Immunotherapy Immersion: A Non-Scientist Guide to Immune-Based Medicine – Fall 2024

9:00 am - 3:30 pm PDT

Immunotherapy Immersion: A non-scientist guide to immune-based medicine, explicitly designed for non-scientists, explores the fascinating world of immunology and the breakthrough therapeutics it inspires. The class begins with the intricate workings of the human immune system, meticulously describing the cells and actions used by the body to stop disease. It then digs deep into the medications that aid the immune system when cancer or autoimmune disease overwhelms it. Oncolytic virus therapy, monoclonal and bispecific antibody medications, antibody conjugate drugs, gene therapy, CRISPR, and CAR-T, among other immunotherapy approaches, are introduced in significant detail. This course highlights the pivotal roles, mechanisms of action, and next-generation innovation of each revolutionary treatment. Grab your spot today and unlock the secrets of immunology and biopharma’s cutting-edge innovations!

Five Takeaways:

  1. Explain the mechanisms of the human immune system used to safeguard our health against cancer and autoimmune threats.
  2. List vaccine platforms and discuss how they harness the power of immunological memory to protect us against infectious agents.
  3. Examine the rationale behind therapeutic antibody mechanisms of action and cite the diverse approaches of monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, bispecific antibodies, and checkpoint inhibitors.
  4. Contrast gene therapy and gene editing and analyze the unique features of each approach.
  5. Describe how cell therapies are being used to treat liquid and solid tumors.

Suggested Prerequisite: BioBasics 101

View the full agenda here.

Cost:
Life Science Washington members: $845 ($150 savings)
Non-members: $970 ($25 savings)