27th University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center Developmental Therapeutics Symposium

Chicago, IL US
May 10, 2024

Elevate your oncology expertise with this dynamic symposium!
The symposium will empower participants to unlock the full potential of precision medicine in cancer care, resulting in improved patient outcomes. Through this engaging activity, you'll embark on a journey to:
  • Analyze Cutting-Edge Data: Delve into curated data from completed studies to gain unique insights.
  • Explore Novel Investigational Agents: Discover the latest advancements in ongoing clinical trials, equipping yourself with valuable knowledge on groundbreaking therapies.
  • Uncover Research Rationale and Results: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the motivations and findings behind studies involving innovative agents for advanced cancer treatment.
This knowledge is your key to harnessing the power of modern treatments, bolstering support for ongoing oncology trials, and understanding how the latest oncology research can improve your practice.

This symposium is your bridge to mastering precision medicine in oncology, ultimately transforming the lives of cancer patients for the better. Join us in shaping the future of cancer care!

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals who diagnose, screen, and treat patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall new approaches to pre- and post-FDA approval for dosing and scheduling of anti-cancer agents;
  • Recognize the therapeutic ratio of novel agents and approaches to define dose reductions that maintain efficacy;
  • State the clinical effects of novel immunotherapeutic agents, including novel checkpoint inhibitors, bispecific antibodies, and novel cellular therapies;
  • Identify how to assess patient suitability for participation in ongoing and upcoming cancer clinical trials and projects;
  • Cite the relevant pharmacologic and biologic effects of novel anti-cancer agents through the use of blood and tissue samples as well as standard and novel imaging approaches, including novel PET tracer imaging and circulating tumor DNA assays;
  • Discuss the current science related to radioligand therapy and available agents;
  • Describe advances in the use of systemic therapies for cancer, including those targeting specific molecular alterations such as DNA repair mutations, specific chromosomal translocations, and tyrosine kinase mutations;
  • Assess the status of and developmental pathway for antibody-drug conjugates in solid and hematologic tumors.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
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PDF icon Symposium Flyer2.69 MB
PDF icon Symposium Brochure4.66 MB
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 ABIM Medical Knowledge
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.25 Participation
Event starts: 
05/10/2024 - 8:15am
Event ends: 
05/10/2024 - 3:40pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Session Time
Session Name
8:15 - 8:45 AM
Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits Open
8:45 - 10:05 AM

The Current Landscape of Novel Therapeutics in Breast Cancer

Advances in NSCLC

New Frontiers: Novel Therapeutic Approaches in Head & Neck Cancer
Walter Stadler, MD

Nan Chen, MD

Rajat Thawani, MD

Ari Rosenberg, MD
10:05 - 10:25 AM
Break / Visit Exhibits
10:25 AM - 12:05 PM
BCMA & Beyond: The Next Generation of Immunotherapies in 
Multiple Myeloma

Emerging Targets & Strategies in Hepatobiliary Cancers

Optimizing Cellular Therapy in Lymphoma

The Evolving Treatment Paradigm for Acute Leukemia & Myeloid
Toyosi Odenike, MD
Benjamin Derman, MD

Joseph Franses, MD, PhD

Peter Riedell, MD

Anand Patel, MD
12:05 - 1:05 PM
Lunch & Lunchtime Breakouts
12:20 - 1:05 PM
*Concurrent Lunchtime Breakouts:
1. Internal Research Staff & Nurses: Regulatory and Pragmatic Issues for Running Cancer & Clinical Trials
Lauren Wall
Livia Szeto
Sara Moellering
Lauren Wall
2. Physicians: Dose Optimization in Cancer Drug Development
Walter Stadler, MD
Mark Ratain, MD
1:05 - 1:20 PM
Break & Visit Exhibits
1:20 - 2:35 PM
Advancing Solid Tumor Cell Therapy

Novel Therapies in Gynecologic Malignancies

Novel Precision Therapeutics in GU Malignancies: Theranostics & Antibody Conjugates
Toyosi Odenike, MD
Dan Olson, MD

John Moroney, MD

Russ Szmulewitz, MD
2:35 - 2:40 PM
Closing Remarks
Toyosi Odenike, MD
Walter Stadler, MD
Toyosi Odenike, MD
2:40 PM
2:40 - 3:40 PM
Trainees Post-Conference Reception: Developing a Career in Clinical Research
Walter Stadler, MD
Toyosi Odenike, MD

*The agenda is subject to change.

