Confirmed Speakers

  • ITOC8 Lifetime Achievement Award
    Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci
    BioNTech SE, Mainz, Germany

    "Translating the success of the mRNA vaccine to cancer"


  • Niroshana Anandasabapathy, Weill Cornell New York, NY, USA
    "(De)classifying Human TILs to Promote immune Persistence and Predict Rational Therapeutics"


  • Tullia C. Bruno, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    "Role of tertiary lymphoid structures in cancer biology”


  • Toos Daemen, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
    "Therapeutic vaccines against HPV associated cancers"

  • Brent Hanks, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    "Tumor intrinsic PD-L1 signaling"


  • X. Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University,  Boston, MA, USA


  • Jason J. Luke, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA, USA
    "Novel molecular and immune mechanisms to enhance radiation + checkpoint immunotherapy"


  • Patrick A. Ott, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
    "Phase Ib trial with neoantigen-based vaccines in solid tumors”


  • Chong-Xian Pan, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    "Cancer-specific nanoparticle-based Photodynamic/photothermal therapy synergizes immunotherapy in bladder cancer"


  • Bertrand Routy, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Canada
    "The role of the microbiome in cancer therapy"


  • Marco Ruella, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    "Dissecting CAR T cell resistance in lymphomas"


  • Michael von Bergwelt, LMU, CCC, DKTK, Munich, Germany
    "Anti CD20 directed CAR T in Malignant Melanoma"

The website is continuously updated as feedback from invited speakers is received.

Session Topics

  • ​Emerging Concepts / New Agents

  • Tumor microenvironment and microbiome in Immunotherapy

  • Vaccine Therapy

  • Pro & Contra Session

  • Precision Medicine Meets Immunotherapy (Immuno-Monitoring)

  • “Lost in Translation”?

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Cell Therapy in Solid Tumors

  • Cell Therapy in Haematologic Diseases

  • Combination Therapy

  • Young Researchers Session

  • Best Poster Awards

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