We invite you to attend the 6th Cancer Therapeutics & Partnering Summit, to be held on September 28-29, 2017 in San Diego, CA. This summit includes three tracks focused on both the research, and business perspectives in oncology.
This summit will continue to be a premier event for translational researchers, preclinical scientists and managers, and those carrying out early phase clinical trials working to identify and exploit advances in the field of oncology in order to deliver products with a meaningful clinical impact. In addition, industry leaders from big pharma and various biotech/pharmaceutical companies, including business/corporate development executives, licensing executives, global alliance, and venture capitalists, will all be present to explore potential collaborations and learn about relevant issues in oncology.
Focus areas include cancer diagnostics, cancer immunotherapy, as well as partnering and deal-making in oncology. Discussion topics include emerging targets, therapeutic strategies, next generation sequencing in cancer diagnosis, progress in cancer immunotherapy, combination strategies in immuno-oncology, advancements in technology, as well as business development trends, markets, partnership opportunities, and access to capital market.
Both cutting-edge researchers and those who guide its commercial development will be on-hand to share their knowledge and insights as to how therapeutic cancer targets are identified, and how this research translates into meaningful therapeutics that benefit patients living with cancer!
Joint Plenary Sessions:
I. Opening Keynote Session – Historical Perspective & Current State of the Industry
II. Round Table Discussions
III. Ready, Set, Grow – New Company/Technology Pitch Competition
IV. Award Ceremony & Closing Keynote Session – Predictions for the Future
Complementary & Companion Diagnostics in Oncology
I. Technologies and Biomarkers
II. Case Studies for Development and Commercialization
I. Precision Medicine and Immunomodulatory Antibodies
II. Combination Immunotherapy and Novel Targets
Oncology Partnering & Deal-Making
I. What’s New in Oncology – Targets, Models, Assays
II. Industry Partnering with Academic Groups & CROs to Advance Research
III. Oncology Perspectives from Venture Capital & Public Markets
IV. Technology Transfer & Licensing: Challenges & Opportunities
We hope to see you there!
The 2017 Advisory Committee
|2017 Program Director|
|Saikat Nandi, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory|
|2017 Advisory Board Members|
|Tullia Bruno, University of Pittsburgh|
|Angela Thomas, Edinburgh Haemophilia Centre|
|Kamala Maddali, Cancer Genetics Incorporated|
|Alan Epstein, University of Southern California|
|Charles Theuer, TRACON Pharmaceuticals|
|Satish Medicetty, GTCbio|
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