Room: National Harbor 10-11
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
6:30 PM Registration and Dinner
7:00 PM Welcome and Introductions: David L. Rimm, MD, PhD
7:05 PM Master Class #1: Luis A. Diaz, MD
Immuno-Oncology as a New Tool in the Cancer Treatment Arsenal: Understanding the Basics and Implications for Pathologists
7:25 PM Master Class #2: David L. Rimm, MD, PhD and Lynette M. Sholl, MD
PD-L1 Expression and Other Current Predictive Biomarkers for Cancer Immunotherapy: The Evidence
7:55 PM Practicum: Lynette M. Sholl, MD, Luis A. Diaz, MD, and David L. Rimm, MD, PhD
PD-L1 Expression and Other Current Predictive Biomarkers for Cancer Immunotherapy: Clinical Experience, Practicalities, and Recommendations
8:15 PM Master Class #3: David L. Rimm, MD, PhD
New and Emerging Directions in Biomarker Development for Cancer Immunotherapy: How Can We Do Better?
8:25 PM Reflections and Conclusions: David L. Rimm, MD, PhD
8:30 PM Adjourn
Novel cancer immunotherapies are showing remarkable clinical activity in an increasing range of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. As the immuno-oncology (IO) landscape continues to expand, there is a growing need for biomarkers to help guide the identification of patients who are most likely to benefit from these therapies. Pathologists play an important role in cancer immunotherapy patient selection through their involvement in biomarker testing. In this unique Master Class and Practicum for pathologists, top experts examine the evolving role of IO and what this means for pathologists, exchange views on the practicalities and challenges in immunotherapy biomarker testing, and assess opportunities for further development of novel tools for predicting benefit from immunotherapies.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pathologists and other professionals interested in the development of biomarkers for cancer immunotherapies and their applications in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.
In order to receive credit, participants must attend the live activity and complete the request for credit. There are no prerequisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon completion of the request for credit at the end of the post-test.
Release and Expiration Date: October 9, 2017
Time to Complete: 90 minutes
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David L. Rimm, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Director, Yale Pathology Tissue Services
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
Luis A. Diaz, MD
Head, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Lynette M. Sholl, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Kadrin Wilfong, MD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education
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This activity is supported through independent educational grants from AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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