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Quantitative Approaches in Immuno-Oncology

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Quantitative Approaches in Immuno-Oncology

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Immunotherapy is changing the face of cancer treatment, providing significant inroads into treating a complicated spectrum of disease. However in order to best capitalize on emerging data and develop unique approaches to broadening the benefits of treatment, there is an important need to identify cross-disciplinary synergies. In response to this need, Quantitative Immuno-Oncology—sitting at the interface between immuno-oncology and quantitative approaches from mathematics, physics, and computer science—has emerged as a field that can significantly advance our ability to interpret existing large datasets, and perform predictive analyses. This symposium will explore this promising field, covering the breadth of approaches needed to quantify interactions between tumors and the immune system, and providing a foundation from which novel immunotherapeutic strategies may be identified.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session. For complete submission instructions, please send an email to with the words "Abstract Information" in the subject line. Two abstracts will be selected for short talks at the symposium. The deadline for abstract submission is January 27, 2017.

Registration Pricing

Member (Student / Postdoc / Fellow)$25
Nonmember (Academia)$105
Nonmember (Corporate)$160
Nonmember (Non-profit)$105
Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow)$70

This event will also be broadcast as a webinar; registration is required.

Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.

Webinar Pricing

Member (Student / Postdoc / Fellow)$15
Nonmember (Academia)$65
Nonmember (Corporate)$85
Nonmember (Non-profit)$65
Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow)$45

Preceding this symposium, on February 27–28, The Mushett Family Foundation, Science, Science Immunology, Science Translational Medicine, and The New York Academy of Sciences will present Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy. This conference will cover the latest on immunotherapeutic strategies that are currently being employed to treat some of the most devastating forms of cancer and features a keynote lecture from James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center).


Grant Support

This program is supported in part by educational grants from AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Incyte, and Prometheus Laboratories Inc.

Premiere Supporter

Bronze Sponsors

Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Tesaro, Inc.

Academy Friend

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Promotional Partners

American Association for Cancer Research

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)

Medical Informatics Society at Columbia University

New York Genome Center

Simons Foundation


* Presentation times are subject to change.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM

Introduction and Welcome Remarks
Sonya Dougal, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

9:15 AM

Keynote Address:
Learning to Read the Adaptive Immune Repertoire
Harlan Robins, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Session 1

Moderator: Curtis G. Callan Jr., PhD, Princeton University

10:00 AM

An Atlas of the Tumor Immune Ecosystem
Dana Pe'er, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

10:30 AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 AM

Game of Clones: Unraveling Leukemia Evolution
Dan A. Landau, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College

11:30 AM

Epigenetic Memory in T Lymphocytes
Christina Leslie, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Session 2: Data Blitz Presentations

Moderator: Benjamin Greenbaum, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

12:00 PM

Modeling the Response to Checkpoint Blockade
Jacqueline Buros, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

12:05 PM

Image Texture-Based Inter-Site Tumor Heterogeneity Measures Correlate with Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade
Harini Veeraraghavan, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

12:10 PM

Quantitative Phosphoproteomic Analysis of PD-1 Signaling
Anna S. Tocheva, PhD, New York University School of Medicine

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch and Poster Viewing

Session 3

Moderator: David R. Kaufman, MD, PhD, Merck

1:45 PM

Characterizing Immune Receptor Generation from High Throughput Sequencing
Curtis G. Callan Jr., PhD, Princeton University

2:15 PM

Diversity of Immune Receptor Repertoires
Aleksandra Walczak, PhD, Ecole Normale Superieure

2:45 PM

Technologies for Personalizing Cancer Immunotherapies
James R. Heath, PhD, California Institute of Technology

3:15 PM

Networking Coffee Break

3:45 PM

Quantifying Non-Self in Cancer
Benjamin Greenbaum, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

4:15 PM

Summary and Closing Remarks
David R. Kaufman, MD, PhD, Merck

4:45 PM

F1000Research Poster Prize Presentation
Benjamin Greenbaum, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

5:00 PM

Networking Reception

6:00 PM


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