2018 Workshop on Protein Aggregation and Immunogenicity

Breckenridge, Colorado
Monday, July 30, 2018

Rationale for Workshop

Aggregation of therapeutic proteins can occur during bioprocessing, shipping, storage and even delivery to the patient. Understanding of the roles of aggregates in immunogenicity of therapeutic protein products is critical. Such immune responses can have serious consequences for patients. Also, immunogenicity can be major stumbling block to product development and has even plagued licensed protein therapeutics. 

To increase understanding of protein aggregation and its impact on immunogenicity, the Workshop will focus on five central areas: 1) clinical aspects of immunogenicity to therapeutic proteins; 2) model and mechanistic studies of aggregate-induced immunogenicity;  3) insights and challenges with analytical methods; and 4) causes and control of aggregates and particles during bioprocessing and in formulations.

The Workshop registration fee includes pre-Workshop short course, breakfast and lunch each day, coffee breaks, opening and closing receptions, and workshop notebook.

Pre-Workshop "Altitude Adjustment" dinner in 
Denver, Colorado on Sunday, July 29
Sponsored by KBI Biopharma

The dinner is complimentary for Workshop registrants, but
you must 
sign up to attend by sending an email to John Carpenter
before July 23 
(john.carpenter@ucdenver.edu). Also, please indicate
if you are planning to bring a guest. 

Time: 6 pm reception, 7 pm dinner

Place: 801 Chophouse
            3000 E. First Ave.
            Denver, CO 80206
Hotel for Pre-Workshop dinner

Special rates of $215 per night have been obtained for the evening of July 29 at the JW Marriott Cherry Creek. The hotel address is: 150 Clayton Lane, Denver,Colorado 80206. It is a short walk from the 801 Chophouse. 

The room block will be held until July 10, 2018. After
this date the discounted rate will no longer be available. 

Use this URL to reserve your room at the discounted rate:

Book your group rate for University of Colorado - Protein Stability Pre-Conference Room Block 

If you wish to make your reservation by telephone, please call the hotel directly at 303-316-2700. Refer to the code "PRO" for the discounted room rate. 

Transportation to Breckenridge from JW Marriot on July 30

A shuttle bus will depart the hotel at 9 am and arrive at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge about 11 am. The bus transportation is complimentary, but you must sign up  for a ride by sending an email to John Carpenter (john.carpenter@ucdenver.edu) before July 10

Workshop Overview

Pre-Workshop Short Course. 1-6 pm on July 30

Please see "Short Course" tab for details

Opening reception. There will be an opening reception with buffet dinner at 7 pm on July 30.

Plenary lectures. The Workshop will focus on the key issues through the presentation of plenary lectures in five areas:

  • Clinical aspects of immunogenicity to therapeutic proteins 
  • Model and mechanistic studies of aggregate-induced immunogenicity
  • Analytical methods: Insights and challenges
  • Causes and control of aggregates and particles during bioprocessing and in formulations

Small-group breakout sessions. In addition to the invited lectures, there will be small-group breakout discussions for each of the four main areas covered. The small-group discussions will provide an opportunity for all participants to contribute to efforts to discern what is known in each topic area, what critical questions remain unanswered and how to go about getting the needed answers.

Poster session. There will be a poster session for contributed papers on Aug. 1. 

Workshop summary. The workshop will conclude with a summary of outcomes of the breakout sessions and a discussion of these outcomes. The overall summary for the Workshop will be posted on-line at the website for AAPS Focus Group on Protein Aggregation and Biological Consequences.

Abstract Submission for Poster Session.

Abstracts should be prepared on a single page with one-inch margins. Abstracts will be reproduced as received for the notebook of the Workshop. Abstracts should be submitted no later then July 1, 2018  to john.carpenter@ucdenver.edu.

Registration Fees

Early registration (Ends April 30, 2018)

Regular                         $1,395
Student/Postdoc            $695
US Government             $795

Late registration (Starting on May 1, 2018)

Regular                          $1,695
Student/Postdoc             $895
US Government              $995

Cancellation Policy

Only requests for cancellation received prior to June 15th, 2018 will receive a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. If cancellation is not received by June 15th, 2018 the registration fee will be forfeited.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • We accept the following Credit Cards for this Workshop

    Visa - Mastercard - Discover - American Express


    Please contact John Carpenter.

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