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Myeloid Cells and Innate Immunity in Solid Tumors (S4)

Scientific Organizers: Judith A. Varner, Lisa M. Coussens and Dmitry I. Gabrilovich


September 20—24, 2020

Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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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.


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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.

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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: July 22, 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.

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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, September 20 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, September 24 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, September 25 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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, SEPTEMBER 21

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020

Robert H. Vonderheide, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Harnessing Myeloid Cells in the Treatment of Cancer

09:00—11:15
Ontogeny of Myeloid Cells in Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020
The objectives of this session are to present the latest research development in the understanding of the origins of myeloid cells in tumors and the relative contributions of bone marrow and tissue derived myeloid cells to cancer progression.

Judith A. Varner, University of California, San Diego, USA
Mechanisms Governing Accumulation of Macrophages in Cancer

Coffee Break

David G. DeNardo, Washington University Medical School, USA
Origins of Macrophages in Pancreatic Cancer

Dmitry I. Gabrilovich, Wistar Institute, USA
Monocyte-Like Precursors of Granulocytes in Cancer

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:00—16:00
Workshop 1: New Myeloid Therapeutic Targets, Drugs and Biomarkers

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Populations of Myeloid Cells in Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020
The goal of this session is to reveal the latest insights about diverse myeloid cell types that play roles in cancer.

Gwendalyn J. Randolph, Washington University, USA
Serosal Cavity Macrophages - Roles Metastatic Cancer Growth and Spread

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

Simon T. Barry, AstraZeneca, UK
Therapeutic Targeting of Macrophages and Neutrophils

Short Talks 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, SEPTEMBER 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Metabolism and Transcription of Myeloid Cells in Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020
The goal of this session is to present the latest findings about the impact of metabolic states on myeloid cells functions in cancer.

Weiping Zou, University of Michigan, USA
Aerobic Glycolysis and Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells

Diana Hargreaves, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Epigenetic Control of Myeloid Cells in Cancer

Coffee Break

Daniela F. Quail†, McGill University, Canada
Obesity and Tumor associated Macrophages

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks 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
Mechanisms of Immune Suppression Mediated by Myeloid Cells
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020
This session will focus on new insights about mechanisms in myeloid cells that promote cancer immune suppression.

Vincenzo Bronte, University of Verona, Italy
Induction of Immunosuppressive Functions by FLIP in Monocytes

Jennifer Guerriero, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Class IIa HDAC Inhibition Reduces Breast Tumors and Metastases through Anti-Tumor Macrophages

Jo A. Van Ginderachter, VIB-Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
The Tumor Microenvironment Harbors Ontogenically Distinct Dendritic Cell Populations with Opposing Effects on Tumor Immunit

Short Talks 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, SEPTEMBER 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Clinical Significance of Myeloid Cells in Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020
This session will illuminate mechanisms by which myeloid cells impact anti-tumor immunity and strategies to modulate their roles to effect cancer suppression.

Florent Ginhoux, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore
Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Biology: From Development to Functions

Jeffery L. Kutok, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA
Selective Targeting of Myeloid PI3K-gamma with a Small Molecule Inhibitor, IPI-549, in Solid Tumors

Coffee Break

David A. Cheresh, University of California, San Diego, USA
Arming Tumor-Associated Macrophages to Reverse Epithelial Cancer Progression

Limin Shang, Light Chain Bioscience, Switzerland
CD47 Targeting in Cancer Therapy

Short Talks 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
Myeloid Cells in the Pre-Metastatic Niche
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020
This session will present the latest insights into how myeloid cells control the pre-metastatic niche.

Catherine Hedrick, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Rosandra Natasha Kaplan†, National Cancer Insittute/ National Institutes of Health, USA
Activation of Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells Promotes Immunosuppression within the Pre-Metastatic Niche

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso†, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Macrophages Orchestrate Breast Cancer Early Dissemination and Metastasis

Short Talks 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, SEPTEMBER 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Promotion of Tumor Progression by Myeloid Cells
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020
The goal of this session is to delineate the mechanisms by which myeloid cells promote metastasis.

Mikala Egeblad, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Drive Metastasis by Altering the Microenvironment

Jeffrey W. Pollard, Queen's Medical Research Institute, UK
Macrophages in Cancer Metastasis

Coffee Break

Minna Roh-Johnson, University of Utah, USA
Horizontal Transfer of Macrophage Mitochondria in Cancer

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:00—16:00
Workshop 2: Advances in Technologies to Study Myeloid Cells and Innate Immunity

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Targeting Myeloid Cells in Cancer Therapy
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020
This session will review the latest strategies to target myeloid cells for cancer therapy in the clinic.

Lisa M. Coussens, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Therapeutic Targeting of Macrophages: Lessons Learned from Mouse Models and their Translation to the Clinic

Nagy A. Habib, Imperial College London and MiNA Therapeutics, UK
MTL - CEBPA - Next Generation Immunotherapy Targeting Myeloid Cell Differentiation

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/20/2020

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, SEPTEMBER 25

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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