This workshop will give an insight on the rapid growing field of unwanted immunogenicity and the science behind it.

The immunology of an unwanted immune response will be addressed and discussed. The workshop will also provide an update on the tools for early  immunogenicity assessment.

Finally, the emerging trends and clinical impact of neutralizing anti-drug antibodies will be discussed followed by a summary of the lessons learned and future challenges.

ImmuneXperts offers services to support you in the risk assessment and mitigation of your drug candidate's immunogenicity profile. In collaboration with our scientific advisors and international partners, ImmunXperts offers access to a unique team of seasoned immunogenicity experts. Our partnership model allows us to tap into a broad network of subcontractors and academic collaborators, resulting in a wide range of technologies and broad service offering.


Join us today  to

  • Gain a holistic understand of  dealing with unwanted immunogenicity and how to address this
  • Learn about tools for early immunogenicity assessment
  • Grasp an insight of future challenges related to complex anti-drug antibodies

Chiefs, Principals, VPs, Directors, Heads, Managers of:

Immunogenicity/ Immunology
Bioanalytical Science
Drug Discovery & Development
or anyone who works on this related subject within pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

IPM Biotech was founded in Hamburg, Germany as a independent research institute to investigate mechanisms of immune mediated chronic inflammatory diseases. These activities have evolved into a quality service provider in bioanalysis. The plethora of aspects with and around immunogenicity is the central analytical spirit of IPM Biotech.


Workshop LEADER


Sofie Pattijn

Chief Technology Officer, ImmunXperts



ImmunXperts offers services to support you in the risk assessment and mitigation of your drug candidate’s immunogenicity profile. In collaboration with our scientific advisors and international partners, ImmunXperts offers access to a unique team of seasoned immunogenicity experts. Our partnership model allows us to tap into a broad network of subcontractors and academic collaborators, resulting in a wide range of technologies and broad service offering.
IPM Biotech is a GLP-certified laboratory and offers bioanalytical services to support every stage of biologics development from early discovery through pre-clinical studies and clinical phases I, II, III and IV including custom assay development and validation and sample analysis.

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

14:00 Workshop Leaders Introduction

Arno Kromminga

Arno Kromminga, CEO/CSO, IPM BIOTECH GmbH

Sofie Pattijn

Sofie Pattijn, Chief Technology Officer, ImmunXperts

14:05 The immunology of immunogenicity

14:45 Tools for early non-clinical immunogenicity assessment

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Neautralising anti-drug antibodies: Emerging trends and clinical impact

16:45 Lessons learned and future challenges

17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Workshop


Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Road
London SW7 4DN
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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