World Vaccine Congress West Coast


Integrating the technologies revolutionising immunotherapy and its impact on vaccines development

28-30 November 2018, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego


What is the World Vaccine & Immunotheapy Congress West Coast?


After an incredibly successful inaugural year, the World Vaccine and Immunotherapy Congress is back in 2018 to bring you more content, learning and business development opportunities so you can take advantage of the rich biotech and funding environment that the West Coast offers.

Whilst still focussing on the vaccine and immunotherapy industry the scope of the event has expanded considerably and will delve deeper into topics surrounding vaccine development, cancer immunotherapy, funding and partnerships as well as exploring new topics in clinical trials & development, bioprocessing, manufacture and delivery, and the development and use of antibodies for both infectious diseases and cancer.

This is the congress for top decision makers of the vaccine and immunotherapy industry with both scientific and commercial interests, specifically interested in both learning and/or partnering.

No matter where your interest lies we have content, networking and potential partners for you.



2018 Advisory Board



Alex Sette

  Dr Biol. Sci. Alessandro Sette

Center Head, Division Head, and Professor Center for Infectious Disease

La Jolla Institute

Ezra Cohen

Dr Ezra Cohen

Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and Co-Director

San Diego Center for Precision Immunotherapy


Peter Hortez

Dr Peter Hotez MD PhD

Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Karin Joss

Dr Karin Jooss

Executive Vice President of Research, and Chief Scientific Officer

Gritstone Oncology


Jerald Sadoff

Dr Jerald Sadoff

Senior Advisor

Janssen Infectious Diseases and Vaccines 


Bali Pulendran

Prof Bali Pulendran

Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Roy Baynes

Dr Roy Baynes

Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer


Wayne Koff

Dr. Wayne C. Koff

President and CEO, The Human Vaccines Project

International Aids Vaccine Initiative Inc


Wayne Koff

Dr Maria Karasarides

Executive Director, ImmunoOncology

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals



2018 Keynote Speakers




  • Dr Janelle Ayres at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018
    Dr Janelle Ayres
    Assistant Professor
    Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Dr John Baldoni at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018
    Dr John Baldoni
    Senior Vice President, DPU Head, ln Silico Discovery,
    G.S.K. Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr Ezra Cohen at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018
    Dr Ezra Cohen
    Associate Director of Moores Cancer Center
    U.C. San Diego Moores Cancer Center
    Dr David Gorski at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018
    Dr David Gorski
    Managing Editor, Science Based Medicine; Professor and Chief, Breast Surgery Section
    Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Dr Peter Hotez at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018
    Dr Peter Hotez
    Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Dr Larry Smarr at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018
    Dr Larry Smarr
    Founding Director
  • Dr Nancy Valente at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018
    Dr Nancy Valente
    Vice President, Global Product Development, Hematology/Oncology; Head Hematology Development
    Dr Travis Young at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018
    Dr Travis Young
    Director of Protein Sciences
    California Institute for Biomedical Research





The concept of mixing two complimentary therapeutic areas was stellar and the speakers were also great

Executive Director, Immuno-Oncology, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals




Who Attends?




World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast Prospectus Cover

Discover an opportunity


Over the course of the 3 day meeting in San Diego, all the sponsors and exhibitors will benefit from direct F2F access with over 250 vaccine focused delegates where in total there will be over 10 hours of networking sessions taking place.



Loews Coronado Bay Resort


Join us at the stunning Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay is a private oasis of tranquility. This Coronado hotel offers views of the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline.

Here, spectacular sunsets begin where private balconies end. A visit to Loews Coronado Bay is a treat for the senses, from the soothing sounds of the ocean to the views of luxury yachts in the marina below.



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Contact us

To sponsor or exhibit contact:
Oliver Breed
+44 (0)207 092 1156

To speak:
Lauren Sheppard
+44 (0)207 092 1211