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Antibodies as Drugs
joint with Cancer Vaccines: Targeting Cancer Genes for Immunotherapy
Organizer(s): Peter D. Senter, Anna M. Wu, Alan J. Korman and Karl Dane Wittrup
Date: March 06 - 10, 2016
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, Canada
Sponsored by Genentech, Inc., Genmab A/S, ImmunoGen, Inc., Mersana Therapeutics, MorphoSys AG, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
Monoclonal antibodies have had a pronounced impact in medicine and biology, with a broad array of approved agents that are used for the diagnosis, treatment and characterization of cancers, immunological disorders, and infectious diseases. Because of their exquisite target specificities, together with their favorable pharmacologic properties, antibodies are destined to have even increased clinical impact, particularly in diseases that are understood at the molecular level. This Keystone Symposia meeting will focus attention on many of the key advances in antibody-based technologies as well as on where the field is heading. Some of the critical topics to be covered include: 1) Antibody structure and function; 2) Engineered antibodies and antibody-like molecules for improved efficacy; 3) Antibody pharmacologic properties and biologic distribution; 4) Antibody-based therapies for cancer and infectious diseases; 5) Targeting costimulatory pathways and immunological checkpoints; 6) Antibodies as carriers of drugs, cytokines, radioisotopes and imaging agents; 7) Antibody mimetics; 8) Clinical advancements and challenges. This meeting has become an established forum that attracts both new investigators and leaders in the field, coming from academia, industry and research institutes around the globe. The goals of the meeting will be to address the critical issues facing the broad field of antibody-based therapeutics, provide an overview of recent advances and bring together interdisciplinary groups for the generation of new ideas and promising areas of investigation.
Scholarship Deadline: November 5 2015
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 5 2015
Abstract Deadline: December 8 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 7 2016
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Genentech, Inc.Genmab A/SImmunoGen, Inc.Mersana TherapeuticsMorphoSys AGOncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Molecular PharmaceuticsOpsona Therapeutics Ltd
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Adimab, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

EMBO Young Investigator Programme

Genentech, Inc.

Genmab A/S

Juno Therapeutics
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI122357-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AI 122357 - 01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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