University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

UPCI 30th Anniversary Symposium III Agenda - Cancer Immunology

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


12:45 pm

Registration and Room Check-in Open / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

1:35 pm - 1:45 pm

Introduction / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

 

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
UPMC Endowed Professor and Vice-Chair
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Director for Translational Research
Co-leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UPCI

 

Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Immunology
Director, Immunologic Monitoring and Cellular Products Laboratory, UPCI

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Session I / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

 

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm
"Targeting Tregs in Tumors"
Dario A.A. Vignali, PhD

Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Immunology
Co-leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UPCI
Co-director, Tumor Microenvironment Center, UPCI

 

2:05 pm - 2:25 pm
"Next Target for Immune Checkpoint Blockade"
Hassane M. Zarour, MD

Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Dermatology
Co-leader, Melanoma Program, UPCI

 

2:25 pm - 2:55 pm
"Converting Pancreatic Cancer into an Immunologic Disease"
Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD

Deputy Director, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
The Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Professor of Oncology

 

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
“Natural Killer (NK) Cells: More Than Just Natural Killers”
William J. Murphy, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Dermatology
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UC Davis

 

3:25 pm - 3:45 pm
"Cancer Vaccines: Between the Idea and the Reality"
Olivera Finn, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Departments of Immunology and Surgery

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm

Break / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

4:05 pm - 6:15 pm

Session II / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

 

4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
"Targeting Shared Tumor Antigens for Immune Activation"
Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Immunology
Director, Immunologic Monitoring and Cellular Products Laboratory, UPCI

 

4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
"From Virus to Oncogenes - Reversing Escape Mechanisms in the Microenvironment Leads to Improved Survival for H&N Cancer Patients"
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD

UPMC Endowed Professor and Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology
Associate Director for Translational Research
Co-leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UPCI

 

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
"How Much Cancer Can We Cure with the Immune System?"
Drew M. Pardoll, MD, PhD

Professor of Oncology
Director, Cancer Immunology Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
“Genome-guided Design of Personalized Cancer Vaccines”
Elaine R. Mardis, PhD

Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Co-director, McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University

 

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
"Oncobiotics in Cancer Therapy: A New Concept"
Laurence Zitvogel, MD, PhD

Professor of Immunology Biology, Universiry Paris Sud
Research Director at Institut National de la Santé et Recherche Médicale, Tumor Institut GrustaveRoussy, Villejuif, France
Member of the European Academy of Immunology (EATI), Paris, France

6:15 pm - 6:25 pm

Concluding Remarks / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

 

Dario A.A. Vignali, PhD
Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Immunology
Co-leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UPCI
Co-director, Tumor Microenvironment Center, UPCI

 

Hassane Zarour, MD
Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Dermatology
Co-leader, Melanoma Program, UPCI

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner and Drinks / Chambers Hall Dining Area - Hempfield Room




28th Annual UPCI Scientific Retreat Agenda

Thursday, June 16, 2016


8:00 am

Registration and Room Check-in/Checkout Open / Smith Hall Lobby

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast Buffet / Chambers Hall Dining Area


Poster Set-up / Chambers Hall Gymnasium
All posters must be set up by 11:30 am
Removal will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Session I: Personalized Medicine

 

Session Chairs:

Adrian Lee, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Director Women's Cancer Research Center
Co-Leader, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, UPCI

 

James Herman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-leader, Lung Cancer Program, UPCI

 

9:00 am - 9:15 am
The Institute for Personalized Medicine at Pitt
Jeremy Berg, PhD
Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor of Science Strategy & Planning, Schools of the Health Sciences
Pittsburgh Foundation Professor and Director, Institute for Personalized Medicine

 

9:15 am - 9:30 am
"Using Epigenetic Changes in Cancer Management"
James Herman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-leader, Lung Cancer Program, UPCI

 

9:30 am - 9:45 am
"Pediatric Oncology at UPCI and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative"
Linda McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

 

