Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy: Annual Update

Boston, MA US
May 1, 2023 to May 2, 2023
This is a Hybrid Event. Registrants will be able to choose if they would like to attend in-person or virtually.

Cancer treatment has evolved significantly over the past decade from a treatment paradigm anchored on surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, to one embracing molecularly-targeted therapies disrupting tumor-specific signaling pathways, as well as new approaches to mobilize the immune system. For clinicians trying to keep current with advancing immuno-oncology principles and research, the pace of these developments has brought new challenges. Recognizing these challenges, this course will provide a comprehensive clinical review of the advances taking place in the immuno-oncology field.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other members of the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate cancer immunotherapy principles and strategies and how they influence current treatment approaches.
  2. Identify the emerging role of personalized cancer vaccination and other immunotherapy combinations in patients with solid tumor and hematologic malignancies.
  3. Define currently approved and emerging predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy.
  4. Recognize and implement management strategies for immune-mediated side effects in patients treated with immunotherapy agents.
  5. Recognize the importance of establishing a multidisciplinary approach in the immunotherapy era.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center & Mass General Brigham 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 10.25 Participation
Course opens: 
01/04/2023
Course expires: 
06/02/2023
Event starts: 
05/01/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/02/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Cost:
$159.00

Monday, May 1, 2023 | 7:30am - 4:30pm

7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:00

Welcome Remarks

8:05

Primer | Howard L. Kaufman, MD

8:35

Q&A

8:45

Overview of Immunology Tolerance | Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD

9:15

Q&A

9:25

Cancer Immunotherapy: Where are We Now? | Justin Gainor, MD

9:55

Q&A

10:05BREAK

10:20

Cellular Therapies Lecture | Jeremy Abramson, MD

10:50

Q&A

11:00

Normalizing the Tumor Microenvironment to Improve Cancer Immunotherapy: Bench to Bedside | Rakesh Jain, PhD

11:30

Q&A

11:40

RAPID FIRE!!! Cancer Immunotherapy for the Non-Medical Oncologist
Moderator: Ryan Sullivan, MD

  • Radiology – Florian Fintelmann, MD
  • Pathology – Ruth Foreman, MD
  • Survivorship – Riley Fadden, MSN, RN, FNP-C

12:25pm  

LUNCH

1:25  

Palliative Care | Laura Petrillo, MD

1:50

Q&A

2:05

Mechanisms of Immunotherapy Toxicity | Alexandra-Chloe Villani, PhD

2:45

Q&A

2:55

Toxicity – Clinical (and Practical) | Krista Rubin, MS, FNP-BC and Riley Fadden, MSN, RN, FNP-C

3:20

Q&A

3:30

Case Studies (w/ ARS) | TBD

4:15

Closing Remarks

4:30 pm Adjourn

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 | 7:30am - 1:00pm

7:30 am 

Registration and Breakfast

8:00

Welcome Remarks

8:05

Resistance Biomarkers | Nir Hacohen, PhD

8:35Q&A

8:45

Biomarkers Debate: Pragmatic vs. Perfect |
Nir Hacohen, PhD (Perfect) vs. Meghan Mooradian, MD (Pragmatic)

9:15

Q&A

9:25

Incorporating Biomarker Analysis into Optimal Treatment Selection | TBD

9:55

Q&A

10:05

Navigating Clinical Trial Data to Help Make Right Choice for Your Patient 
Ryan Sullivan, MD

10:35Q&A

10:45

BREAK

11:05

Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion | Speakers TBD

11:35

Q&A

11:45

RAPID FIRE!!! What’s Next in Immunotherapy?

12:15 pm 

Q&A

12:25

Wrap-Up Session

  • What else do you need to know?
  • How will your practice change tomorrow?

1:00 pm 

Adjourn

 

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Accommodations:

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Westin Copley Place for the nights of April 30 and May 1 at nightly rate of $279. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out. To book your room, contact the hotel at (617) 262-9600. The reservation deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023.

Course Directors

Justin Gainor, MD
Director, Center for Thoracic Cancers,
Director of Targeted Immunotherapy,
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center;
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Krista Rubin, MS, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Center for Melanoma,
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center 

Ryan Sullivan, MD
Physician Investigator, Cancer Center, Mass General Research Institute;
Assistant In Medicine, Hematology-Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Faculty

Jeremy Abramson, MD
Director, Jon and Jo Ann Hagler Center for Lymphoma,
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center;
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Riley Fadden, MSN, RN, FNP-C 
Nurse Practitioner, Center for Melanoma,
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Florian Fintelmann, MD
Radiologist, Thoracic Imaging and Intervention,
Head, Thoracic Imaging Percutaneous Thermal Ablation,
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Ruth Foreman, MD
Assistant Pathologist, Dermatopathology Service,
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Nir Hacohen, PhD
Director, Center for Cancer Immunology,
Investigator, Cancer Center, Mass General Research Institute,
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Rakesh Jain, PhD
Director, Steele Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital;
A. Werk Cook Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Howard Kaufman, MD
Assistant in Surgery, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Lecturer in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Meghan Mooradian, MD
Clinical Oncologist, Medical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Laura Petrillo, MD
Palliative Care Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD
Kolokotrones University Professor,
Chair, Department of Immunology,
Harvard Medical School

Alexandra-Chloe Villani, PhD
Director, Single-Cell Genomics Program,
Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases,
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Associate Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing
Mass General Brigham designates this activity for 10.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Available Credit

  • 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 10.25 Participation

Price

Cost:
$159.00
Please login or register to take this course.
Registration TypeTuition Fee
Physician: In-Person$159.00
Physician: Virtual$89.00
Fellows/Nurses/PAs/etc.: In-Person$109.00
Fellows/Nurses/PAs/etc.: Virtual$39.00
Industry: In-Person$399.00
Industry: Virtual $299.00


Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before April 17, 2023 will be refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after April 17, 2023 will not be refunded.

Contact partnerscpd@partners.org if you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.


Accommodations:

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Westin Copley Place for the nights of April 30 and May 1 at nightly rate of $279. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out. To book your room, contact the hotel at (617) 262-9600. The reservation deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023.