Conference Schedule

Overall Conference Theme:  Immunotherapy


Saturday, March 10, 2018

9:00 am - 6:00 pmOptional pre-conference sightseeing tours
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmWelcome Reception at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 amBreakfast provided by VCS
8:45 am - 9:00 amWelcome and Announcements
Non-immunotherapy focused abstracts
9:00 am - 9:15 amMs. Elena PiresCharacterization of homologous recombination DNA repair
in canine tumor cell lines
9:15 am - 9:30 amMs. Taylor DePauwCirculating tumor cell detection for hemangiosarcoma diagnosis
9:30 am - 9:45 amDr. Yu-Chih WangExpression of SPHK1 and histological grade in feline mammary tumors
9:45 am - 10:00 amDr. Steven MoiranoSurvival times in dogs with presumptive intracranial gliomas
treated with oral lomustine: A comparative retrospective study (2008-2017)
10:00 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning Break
Immunotherapy focused abstracts and presentations
11:00 am - 11:30 amState of the Art Presentation
Dr. Bruce Thomsen
USDA licensing of cancer immunotherapeutics
11:30 am - 11:45 amDr. Laura TremlField safety testing of canine osteosarcoma vaccine,
live listeria vector
11:45 am - 12:00 pmDr. Kelly MakielskiInduction of adaptive anti-tumor immunity and effects on survival outcomes
of neoadjuvant oncolytic virotherapy in dogs with osteosarcoma:
An update of the vigor clinical trial
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch provided by VCS
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmKeynote Presentation by Dr. Kevin Hay
CD19-targeted chimeric antigen receptor-modified (CAR)-T cells for the treatment of
relapsed/refractory B cell malignancies
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmDr. Paul WoodsNovel oncolytic maraba virus for the adjuvant treatmeent of feline
mammary carcinoma
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmDr. Omar DinSynchronized cycles of bacterial lysis for in vivo delivery
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmState of the Art Presentation
Dr. Brenda Phillips
T cell-mediated immunotherapy for common canine cancers
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmDr. Luigi AurisicchioCancer immunotherapies: Helping Snoopy to help Charlie Brown
4:20 pm - 4:40 pmDr. Luigi AurisicchioTel-Evax: A genetic vaccine targeting telomerase for treatment of
canine malignant lymphoma
4:40 pm - 5:00 pmDiscussion
Evening on Your Own

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

7:00 am - 7:30 amBreakfast provided for all those attending the Wildlife Tour.
Guests Welcome.
7:30 am - 11:45 amHalf day Winter Wildlife sightseeing tour for attendees.
Boxed lunch included

Winter Wildlife Sightseeing Tour
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmKeynote Presentation by Dr. Jedd Wolchok
Immunologic checkpoint blockade: Exploring combinations and mechanisms
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmImmunotherapy Workshop
6:15 pm - 10:00 pmBanquet at the Alaskan Native Heritage Center

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 amState of the Art Presentation
Dr. Phil Bergman
Of Mice & Men (and dogs!): Xenogeneic DNA vaccines for the
treatment of canine melanoma. What do we know 18 years later?
9:30 am - 9:45 amDr. Luigi AurisicchioElectro-chemo-immuno therapy: Activating local and systemic immunity
9:45 am- 10:15 amState of the Art Presentation
Dr. Nikolaos Dervisis
Irreversible elecroporation and immune system interplay -
A novel strategy for cancer therapy
10:15 am - 10:45 amMorning Break
10:45 am - 11:15 amState of the Art Presentation
Dr. Barb Biller
Metronomic chemotherapy and immunotherapy:
A logical combination for anticancer therapy
11:15 am - 11:45 amDr. Timothy FanRational selection of the toll-like receptor agonist,
CPG ODN, for delaying osteosarcoma pulmonary metastases
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Dr. Luigi AurisicchioImmunologic characterization of co-administration of Telomerase
genetic vaccine and a novel TLR9 agonist in dogs
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmClosing Lunch & Wrap Up