Agenda

Please note: this agenda is a working version and therefore subject to change

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019

Time Event Description Location
TBA Meeting of the Board of Directors The Library (Fairmont)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM HQP Registration Open Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
2:30 – 7:00 PM General Registration Open Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
12:30 – 5:30 PM HQP Development Day
Sponsored by adMare BioInnovations
*Various*
12:30 – 1:15 PM HQP Lunch (for HQP delegates only) Carson Hall BC
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Introduction & Welcome Carson Hall BC
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Industry Talks Carson Hall BC
2:05 – 2:45 PM Panel Discussion Carson Hall BC
2:50 – 3:40 PM HQP Concurrent Breakout Sessions Colwood Room VCC
View Royal VCC
James Room Fairmont
Rattenbury A Fairmont
Bengal Room Fairmont
3:40 – 4:10 PM HQP Networking Coffee Break Carson Hall Foyer
4:10 – 5:00 PM HQP Concurrent Breakout Sessions Colwood Room VCC
View Royal VCC
James Room Fairmont
Rattenbury A Fairmont
Bengal Room Fairmont
5:30 PM HQP Development Day Adjourns
5:30 – 6:30 PM Learning Institute Meet and Greet Sidney Room (VCC)
6:15 – 7:15 PM Welcome Reception
Browse our sponsor exhibits: Speakers and conference delegates will gather for light refreshments, drinks and conversation.
Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
7:15 – 8:15 PM Welcome Dinner
Enjoy a delicious dinner with your colleagues and kick off the 2019 Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy in style!
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
8:00 – 8:15 PM Welcome: John Bell, BioCanRx
8:15 – 9:30 PM Opening Keynote Session
Chair: John Bell, BioCanRx
8:15 – 8:30 PM – Patient Representative
8:30 – 9:15 PM – Len Seymour, University of Oxford

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019

Time Event Description Location

Additional Meeting Rooms on Monday:

7:00 – 7:00 PM Metchosen: Drop in meeting room
7:00 – 7:00 PM Colwood/View Royal: On-hold meeting room
7:00 – 7:00 PM Sidney: Learning Institute Meeting Room


Registration Desk open 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Browse sponsor exhibits 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
7:00 – 8:00 AM Learning Institute Knowledge Exchange Session (Closed meeting) Sidney Room (VCC)
8:00 - 8:10 AM Morning Welcome: John Bell, BioCanRx Carson Hall BC (VCC)
8:10 – 10:10 AM Plenary Session 1: Immunotherapy 101
Chairs: Jeanette Beaudreau, Dalhousie University and Ismael Samudio, Virogin Biotech Ltd.
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
10:15 – 10:30 AM Sponsor Pitches: Presentations from our exhibitors Carson Hall BC (VCC)
10:30 - 10:50 AM Coffee Break: Refreshments available. Browse sponsor exhibits. Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Poster Session 1 Preparation: Put up posters Carson Hall A (VCC)
10:50 AM - 12:30 PM Plenary Session 2: Gene Editing in Cancer Immunotherapy
Chairs: Kevin Hay, BC Cancer Agency and Brad Nelson, BC Cancer Agency
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
12:30 - 2:50 PM Lunch & Networking Break Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
12:30-1:00 PM Meet the Experts Panel Lunch Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont)
1:00 - 2:30 PM Meet the Experts Panel
HQP will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with leading experts from across different sectors in cancer immunotherapy
Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont)
2:00 – 2:50 PM Learning Institute Small Group Meeting (Closed meeting) Sidney Room (VCC)
2:50 - 4:30 PM Plenary Session 3: Oxford-style debate
Chair: John Bell
Combattants: Rebecca Auer, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Jonathan Bramson, McMaster University
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
4:30 - 5:00 PM Trainee Speed Poster Session Carson Hall BC (VCC)
5:00 - 7:00 PM Poster Session 1 & Reception: Light snacks available. Carson Hall A (VCC)
Dinner on own tonight.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

Time Event Description Location

Additional Meeting Rooms on Tuesday:

7:00 – 6:00 PM Metchosen: Drop in meeting room
7:00 – 6:00 PM Colwood/View Royal: On-hold meeting room
7:00 – 10:00 PM Sidney: Learning Institute Meeting Room


Registration Desk open 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Browse sponsor exhibits 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
7:00 – 8:00 AM Learning Institute Knowledge Exchange Session (Closed meeting) Sidney Room (VCC)
8:00 - 8:10 AM Morning Welcome: Jen Quizi, BioCanRx Carson Hall BC (VCC)
8:10 –10:10 AM Plenary Session 4: Highlighting BioCanRx Clinical Trials
Chairs: Natasha Kekre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Marcus Butler, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
10:10 – 10:30 AM Coffee Break: Refreshments available. Browse our sponsor exhibits. Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Poster Session 2 Preparation: Put up posters. Carson Hall A (VCC)
10:30 AM – 12:15 PM Plenary Session 5: Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Resistance
Chair: Tommy Alain, CHEO Research Institute
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
12:15 – 2:00 PM Lunch & Networking Break Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
12:30 - 2:00 PM Patient Researcher Round Table Lunch
(Pre-registration required) Invitation Only – Limited Capacity
Oncology patients and representatives from charities and patient- advocacy NGOs from across Canada will join junior and senior BioCanRx researchers for a roundtable lunch where they will present their research projects and discuss ideas around opportunities and challenges for patient-researcher partnerships.
Buffet lunch provided
Colwood I/II (VCC)
2:00 – 4:00 PM Plenary Session 6: Patient Plenary
Chairs: Nicole Mittmann, CADTH and Alex Chambers, pCODR
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
4:00 - 4:30 PM Trainee Speed Poster Presentation Carson Hall BC (VCC)
4:30 - 6:30 PM Poster Session 2 & Reception - Light snacks available.
*Poster Session 2 Take down posters: Posters must be removed by 9 p.m.
Carson Hall A (VCC)
6:45 - 11:00 PM Join us at CANOE Brewpub for an informal evening including dinner and refreshments. The venue is a 15-minute walk from The Fairmont Empress.
You must be registered for this event to attend.
Please drink responsibly.
Sponsored by Turnstone Biologics
Night Out – CANOE Brewpub

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019

Time Event Description Location

Additional Meeting Rooms on Wednesday:

7:00 – 1:00 PM Metchosen: Drop in meeting room
8:00 – 7:00 PM Colwood/View Royal: On-hold meeting room
7:00 – 1:00 PM Sidney: Learning Institute Meeting Room


Registration Desk open 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Browse sponsor exhibits 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
7:00 – 8:00 AM Learning Institute Knowledge Exchange Session (Closed meeting) Sidney Room (VCC)
8:00 - 8:10 AM Morning Welcome: Stéphanie Michaud, BioCanRx Carson Hall BC (VCC)
8:10 – 10:10 AM Plenary Session 7: Brain Cancer Immunotherapy
Chair: Sheila Singh, McMaster University
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
10:10 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break: Refreshments will be available. Browse sponsor exhibits. Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
10:30 - 11:30 AM Closing Keynote Session
Chair: John Bell, BioCanRx
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Awards & Closing Remarks
Chair: John Bell, BioCanRx
Carson Hall BC (VCC)
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM Trainee Award Ceremony
Harold Atkins, Chair, BioCanRx HQP Development Committee
12:05 - 12:15 PM Closing Remarks John Bell, BioCanRx
12:15 Lunch – 'Grab & Go' bag lunches provided. Carson Hall Foyer (VCC)
Conference Ends