Meetings & Courses

Scientific and Technical Advances in Cancer Immunology

Suzhou, China
June 8-12, 2019

Abstract deadline: April 19, 2019 


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Organized by:

Ira Mellman, University of California San Francisco/Genentech, USA

Zemin Zhang, Peking University, China



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Scientific and Technical Advances in Cancer Immunology which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Saturday June 8, and will conclude after lunch on Wednesday June 12, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Cancer Immunology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Clinical advances in cancer immunotherapies
2. New target identification for cancer immunotherapies
3. T cell biology, checkpoint blockade, and CAR-T
4. The tumor microenvironment: imaging and cell-cell interaction
5. Myeloid cells and cancer
6. Single cell sequencing and tumor immunology
7. Tumor immunogenomics and large-scale biology

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Rafi Ahmed , Emory University, USA
Tara Arvedson, Oncology Research, Amgen, USA
Xuetao Cao, Nankai University, CHINA
Sebastian Carotta, Boehringer Ingelheim, Austria
Chen Dong, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Yang-Xin Fu, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Ronald Germain, National Institutes of Health, USA
Muzlifah Haniffa, Newcastle University, UK
Vijay Kuchroo, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Ira Mellman, University of California, San Francisco/Genentech,
Wenjun Ouyang, Amgen, USA
Woong-Yang Park, Samsung Medical Center, South Korea
Shyam Prabhakar, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Hai Qi, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Bing Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Eric Tran, Providence Portland Medical Center, USA
Shannon Turley, Genentech, USA
Jun Wang, Yale University, USA
E. John Wherry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Meng Michelle Xu, Tsinghua University, China
Nir Yosef, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Zemin Zhang, Peking University, CHINA

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in June, 2019.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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