Brain Tumor Funders’ Collaborative
September 25-27, 2019
Chase Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, MO 63108

BTFC Program Meeting 2019



Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Date & Time Event
5:30 PM-6:30 PM Opening Reception, Chase Club Patio
6:30 PM-8:30 PM Dinner, Empire Room

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Date & Time Event
7:30 AM Breakfast Available, Lenox Room
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:30 AM-9:50 AM Joseph Costello, Three dimensional immuno-genomics approach to personalized neoantigen-based
9:50 AM- 10:15 AM Discussions
10:15 AM-10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM-11:05 AM Logan Walsh, Harnessing the brain tumor immune-microenvironment to enhance therapeutic efficacy
11:05 AM-11:30 AM Discussions
11:30 AM-11:50 AM Robert Prins, Active vaccination and the timing of checkpoint blockade dictate effective immunotherapy for glioblastoma
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM Discussions
12:15 PM-1:30 PM Lunch, Plaza Room
1:30 PM-1:50 PM Gary Kohanbash, Interrogating anti-tumor T-cells To develop adoptive cell transfer (ACT) Immunotherapy for pediatric high-grade gliomas
1:50 PM - 2:15 PM Discussions
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM- 3:30 PM Caroline Hertler, “Molecular genetic host-derived and clinical determinants of long-term survival in glioblastoma”
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Discussions
4:30 PM Adjourn
6:00 PM Reception and Dinner, Boathouse in Forest Park (short walk from hotel)
Friday, September 27th, 2019
Date & Time Event
7:00 AM Breakfast Available, Lenox Room
8:00 AM-11:00 AM Funders Only: Follow Up Discussions, Lenox Room
11:00 AM Adjourn; box lunches available




Participant List


Joseph Costello, University of California, San Francisco
Ralph Devitto, American Brain Tumor Association
Aaron Diaz, University of California, San Francisco
Brent Dolezalek, James S. McDonnell Foundation
Susan Fitzpatrick, James S. McDonnell Foundation
Marie-Christine Guiot, McGill University
Caroline Hertler, University Hospital Zurich
Brian Knox, James S. McDonnell Foundation
Gary Kohanbash, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Shandra Koler, Sontag Foundation
John Laterra, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Susan Marshall, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Josh McGowan, Circle of Service Foundation
Joe Megyesi, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Hideho Okada, University of California, San Francisco
Robert Prins, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Doug Rothman, Yale University
Joshua Rubin, Washington University in St. Louis
Joanne Salcido, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Kay Verble, Sontag Foundation
Logan Walsh, McGill University
Nicole Willmarth, American Brain Tumor Association
Pat Yuzawa-Rubin, Circle of Service Foundation