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Opportunities and Challenges in Cancer Immunotherapy

f-TALES Leuven 11-12 May 2020, Iers College
When 11 May 2020 09:00 AM to
12 May 2020 05:00 PM
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11-12 May 2020, Leuven


Immunotherapy has created a paradigm shift in the treatment of advanced-stage cancers but durable clinical responses are only observed in a relatively small fraction of patients.  The lack of appropriate biomarkers, however, makes it challenging to stratify patients and define responders. This conference will highlight clinical successes and failures, the translational search for immune monitoring, and discoveries from basic science that might change our clinical management in the future. The conference will start with workshops focusing on frequently used techniques, like cellular therapies at the GMP level, FACS, CyTOF and single cell analysis.  

Registration is free but it is required as places are limited. Register and submit your abstracts before April 13th!


Confirmed speakers

  • Jeffrey Pollard, University of Edinburgh

  • Bruno Miguel de Carvalho e Silva Santos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

  • Inge Verbrugge, Netherlands Cancer Institute

  • Michael Platten, University of Heidelberg

  • Akseli Hemminki, University of Helsinki  and TILT Biotherapeutics

  • Christian Ottensmeier, University of Southampton

  • Michele De Palma, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

  • Jolanda de Vries, Radboud University










This workshop is offered free of charge for participants, but as the number of participants is limited registration is required.


Please follow the format as outlined in the abstract template. (send to: Tine Geerens)


Abstract deadline:  April 13th!

Clearly indicate your preference for oral and/or poster presentation in your abstract. Poster and oral presentation prizes will be awarded at the end of the meeting.

Oral presentation guidelines

Limited number of slots available.

Oral presentations are limited to 5 minutes, followed by 2 minutes for questions and discussion

Selected presenters will also have the opportunity to present a poster next to their oral presentation

Poster presentation guidelines

Unlimited poster presentations

Poster dimensions should correspond to portrait A0 format.

Poster boards are available. Poster presenters are responsible for setting up and removing the posters


Irish College

Janseniusstraat 1
3000 Leuven
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