Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 2nd Annual

Symposium: Immunology for Biotherapeutics

Understanding and Manipulating the Immune System for Therapeutic Advantage

October 15, 2019


Many of the exciting developments in drug discovery and development today concern the immune response and its manipulation and control. Our understanding of immune involvement in therapeutic disorders and their treatment is developing rapidly. T and B lymphocyte subsets, innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), macrophages, dendritic cells and cytokines are all involved in a complex manner. There is the potential for manipulation for therapeutic advantage, yet the danger disastrous consequences if not well understood. At this symposium, attendees will find out how to utilize the immune system and overcome inhibitory factors without overlooking potential safety issues.


Coverage will include, but is not limited to:


  • Current understanding of the role of T regulatory cells and their modulation
  • Antigen processing and presentation: The basis of T cell activation
  • The importance of innate immunity /current understanding of the role of the innate immune system and implications for biotherapeutics
  • Applying bispecific technology to modulate the immune response for therapeutic intervention
  • Immunology safety considerations for biotherapeutics
  • Biopharmaceutical product immunogenicity: What causes it and what are the safety and efficacy consequences?
  • Vaccines: Understanding the mode of action, progress to date, and on-going challenges
  • Harnessing the body’s natural immune response to fight cancer
  • Adoptive T cell therapy


If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.


The deadline for priority consideration is Friday, April 5.


All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.


For more details on the conference, please contact:
Nicole Lyscom PhD

Senior Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: +44 7791 866489


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Carolyn Cooke

Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-972-5412