CAR T-Cell Symposium 2019

Chicago, IL US
September 27, 2019
Chimeric antigen receptor CAR T-cell ("Living Drug") immunotherapy is showing promising results in the treatment of cancers. University of Chicago faculty along with national and international experts will discuss the clinical and translational aspects of cell therapies both for hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.
This collaborative conference aims to make safe and cost-effective therapies a reality for patients globally in a cancer-free world.
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Target Audience

This activity is designed for medical oncologists and oncology fellows, basic scientists, research fellows, nurses, clinical trial research staff, immunologists, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals interested in tumor immunology and immunotherapy.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the current indications for CAR T-cell therapy in cancer, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia and aggressive large B-cell lymphoma;
  • State how to grade and manage CAR T-cell related toxicities including cytokine-release syndrome and neurologic toxicity;
  • Identify novel targets and future directions in cellular therapy;
  • Describe current approaches in nursing and supportive care for patients undergoing CAR T-cell therapy;
  • Discuss how the uses of CAR T-cell therapy differ in pediatric and young adult patients.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Meeting Achievements
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PDF icon Symposium Brochure2.77 MB
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 Participation
Event starts: 
09/27/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/27/2019 - 4:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

*Agenda subject to change.

The Gwen Hotel
521 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Click here to learn more about The Gwen Hotel!
Rooms will be available for a discounted rate of $249.00 (single/double occupancy), plus 17.4% tax. Please book online or call (888) 627-7039 to make your reservations. To receive the discounted room rate, reservations must be made by August 30, 2019. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability at regular hotel rates. The room block may fill prior to the cutoff date, so be sure to make your reservations early.

Additionally, the University establishes preferred relationships with hotels in Hyde Park and the city of Chicago for visitors and guests. These hotels offer discounted rates and complimentary amenities when booking under the University's name. Please contact the hotel directly and request "The University of Chicago rate" to receive the discounted rate and to ensure your stay is credited as a University booking. For the complete list of hotels and more information, click here!
Valet parking is available at the hotel: 
  • 4-8 hours $35
  • 8-24 hours $71
Please note, we do not provide parking validation for hotel parking. Public Self-Park Garage located directly across the street from hotel entrance at North Rush St.

Contact Meeting Achievements via e-mail here.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 219-465-1115 or via email at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Peter Riedell, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago
  David Porter, MD
  Jodi Fischer Horowitz Professor in Leukemia Care Excellence
  University of Pennsylvania

JoAnn Allen, RN
Mary Bailey, RN
Emily Bauer, APN
Michael Bishop, MD
Luca Capicchioni, BSEIOE, FACMPE
Jennifer Collins, PharmD
Jacklyn Gideon, APN
Jagoda Jasielec, MD
Justin Kline, MD
Satyajit Kosuri, MD
James Labelle, MD, PhD
Michael Leukam, MD
Rebecca Malloy, RN
Mylove Mortel, RN
Michele Nassin, MD
Marianne Wallace, RN
Elizabeth Zerante, APN


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Other Health Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABIM. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.

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