Early Career Scientist Activities
SITC is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of cancer immunologists and immunotherapists. Young investigators (early career professionals and students) were encouraged to take advantage of tailored education offerings and unique social opportunities while at SITC 2016.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
The Meet-the-Expert Lunch focuses on unique issues related to the career development of early career scientists. Following an introductory presentation by the Early Career Scientist Committee Chair, well-recognized leaders in the field will facilitate roundtable discussions and answer questions on particular areas of interest.
Get more information, including a list of table topics, educational objectives and the intended audience, here.
The Meet-the-Expert Lunch is supported in part by Nektar Therapeutics.
Early Career Scientist Evening Networking Event
Friday, November 11, 2016 | 8 – 10 p.m.
This event, hosted by the Early Career Scientist Committee, will allow all early career scientist attendees to meet colleagues and make early connections that can be fostered throughout the rest of the conference. Join your peers at the trendy bar and grill inside the Gaylord National Hotel & Conference center for this information networking event.
Prince George's Exhibition Hall AB Booth #101
New this year, visit SITC’s Early Career Scientist Hub, “The Node,” specifically designed as a place for early career attendees to network, collaborate and relax. Located just inside the entrance to the Exhibition Hall, stop by The Node to meet other attendees – talk about the latest science, grab a quick snack, recharge your mobile devices and browse the SITC 2016 Job Board. Learn about the SITC Sparkathon, an opportunity for emerging leaders to ignite innovation by exploring the critical hurdles that have been challenging the cancer immunotherapy field for years. The Node will be open during Exhibition Hall hours.
Get Involved with SITC
SITC provides students, fellows and young investigators with the following opportunities to become involved and have a voice within the Society:
Early Career Scientists (ECS) Committee
The ECS Committee's mission is to promote career development and provide access to the support and resources early career scientists need to succeed. To achieve this mission, the ECS Committee partners with SITC leadership and uses their knowledge and expertise to address the needs of early career scientists in the fields of immunology and biological therapy.
Members of the ECS Committee include students, post doctoral fellows-in-training and early career professionals in academia, industry and regulatory agencies. ECS Committee members participate in many activities and continually seek opportunities for early career scientists to advance SITC's mission and programming. Get more information about the ECS Committee here.
Early Career Scientist representation is integrated throughout the breadth of SITC committees and task forces, thus offering opportunities for young investigators to influence progress in the field of cancer immunotherapy through service to the Society.
The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s fellowship award program was established through the Forward Fund and offered the following fellowships in 2016:
- SITC-AstraZeneca Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Fellowship in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
- SITC-EMD Serono Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Fellowship
- SITC-Genentech Cancer Immunotherapy Basic Fellowship in Related Biomarkers
- SITC-Genentech Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Fellowship in Related Biomarkers/MOA
The Forward Fund sponsors young investigators with the following awards:
- Abstract Travel Awards
- Presidential Travel Awards
- Presidential Award
Find more information on Travel Awards here.