RESEARCH RETREAT AGENDA

7:30 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast, Birmingham Ballroom Lobby, Sheraton Hotel


8:00 – 8:05
Welcome
Edward Partridge, M.D., Director, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center


8:05-8:10
Introduction to the Program
Ravi Bhatia, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham


8:15 – 9:00
Improving Immunotherapy of Cancer: Evolution or Intelligent Design
Malcolm K. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist
Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital


9:05 – 9:25 
Enhancing Immunity to Breast Cancer
Troy D. Randall, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham


9:30 – 10:15
Precision Control of Therapeutic T cell Responses with Synthetic Notch Receptors
Kole T. Roybal, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San
Francisco


10:20 – 11:20
Morning Poster Session


11:25 – 11:45
Contribution of Follicular Regulatory T (TFR) Cells to Antitumor Immunity
Jianmei Leavenworth, M.D., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham


11:50 – 12:10
Exploring the Immunotherapeutic Potential of FCRL Molecules in B cell
Malignancy
Randall S. Davis, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham


12:10 – 12:50
Lunch


12:55 – 2:00
Afternoon Poster Session


2:10 – 2:55
Probing Early Events in Cancer Through Host Response: Insights from Monoclonal
Gammopathies
Madhav V. Dhodapkar, MBBS, Yale Cancer Center


3:00 – 3:20
Immunology of Melanoma
Robert M. Conry, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

3:25 – 4:10
Breast Cancer Immunotherapy: The Future is Now
Leisha Emens, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, The Sidney Kimmel
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins


4:15 – 4:50
Presentation of Awards
John R. Durant Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research
William C. Bailey Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Tandra Chaudhuri Award for Excellence in Cancer Research
Seng-jaw Soong Award for Excellence in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research
Cancer Research Experiences for Students Award
Albert F. LoBuglio Distinguished Faculty Award

For more information, contact Cynthia Costes, clegge@uab.edu.