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Cambridge Healthtech Institute Training Seminars offer real-life case studies, problems encountered and solutions applied, and extensive coverage of the basic science underlying each topic. Experienced Training Seminar instructors offer a mix of formal lectures, interactive discussions and activities to help attendees maximize their learning experiences. These immersive trainings will be of value to scientists from industry and academic research groups who are entering new fields – and to those working in supporting roles that will benefit from an in-depth briefing on a specific aspect of the industry.

Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, August 5-6, 2019


Introduction to Cancer Immunotherapy Discovery and Development - Detailed Agenda

This course will cover the recent advances in cancer immunotherapy discovery and development. Immune checkpoint inhibitors and CAR T therapies have recently gained regulatory approval in the US and the EU. TILs- and TCR -based therapies, as well as cancer vaccines are areas of great promise. Combination therapies are contributing to the clinical progress where single therapies fail. Advances in high throughput sequencing and immunogenomics aid in identifying novel tumor antigens, improving effector molecules and vaccines, and predicting clinical outcomes.


Dina Schneider, PhD, Associate Director, Translational Research, Lentigen Technology, a Miltenyi Biotec Company

Tuesday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:45 pm, August 6-7, 2019


Introduction to Immunology for Drug Discovery Scientists - Detailed Agenda

This 1.5 day seminar will cover the fundamentals of human immunology for an audience of scientists across different backgrounds working in pharmaceutical and biotech organizations in programs related to immunotherapy. The course will cover a historical perspective, basic mechanisms, fundamental concepts and practical approaches to developing therapeutics and their combinations to modulate the immune system. Additionally, the class will offer perspectives on how immune responses can be monitored by assessment of biomarkers and modulated through biopharmaceutical intervention. Through group activities, attendees will actively review immunological concepts as well as design functional immunological assays and read-outs.


Masha Fridkis-Hareli, MSc, PhD, Founder and President, ATR, LLC

Tatiana Novobrantseva, PhD, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Verseau Therapeutics

What is a Training Seminar?
Each Training Seminar offers 1.5 Days of instruction with start and stop times for each day shown above and on the Event-at-a-Glance published in the onsite Program & Event Guide. Training Seminars will include morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, as applicable, and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees on the full day of the class.

Each person registered specifically for the training seminar will be provided with a hard copy handbook for the seminar in which they are registered. A limited number of additional handbooks will be available for other delegates who wish to attend the seminar, but after these have been distributed no additional books will be available.

Though CHI encourages track and symposia hopping between conference programs, we ask that Training Seminars not be disturbed once they have begun. In the interest of maintaining the highest quality learning environment for Training Seminar attendees, and because Seminars are conducted differently than conference programming, we ask that attendees commit to attending the entire program, and NOT engaging in track hopping, as to not disturb the hands-on style instruction being offered to the other participants.

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