SINAInnovations

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hosted its sixth annual SINAInnovations conference on October 17-18 2017. This year’s theme “Cancer” included keynote addresses, short talks, panel discussions and breakout sessions featuring international thought leaders across the range of relevant domains. Sessions and lectures included: Cancer Immunology; Immunotherapy & Immune Monitoring; Viruses and Cancer; Cancer Genetics and Genomics; Personalized omics, Cancer Risk and Management; Novel Therapeutics in Cancer and Post Genomic Age; and Cancer Survivorship and Disparities. The conference defined the astonishing advances in cancer and outlined solutions to overcome obstacles to progress.

 

Tuesday October 17, 2017

 

8:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast/Registration
Location:
 Annenberg West Lobby

9:00 - 9:05 am: Welcome Remarks
Dennis S. Charney, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

9:05 - 9:45 am: Keynote Address - Cancer Immunology
Introduction:
 Steven J. Burakoff, Dean for Cancer Innovation; Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Cancer Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Carl H. June, Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies; Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, University of Pennsylvania

9:45 - 10:15 am: Break
Location:
 Annenberg West Lobby

10:15 - 11:00 am: Panel Discussion - Immunotherapy & Immune Monitoring
Moderator:
 Miriam Merad, Professor and Director, Precision Immunology Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Panelists:

  • Nina Bhardwaj, Director of Immunotherapy; Professor, Department of Medicine - Division of Hematology & Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Judy Lieberman, Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Carl H. June, Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies; Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, University of Pennsylvania

11:00 - 11:30 am: Keynote Address - Viruses and Cancer
Introduction:
 Janice L. Gabrilove, James F. Holland Professor of Medicine and Oncological Sciences; Director, Clinical & Translational Research Education Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Maura Gillison, Professor of Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Mount Sinai Health Hackathon Presentations

 

 

Wednesday October 18, 2017

 

7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast/Registration
Location:
 Annenberg West Lobby

8:30 - 9:00 am: Keynote Address - Cancer Genetics and Genomics (Rudin-Kase Dean's Lecture*)
Introduction:
 Nina Bhardwaj, Director of Immunotherapy; Professor, Department of Medicine - Division of Hematology & Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Elaine Mardis, Co-Executive Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

9:00 - 9:45 am: Panel Discussion - Personalized omics, Cancer Risk & Management
Moderator:
 Ramon Parsons, Icahn Scholar; Ward-Coleman Chair in Cancer Research; Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute; Professor and Chairman, Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director, Mount Sinai Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Health System
Panelists:

  • Kornelia Polyak, Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Mary V. Relling, Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Gavin Thurston, VP, Oncology and Angiogenesis Research, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Victor E. Velculescu, Professor of Oncology and Pathology; Co-Director of Cancer Biology, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

9:45 - 10:15 am: Keynote Address - Novel Therapeutics in Cancer
Introduction:
 Scott L. Friedman, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Jose Baselga, Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

10:15 - 10:35 am: Break
Location:
 Annenberg West Lobby

10:35 - 11:20 am: Panel Discussion - Novel Therapeutics in the Post Genomic Age
Moderator:
 William Oh, Chief of Hematology/Medical Oncology; Associate Director of Clinical Research, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Panelists:

  • Josep M. Llovet, Professor of Medicine; Co-Director, Mount Sinai Liver Cancer Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Roman Perez-Soler, Chair, Department of Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Beverly Mitchell, Director, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Susan B. Horwitz, Distinguished Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Jose Baselga, Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

11:20 am - 12:10 pm: Panel Discussion - Cancer Survivorship and Disparities
Moderator:
 Cardinale B. Smith, Associate Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director of Quality for Cancer Services, Mount Sinai Health System
Panelists:

  • Jill P. Ginsberg, Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Robert A. Winn, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community-Based Practice; Director, University of Illinois Cancer Center; Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Edith P. Mitchell, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Otis W. Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Charles L. Shapiro, Director of Cancer Survivorship and Translational Breast Cancer Research, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

12:10 - 12:15 pm: Closing Remarks

*The Rudin-Kase Dean's Lecture Series at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is generously supported by a grant from the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation.

 

 Keynote Speakers

Carl H. June

Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies
Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
University of Pennsylvania

Carl June is the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is currently Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies and Director of Translational Research in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and is an Investigator of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.

Maura Gillison

Professor of Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Maura Gillison, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine and a CPRIT scholar at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, recruited from Ohio State in March 2017. She is a head and neck medical oncologist and a molecular epidemiologist.

Elaine Mardis

Co-Executive Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Elaine Mardis graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in zoology and completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1989, also at Oklahoma.

Jose Baselga

Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

José Baselga is the Physician-in-Chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Event Organizers: Scott L. Friedman, Janice L. Gabrilove, Ramon Parsons, William Oh, Steven J. Burakoff, Miriam Merad

If you have any questions, you can contact us at sinainnovations@mssm.edu.