Tang Prize Inaugurates New Lecture at EB 2015

  • James P. Allison, 2014 Tang Prize Laureate in Biopharmaceutical Science
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An annual gathering of biology’s best and brightest from all over the world, Experimental Biology (EB) attracts over 14,000 experts and scientists and over 300 commercial representatives from more than 65 countries to meet and discuss the latest research, trends, and products in the diverse field of biology. Topics covered at the event are comprehensive, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, nutrition, and pharmacology. The organization behind the meeting is composed of six sponsoring societies and a number of guest societies; it also sees annual participation from government and industry sectors from Taiwan, including the Nutrition Society of Taiwan.
This year’s event will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. What makes this year different is that it marks the first year of participation from the Tang Prize Foundation, which awarded its inaugural prizes in September of last year (2014). For purposes of promoting research and innovation in the field of biopharmaceutical science—one of the prize’s four categories—the Foundation will be signing a memorandum of cooperation with EB that coordinates the two organizations over the next ten years.
One part of this cooperative effort is the Tang Prize lecture to be held at the meeting, beginning this year, 2015. On March 31, inaugural laureate in Biopharmaceutical Science Dr. James P. Allison will be delivering the keynote, entitled Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities, to a crowd of scientists interested in the new and burgeoning field of cancer immunotherapy.
Founded in December 2012 by Dr. Samuel Yin, the Tang Prize is aimed at bringing more attention to the fields most crucial to the 21st Century. With the prize’s first year of participation in international events like Experimental Biology, those very fields are set to reach an ever expanding scope of the academic community.
Tang Prize Lecture at EB 2015
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James P. Allison, Tang Prize Laureate 
Host: Dr. Shu Chien
Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 3:00 PM. 
Place: Room 156B&C, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Lecture Title:  Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities