Immunotherapy is one of the priorities in the ASH Agenda for Hematology Research, an important resource that informs various ASH programs and activities, including sessions at the annual meeting, regional scientific meetings, and workshops, as well as ASH’s registry efforts. By creating opportunities for discussion around the latest cutting-edge science in immunotherapy and fostering networking and collaboration among diverse stakeholders, ASH is able to develop strategic priorities to advance its mission of conquering blood disorders.
The following are examples of immunotherapy-related ASH programs.
ASH Annual Meeting Scientific Content
Each year, the ASH annual meeting provides a valuable educational experience and the opportunity to review thousands of scientific abstracts highlighting updates in the hottest topics in hematology. The following are examples of sessions that covered immunotherapy at the 2017 meeting:
- ASH Friday Scientific Workshop on Immunotherapy in Lymphoid Malignancies
- Advances in Cellular Immunotherapy for Lymphoid Malignancies
- Targeting T-Cell Exhaustion
- Clinical Translation of Pluripotent Cell-Derived Off-the-Shelf Natural Killer Cell Cancer Immunotherapy
- Inhibiting TGFβ Signaling in CAR T-Cells May Significantly Enhance Efficacy of Tumor Immunotherapy
For a comprehensive overview of 2017 ASH Annual Meeting sessions that covered immunotherapy, click here.
ASH Regional Scientific Meetings and Workshops
ASH is committed to providing a forum aimed at delivering invaluable scientific content around the emerging area of immunotherapy. The Society does so through its various regional scientific meetings including:
ASH Research Registry Efforts
Leveraging its strengths as a trusted convener, ASH hopes to harness the power of big data to conquer blood diseases worldwide. Through its research registry, ASH will initiate a shared information resource to advance collaborative hematologic research around the globe. This approach will help enhance knowledge by supporting new discoveries and will facilitate the development of novel approaches (including immunotherapy) for the treatment of patients with blood disorders.