5th International Conference on Cytokines in Cancer

Program - Wednesday, May 17

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    You want to arrive at the Kos International Airport "Hippocrates" (IATAKGSICAOLGKOand take a taxi from the airport to the hotel (~55 EUR). To book a transfer you may use https://www.kostaxi.eu

    Accommodation Tax

    An accommodation tax of € 4.00 per room night will apply, and will be charged automatically to the individual guest’s extras accounts. 


    Accommodations for the conference are at the Grecotel Kos Imperial. The hotel is located 30 km from the airport.  Please take a taxi from the airport to the conference venue. 

    Arrival and Check-in

    It is expected that attendees will arrive/check-in after 3:00 pm. Anyone arriving after 10:30 pm on the first day should make alternative dinner arrangements.

    Conference Venue

    The Conference Center is located at the hotel. 

    Handicapped Accessibility

    The site is fully handicapped accessible.

    Oral Presentations

    Speakers are asked to bring their USB flash drive to the reception desk at least 30 minutes prior to the session.  The allocated time for all presentations, unless otherwise indicated, includes five minutes Q&A.

    City Tour

    Buses for the city tour will depart from the hotel front lobby at 3:30 pm. Badges are required for participation. 


    Breakfast for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served at the hotel main restaurant during the hours scheduled in this program. 

    Lunches/Informal Discussions

    Lunches for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served during the times indicated in this program at the main restaurant and only after the session has finished. Badges are required for admission.

    Dinners/Informal Discussions

    Three of the dinners/informal discussion will be served during the times indicated in the program. Vegetarian entrees are available only upon request in advance of the meeting.  Please contact info@aegeanconferences.org. 

    Internet, Phone, & Computer

    Wireless Internet access is located throughout the conference center free of charge during meeting hours. There are computers available in the hotel’s business center for the use of the attendees. Phone service is available for an additional charge from your hotel room.

    Certificate of Participation

    A Certificate of Participation will be distributed to a participant for those sessions that the participant has attended. A participant must attend an entire session to receive credit for that particular session. Late arrivals and early departures from a session will preclude a participant from receiving credit for that session. 

    Passports and Visa
    Participants are advised to check on their individual requirements before attending any Aegean Conference meeting. Visa applications should be filed at the nearest Greek Embassy in the country in which you are resident, at least three months prior to the anticipated departure date.

    Letters of Invitation
    Letters of invitation to attend an Aegean Conference meeting will be issued only to:

    • Authors of accepted abstracts
    • Fully paid registrants

    Note: Invitations are issued at the discretion of Aegean Conferences, and requests for letters will be accepted only 60 days prior to the conference start date.

    Liability and Insurance
    Neither the organizers, nor the Aegean Conferences will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during meeting period. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance.  

    Other Information

    Animals are not permitted on site.

    Badges are required for admission to all events.

    All Aegean Conferences events are non-smoking.

    No Photographs and Recording Devices

    Participants are not allowed to photograph and/or record using cameras, mobile telephones and other recording devices during the slide and poster presentations. 

    Code of Conduct Policy 

    Aegean Conferences is committed to making its meetings an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. The code of conduct can be viewed here. 

Wednesday, May 17

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Cancer immunotherapy and autoimmunity
Chair: Nancy Reich Marshall
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Association of the microbiome with response and toxicity to immune checkpoint inhibitors
Stephanie S Watowich
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Proteolytic regulation of CD73 by TRIM21 orchestrates tumor immunogenicity
Yong none Wan
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Localized type I interferon therapy improves immune infiltration and PD-blockade in a mouse melanoma model
Gideon Schreiber and Daniel Harari
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Interferon epsilon has tumour suppressor activities in ovarian cancer.
Paul J Hertzog
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Uncovering opportunities for immune targeting of bone metastases
Belinda S Parker
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Coffee Break
Cytokines in cancer
Chairs: Eleanor Fish and Belinda Parker
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
JAK/BCL2 inhibition acts synergistically with LSD1 inhibitors to selectively target ETP-ALL.
Jody J Haigh
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Characterization of the SLFN5 Role in the Regulation of Immune Cells and Natural Killer (NK) Cells Anti-Tumor Activity
Markella Zannikou1, Mariafausta Fischietti1, Ricardo Ernesto Perez1, Elspeth Morrison Beauchamp1, Diana Saleiro1, Frank Eckerdt1, Eleanor N. Fish2, and Leonidas C. Platanias1
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
A tuft cell - ILC2 signaling circuit provides therapeutic targets to inhibit gastric metaplasia and tumor development
Ryan N O’Keefe1, Annalisa LE Carli1, David Baloyan1, David Chisanga1, Wei Shi1, Shoukat Afshar-Sterle 1, Moritz F Eissmann1, Ashleigh R Poh1, Bhupinder Pal1, Cyril Seillet2, Richard M Locksley3, Matthias Ernst1, and Michael Buchert1
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
CD103-expressing CD56+ regulatory ILCs suppresses intratumoural T cells and are associated with poor clinical outcomes
Douglas C Chung1,3, Jehan Vakharia2, Kathrin Warner2, Nicolas Jacquelot2, Azin Sayad2, SeongJun Han1,2, Maryam Ghaedi2, Carlos Garcia-Batres2, Alisha R Elford2, Jessica A Matthews4,5, Ben X Wang2, Linh T Nguyen2, Patricia A Shaw6, Blaise A Clarke6,7, Marcus Q Bernardini6,7, Sarah E Ferguson6, Sarah Q Crome1,4,5, and Pamela S Ohashi1,2
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Cancer cell SMAD4 mutations drive increased myeloid cell infiltration in the tumor microenvironment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Robbie Jin1,2, Maria Teresa Ciudad2, Zhe Qi Liu1,2, Xin Zhang2, Matthew Bianca1,2, and Tracy McGaha1,2
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Interferon epsilon limits ovarian cancer metastasis via regulation of peritoneal immune cells
Nicole K Campbell1,2, Linden J Gearing1,2, Jodee Gould1,2, Georgie Wray-McCann1, Nicole A de Weerd1, and Paul J Hertzog1,2
01:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Enhanced IFN sensing by aggressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells
Yu Xuan Luo, David Spaner, Yonghong Shi, and Guizhi Wang
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Lunch and Informal Discussions
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
City Tour
07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Dinner and Informal Discussions