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2018 Executive Sponsors

Adaptive Biotechnologies
Imaging Endpoints
Mitra Biotech
nanoString Technologies

2018 Associate Sponsors

Boston Immunetech
Defined health

2018 Exhibitors

Axio Research
Intrinsic Imaging

2018 Supporting Partners

Patient Empowerment
Trout Group

2018 Educational Partners


2018 Media Partners

BioPharm Insight
BioPharma Dive
Endpoints News
Technology Networks


Designed by lead advisors Axel Hoos, MD, PhD, SVP, Oncology R&D, GlaxoSmithKline, and James Gulley, MD, PhD, Head, Immunotherapy Section, Director, Medical Oncology Service, Office of the Clinical Director, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, more than 25 speakers cover the full spectrum of IO research and development, from translational and clinical to emerging technologies, business aspects, investor relations and trends in the field.


Day One of this year’s event starts with the Discovery & Preclinical Plenary Session, which includes presentations on NK Cell CARs; target discovery for CAR-Ts and TCRs; combination IDO1 and PD-1 inhibition in metastatic melanoma; and the early clinical data on dual targeting of PDL1 and TGF Beta. The Investor Relations in Immunotherapy Plenary Session begins with a keynote evaluating and forecasting the IO space given by Andrew Baum, MD, Head of Global Healthcare, Managing Director, Equity Research, Citi, then continues with a venture capitalist perspective on the IO landscape, and an investor roundtable on the role of IO within large pharma moderated by Axel Hoos. The Translational Science and Biomarkers Plenary Session concludes the day with sessions on: the role of anitbody isotypes for agonist antibodies; immune suppression in the tumor micro-environment; the MORPHEUS Novel CIT Platform to address multiple combinations; cancer vaccinations and biomarkers of response; using TC Clonality for detecting minimal residual disease; the use of imaging biomarkers for immunotherapy; neoantigen approaches for biomarkers; and emerging concepts for detecting minimal residual disease using liquid biopsies.


Day Two begins with the New Trends & Collaboration Plenary Session. Presentations include a BioCentury report on industry trends, a bulletin from Endpoint News, a progress update on the Cancer Moonshot, and information on immuno-oncology progress in China. The IO Emerging Technologies & Innovative Solutions Plenary Session showcases companies with technologies and solutions that will help IO stakeholders advance developments to provide treatment for cancer patients. The day ends with a choice between concurrent sessions. The first option is the Business Aspects Plenary Session, which covers a summary of IO deals; a large pharma perspective on IO licensing technology; the payer perspective on arriving at a new pricing model for IO; and finally a panel on talent management for IO. The second option is the Clinical Operations for IO Trials Plenary Session, which features a specialized section on the building blocks of clinical trial design and operations.


Day Three opens with the Clinical Aspects Plenary Session. Topics covered include: balancing benefit and toxicity from immunotherapeutics and how to make recommendations to patients; maintenance therapy in NSCLC; Keytruda in combination with chemo in NSCLC; an update on Tecentriq (Atezolizumab) in bladder cancer; the role of PDL1 on survival; the FDA viewpoint on bladder cancer data; the changing treatment landscape in NSCLC; Pembrolizumab as a broad spectrum anticancer therapy both as mono and combination therapy; and the differences in long term benefit between classes of checkpoint modulators. The summit concludes with the Trout Group Situation Room. The session includes fireside chats with IO CEOs, a presentation on the investor lifecycle and how to maneuver at each stage of financing from seed to public market; and a panel discussion on immuno-oncology CEOs checking the target.


Throughout the entire conference, there are numerous possibilities for networking, as well as dedicated times for one-on-one partnering meetings. All breaks will be held in the exhibition hall where attendees can meet with organizations that provide tools and resources which may be helpful in supporting and advancing their IO pipelines. There will also be small, numbered tables during the conference, which attendees can reserve for one-on-one meetings in advance or onsite via the Trout Group partnering software tool. We invite you to join us at the end of Day Two in the exhibition hall for a Networking Reception.

We look forward to meeting you February.



Kate Woda
IO360° Director

“Now in its fourth year, IO360° continues to help the immuno-oncology community stay at the forefront of the most relevant research and developments from key industry leaders, who have their fingers on the pulse of cancer immunotherapy.” – Kate Woda, IO360° Director