David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
1201 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
The David Rubenstein Forum combines a variety of spaces, both formal and informal, large and small, calm and animated, focused and diffuse, scheduled and spontaneous. Its ten-story tower features vibrant and distinct “neighborhoods.” For example, the third and fourth floors are home to Friedman Hall, a 285-seat auditorium optimized for spoken word, including keynote speeches, invited-speaker addresses, and select performances; these floors and other neighborhoods are connected by a two-story lounge. Meeting rooms on the eighth and ninth floors feature premium furnishings, finishes, and equipment, such as the Peter May Boardroom, a tiered meeting space that seats over 70. The Rubenstein Forum’s unique position on the Midway allows for expansive views toward the campus and surrounding communities as well as downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.


Visit the David Rubenstrein Forum's website! For more information about the program, contact Meeting Achievements via e-mail.

A block of rooms has been held at The Study at the University of Chicago for May 9, 2024.

Featuring 167 rooms including nine brand signature Study units and a complement of premium Suites. Rooms are equipped with all the amenities the modern traveler needs—whether he or she is a scholarly guest seeking the perfect leather reading chair, a visiting executive in need of an expansive work desk, or a prospective student looking for a view of the campus through floor-to-ceiling windows. All guestrooms feature comfortable feather-topped beds, Frette linens and towels, a soft leather chair and ottoman from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, lighting from Spain-based Marset, and modern bathrooms with C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Guests enjoy essential complimentary amenities including wireless high-speed Internet, bottled water, newspapers, and morning coffee available through our Living Room.

The Study is located at 1227 E 60th St, right next door to the Rubenstein Forum. Learn more at their website.

Rates $259/night (Rate does not include applicable state and local taxes.)

Reservations When calling or emailing, reference the group name: Developmental Therapeutics Symposium

•    Phone: 773-643-1600
•    Email: reservations.chicago@studyhotels.com
•    Individual guests must make their reservations no later than April 9, 2024, at 5:00 PM CST.

Check-in/Check-Out Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Checkout time is noon.
Late Check-Out Fee If a guest wishes to check out after the noon check-out time, a late check-out fee may be charged to that guest's account. Although the hotel will attempt to accommodate the requests for late check-out, this option may not be available to all guests based on the hotel’s occupancy and housekeeping requirements.
Individual Cancellation A 24-hour cancellation policy will apply to each reservation. To avoid a one-night room and tax cancellation penalty, reservations must be canceled by 3 PM CST 24 hours before the arrival date of May 9, 2024.
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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 support@meetingachievements.com.
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.
Walter M. Stadler, MD  Walter M. Stadler, MD
  Fred C. Buffett Professor of Medicine and Surgery
  Dean for Clinical Research
  Senior Advisor to Comprehensive Cancer Center Director

  Olatoyosi Odenike, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Director, Leukemia Program

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships 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 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 5.25 contact hours.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Other Participant Credit
Other participants 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: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
This conference offers a tremendous opportunity to highlight your company's products, services, and achievements in front of a wide array of key decision-makers. Increase your company profile by participating as an exhibitor at this exciting event.
We are pleased to provide opportunities for organizations to advertise their products and services to symposium participants. Whether you are displaying your products in the exhibit space, interacting with physicians during a break, or gaining brand recognition for your company through program acknowledgments, your message will reach physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
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CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a 50% administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by April 10, 2024. No refunds will be made after April 10, 2024.

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