Training Seminars

Cambridge Healthtech Training Seminars offer real-life case studies, problems encountered and solutions applied, and extensive coverage of the basic science underlying each topic. Experienced Training Seminar instructors offer a mix of formal lectures, interactive discussions and activities to help attendees maximize their learning experiences. These immersive trainings will be of value to scientists from industry and academic research groups who are entering new fields – and to those working in supporting roles that will benefit from an in-depth briefing on a specific aspect of the industry.

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural Training Seminar

Immunology for Biotherapeutics

Understanding and Exploiting the Immune System

October 24-25, 2017

This new training seminar will examine the roles of the various cells involved in the immune response and how they can be manipulated and harnessed for therapeutic purposes, including the role of innate immunity, which is increasingly recognized as having an important role. Attendees will learn about immunotherapy approaches such as modification of T cell function, controlling checkpoint inhibitors, and the CAR-T, TIL and TCR lines of attack, while stressing the safety aspects of immunotherapy. They will also hear about autoimmune disorders, and current approaches with vaccines. The value and limitations of preclinical models will be examined and, of particular relevance to this event, we will examine the impact of immunogenicity on safety and efficacy of biotherapeutics.

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Ethan Shevach, M.D., Senior Investigator, Immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Rakesh Dixit, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D, Global Head, Biologics Safety Assessment, MedImmune, Inc.

Bonnie Rup, Ph.D., Bonnie Rup Consulting

Paul Moore, Ph.D., Vice President, Immunology and Cell Biology, Macrogenics, Inc.



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