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After years of preclinical efforts and numerous clinical studies, therapeutic cancer vaccines remain elusive. This workshop explores the application for the induction of cellular immunity including chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) therapy. Artifi cial T cell receptors are under
investigation as a promising therapy for cancer, we explore this utilisation of this therapy in combination with active vaccination. The workshop also looks at the new class of tumour-specifi c antigens, these “neoantigens”. Although challenges remain in producing and testing neoantigen-based vaccines, a neoantigen vaccine offers a promising new approach at eradicating cancer cells.

Workshop LEADER

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Farzin Farzaneh

Professor of Molecular Medicine, Kings College London

Farzin studied at the universities of Aberdeen and Sussex,
followed by a number of fellowships (Beit, EMBO and MRC),
in UK and the Netherlands. He joined King’s College London
as a lecturer in Molecular Genetics in 1985, founded the
Molecular Genetics Unit in 1986 and was appointed the
founding Head of the Department of Molecular Genetics
in 1993. Farzin has published over 200 scientifi c papers and
two edited books on the Functional Analysis of the Genome
and Cancer Gene Therapy. He is a Qualifi ed Person (QP –
for cell and gene therapy based investigational medicinal
products) and has, since 2001 been the director of a GMP
facility at King’s, manufacturing products for clinical studies
in regenerative medicine and immune therapy of cancer.
He leads an active research group with a current funding
of over £2M per annum from Leukaemia Lymphoma
Research (now Bloodwise), CRUK, National Institute for
Health Research, UK Research Councils, as well as the
biotech and pharmaceutical industry.

Kings College London

King’s College London is a public research university
located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent
college of the federal University of London. King’s was
founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of
Wellington and received its royal charter in the same year.
King’s is known for its noted alumni and staff, including 12
Nobel laureates amongst its alumni and current and former
faculty. King’s alumni and academics have contributed to
a number of important discoveries and advances in many
fi elds, including the discovery of DNA structure, Hepatitis C.

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration and Coffee

14:00 Session 1 Strategies for the induction of cellular immunity

Farzin Farzaneh

Farzin Farzaneh, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Kings College London
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a. Adaptive cellular therapies, including CARs
and “armoured” CAR T cells
b. Active vaccination
c. Antibody based induction of cellular immune
responses

15:00 Session 2 Identifi cation of Immunogenic Cancer Targets

Farzin Farzaneh

Farzin Farzaneh, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Kings College London
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a. Classical differentiation antigens, oncogenes,
etc.
b. Cancer and patient specifi c neo-antigen
mutations
c. Antibody based inhibition of negative immune
regulators

15:40 Topic Heading 7

16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:30 Session 3 Therapeutic implications of the emerging immune oncology knowledge

Farzin Farzaneh

Farzin Farzaneh, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Kings College London
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a. Synthetic personalised neo-antigen
vaccination strategies
b. In vitro expansion of cancer specifi c T cells,
including “armoured” gene specifi c cytolytic
cells
c. Conversion of cancer specifi c immune
inhibitors into cancer specifi c immune
activators
d. Other new immune therapy strategies

17:00 Closing Remarks

Farzin Farzaneh

Farzin Farzaneh, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Kings College London
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17:30 Close of workshop

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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