Innovation Forum Oxford is bringing together leading experts from academia, industry, the NHS and investors to discuss current trends and the future of immunotherapy followed by networking opportunities. Immunotherapy has been hailed as the biggest breakthrough in cancer treatment for decades.

The remarkable clinical efficiency of immunotherapy agents coupled with advances in academic research, growth of biotechs and pharmaceutical partnering all indicate that immunotherapy has the potential to revolutionise modern medicine.This unique event will take place in Lecture Theatre 2 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford on the 11th April 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity to build links between industry, academia, clinicians and investors in order to foster productive translational collaborations. Space is limited to 300 places. Programme 17:00 Registration 17:30 Welcome from IFO 17:35 Immunotherapy: the past and the present Prof Vincenzo Cerundolo (Professor of Immunology at Oxford University and Consultant Physician) 17:50 Immuno-oncology, harnessing the immune system to combat cancer Dr Robert Wilkinson (Director of Oncology Research, MedImmune Ltd) 18:10 Development of a novel immunotherapy from bench to bedside Prof Paresh Vyas (Professor of Haematology at Oxford University and Consultant Haematologist) 18:30 ImmTACs for targeted cancer therapy Dr Bent Jakobsen (CSO of Immunocore Ltd) 18:50 Next-generation engineered CAR T-cells Prof Martin Pule (Clinical Senior Lecturer, UCL and Consultant Haematologist, Founder of Autolus Ltd) 19:10Selected start-ups 19:20 Panel discussion: The Future of Innovation in Immunotherapy Dr Eliot Forster (CEO of Immunocore Ltd) Prof Paresh Vyas (Professor of Haematology at Oxford University and Consultant Haematologist) Prof Mark Middleton (Lead Cancer Clinician for the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and deputy director of the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre) 20:20 Networking opportunities over drinks and nibbles The Innovation Forum is a global not-for-profit network of over 10,000 researchers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs. It aims to accelerate innovative technology development by connecting academics, industry and policy makers across Biotech, d-Health, Clean-tech and Med-tech. To find out more visit http://www.inno-forum.org

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