Schedule

Nobel Conference 56

All sessions will be live streamed and archived unless a presenter requests otherwise.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time
Event
8:30 a.m. SESSION 1
Doors Open

Musical Prelude
Gustavus Wind Orchestra
Lund Arena

9:30 a.m.

Academic Procession and Conference Opening 
Welcome, Rebecca M. Bergman, President of the College
Nobel Conference 56 Introduction, 2020 Nobel Conference Co-Chair

10 a.m.

How CAR-T and Other T-cell Immunotherapies are Transforming Cancer Treatment
Lecture by Carl June, MD
Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania

10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A
Focus of the discussion will be on advancements in treatment.

11:30 a.m. Lunch Break

Learning Lab
Lund Center Arena
Interactive learning exhibits and booths from non-profits related to cancer.

12:45 p.m. SESSION 2

Musical Prelude
Gustavus Wind Symphony

1 p.m. How Racial and Economic Disparities in Access to Health Care Limit Access to Biologically Derived Drugs

Lecture by Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD
Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina

1:45 p.m.
Making Cancer Biologics More Accessible, Both Technologically and Financially

Lecture by James Thomas, PhD
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Biotherapeutics, President of U.S. Operations, Just-Evotec Biologics

2:15 p.m.
Break
2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A
Focus of the discussion will be on accessibility, the barriers to treatment, ways we can make complex treatments more accessible.

3:30 p.m.

Cancer-Themed Workshops
Listing and description of the workshops.
No ticket required for any of these activities.

4:30 p.m.

Meet the Speakers - Gustavus student exclusive
Gustavus students have an opportunity to participate in conversations with our presenters.
Listing of speakers and rooms will be available in August.
Beck Hall 2nd Floor

5:30 p.m.

 Dinner Break

6 p.m.

Hillstrom Museum of Art Reception
C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
The Museum will remain open until 8 p.m.
No ticket required and not live streamed.

7 p.m.

Music at the Nobel Conference
Christ Chapel
Open to the public without charge; no ticket required. This event will be live streamed.

All sessions will be live streamed and archived unless a presenter requests otherwise.
8:30-9 p.m.

Relay For Life Lighting Ceremony and Walk
Eckman Mall
An inspirational luminaria ceremony will be held as we light the bags in honor or memory of those who have faced a cancer diagnosis. All are free to walk the lit path after the ceremony.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time Event
8:30 a.m.

Doors Open
Lund Arena

9:15 a.m.

SESSION 3

Music Prelude
Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

9:30 a.m.

How Exercise Contributes to Cancer Prevention and Effectiveness of Cancer Treatments
Lecture by Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Behavioral Research Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Penn State Cancer Institute

10:15 a.m.

Bringing Humanity into the Biotechnological Whirlwind of Cancer Treatment
Lecture by Suzanne Chambers, PhD, RN
Dean of the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney

11 a.m.
Break
11:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A
Focus of the discussion will be on chronic care that comes with improved treatment such as the role of exercise and psycho-oncology support for patients.

12 p.m.
Lunch Break

Learning Lab 
Lund Center Arena
Interactive learning exhibits and booths from non-profits related to cancer.

1:15 p.m.
SESSION 4

Music Prelude
Gustavus Jazz Ensemble

1:30 p.m.
Developing New Cancer Drugs: The example of Gleevec and Other Molecularly-targeted Therapies.

Lecture by Charles Sawyers, MD
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis, and Chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as an Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2:15 p.m.
Using Big Data to Better Understand Which Drugs Will Work for Whom

Lecture by Bissan Al-Lazikani, PhD
Computational structural biology, University of Cambridge

3 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A
Focus of the discussion will be on developing the next treatments, how current molecular targeted therapies developed, new targeted treatment options, using data to best identify new drugs.

4 p.m.
Break
5 p.m.

Nobel Conference Banquet Doors Open
Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall, O.J. Johnson Student Union

5:30 p.m.

Nobel Conference Banquet 
Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall, O.J. Johnson Student Union

Reflections from the conference speakers on what was not covered that we should think and learn about and where we can find hope.

Banquet ticket required. 
This event will not be live streamed