MI Bioresearch Annual AACR Event 2019

April 1, 2019
6:00p - 9:00p EDT
Georgia Aquarium - Oceans Ballroom - Arctic Room


Annual AACR Event 2019 Invitation Banner

Join us for an under the sea adventure!

You are cordially invited to attend MI Bioresearch’s Annual AACR Event 2019 being held in the Oceans Ballroom Arctic Room within the Georgia Aquarium. Come relax and enjoy all of the animals and sea creatures! Join us for a tranquil evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and science. We look forward to seeing you!


  • 5:00p-6:00p – Come early for free admission to see the whole aquarium! (you must enter through the Oceans Ballroom entrance and come to our event area to get a wristband to enter the aquarium)
  • 6:00p – Official Event Start Time – Check-in, Hors d’oeuvres, Full Food Stations, & Drinks
  • 7:10p – Welcome – Dr. Maryland Franklin, VP, Scientific Development, MI Bioresearch
  • 7:15p – Opening Remarks and Guest Speaker Introduction – Dr. Gregor Adams, Director, Scientific Development, MI Bioresearch
  • 7:35p – Feature Presentation and Q&A – Dr. Saul Priceman
  • 8:15p – Closing Statements from MI Bioresearch
  • 8:20p – Desserts and Drinks
  • 9:00p – End time

Featured Topic:
“Advancing CAR T Cells for the Treatment of Solid Tumors”

Impressive clinical efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cell therapy for hematological malignancies have prompted significant efforts in achieving similar responses in solid tumors. The lack of truly restricted and uniform expression of tumor-associated antigens, as well as limited T cell persistence and/or tumor trafficking pose major challenges for successful translation of CAR T cell therapy in solid tumors.

Guest Speaker:
Our guest speaker this year will be Saul J. Priceman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope. Dr. Priceman is a trained tumor immunologist with expertise in T cell biology and cancer immunotherapy. He is committed to rapidly advancing paradigm-shifting immunotherapy to the clinic for patients with cancer, in part because of personal experiences with family and friends who have struggled with the disease. Dr. Priceman received his PhD in 2010 from the University of California, Los Angeles, and subsequently moved to the City of Hope (COH) for his postdoctoral training. In late 2013, he accepted a position as Assistant Research Professor in the T cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory at COH.

Dr. Priceman has authored or co-authored over 30 publications in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Work from Dr. Priceman and his colleagues has also resulted in more than 6 patents (awarded or pending). In 2019, he became Assistant Professor in the Beckman Research Institute and Associate Director of Translational Sciences and Technologies in the T Cell Therapeutics Program. Dr. Priceman’s research interests are centered on cellular immunotherapy, primarily utilizing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. His lab focuses on translational research relevant to developing innovative cellular immunotherapy for the treatment of solid tumors such as prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Priceman is the recipient of several awards, including a National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Young Investigator award, a Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Young Investigator award, and he is a principal investigator on several grants, including a PCF Challenge award, a Department of Defense (DOD) Idea Development award, and a recent California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Discovery award.


Please Note:
Please be sure to use the OCEANS BALLROOM entrance to our event. No admittance to our event is allowed through the main entrance doors of the aquarium. After entering and security, coat and bag check will be available to your right, along with the restrooms. Go through the pre-function area, and down the hall you will find our event space!

If you are taking a cab or shared ride service please tell them the “246 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd” address. If you are driving to this event, parking is available at the Oceans Ballroom entrance of the Aquarium at cost.

Oceans Ballroom Entrance











For more information on the Georgia Aquarium visit: https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/