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International Conference on Cellular Immunotherapy in Pediatric Oncology (CIPO)

June 10-12, 2024 | Renasant Convention Center | Memphis, TN

 
 

The International Conference on Cellular Immunotherapy in Pediatric Oncology (CIPO) brings together international experts to discuss the latest advancements in pediatric immunotherapy. The event will be hosted in-person only to encourage productive interactions. Through presentations and discussions, we aim to:

  • Capture the current state of cell therapy for pediatric cancer.
  • Identify the most promising new cell therapies under investigation.
  • Share insights and preliminary data.
  • Foster collaborations that will accelerate basic discoveries and clinical translation.

CIPO is hosted by the Center of Excellence in Pediatric Immuno-Oncology at St. Jude and is a central component of the institution’s strategic initiative to advance basic and translational research in the field of pediatric immuno-oncology.

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Agenda

  1. June 10
    11:45 am–1:00 pm Registration and Lunch
    1:00–1:15 pm Opening Remarks
    1:15–2 pm

    Keynote Speaker 1

    Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD 
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    2:00–3:40 pm

    T-cell Biology

    Weiguo Cui, PhD
    Northwestern University

    Ansuman Satpathy, MD, PhD 
    Stanford School of Medicine

    Benjamin Youngblood, PhD 
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Hongbo Chi, PhD 
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    3:40–4:10 pm Break
    4:10–5:25 pm

    Tumor Microenvironment

    Logan Walsh, PhD 
    McGill University

    Giedre Krenciute, PhD 
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Rosie Kaplan, MD 
    National Cancer Institute

    5:25–5:40 pm

    Oral Abstract Session 1 

    Speaker to be selected

  2. June 11
    7:15–8:15 am Breakfast

    8:15–9:00 am

    Keynote Speaker 2

    Paul Thomas, PhD 
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    9:00–10:15 am

    Proteogenomics to Discover Pediatric IO Targets

    John M. Maris, MD 
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Poul Sorensen, MD, PhD
    University of British Columbia

    Javed Khan, MD
    National Institutes of Health

    10:15–10:45 am Break
    10:45 am–12:00 pm

    T-cell Engineering

    Waseem Qasim, BMedSci, MBBS, PhD, MRCP, MRCPCH
    UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

    Max Mamonkin, PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Stephen Gottschalk, MD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    12:00–12:15 pm

    Oral Abstract Session 2

    Speaker to be selected

    12:15–1:15 pm Lunch
    1:15-3:20 pm

    Cell Therapy for Hematologic Malignancies

    Marie Bleakley, MD, PhD, MMSC
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

    Sara Ghorashian, MD, PhD, FRCPath
    UCL Great Ormond Street Hospital of Child Health

    Paulina Velasquez, MD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Nirali Shah, MD
    National Cancer Institute

    Rebecca Gardner, MD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    3:20–3:50 pm Break
    3:50–4:35 pm

    Keynote Speaker 3

    Marcela Maus, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

    4:35–5:15 pm

    Views from Patient Advocates and Regulators

    Gavin Lindberg
    The EVAN Foundation

    Nancy F. Goodman, JD
    Kids v. Cancer

    Peter Marks, MD, PhD
    Cancer for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA

    5:15–5:45 pm

    Panel Discussion

    Gavin Lindberg
    The EVAN Foundation

    Nancy F. Goodman, JD
    Kids v. Cancer

    Peter Marks, MD, PhD
    Cancer for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA

    Crystal Mackall, MD
    Stanford School of Medicine

    Catherine M. Bollard, MBChB, MD
    Children’s National Hospital

    Julie Park, MD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    6:00–8:30 pm Reception and Poster Session
  3. June 12
    7:15–8:15 am Breakfast
    8:15–9:00 am

    Keynote Speaker 4

    Franco Locatelli, MD, PhD
    IRCCS Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital

    9:00–10:15 am

    Allogeneic Cell Therapy

    Catherine M. Bollard, MBChB, MD
    Children’s National Hospital

    Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Melissa Berrien-Elliott, PhD
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    10:15–10:45 am Break
    10:45 am–12:00 pm

    Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors and Brain Tumors Session I

    Julie Park, MD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Andras Heczey, MD
    Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine

    Claudia Rossig, MD
    University Children’s Hospital Muenster

    12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
    1:00–2:15 pm

    Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors and Brain Tumors Session II

    Crystal Mackall, MD
    Stanford School of Medicine

    Yvonne Chen, PhD
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    John Anderson, MBBS, PhD
    UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

    2:15–2:30 pm

    Oral Abstract Session 3

    Speaker to be selected

    2:30–3:15 pm

    Keynote Speaker 5

    Helen Heslop, MD
    Baylor College of Medicine

    3:15–3:30 pm

    Closing Remarks

    Stephen Gottschalk, MD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 
 
  1. Symposium Venue
    Renasant Convention Center
    255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

    Conference on Cellular Immunotherapy in Pediatric Oncology Room Rate
    $166 per night for single or double occupancy rooms
    Start Date: Sunday, June 9
    End Date: Thursday, June 13

    Last Day to Book: Monday, May 13

    Book Your Hotel Room

  2. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for review. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for selection of Oral and Poster presentations.

    Please note that submitting an abstract does not register you for the meeting.

    The deadline to submit an abstract is March 18, 2024 at 11:59 pm CST.

    Abstract Guidelines:

    The combined length of the abstract body may not exceed 3,000 characters, not including the author string. Submissions will not be accepted for abstracts that exceed the limit.

    Submit an abstract

  3. Major Airports

    The nearest major airport to the Renasant Convention Center is the Memphis International Airport.

    Ground Transportation

    Taxi service, Lyft, and Uber, and various shuttle services are all available from the Memphis International Airport.

    • Regular registration is open through May 24.
    • In-person only
    • Cost: $400 and $100 for trainees
    • Free for St. Jude employees

    Register now

 
 

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