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September 26-28 2017
The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA

Pre-conference Workshop A
Tuesday September 26

08.00 - 11.00
Investigating Synergistic Checkpoint Modulator Targeting – How Can We Select Rational Combinations?
Workshop Leader: Tina Furebring, Vice President, Research & Development, Alligator Bioscience

Multispecific formats clearly demonstrate opportunities to achieve a greater efficacy than combinations of individual mAbs in targeting checkpoint modulating targets.

Addressing the key challenge of the identification and selection of synergistic targets, this workshop will:

• Investigate our mechanistic understanding of checkpoint inhibition to guide future targeting strategies

• Share how bispecifics can add most value in comparison to standard of care combinations

Tina Furebring, Vice President, Research & Development, Alligator Bioscience

Pre-conference Workshop B
Tuesday September 26

11.30 - 14.30
Investigating Computational Approaches to Model Bispecific Therapeutics
Workshop Leader: Feng Dong, Senior Scientist, Abbvie

When used effectively, computational techniques shorten timelines and enhance the cost-effectiveness of biologic drug development.

Access the true value of computational tools and understand case studies in which these tools have been applied effectively. Attend this workshop to learn how these approaches can:

• Optimize physical properties

• Robustly predict protein/protein interactions

• Enhance library design and candidate selection

• Seamlessly integrate computational tools into the wet lab workflow

Feng Dong, Senior Scientist, Abbvie

Feng Dong

Pre-conference Workshop C
Tuesday September 26

15.00 - 18.00
IP and Licensing: Navigating the Landscape
Workshop Leader: Shawn Foley, Attorney, Intellectual Property, Burns & Levinson

Addressing the topic of IP and licensing of complex multispecific therapeutics, this workshop will discuss:

• Practical strategies to transform discoveries and new constructs into IP

• Short and long-term IP issues confronting bispecific constructs

• A case study of a hypothetical bispecific construct

• Approaches to improve interactions with business people and their attorneys

Shawn Foley, Attorney, Intellectual Property, Burns & Levinson

Shawn Foley