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(CANCELED) 2020 Immunotherapy Patient Summit in Buffalo

The CRI Immunotherapy Patient Summit in Buffalo on April 18 is CANCELED.

As you may be aware, the situation regarding the recently identified coronavirus continues to evolve. In evaluating whether to move ahead with the CRI Immunotherapy Patient Summit, we have been consulting with infectious disease experts at our host institution, the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Based on their latest advice and an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel the event. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this decision may cause and trust you understand that our top concern is your health and the health of our community. There has been a great deal of interest in this event, and we hope to reschedule for another date soon.

If you have questions, please feel free to email us directly at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you at a future event.

Our 2020 Cancer Research Institute Immunotherapy Patient Summit series comes to Buffalo on April 18, 2020.

The Summit is a free Saturday event for patients, caregivers, and advocates. Attendees learn how new breakthroughs in immunotherapy are changing standards of care for all cancers and can ask healthcare experts and cancer veterans questions directly.  

The Buffalo program takes place at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center on Saturday, April 18, beginning at 10:00am and concluding at 3:30pm.  

  • 10:00am: Welcome and introduction
  • 10:15am: Basics of Immunotherapy Presentation with Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD (Roswell Park)
  • 10:45am: Immunotherapy Research Update Panel 
    • Moderator: Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD (Roswell Park)
    • Gurkamal Chatta, MD (Roswell Park)
    • Kelvin Lee, MD (Roswell Park)
    • Jason Luke, MD (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) 
  • 11:30am: Veteran Viewpoint with a cancer survivor
  • 12:00pm: Catered lunch and networking
  • 1:00pm: Demystifying clinical trials presentation 
  • 1:15pm: Patient Perspectives Panel with individuals treated with immunotherapy
  • 2:25pm: Breakout Sessions that provide a deeper dive with our experts
    • General Immunotherapy with Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD (Roswell Park)
    • Blood Cancers with Kelvin Lee, MD (Roswell Park)
    • Genitourinary Cancers with Gurkamal Chatta, MD (Roswell Park)
    • Melanoma with Jason Luke, MD (UPMC)

Join us on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, 665 Elm St, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Follow our Patient Summit series across the United States with the hashtag #CRISummit.


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