Cancer Immunotherapy: Combinations (C5)

Scientific Organizers: Chris Boshoff, Lieping Chen and Lisa Coussens


March 23—27, 2018

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Québec, 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 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

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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)

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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.

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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.

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Meeting Summary



By 2025, most patients with cancer will receive immunotherapy as part of their treatment regimen. This symposium will cover the most critical topics integral to this vision: How can we integrate, sequence or combine immunotherapy with standard-of-care cytotoxic therapy, radiotherapy and targeted therapies? Which preclinical models are best predictive of combination approaches? How do we combine immune agonists as well as molecules inhibiting immune-suppressive pathways with checkpoint inhibitors? What are the rational combinations for cancer vaccines and viro-therapy? Which combinatorial approaches could prevent or treat adaptive mechanisms of resistance? Most immunotherapies are being developed in isolation, or being tested as single agents in preclinical models or in clinical studies. This meeting helps to address the gaps in knowledge of how and when to combine therapies, and how to integrate immunotherapy into current standard-of-care or novel targeted therapy approaches – both preclinical and clinical. Overall, the objectives of this meeting are to: 1) Elucidate rational combinations for immunotherapy; 2) Discuss preclinical and other models to inform combinatorial approaches; 3) Understand the relevance for biomarker approaches; and 4) Provide insights into the latest preclinical and clinical data for immunotherapy combinations.