Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Highlights from the 2014 Antibody Engineering Agenda

Today, we're giving you highlights from the 2014 Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Agenda-at-a-Glance:

Sunday Agenda - December 7, 2014
  • Workshop #1 - The Nuts and Bolts of Antibody Development: Accelerating Antibody Drugs to the Clinic
  • Workshop #2 - Advances in Precision Targeting

Monday Agenda - December 8, 2014
  • Keynote Speakers:
    • o James Wells, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF
    • o Ian Tomlinson, Ph.D., SVP, WWBD and Biopharmaceuticals R&D, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
    • o Douglas A. Lauffenburger, Ph.D. , Professor of Bioengineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • o Ira Pastan, M.D., Co-Chief Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute
    • o Anthony Rees, DPhil, Principal, Rees Consulting AB and Emeritus Professor, University of Bath
  • Sessions topics:
    • o Immunocytokine Engineering
    • o The High-hanging Fruit: Targeting Difficult Antigens
  • Day 1 Training Course: Introduction to Antibody Engineering
  • • Opening of Exhibit & Poster Hall
  • • Evening Mardi Gras-themed Networking Cocktail and Food Reception
Tuesday Agenda - December 8, 2014
  • Session topics:
    • o High Quality Research Antibodies against the Proteome
    • o Why is Choosing Targets for Bispecific Antibodies so Difficult
    • o Antibody-based Therapeutics for Diabesity
    • o Preclinical and Clinical Case Studies: Emerging Targets, New Approaches
  • Day 2 of Training Course: Introduction to Antibody Engineering
    • o Evening International Food Festival-themed Networking Cocktail and Food Reception

Wednesday Agenda - December 10, 2014
  • Session topics:
    • o Antibody Effector Functions
    • o New Targets and Applications in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
    • o Engineering Antibody Developability Expression, Solubility and Polyreactivity
    • o Emerging Clinical Data with Therapeutic Antibodies and ADCs
  • Special Session of The Antibody Society: Antibodies to Watch in 2015

Thursday Agenda - December 11, 2014
  • Session topics:
    • o Antibody Repertoires: Next Generation Sequencing, Data Analysis, Storage and Sharing
    • o The Best of Both Worlds: Antibodies with Enhanced or Multiple Functionalities
    • o Antibody Therapeutics for Non-Cancer Indications

Take an in-depth look at this year's highlights by downloading the 2014 agenda. Would you like to join us this December in Huntington Beach? As a reader of this blog, when you register to join us and mention code XP14172BLOG, you'll save 20% off the standard rate!

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