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International Immunotherapy Radiotherapy Conference


(Information last updated 09/06/2019)


Starting in September 2016, Weill Cornell Medicine and Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus have partnered to establish a joint yearly conference that gathers international experts to present cutting-edge findings spanning from basic to translational and clinical research on the subject of “Radiotherapy Immunotherapy Combinations”. The first meeting was held at Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, and since then locations were alternated between Paris and New York City to best promote the field by facilitating international interactions and collaborations. The 2 1/2 day conference will include a Continuing Medical Education activity, abstract and poster session, and over 35 speakers. Speakers from major European and North American institutions and from leading groups involved in the field will present their data in order to discuss clinical transfer opportunities. This meeting will be a unique opportunity to cover major fields including immunological biomarkers for patient selection, clinical trial design, and proposals for innovative trial designs. Numerous prospects for brainstorming, learning, and networking will also be available. The number of attendees has been growing steadily since the first edition of the meeting, witnessing a growing interest from a heterogeneous community of basic investigators, translational scientists, and clinicians.


Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. It is divided into 24 basic science and patient care departments that focus on the sciences underlying clinical medicine and/or encompass the study, treatment, and prevention of human diseases. The Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research enterprise that engages more than 250 basic scientists, pathologists, bioinformaticians, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and other clinicians from Weill Cornell Medicine to take fundamental discoveries from bench to bedside, and back again. The joint mission of these two institutions is to ensure that patients have access to emerging new therapies in a supportive and caring environment while training future researchers and recruiting leaders in cancer research and clinical care. Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus is the premier Cancer Centre in Europe, focusing on patient care, research, and teaching. Its mission is to place innovation at the heart of a human, scientific and technological revolution in the fight against cancer. Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus is a source of innovations in treatment and advances in diagnostic techniques. It employs an integrated approach to research, patient care and teaching in order to benefit the patient, and it brings together all the skills which are essential for top-quality research in oncology. This encompasses basic research, clinical research, and translational research to link the two.


The first two sessions of the 4th International Conference on Radiotherapy Immunotherapy Combinations are designated as Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities. Commercial entities that support these activities are required to comply with the Standards of Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

8/29/19 - Waitlist implemented. Please email  Jane (Jay2009@med.cornell.edu) to be added to the waitlist.

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** For additional/bulk social event tickets ($100 per ticket) please email Jane Yuen at Jay2009@med.cornell.edu

** Prices reflected in USD.

**Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy. All conference cancellations are subject to a $50.00 USD service charge and must be done in writing. No refunds will be issued after August 12, 2019.


Thursday 9/12 from 6p-9pm - Poster session

- Belfer Research Building. Skylight Lounge. 413 E 69 street, Second Floor, New York NY 10021

Friday 9/13 from 630p-1030pm - Gala Boat Cruise Dinner Event

Departure at Skyport Marina. 23rd Street & FDR Drive. 

Poster abstracts

Candidates must be conference registrants. After registering, please submit abstracts to Tavia Bryan-Samuels at Tab2027@med.cornell.edu

7/15/2019 Deadline for consideration to receive travel award and to be added into the final program booklet.  Deadline passed.

7/29/2019 Final deadline for abstract submission. Deadline passed.

7/31/2019 Decision of travel awards. 

Poster abstract format guidelines

  • NO phone numbers, hyperlinks, keyword lists,  or figures.
  • Maximum of 500 words (not including title and authors).
  • Paragraph breaks between Title, Author & Institute, abstract body, funding, and references.
  • Include - Background, Brief methods, Results, and Conclusions.
  • The file must be saved as a Word file.
  • Arial, 11- point, black font.
  • For Greek and Scientific symbols, use the Symbol option under the Insert tab in Microsoft Word (or equivalent option in other applications).
  • Single spacing, one-inch margins, left-justified.
  • One abstract per submitting author per meeting. Presenting author must be underlined.

Please indicate if the abstract presenter is a student, post-doc or resident, or junior faculty (with specific instructor level). Abstracts submitted will be reviewed by a special committee.

Travel awards

A limited amount of travel awards is available and may be provided to early-career investigators for abstracts that are selected. Subject to availability. 


The best poster in two categories, Basic/Translational and Clinical research will receive a prize of $500 each (the award will be announced at the meeting during the poster session). 

2019 LOCATION - Weill Cornell, 1300 York Avenue, Uris Auditorium, New York NY 10065

2019 Program - Subject to change.  

PDF iconicirc_agenda090619.pdf


Silvia Formenti, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA

Eric Deutsch, MD

Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Campus, Villejuif, France

Lewis Cantley, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA

Sandra Demaria, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA

Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD 

The Wistar Institute, PA, USA

Guido Kroemer, MD, PhD

Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France

Virginia Pascual, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA

George Prendergast, PhD

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, PA, USA

Ann Klopp, MD, PhD

MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA

Jedd D. Wolchok, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA

Jerome Galon, PhD

Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France

Laurence Zitvogel, MD, PhD

Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Campus, Villejuif, France

Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou, PhD

Curie Institute, Paris, France

Phillippe Lambin, MD, PhD

Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

John W. Babich, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA

Charles G. Drake, MD, PhD

Columbia University, NY, USA

Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD

Memorial Slon Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA

Timothy Illidge, PhD

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Joshua Brody, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA

Jason Luke, MD

University of Pittsburg, PA, USA

David Raben, MD

University of Colorado, CO, USA

Marie Dutreix, PhD

Curie Institute, Paris, France

Kevin Harrington, MD, PhD

Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK

Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, PhD

University of Chicago, IL, USA

Andy Minn, MD

University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

Kai Wucherpfennig, MD

Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

Marie-Catherine Vozenin, PhD

Curie Institute, Paris, France

Chandan Guha, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA

Gary Koretzky, MD, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA

William McBride, PhD

University of California - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mansoor Ahmed, PhD

National Institute of Health, MD, USA

Niroshana Anandasabapathy, MD, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA

David Kirsch, MD, PhD

Duke University, NC, USA

Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, PhD

University of San Francisco, CA, USA

Simon Tavare, PhD

Columbia University, NY, USA

2019 Countries represented by registrants as of 8/19/2019. 

2019 Program - Subject to change. 

PDF iconicirc_agenda090619.pdf

Administrative Contacts: Jane Yuen 212-746-9707 Jay2009@med.cornell.edu or Tavia Bryan-Samuels 212-746-3933 Tab2027@med.cornell.edu

8/29/19 - Waitlist implemented. Please email  Jane (Jay2009@med.cornell.edu) to be added to the waitlist.

Paris Site: http://www.radio-immuno.siricsocrate.fr/en/

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