Immuno-Colombia Introduction


Immuno-Colombia 2021 Report

The aim of the present course is to gather immunology PhD students and fellows in clinical specialties such as oncology, rheumatology, hematology and allergy among others, to discuss the immunological basis underlying the development of novel immunotherapeutic approaches. The specific aims are:

  • To review the immunological mechanisms and molecules targeted by the new immunotherapeutic strategies.
  • To analyze the seminal research publications related to discovery and translation into clinical useful products.
  • To understand the biotechnological processes required for the manufacturing of these immunotherapeutic agents.
  • To review the clinical trials that demonstrate the efficacy of such treatments and their limitations.
  • To understand the mechanisms of the immune-related adverse events occurring during treatment with these products.
  • To get acquainted with the immunological monitoring procedures and biomarkers used for the follow-up of patients treated with these products.
  • To review the possibilities for the development of new immunotherapeutic agents, as well as new possible applications.

All course´s activities will be on-line, 5 -16 April 2021 beginning at 8:00 (Colombia/US Eastern time), using the platform Zoom administered by the IMMUNOPAEDIA team. Faculty members teaching in the course have provided review papers to help build the online pre-course material.

FacultyTopicLearning Link
Carla RothlinAn introductory overview of immunotherapy Overview of Immunotherapy
Betsy QuackenbushCheck-points blockade-based therapiesCheck-Points Blockade Based Therapies
Dieter KabelitzPerspectives of gamma/delta T-cells for immunotherapy of Cancer Cancer Immunotherapy with γδ T cells
Sonia GuedanCART-T(NK), armored CARs TRUCK therapiesCAR-T, armored CARs and CAR-NK therapies
Gloria VásquezAnti-cytokines therapiesAnti-cytokines Therapies
Soraya ZorroTILS-based therapiesTumor-infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL)
Augusto OchoaMDSC Promote Tumor Growth and EscapeMDSC Promote Tumor Growth and Escape
Olivera FinnCancer vaccinationCancer Vaccines
Klaus PantelImmunological laboratory methods for patient’s follow-up Immunological lab methods for patient’s follow-up
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids Foundation