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Emerging Cell Therapies: Realizing the Vision of NextGen Smart Cell Therapeutics for Disease (A5)

Scientific Organizers: Kole T. Roybal, Alex Marson and Yvonne Y. Chen


January 24—28, 2021

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA


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** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

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 )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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 )

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 24, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 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 some meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services, including "Exhibitors Housing Services," “Expo 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, without any actual knowledge to that effect, and pressure you into giving them your credit card number to make a lodging reservation with them.

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 any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, January 24 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, January 28 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, January 29 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, JANUARY 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

David Baker†, University of Washington, USA
Rational Protein Design for Next-Generation Cellular Therapeutics

09:00—11:15
The Current State of Cellular Therapies for Cancer: Lessons from the Clinic
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

David Edward Gilham, Celyad, Belgium
Next-Generation CART Approaches Exploiting Natural Killer Receptor Targeting

Coffee Break

Marcela V. Maus, Harvard Medical School, USA
Enhanced T Cell Therapeutics for the Treatment of Cancer

Christine E. Brown†, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, USA
CAR T Cells for the Treatment of Brain Malignancies

Isabelle Riviere, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Manufacturing Next-Generation Cellular Therapies

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop: Cell Therapy Manufacturing and Regulations

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
New Approaches for Programming Cellular Therapeutics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

Alex Marson, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Reprogramming Immune Cell Therapeutics with Non-Viral Gene Editing Approaches

Matthias Stephan†, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Engineering Immune Cells with Targeted Nanomaterials

Aaron Ring, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Engineered Cytokines for Cancer Immunotherapy

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Next-Generation Cellular Therapeutics for Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

Yvonne Y. Chen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Engineering Next-Generation T Cell Therapies

Dario Campana, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Universal CAR T Cells and NK Cell Therapies

Coffee Break

Kole T. Roybal, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Control and Customization of Immune Cell Therapies for Cancer

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Engineering Materials for Cellular Therapeutics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

Darrell J. Irvine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Enhancing Immune Cell Therapeutics with Smart Nanomaterials

Tatiana Segura, Duke University, USA
Biomaterials for Tissue Repair and Regulation of Inflammation

David J. Mooney, Harvard University, USA
Biomaterials to Manufacture and Enhance Cell Therapies

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Beyond Effector T Cell Therapeutic
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

Saar I. Gill, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Engineered Macrophage Therapeutics

Dan S. Kaufman, University of California, San Diego, USA
NK Cell Therapies for Cancer

Coffee Break

Tal Danino, Columbia University, USA
Programming Bacteria as a Cancer Therapy

Megan K. Levings, University of British Columbia, Canada
Engineered Regulatory T Cell Therapies for Autoimmunity and Transplantation

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Immune Cell Biology: Implications for Cellular Immunotherapy
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

Miriam Merad, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Andrea Schietinger†, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Regulation of T Cell Function in Tumors

Joseph C. Sun, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
NK Cells in Health and Disease

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, JANUARY 28

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Cell Therapy – Bringing Cutting-Edge Treatments to Patients
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

Philippe N. Duchateau†, Cellectis SA, France
Development of Allogeneic T Cell Therapeutics

Jane L. Grogan, Arsenal Biosciences, USA
Development of Next-Generation T Cell Therapies

Coffee Break

Martin Pule, University College London, UK
T Cell Therapies with Engineered Control Systems

Natalie Mount†, GammaDelta Therapeutics Ltd, UK
Development of GammaDelta T Cell Therapies

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Synthetic Biology Tools for Cellular Regulation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

Ahmad S. Khalil†, Boston University, USA
Synthetic Transcription Factors for Custom Gene Regulation in Immune Cells

Tara L. Deans, University of Utah, USA
Synthetic Biology Tools for the Development of Engineered Stem Cell Therapeutics

Timothy K. Lu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Synthetic Biology Tools to Stimulate Anti-Tumor Immunity

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/24/2020

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
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.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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