Yale Center for Immuno-Oncology Symposium

Please join us for a day-long Symposium featuring leaders in immunology from around the country for presentations, discussion, and networking.

Harkness Auditorium
333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
8:30am - 5:00pm



Symposium Co-Chairs:

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, Ensign Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Professor of Pharmacology; Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital

Nikhil Joshi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine


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Accreditation: The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation Statement: The Yale School of Medicine designates this live activity for 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Target Audience: YCC members, Smilow faculty, YSM, Nursing, Public Health Students, Faculty  It is the policy of Yale School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating as speakers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they (or spouse or partner) have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount that has occurred within the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of the commercial interests. The Center for Continuing Medical Education will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs. This course will fulfill the licensure requirement set forth by the State of Connecticut.

Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Cancer

Moderated by Nikhil Joshi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunobiology

W. Nicholas Haining, BM, BCh, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Associate Member, Broad Institute

Smita Krishnaswamy, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science, Yale School of Medicine and Yale University  

Genomics in Immuno-Oncology

Moderated by Nikhil Joshi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunobiology

Eliezer M. Van Allen, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Clinician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Associate Member, Broad Institute



Richard Flavell, PhD, FRS, Sterling Professor of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine

Tumor Microenvironment

Moderated by Katerina Politi, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology

Jennifer Wargo, MD, MMSc, Associate Professor, Department of Genomic Medicine and Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Understanding Responses to Cancer Immunotherapy: The Tissue is the Issue, but the Scoop is in the Proof 

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Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale School of Medicine
T Cell Migration, Function, and Residency in Cancer Immunobiology
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Kurt Schalper, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine; Director of Translational Immuno-Oncology Laboratory, Yale Cancer Center
Tumor Immune Contexture and Molecular Analysis for Optimal Anti-Cancer Treatment 


Immunotherapies in Cancer

Moderated by Kurt Schalper, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology

Suzanne Topalian, MD, Professor, Surgery and Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Director, Melanoma Program, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center; Associate Director, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
PD-1 Blockage in Virus-associated Cancers: Intersection of Antitumor Immunity and Infectious Immunity 


Harriet Kluger, MD, Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology), Yale Cancer Center
Treatment of Tumors Resistant to PD-1 Inhibitors 

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