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CDRD – Novel Strategies in Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium

May 26 @ 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM


CDRD, Canada’s national drug development and commercialization engine, is hosting a symposium “Novel strategies in cancer immunotherapy.”

Join us and top cancer researchers and clinicians from across Canada to learn about novel platforms in cancer immunotherapy research, implications for the discovery of therapeutic candidates, lessons learned, and to discuss how novel platforms may advance cancer immunotherapy R&D in Canada.

This event features a keynote address by Dr. Jason Berman, IWK Health Centre, additional concise talks, a moderated panel discussion and opportunities to network and explore potential partnerships and collaborations.


This event is free of charge but pre-registration is required: https://cdrd-immunotherapy.eventbrite.ca.



8:30 – 8:50am: Continental breakfast

8:45 – 9:00am: Welcoming remarks and brief overview of CDRD’s Immunotherapy Initiative

9:00 – 9:40am: Keynote:The power of the fish for immunotherapy research” – Dr. Jason Berman (MSC Clinician Scientist in Pediatric Oncology, IWK Health Centre)

9:40 – 10:00am: Dr. Brad Nelson (Director and Distinguished Scientist, Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency)

10:00 – 10:20am: Dr. Rebecca Auer (Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)

10:20 – 10:50am: Coffee break and networking

10:50 – 11:10am: Dr. Carl Hansen (CEO & President, AbCellera)

11:10 – 11:30am: Dr. Rob Holt (Head of Sequencing, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency)

11:30 – 11:50am: Dr. Thomas Kislinger (Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)

11:50am – 12:50pm: Moderated Panel Discussion, Q&A session

12:50 – 1:50pm: Networking lunch

See more at: http://www.cdrd.ca/events/immunotherapy/#sthash.TwluFls1.dpuf


May 26
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Centre for Drug Research and Development(CDRD)
2405 Wesbrook Mall, Fourth Floor
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada
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