Jonas Center Cellular Therapy Symposium

Chicago, IL US
September 16, 2022


Adoptive immunotherapy has shown encouraging results in the treatment of select hematologic malignancies and has the promise to also be applied to a wider range of diseases. In 2020, a generous gift from the Jonas family established the David and Etta Jonas Center for Cellular Therapy at UChicago Medicine. This center aims to unite a multidisciplinary team of experts to accelerate research and the clinical development of cellular therapeutics. To further this goal, the inaugural Jonas Center Cellular Therapy Symposium gathers University of Chicago faculty and other national experts to discuss the basic science and translational research aspects of cellular therapies for hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, and non-oncologic conditions.

This conference will facilitate scientific discussion, foster collaboration, and disseminate knowledge on cellular therapy in order to ultimately improve the lives of patients.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify current applications of CAR T-cell therapy in hematologic malignancies;
  • Describe pre-clinical and clinical cellular therapy manufacturing processes;
  • Discuss novel manufacturing techniques including point-of-care cellular therapy manufacturing;
  • List mechanisms of relapse/resistance to cellular therapy;
  • Evaluate strategies to overcome resistance to cellular therapy treatment approaches;
  • Describe current approaches and challenges using cellular therapy in patients with solid tumor malignancies;
  • Identify relevant targets and new therapeutic approaches for cellular therapy in solid tumor malignancies 
  • Consider current strategies using cellular therapy for the treatment of non-malignant conditions;
  • Assess new strategies in the cellular therapy research including targeting neo-antigens.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
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Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.50 Participation
Event starts: 
09/16/2022 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/16/2022 - 4:15pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Jonas Center Cellular Therapy Symposium Agenda
The agenda is subject to change.

David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
1201 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Participants can join us in person or virtually. For questions about the program, contact Meeting Achievements via e-mail.

To learn more about the University of Chicago David Rubenstein Forum visit their website!

A block of rooms has been held at The Study at University of Chicago for September 15-17, 2022. The Study is located at 1227 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637.

RATES $279/night (Rate does not include applicable state and local taxes.)

RESERVATIONS When calling or e-mailing reference the group name: Jonas Center for Cellular Therapy
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Checkout time is 12:00 PM.

LATE CHECK OUT FEE If a guest wishes to check out after the 12:00 PM check out time, a late check out fee may be charged to that guest's individual 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 individual reservation. To avoid a one night’s room and tax cancellation penalty, reservations must be cancelled by 3 PM CST 24 hours prior to the arrival date of September 15, 2022.
Complimentary valet service will be available at the Rubenstein Forum 7:30am – 5:00pm CT on the day of the conference. Street parking is also available.

Please 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 Meeting Achievements 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

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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Professions Credit
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: 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.
Please log in or create an account to register. Once logged in, select the profession type and mode of participation that best suits you and click "Register Now!". For in-person registration, use the discount code to receive the early registration rate. Early registration ends August 5, 2022.
Early registration extended! Register before August 19, 2022 with the listed discount code for a reduced in-person rate.
Profession TypeEarly
Discount CodeRegular
Physician & Academic Researchers$140JPAR22$175$105
Healthcare & Research Professional$95JHRP22$145$85
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 August 16, 2022. No refunds will be made after August 16, 2022.


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