The Antibody Society is an international non-profit trade association representing individuals and organizations involved in antibody research and development. We aim to facilitate discussion and interchange of ideas regarding issues of fundamental importance for basic research, therapeutic development and clinical testing in the field. To achieve this objective, we organize meetings and workshops on topics relating to antibody research and development.
In September 2021, The Antibody Society, in collaboration with the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA), hosted the the Emerging Immunotherapeutics for Ovarian Cancer Symposium. The aim of this event is to spread knowledge and awareness around current and up-and-coming basic and clinical research on the use of antibody and immune therapeutics for the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Recordings from this symposium are included on the Society’s YouTube channel.
In November 2021, The Antibody Society presented a symposium entitled “Emerging cancer therapies leveraging gamma-delta effector T cells”, co-organized with LAVA Therapeutics. Key opinion leaders presented the most recent developments for novel γδ-T cell-directed treatments for cancer, and participated in a dynamic panel discussion on key opportunities and perspectives.
Recordings from this symposium are included on the Society’s YouTube channel and can be found here.
Our Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (AIRR) Community holds meetings and workshops designed to develop standards and recommendations for: 1) obtaining, analyzing, curating and comparing/sharing NGS AIRR datasets; 2) using and validating tools for analyzing AIRR data; 3) relating AIRR NGS datasets to other “big data” sets, such as microarray, flow cytometric, and MiSeq gene-expression data; and 4) legal and ethical issues involving the use and sharing of AIRR data sets derived from human sources.
- The next AIRR Community V meeting “Exploring New Frontiers” will be held May 17-19, 2022, in La Jolla, CA. Meetings and presentations will take place at Scripps Research and the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Session topics include: 1) Advances in Understanding Biological Processes of AIRR, 2) Advances in AIRR-seq Addressing Human Health and Disease, 3) Introduction to Systems Immunology, 4) Discussion on Sustainability of the AIRR Community. More information about the meeting can be found here.
We serve as Scientific Advisors and Session Chairs for two key meetings, Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics, traditionally held in San Diego, and Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Europe. Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics conferences are our premier forums for scientific exchange and networking in the fields of antibody engineering and therapeutics, immunobiology and next-generation binders. For over 25 years, renowned academic and industry scientists from around the world have convened to share best practices and scientific results to accelerate antibody research, discovery efforts and clinical programs. We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam and San Diego!
The Antibody Society members receive a 15% discount on the registration fee – contact us for the code!
As a member of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS), we also organize Symposia held during their annual meeting.
- More information about the Society’s FOCIS Symposia can be found here.