9:45 am - 10:00 am
"Personalizing Immunotherapy Through Overcoming Adaptive Immune Resistance"
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
UPMC Endowed Professor and Vice-Chair
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Co-leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UPCI

 

10:00 am - 10:15 am
"Data-Sharing – Disruptive, Troubling, and Essential"
Rebecca S. Jacobson, MD, MS
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pathology
Associate Professor of Intelligent Systems
Director of the University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program

 

10:15 am - 10:30 am
Q&A

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break / Smith Hall Lounge

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Welcome and Director's Overview / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater


Nancy E. Davidson, MD
Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Keynote Address / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater


"New Frontiers in Cancer Precision Medicine"

Levi Garraway, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Institute Member, Broad Institute
Inaugural Director, Joint Center for Cancer Precision Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Broad Institute
Co-director, Cancer Genetics Program, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch / Chambers Hall Dining Area

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Poster Session I and Poster Judging / Chambers Hall Gymnasium


Note: All poster presenters should be at their posters during this session.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Break / Smith Hall Lounge

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session II: Illuminating Cancer from Single Molecules to Tumors / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

 

Session Chairs:

Roddy O’Sullivan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

 

Carolyn Anderson, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, and Bioengineering

 

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
"Dancing on DNA: Watching PARP1 Bind to DNA Damage at the Single Molecule Level"
Bennett Van Houten, PhD
Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Graduate Faculty in Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology (MBSB)
Co-Leader, Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Program, UPCI
Associate Director for Basic Research, Aging Institute, University of Pittsburgh

 

4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
"Targeting Very Late Antigen-4 for PET Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy of Metastatic Melanoma"
Carolyn Anderson, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, and Bioengineering

 

4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers in Cancer Therapy Trials
James Mountz, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology

 

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
"Imaging Opportunities… Bridging the Gap.. Super-resolution Fact or Fiction"
Simon Watkins, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Cell Biology
Professor of Immunology
Director, Center for Biologic Imaging

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Break / Smith Hall Lounge

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session II and Poster Judging / Chambers Hall Gymnasium


Note: Posters must be removed by 9:00 pm.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner and Drinks / Chambers Hall Dining Area

Friday, June 17, 2016



8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast Buffet / Chambers Hall Dining Area

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Room Checkout / Smith Hall Lobby

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Announcement of Awards / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

 

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Announcement of Poster Presentation Awards

 

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Announcement of Junior Scholar Awards and Presentations

9:45 am - 11:25 am

Session III: UPCI SPORES / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

 

Session Chair:
Hassane M. Zarour, MD
Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Dermatology
Co-leader, Melanoma Program, UPCI

 

9:45 am - 10:05 am
SPORE in Skin Cancer
Hassane M. Zarour, MD
Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Dermatology
Co-leader, Melanoma Program, UPCI

 

10:05 am - 10:25 am
Head and Neck Cancer SPORE
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
UPMC Endowed Professor and Vice-Chair
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Director for Translational Research
Co-leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UPCI

 

10:25 am - 10:45 am
Lung SPORE
James Herman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-leader, Lung Cancer Program, UPCI

 

10:45 am - 11:05 am
RPCI-UPCI Ovarian Cancer SPORE
Francismary Modugno, MS, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

 

11:05 am - 11:25 am
GI Initiative
David L. Bartlett, MD
Bernard Fisher Professor of Surgery
Chief of Surgery, UPMC PUH/SHY, Shadyside Campus
Vice Chairman of Surgical Oncology and GI SurgicalServices
Director of the David D. Koch Regional Perfusion Cancer Therapy Center
Director of Multidisciplinary Disease Site Clinical and Research Programs, UPCI

11:25 am - 12:30 pm

Lightning Round / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

Session Chair:
Deborah L. Galson, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Director, Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research

12:30 pm - 12:35 pm

Closing Remarks / Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater

Nancy E. Davidson, MD
Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

12:35 pm

Boxed Lunch / Take-out only