University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

27th Annual UPCI Scientific Retreat Agenda

Thursday, June 18, 2015



8:00 am

Registration Opens / Main Entrance Lobby

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Continental Breakfast / Ballroom and Foyer – Third Floor


Poster Set-up / First Floor Hallway
All posters must be set up by 11:00 am
Removal will be from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Welcome / Auditorium – First Floor


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

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Session I: Novel Antitumor Vaccine Approaches / Auditorium - First Floor


Session Co-Chairs:
Lisa Butterfield, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Immunology

Walter Storkus, PhD
Professor of Dermatology and Immunology

 

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Generalized Vaccine Strategies for Solid Cancers
Walter Storkus, PhD

Professor of Dermatology and Immunology

 

9:15 am - 9:30 am
Antigen Engineered DC and Immune Biomarkers in Melanoma
Lisa Butterfield, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Immunology

 

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Heat Shock Protein-based Vaccines for Immunotherapy of Cancer
Robert Binder, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunology

 

9:45 am - 10:00 am
Vaccine Therapy for Pediatric Gliomas: Preliminary Results and Future Directions
Ian Pollack, MD

Leland Albright Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

 

10:00 am - 10:15 am
Cancer Vaccines with CPG, T-helper Epitopes and Immune Checkpoint Blockade
Hassane Zarour, MD

Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Dermatology

 

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

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Director's Overview / Auditorium – First Floor


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

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch / Ballroom and Foyer – Third Floor


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Poster Session I and Poster Judging / First Floor Hallway
Note: All poster presenters should be at their posters during this session.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Keynote Address / Auditorium – First Floor


HPV Vaccination: Precision Medicine in Cancer Prevention
Douglas Lowy, MD
Acting Director, National Cancer Institute
Chief, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in the Center for Cancer Research

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session II: Interventions for Cancer Prevention / Auditorium – First Floor


Session Co-Chairs:
Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Arnold Palmer Endowed Chair in Cancer Prevention

Thomas Kensler, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology

 

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Regulated Reduction in the Nicotine Content of Cigarettes: Results from a Multisite Clinical Trial
Eric Donny, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

 

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Q & A

 

4:05 pm - 4:20 pm
Effective Community Lifestyle Intervention Efforts: Applying Knowledge from Diabetes Prevention to the Cancer Arena
Yvonne Eaglehouse PhD, MS
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Epidemiology
Andrea Kriska, PhD, MS
Professor of Epidemiology

 

4:20 pm - 4:25 pm Q & A

 

4:25 pm - 4:40 pm
Prevention of Colorectal Adenomas with MUC1 Vaccine
Robert Schoen, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

 

4:40 pm - 4:45 pm Q & A

 

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Sulforaphane and Broccoli for Chemoprevention of Carcinogen-Induced Oral Cancer
Daniel Johnson, PhD
Professor of Medicine

 

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm Q & A

 

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm Session Q & A

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Break

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session II and Poster Judging / First Floor Hallway


Posters must be removed by 7:30 pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner and Drinks / Ballroom and Foyer – Third Floor

Friday, June 19, 2015



8:00 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast / Ballroom and Foyer – Third Floor

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Announcement of Awards / Ballroom – Third Floor

 

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

 

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

 

9:15 am - 9:25 am
Unraveling Mechanisms of Error-Free DNA Double-Strand Break Repair
Kara Bernstein, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

9:25 am - 9:35 am
PD-1 Blockade in Tumors with Mismatch Repair Deficiency
James J. Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

9:35 am - 9:45 am
Distress and Medical Regimen Adherence in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Patients and Family Caregivers
Donna Posluszny, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

9:45 am - 10:00 am
Announcement of 'Images of Fighting Cancer' Awards

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Session III: Novel Designs and Promising Combinations / Ballroom – Third Floor


Session Co-Chairs:
Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine

 

10:00 am - 10:20 am
Neoadjuvant Clinical Trials Guide Rational Immunotherapeutic Combinations
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Professor and UPMC Chair in Advanced Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery / Department of Otolaryngology / Associate Director for Translational Research, Co-leader, Tumor Microenvironment Center / Co-leader, Cancer Immunology Program

 

10:20 am - 10:40 am
Combining Oncolytic Virus with Immunotherapy
David Bartlett, MD
Bernard Fisher Professor of Surgery / Vice Chair of Gastrointestinal and Surgical Oncology Services / Director of the Koch Center for Regional Therapy

 

10:40 am - 11:00 am
Modulation of Antitumor Immunity by Azacitidine/Pembrolizumab Therapy in the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
James J. Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

11:00 am - 11:20 am
The Development of Targeted Therapies for KRAS Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Timothy Burns, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

11:20 am - 11:30 am Session Q & A

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Satellite Meeting Overview and Outcome / Ballroom – Third Floor

 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Reshaping the Tumor Microenvironment Satellite Conference


Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Professor and UPMC Chair in Advanced Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology / Associate Director for Translational Research, Co-leader, Tumor Microenvironment Center / Co-leader, Cancer Immunology Program

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

 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Cancer Biomarkers Satellite Conference


Anna Lokshin, PhD
Professor of Medicine

James Herman, MD
Professor of Medicine

12:30 pm - 12:40 pm

Closing Remarks / Ballroom – Third Floor


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

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm

Boxed Lunch and Collaborator Discussion / Ballroom and Foyer – Third Floor