CRI Immunotherapy Patient Summit - Baltimore

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Mount Washington Conference Center

5801 Smith Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21209

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Learn about the basics of cancer immunotherapy, a highly promising new approach to cancer treatment. Medical experts along with patients who have been treated with immunotherapy will discuss how research and patient participation in clinical trials is helping us get closer to cures for all types of cancer. Space is limited, so register today!

People of all ages and cancer types are invited to attend this free half-day Saturday event. Caregivers, friends, family, and advocates are also encouraged to join.


9:00am | Registration and networking

10:00am | Welcome by the Cancer Research Institute

10:15am | Learn the Basics of Immunotherapy - Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D. (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute)

10:45am | Expert panel: Immunotherapy research updates, moderated by Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D. (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute) with Marijo Bilusic, M.D., Ph.D. (National Cancer Institute), Ranee Mehra, M.D. (Universirty of Maryland Medical System), and Suzanne L. Topalian, M.D. (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute)

11:30am | Patient perspective: A message from Adrienne Skinner, Lynch syndrome/ metastatic ampullary cancer survivor

12:00pm | Lunch and networking

1:00pm | Learn about clinical trials

1:20pm | Patient panel: Hear directly from patients who have received immunotherapy for colorectal cancer, lung cancer and mesothelioma

2:20pm | Breakout sessions: Your choice of deeper dive Q&A moderated by our experts in

  • Melanoma, moderated by Megan Schollenberger, MSN, CRNP
  • Genitourinary cancer, moderated by Marijo Bilusic, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Lung cancer, moderated by Ranee Mehra, M.D.
  • General immunotherapy, moderated by Elizabeth M. Jaffe, M.D.

3:30pm | Program close

Appointments with clinical trial navigators will be available throughout the day to help you find immunotherapy clinical trials, connect with study sites, and answer questions. The service is free and completely confidential. Indicate your interest for an appointment on the registration page.

Please email your questions to the Cancer Research Institute at

This event is organized by the nonprofit Cancer Research Institute, and is made possible with generous support from the following:

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Eli Lilly
Immunotherapy Foundation
Sanofi Genzyme


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