Mastering Immunity 2018

Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 September

Museum of Science, Boston, MA

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Understand and manage immune responses in drug and vaccine development


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As targeted immune therapies grow in complexity, understanding and controlling immune regulation has never been more important in the design of therapeutics.

Join experts in both academic and commercial immunology at Mastering Immunity 2018 for a focussed conference to learn the latest developments in this fast-developing field covering multiple aspects of in the development of modern therapeutics. This focussed meeting is a forum for key people involved in wanting to characterize immune modulation following delivery of biologics and other therapies to come together to share knowledge, perspectives and discuss solutions to the complex challenges of immunity in this context. We will focus on manipulation and characterization of both desired (in immuno-oncology and vaccines) as well as unwanted immune responses (i.e. immunogenicity to biotherapeutics or viral vectors).

This meeting, of which the Mastering Immunogenicity series is part of, is now in its seventh consecutive year having also been held in Oxford, UK.  

This year's meeting held at the Museum of Science in Boston offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet and share information with like-minded scientists from other organizations, and to help shape the future of your R&D programs.

Confirmed speakers to date

Vibha Jawa, Director Immunogenicity Strategy & Outsourcing, Merck

Marianne Stanford, VP Research, Immunovaccine Inc.

Zuben Sauna, Division of Hematology, OBRR, CBER, FDA

Daniel Hui, Cell-based Assay Lead, Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

Amy Rosenberg, Division Director, CDER, FDA

Marcus Butler, Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN Toronto

Andrea Ferrante, Principal Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company

Michael Keller, Immunologist, Children's National Health System

More speakers to be confirmed

How will I benefit?



  • Learn the key issues facing drug developers

  • Be informed of the latest strategies for pre-clinical and clinical immune modulation

  • Quality by Design in drug development

  • Be informed of the latest technologies to keep ahead of the competition

  • Case studies

  • Exchange new ideas

  • Meet potential collaborators

  • Discuss current and developing challenges

  • Meet like-minded scientists from other organizations, and to help shape the future of your own R&D programs.

Feedback from previous conferences:

“Mastering Immunogenicity captured the breadth and depth of immunogenicity issues faced by industry today” (Tim Hickling, Pfizer)

“I also had a great time during the meeting. It was truly excellent in content and organization.” (Julio Delgado, University of Utah)

“It was a terrific event, with excellent speakers and great networking/brainstorming opportunities at the breaks and with the roundtable” (Valerie Quarmby, Genentech)

"Great first experience. I enjoyed the breadth of topics" (Laurent Malherbe, Eli Lilly)

 “Great speakers with diverse topics. I enjoyed the deep science and also the opinions from experts in the field” (Xiaoying Chen, Pfizer)

 "Covered a diverse array of subjects. I enjoyed the networking opportunities” (Shinu John, Moderna Therapeutics)

"Excellent event" (George Gunn, Janssen R&D)

"Really liked the interactive environment. In-depth discussions with very relevant colleagues"

 "I really enjoyed the very good quality, sparkling diversity, but still keeping focus"

"Very nice and comprehensive topics in this symposium. I have learnt a lot from it." (Pu Shi, Takeda)

"This is a fantastic conference that is a good mix of vaccine and biotherapeutic folks. Facilitates learning and collaboration." (Priya Sriraman, Celgene)


Conference Venue

Boston Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

The city of Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine and biotechnology, and consequently is a fitting location for ProImmune's Mastering Immunity conference. This year, the venue is the Museum of Science, one of the world's largest science centers, and New England's most highly attended cultural institution.

The meeting will take place in the Skyline Room on the Museum's top floor, with panoramic views of the Charles River, Back Bay, Boston and Cambridge through two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows.


Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. The following are suggested options for accommodation in the vicinity of the conference venue:

Royal Sonesta Hotel:
Kimpton Hotel Marlowe:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott: 

Hotel Marlowe:
Hampton Inn Boston Cambridge:

For drivers: Delegates are offered free parking validation at the Museum Car Park.

For rail users: the closest T stop is 'Science Park' on the Green Line (4 min walk); for the Red Line use 'Kendall Square' (20 min walk).

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