World Vaccine Congress West Coast

Integrating the technologies revolutionizing immunotherapy and its impact on vaccines development


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




Advisory Board


Alex Sette

  Dr Biol. Sci. Alessandro Sette

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

La Jolla Institute

Steven Reed

Dr Steven Reed

Founder, President, and CSO

Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)

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



About 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.



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  • Dr Kara Bortone at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Dr Kara Bortone
    Head JLABS San Diego
    Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California-JJDC, Inc
    Dr Dennis Burton at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Dr Dennis Burton
    Co-chair Department of Immunology and Microbiology
    The Scripps Research Institute
  • Dr Ezra Cohen at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Dr Ezra Cohen
    Associate Director of Moores Cancer Center
    U.C. San Diego Moores Cancer Center
    Dr James Crowe at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Dr James Crowe
    Director of Vanderbilt Vaccine Center
  • Dr Peter Hotez at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Dr Peter Hotez
    Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Dr Michael Kalos at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Dr Michael Kalos
    Chief Scientific Officer, Cancer Immunobiology
    Eli Lilly and Co
  • Prof Bali Pulendran at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Prof Bali Pulendran
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology&Immunology
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Dr Adil Daud at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Dr Adil Daud
    Professor of Hematology, Oncology and Director
    U.C.S.F. Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Dr Michael Salgaller at World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress West Coast
    Dr Michael Salgaller
    Supervisory Invention Development and Marketing Manager – IDM Unit
    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health





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

Executive Director, Immuno-Oncology, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals




Other Global Vaccine Events



The 18th Annual World Vaccine Congress Washington is the place where the global vaccine industry meets to discuss commercial and scientific issues around regulation, strategy, manufacturing, trials, partnering, influenza, cancer, emerging diseases and veterinary vaccines.

Across 150 sessions, you will learn from leading experts across the issues most impacting on the wider vaccine sector, as well as delve into your specialist area of research and job focus in co-located conferences.

Meet over 800 of your peers in one room and take advantage of the multiple extended networking breaks, co-located World Vaccine Congress (including 10 streams on Immune Profiling, Cancer & Immunotherapy, Influenza & Respiratory, Clinical Trials, Emerging Diseases, Partnerships, Veterinary Vaccines and Bioprocessing & Manufacturing) as well as the evening drinks reception.

Build three days of totally tailored content and attendees! 




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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.




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"Well-organized, different audience in SD than the typical Boston/DC event, excellent approachability of attendees for networking."

VP, Commercial Development;MicroMedicine​ 


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

Executive Director, ImmunoOncology;Regeneron Pharmaceuticals


"Networking. Great experience meeting people from different areas. The size of the meeting was ideal to meet people."

University of Texas Medical Branch


“Novelty and depth of scientific presentations.

Director of Immunology, Cancer Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics;Pfizer


"Quality Speaker, Organization and Execution​."

Lead Vaccine Validation Scientist,Covance


"Very impressive! The quality of the talks were so good that you would not find them even at a key academic event."

Senior Advisor, Janssen Infectious Diseases and Vaccines



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.