Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 2nd Annual

Innate Immunotherapy Summit

Bridging Innate and Adaptive Immunotherapy

October 1-2, 2020


As our knowledge of the complex innate immune system increases, new opportunities to develop novel treatments by utilizing the innate immune cells are significantly enhanced. Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 2nd Annual Innate Immunotherapy Summit will convene all the thought leaders, including industry experts, academic researchers and clinicians, to deepen our understanding of the innate immunity and how to harness its power for effective immunotherapies. This 2-day summit focuses on the current landscape and novel advances in the field of innate immunotherapy, such as natural killer cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. Be part of the conversation on mechanisms of action of innate cells, effective modulating strategies, impact of tumor microenvironment and many more.

Coverage will include, but is not limited to:


  • Homing of innate cells
  • Reprograming tumor microenvironment
    • Depletion of immune suppressive cells
    • Cytokine modulation
    • Metabolism of the TME
    • The role of exosome
  • Novel checkpoint inhibitors
    • CD47-SIRPα
    • PD-1/PD-L1
    • Combination therapy
  • Engineering strategies for innate cell therapies
    • NK cells, CAR-engineered NK cells, gene-modified NK cells, memory-adapt NK cells
    • CAR Treg
    • Gammadelta T cells
    • Macrophage
    • Dendritic cells
    • Myeloid cells
    • Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs)
  • Updates on clinical trials for innate cell therapies
  • In vitro models and discovery technologies for innate cell-based therapies
  • New methodologies of analyzing innate immune cells in the tumor microenvironment (scRNAseq, mass cytometry, high-resolution IHC/ISH)

For more details on the conference, please contact:

Emily Le

Conference Producer

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-247-1812



For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Ashley Parsons

Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-972-1340