inhibitors

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Combinatorial Immunotherapy Converts Pancreatic Cancers Into An Immunologic Disease

Coffee Break

10:20 AM—12:00 PM
Rational Immunotherapy Combinations: Preclinical Models as Predictive or Responses
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Place du Canada
Lieping Chen, Yale University, USA
Design of Combination Therapy Based Adaptive Resistance Mechanisms in Tumor Microenvironment

Michele W. Teng, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
Dissecting the Immunological Mechanisms underlying the Efficacy of Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

12:00—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

12:00—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop: Biomakers and Patient Selection Strategies for Immunotherapy Combinations

Place du Canada
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
5:00—7:00 PM
Incorporating Checkpoint Inhibitors into SOC Chemo- and Radiotherapy Regimens
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Place du Canada
Speaker to be Announced

Andy Minn, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Interferon Driven Resistance Mechanisms to Immune Checkpoint Blockade Combination Therapy

Bahija Jallal, MedImmune, Inc., USA
Combination Therapies as a Strategic Advantage

Short Talk 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.

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
8:30—11:30 AM
Combining Immunotherapy with Tyrosine Kinase and Other Signaling Pathway Inhibitors
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Place du Canada
Lisa M. Coussens, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Dynamic Interactions Between Myeloid and Lymphoid cells Regulate Response to Therapy in Solid Tumors

Judith A. Varner, University of California, San Diego, USA
Targeting Tissue Resident Macrophages and Their Progenitors To Suppress Cancer Progression

Coffee Break

Chris H. Boshoff, Pfizer Inc., USA
Combining Checkpoint Inhibitors with Targeted Therapies

Jane L. Grogan, Genentech, Inc., USA
TIGIT and the PVR-Nectin Family Regulate Anti-Tumor Immunity

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:30 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
5:00—7:00 PM
Sequencing vs. Combinations: Insights from Biomarker and Preclinical Studies
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Place du Canada
Sergio A. Quezada, University College London, UK
Using Preclinical Models and Clinical Samples to Inform Rational Combinations

Jo A. Van Ginderachter, VIB-Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Tumor-Associated Dendritic Cell Sub-Populations in Cancer Immunity

Bernard A. Fox, Earle A Chiles Research Institute, USA
Sequencing Checkpoint Therapies

Short Talk 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.

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal

MONDAY, MARCH 26

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
8:30—11:30 AM
Immunotherapy Combinations: Preventing and Managing Resistance to Checkpoint Inhibition and T Cell Exhaustion
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Place du Canada
Peter S. Hammerman, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, USA
Adaptive Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Blockade

Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Molecular and epigenetic programs defining tumor-specific T cell dysfunction

Coffee Break

Gregory Lawrence Beatty, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Strategies for Incorporating CD40 Agonists in Cancer Therapy

Yong-Jun Liu, Sanofi, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:30 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
5:00—7:00 PM
Overcoming T Cell Exclusion and an Immune-Privileged Microenvironment with Combination Approaches
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Place du Canada
Douglas T. Fearon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
T Cell Exclusion and the Tumor Microenvironment

Daniela F. Quail, McGill University, Canada
Macrophage and T Cell Interactions in the Brain Tumor Microenvironment

Hiroyoshi Nishikawa, National Cancer Center Japan, Japan
Control of Tumor-Associated Regulatory T Cells for Effective Cancer Immunotherapy

Short Talk 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.

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 3

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
8:30—11:30 AM
Vaccines, Oncolytic Viruses and Cellular Therapies: Towards Combinations
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Place du Canada
Stephen H. Thorne, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Oncolytic Viruses to Sensitize Resistant Tumors to Immunotherapy

Jeffrey Weber, NYU Langone Medical Center, USA
Clinical Efficacy and Biomarker Analyses in Patients receiving Adjuvant Checkpoint Blockade for Resected High-Risk Stages III/IV Melanoma

Coffee Break

Olivera J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Vaccines for Prevention of Non-Viral Cancers

Gerald P. Linette, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Melanoma Neoantigen Discovery and Clinical Validation

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
5:00—6:45 PM
CTLA-4: Novel Molecules and Approaches to Combinations
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Place du Canada
Padmanee Sharma, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
From the Clinic to the Lab: Investigating Response and Resistance Mechanisms to Immune Checkpoint Therapy

Mario Sznol, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Lessons Learned from Anti-PD-1 and Anti-CTLA-4 Combinations

Alan J. Korman, Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
Next Generation Anti-CTLA-4 Antibodies

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

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

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
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.

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

AstraZeneca BioLegend, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Cancer Research UK

Cell Research Incyte Corporation
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Surface Oncology
TESARO, Inc. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc. Bethyl Laboratories, Inc.
Charles River Eurofins DiscoverX Corporation
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MedImmune

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



Celularity Inc.


We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:


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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:


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If your organization is interested in joining these entities in support of Keystone Symposia, please contact: Sarah Lavicka, Director of Development, Email: sarahl@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2690

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Phone:+1 970-262-2676