Meetings & Courses

Scientific and Technical Advances in Cancer Immunology

Suzhou, China
June 8-12, 2019

Abstract deadline: April 19, 2019 

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Conference Agenda

Organized by:

Ira Mellman, University of California San Francisco/Genentech, USA

Zemin Zhang, Peking University, China



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Scientific and Technical Advances in Cancer Immunology which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Saturday June 8, and will conclude after lunch on Wednesday June 12, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Cancer Immunology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Clinical advances in cancer immunotherapies
2. New target identification for cancer immunotherapies
3. T cell biology, checkpoint blockade, and CAR-T
4. The tumor microenvironment: imaging and cell-cell interaction
5. Myeloid cells and cancer
6. Single cell sequencing and tumor immunology
7. Tumor immunogenomics and large-scale biology

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Xuetao Cao, Nankai University, CHINA
Abstract title:Tumor-induced B cells and erythroblast-like cells (Ter-cells) in pre-metastatic niche formation and cancer metastasis|
Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:Regulatory T cells in cancer

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Tara Arvedson, Oncology Research, Amgen, USA
Abstract title:Evaluation of BiTE® antibody constructs in hematological malignancies and solid tumors
Sebastian Carotta, Boehringer Ingelheim, Austria
Abstract title:Identification of novel key regulators of natural killer cell activation
Chen Dong, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Molecular control of T cell function in cancer
Yang-Xin Fu, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:Tumor-targeting immunotherapy—Enhanced anti-tumor efficacy with reduced toxicity
Ronald Germain, National Institutes of Health, USA
Abstract title:Imaging immunity in many colors and dimensions—Developing a detailed spatiotemporal understanding of host defense
Abstract title:Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Biology
Muzlifah Haniffa, Newcastle University, UK
Abstract title:Reconstructing the human immune system using single cell technologies
Vijay Kuchroo, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Abstract title:Induction and transcriptional regulation of the “check-point” molecules in T cells
Ira Mellman, University of California, San Francisco/Genentech, USA
Abstract title:Mechanistic basis of cancer immunotherapy
Wenjun Ouyang, Amgen, USA
Abstract title:Dissecting the mechanisms of IO therapies by single cell RNAseq
Woong-Yang Park, Samsung Medical Center, South Korea
Abstract title:Re-wiring inter-cellular interactions in colon cancer
Shyam Prabhakar, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:Algorithms for single cell analysis of immune cells
Hai Qi, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Inflammatory tissue tropism of virtual memory T cells enables an extra-lymphoid primary response
Bing Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Abstract title:Targeting mTOR Complex for Anti-tumor Growth and Immunity
Eric Tran, Providence Portland Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:Targeting cancer neoantigens with T-cell transfer therapy
Jun Wang, Yale University, USA
Abstract title:Tumor-site immune modulation—Target discovery for nextgeneration cancer immunotherapy
E. John Wherry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract title:Molecular mechanisms of T cell exhaustion and implications for immunotherapy
Meng Michelle Xu, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Anti-tumor immunity controlled through mRNA m6A program
Nir Yosef, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:Cell-specific metabolic models reveal targets that mitigate pathogenicity in T helper cells
Zemin Zhang, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Dynamic properties of tumor-infiltrating immune cells revealed by single cell sequencing
Zhixin Zhang, Sichuan University, CHINA
Abstract title:Using BCR/TCR diversity evaluates immune system and directs immune cell therapy
Penghui Zhou, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, CHINA
Abstract title:DGKA mediates resistance to PD-1 blockade

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in June, 2019.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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