AI in IO: SITC-NCI Computational IO Series


Program Details

In partnership with and partial funding by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is pleased to launch our fourth "SITC-NCI Computational Immuno-oncology Webinar Series" throughout May-December 2024. This year's series will focus specifically on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of immuno-oncology (IO). As such, the series has been rebranded to "AI in IO: SITC-NCI Computational Immuno-oncology Webinar Series".

Organized by the SITC Big Data and Data Sharing Committee, these nine free-to-attend digital events will help individual research labs to embrace the computational challenges of analyzing and integrating diverse assay data across the spectrum of immuno-oncology using AI. The goal of this special series is to explore the exciting applications and promising implications of the rapidly advancing field of AI for immuno-oncology. All webinars in this series will take place live and be made available in their entirety on the SITC ConnectED platform as enduring materials.

This series will serve as an excellent resource for all stakeholders interested in expanding their knowledge in artificial intelligence and immuno-oncology. Specifically, early career scientists who want to further their training, as well as more senior career individuals who want to implement these techniques for the first time will greatly benefit from the series.

Learning Objectives

The key goals of this training program is to ensure participants remain on the cutting edge of computational immuno-oncology, to increase the participants’ awareness of the NCI-supported Cancer Moonshot Immunotherapy Networks, to enhance scientific engagements between the Cancer Moonshot (SM) Immunotherapy Networks and the broader Cancer Immunotherapy community, and to fulfill the Blue Ribbon Panel goal of acceleration of progress in cancer research.


Collaborative Partners

National Cancer Institute

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

The AI in IO: SITC-NCI Computational Immuno-oncology Webinar Series is partially supported through NIH/NCI Grant #: 3 U24 CA232979-01SA

Interested in supporting this program? The SITC Development team would love to work with you. Contact development@sitcancer.org for more information on how your organization's support can help advance cancer immunotherapy and make "cure" a reality.


Series Schedule and Faculty Information

The following are the dates, times and faculty/moderator information for each of the nine webinars in the series. 

Course 1

Real-Time AI Monitoring & Early Detection of Immune-Related Adverse Events: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

May 2, 2024 - 12–1 p.m. ET 

Faculty

Sara Mullin, PhD, MS
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Moderator

Riyue Bao, PhD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Course 2

AI in Personalized Immunotherapies: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

May 15, 2024 - 12–1 p.m. ET

Faculty

Rachel Karchin, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Moderator

Carsten Krieg, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Course 3

Opportunities and Implications for IO Using AI and Digital Pathology: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

June 20, 2024 - 12:30–1:30 p.m. ET

Faculty

Anne Martel, PhD
University of Toronto

Moderator

Sandhya Prabhakaran, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Course 4

Social Determinants of Health with Large/Moderate Language Models on EHR Data: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

July 30, 2024 - 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET 

Faculty

Danielle Bitterman, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Moderator

Matthew Reilley, MD
University of Virginia

Course 5

Predicting Early Diagnosis and Response with Multimodal AI: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

Aug. 29, 2024 - 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET

Faculty

Anant Madabhushi, PhD
Emory Winship Cancer Institute

Moderator

Alan Hutson, PhD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Course 6

Predicting Drug Resistance and Drug Repurposing with Imaging-Based AI: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

Sept. 25, 2024 - 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET

Faculty

James Zou, PhD
Stanford

Moderator

C. 'Harris' Floudas, MD, DMSc, MS
National Cancer Institute

Course 7

Rationalized Patient Match and Clinical Trial Design with Large/Moderate Language Models on EHR Data: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

Oct. 15, 2024 - 1–2 p.m. ET

Faculty

Zhiyong Lu, PhD
National Center for Biotechnology Information

Moderator

C. ‘Harris’ Floudas, MD, DMSc, MS
National Cancer Institute

Course 8

Federated AI in Training Prediction Models: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

Nov. 13, 2024 - 12–1 p.m. ET

Faculty

Spyridon Bakas, PhD, MS
Indiana University

Moderator

Riyue Bao, PhD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Course 9

Increasing Awareness and Addressing Disparities with Fairness AI: AI in Immuno-oncology

Date of Live Event

Dec. 17, 2024 - 1–2 p.m. ET

Faculty

Hugo Aerts, PhD
Harvard-Mass General Brigham

Moderator

Sandhya Prabhakaran, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center


Series Organizers

Song Liu, PhD

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center NCI Cancer Moonshot IOTN & DRSN
Big Data and Data Sharing Committee, Chair

Carsten Krieg, PhD

Carsten Krieg, PhD

Medical University of South Carolina
Big Data and Data Sharing Committee, Co-Chair

Alan Hutson, PhD

Alan Hutson, PhD

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center NCI Cancer Moonshot IOTN & DRSN
Big Data and Data Sharing Committee, Past Chair

Riyue Bao, PhD

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Big Data and Data Sharing Committee, MEMBER

Past Series

2023 SITC-NCI COMPUTATIONAL IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY WEBINAR SERIES 3

2022 SITC-NCI COMPUTATIONAL IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY WEBINAR SERIES 2

2021 SITC-NCI COMPUTATIONAL IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY WEBINAR SERIES 1

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