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Novel Trial Designs, Business Development & Scientific Data for Immuno-Oncology Combinations

2017 Featured Speakers

AxelHoos_colorAxel Hoos, MD, PhD
Patrick_Hwu_colorPatrick Hwu, MD
MD Anderson
Ian McCafferyIan McCaffrey, PhD
Corvus Pharmaceuticals
Julie Hambleton, MD
Stanley Frankel, MD
Roy BaynesRoy Baynes, MD, PhD
Lisa Butterfield, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Ramy Ibrahim, MD
Parker Institute 


The Conference Forum is delighted to present the 2nd annual Rational Combinations 360°, the only event addressing business aspects, novel clinical trial designs and scientific developments for combination immunotherapies.

With promising cancer immunotherapies in the clinic and an encouraging pipeline of new targets being developed, additional discoveries are now under way to determine the most effective rational combinations that are personalized for individual patients and for specific tumor types. Increased emphasis on prioritizing combinations will be crucial for decision-making. Both small and large companies are now racing to bring game-changing combination therapies to the market. As a result, novel therapies and innovative trial designs are creating increased momentum for investment/business development opportunities.

Designed by lead advisors Dr Axel Hoos (GSK), Dr Patrick Hwu (MD Anderson) and Dr Ian McCaffery (Corvus Pharmaceuticals), Rational Combinations 360° provides the most up-to-date progress on combination developments from business aspects, clinical advancements and scientific data that will help prioritize the best cancer treatments for individual patients and tumor types.

The Rational Combinations 360° event delved into key areas including:

  • Derisking of Combination Immunotherapies
  • Clinical Combination Immunotherapies
  • Immuno Resistance – Drivers for Combination Therapy
  • Novel Technologies and Emerging Biomarkers
  • Clinical Manifestations of Immunological Toxicities
  • Business Aspects for Combination Immunotherapy

If you would like to participate in the 2nd annual Rational Combinations 360° program, contact us at

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in June.





Kate Woda
Conference Director

Valerie Bowling New



Valerie Bowling
Executive Director

Meredith Sands B&W-46



Meredith Sands
Executive Director, Business Development

Elizabeth Bard B&W-47



Elizabeth Bard
Business Development Manager




Geeta Bachani
Business Development Manager




Nancy Belis
Conference Planner & Logistics


  • "I absolutely enjoyed the meeting! It was great getting both academia and industry together to discuss how we move forward."

    - Robert Andtbacka, Huntsman Cancer Institute

  • "Thanks so much for putting on a great conference. It was very informative and I was excited to be a part of it. I am looking forward to the next one!"

    - Amanda Bruno, GSK

  • "It was a great conference. I learned a lot and enjoyed the diversity of speakers"

    - Julia Keith, RA Capital

  • "It was great meeting. I really enjoyed the conference and my interactions with several of the participants."

    - Jeffrey Wallin, Genentech