SAPA-DC 2017 Scientific Symposium

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Johns Hopkins University - Montgomery County Campus

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SAPA-DC 2017 Scientific Symposium

Challenges and Opportunities of Immunotherapy against Cancer and Infectious Diseases


SAPA-DC is excited to announce and invite you to attend our first annual scientific symposium on 1st April, 2017 at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery Campus. The symposium is bringing together perspectives from experts in the biopharmaceutical industry, research institutions, clinical practice, and regulatory policy making.

Our distinguished speakers include:

  • Ezio Bonvini, MD, Senior VP of Research and CSO, MacroGenics Inc
  • Matthew J. Bottomley, PhD, Function Head, Vaccine Design and Characterization, Preclinical R&D-US, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Xianhua (Walt) Cao, PhD, Senior Clinical Pharmacology Reviewer, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, FDA
  • Richard W. Childs, MD, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Transplantation Immunotherapy, Clinical Director of NHLBI, NIH
  • Hanping Feng, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine
  • John Mumm, PhD, Director of R&D, Oncology Department, MedImmune
  • Henry C. Stevenson-Perez, MD, Physician and Senior Research Investigator, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, US Department of Defense
  • Hui Zhang, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Director of Mass Spectrometry Core Facility, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The symposium will cover the following topics:

  • Adoptive Cellular Therapy
  • Biomarker Discovery for Immunotherapy
  • Therapeutic Inhibition of Immune Checkpoints
  • Vaccine Design
  • Clinical Practice in Cancer Treatment
  • Regulatory Challenges in a Rapidly Changing Landscape


We will discuss the trend of immunotherapy in terms of scientific breakthroughs, development of immunotherapy in the biopharma industry, the demand and unmet needs from the patients’ and physicians’ viewpoints, the challenges and opportunities from the regulatory perspective, and you can always ask your own questions. For students and postdoc fellows, this symposium is definitely a great networking event to explore the potential career opportunities with local companies.

Full event agenda and speaker bios are coming up soon. Reserve a spot and REGISTER NOW!




*Free on site event parking and lunch included

Feel free to contact us at info@sapa-dc.org and follow the WeChat official SAPA account

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