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Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy
Suzhou, China 
September 21-25, 2015

Abstract Deadline extended to: July 31, 2015

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Organized by:

Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China

Olivera J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University, Japan

Laurence Zitvogel, INSERM, France

We are pleased to announce the 2dn Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy 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 Monday September 21, and will conclude after lunch on September 25, 2015.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics. 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. Defining tumor antigens and immunogenicity
2. Vaccine-based immunotherapy
3. Immune checkpoint blockade
4. Antibody therapy
5. Adoptive T cell therapy
6. Gut microbiota, immunity and cancer
7. Inflammation, tumor microenvironment and immune escape
8. New Approaches to cancer Immunotherapy

Keynote Speakers:
Lieping Chen, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Perspectives on Anti-PD-L1/PD-1 Therapy for Advanced Human Cancers
Tadatsugu Taniguchi, University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science, JAPAN
Abstract title:Regulation of inflammation and anti-tumor innate immunity by self-derived molecules

Invited Speakers:
Yong-Soo Bae, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Abstract title:Dendritic Cell-based Tumor Immunotherapy from Bench to Bedside
Nina Bhardwaj, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, Tisch Cancer Institute, USA
Abstract title:Targeting innate immune cells to improve immunity.
Subhra Biswas, A*STAR, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore
Abstract title: Monocytes and macrophages: New insights from their study in tumor progression
Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/The Second Military Medical University, CHINA
Abstract title: Characterization of a new cell population in cancer progression
Olivera Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: MUC1 vaccine for colon cancer prevention: Microarray and bioinformatic analysis of pre-vaccination gene signatures distinguish responders from non-responders
Carl June, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Hiroshi Kawamoto, Kyoto University, JAPAN

Abstract title: Cloning and expansion of antigen specific T cells using the iPSC technology: A novel strategy for cancer immunotherapy
Ming Li, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title: Immunity and Tolerance in Cancer
Binfeng Lu, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA

Abstract title:IL-36? promotes antitumor immune responses
Yuting Ma, Institut Gustave Roussy, FRANCE
Abstract title:STAT3 depletion enhances tumor cell immunogenicity
Ofer Mandelboim, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Abstract title:Strategies used by bacteria to avoid Natural Killer cell attack
Andreas Möller , QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, AUSTRALIA

Abstract title: Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cell-mediated immune regulation at metastatic sites and pre-metastatic niches
Michael Platten, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, GERMANY
Abstract title:Concepts for brain tumor vaccines
Zhihai Qin, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China

Abstract title:Novel Myeloid Cell Types in Tumor Microenvironment
Michel Sadelain, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title: CAR therapy: the CD19 paradigm
Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University, JAPAN
Pramod Srivastava, University of Connecticut Health School of Medicine, USA

Abstract title:Define a True Tumor-Specific Epitope for Effective Cancer Immunotherapy
Kris Thielemans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BELGIUM
Abstract title:Clinical Trials with mRNA Electroporated Autologous Dendritic Cells for Stage III/IV Melanoma Patients
Rongfu Wang, Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA

Abstract title: Immune targets and their regulatory mechanisms in cancer immunotherapy
Laurence Zitvogel, Institut Gustave Roussy(IGR), FRANCE
Abstract title:Gut microbiota and anticancer immune responses
Weiping Zou, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Epigenetic regulation shapes tumor immunity, immunotherapy and patient outcome

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 September, 2015. 

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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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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China


Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences (冷泉港亚洲会务)
Suzhou Industry Park Conference Center (苏州工业园区会议中心/独墅湖世尊酒店)
No.299 Qiyue Road (启月街299号)
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China (中国江苏省苏州工业园区)
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028