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December 9-13, 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego,
San Diego, CA

Accelerate Next Generation Antibodies to Commercial Success

Find the latest science, technology and partners in antibody engineering, immunobiology and next generation binders

Will you be one of the 1,000 global scientists and executives who will be in San Diego for unparalleled scientific exchange and networking?

New Additions!

Newly Added Speakers and Sessions!

Andreas Plückthun, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zürich, Switzerland
The Role of Structure in Creating Binding Proteins with Prescribed Modes of Action

Badrul Chowdhury, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President, R&D, and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity iMED Head, Medimmune
Benralizumab, A Monoclonal Antibody Engineered for Enhanced NK-cell Mediated Eosinophil Depletion

John Desjarlais, Ph.D., SVP and Chief Scientific Officer, Xencor, Inc.
Activation of T Cells with Multi-checkpoint Blockade and Modified Cytokines

Bryan Briney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, The Scripps Research Institute
An Atlas of B-cell Clonal Distribution in the Human Body

New Closing Plenary Session!

A Tribute to George P. Smith and Sir Greg Winter, Winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

Celebrating the Contributions of George P. Smith, Extraordinary Inventor, Mentor and Friend

  • Jamie Scott, MD, PhD - Professor and Canada Research Chair , Simon Fraser University                

Display Technology: Past, Present and Future 

  • John McCafferty, PhD - CEO and Founder, IONTAS and Co-Inventor of Antibody Phage Display

Exploiting the Diverse Functions of FcRn to Generate Therapeutics 

  • Sally Ward, PhD - Professor, University of Southampton and Texas A&M University Health Science Center 
Winners of the Antibody Society's Student/Postdoc Poster Competition!

Short Oral Poster Presentations will be made by the winners of the Antibody Society's Student/Postdoc Poster Competition.

Potent and Selective Antitumor Activity of a T cell-engaging Bispecific Antibody Targeting a Membrane-proximal Epitope of ROR1

  • Junpeng Qi, Postdoctoral Associate, The Scripps Research Institute

Third Generation Antibody Discovery: In Silico Rational Design

  • Pietro Sormanni, Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

New and Refreshed for 2018!

New Data. New Applications. New Targets
  • Learn how to engineer antibody therapeutics with improved drug-like properties to gain a competitive advantage over existing therapeutics already on the market
  • Explore novel drug targets and discovery technologies to help you engineer and develop next-generation antibody/protein therapeutics and expand your target universe
  • Decide which therapeutic modality (antibody therapeutic, bispecific, fusion protein, antibody alternative, ADC, CAR-T) will give you the best chance of success in therapeutic development
Cutting-Edge Case Studies of Next-Generation Antibodies
  • Discover techniques to manipulate the immune system and understand immunotherapeutic mechanisms of antibodies for drug development
  • Find therapeutic applications of antibodies beyond cancer including neurodegenerative disease, infectious disease, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, obesity and more 
  • Discover new frontiers in novel therapeutic development by hearing new data from over 135 speakers who will share preclinical and clinical results from their current programs
New for 2018
  • Predict immune responses in your antibody drugs and accelerate your pipeline with NEW session on immunogenicity
  • Explore biology, mechanisms and therapeutic potential of the gut microbiome with NEW session on microbiome therapeutics
  • Examine the interplay between the immune system and antibody therapeutic development with NEW workshop on immuno-engineering
"This is the conference to go to if you need to keep up with the fast-paced therapeutic antibody industry."

    - Jian Yao, TopAlliance Biosciences


The Most Innovative Science From Industry and Academic Experts
  • Start the day with 4 must-attend keynotes from trail-blazing researchers in antibody therapeutics.
  • Evaluate technologies that can help your R&D at the Scientific Briefing sessions. 
  • Hear over 135 case studies and industry updates.

Partner with Global Antibody Innovators and Suppliers
  • Collaborate with 900+ attendees from leading pharma, biotechs, and academia from North America, Asia and Europe.
  • Accelerate towards commercial success by connecting with 75+ leading technology and service providers.
The Most Networking Opportunities at The Largest Meeting
  • Find potential partners for research projects via the simple and easy-to-use attendee networking app.
  • Mix and mingle at the two cocktail receptions and two networking lunches.
  • Chat about cutting-edge antibody research with poster presenters--or better yet--present your own poster!

130+ Posters - Submit Yours for Consideration

The deadline to submit an abstract and be included in the conference documentation is Friday, November 9, 2018 (full payment for conference and poster fee must be received by this date). After that date, posters are on a space-available basis.

Please note that all poster presenters must be registered attendees. Submitting an abstract does not guarantee acceptance of your poster. You will be notified by the Event Review Committee if your presentation has been selected.

NEW for 2018! Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Student/Postdoc Poster Competition. Sponsored by: The Antibody Society
Learn About the Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Student/Postdoc Poster Competition Here


THE FUTURE OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - Emerging trends and the next generation of antibody therapeutics

About the Antibody Society

The Antibody Society is an international, non-profit representing individuals and organizations involved in antibody-related research and development. The Society has a variety of initiatives and working groups focused on improving the antibody field. 

We are:

- Creating opportunities for education and networking;

- Monitoring and reporting advances in the commercial pipeline for antibody and CAR-T therapeutics;

- Creating standards for characterizing antibody and T-cell receptor repertoires, and engaging this field;

- Engaging government and international agencies on matters concerning the antibody community;

 Please join us!