UNC Lineberger 37th Annual Scientific Symposium

Close to 450 people attended the 37th annual UNC Lineberger scientific symposium April 29 and 30, 2013. Symposium co-chairs were Jonathan Serody, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Thomas Chair of Medicine, and Jenny Ting, PhD, UNC Alumni Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Both spoke at the symposium.

This year’s sessions on “The Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Immunotherapy” featured talks by the following speakers.

Maria Abreu, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology, University of Miami School of Medicine; Frances Balkwill, professor of cancer biology, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry; Shelley Earp, MD, director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Peter Nelson, MD, Human Biology Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; Drew Pardoll, MD, PhD, Seraph Professor in Oncology, Johns Hopkins University; Jeffrey Pollard, MRC Center for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh, Scotland; Nicholas Restifo, MD, senior investigator, surgery branch, National Cancer Institute; Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, director, Center for Cell Engineering & Gene Transfer and Gene Expression Laboratory, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Robert Vonderheide, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Sessions chairs were Blossom Damania, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology and director of the UNC Lineberger Global Oncology Program; Balfour Sartor, MD, professor of medicine; and Lishan Su, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology.

Many thanks to our symposium sponsors:

Leadership Sponsor

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Laboratory Corporation of America

Associate Sponsors

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
Gilead Sciences
North Carolina Biotechnology Center 

Patron Sponsors

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Eli Lilly and Company
The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
Hatteras Venture Partners 
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, PA 

Friend Sponsors

Cell Signaling Technology
New England Biolabs, Inc.

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Date: May 3, 2013