Antibodies and complement : Effector functions, therapies and technologies

27 June – 01 July 2023 | Girona, Spain

About the meeting

The antibody response and the complement system are major effector arms of the immune system. Both have been involved in a plethora of pathological conditions—including autoimmunity, allergy, infections and cancer—and regulate, mainly through their receptors (FcR and CR respectively) cell activation, migration, survival but also metabolism. As the portfolio of antibody—and complement-effector function grow, high-end technological solutions are developed and novel therapeutic applications are proposed.

This 3rd meeting of the Ab&Complement meeting series will focus attention on key advances in both fields with the aim at fostering discussions between antibody experts and complement experts. Some of the critical topics to be covered include antibody & complement functions, FcR and CR, Ab glycosylation and anti-inflammatory activity, Structure-function linkage, Novel technologies, complement and antibody therapies.

This meeting on Antibody & Complement will be a forum for leaders in the field and new investigators coming from academia, industry and research institutes to discuss where the field is going and what challenges lie ahead.


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Speakers (*: to be confirmed)

Michael Carroll

Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

Davide Corti*

VIR, Bellinzona, Switzerland

Tineke Cantaert

Institut Pasteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Doryen Bubeck

Imperial College, London, UK

Sarel Fleishman

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Brandon DeKosky

Kansas Vaccine Institute, Lawrence, KS, USA

David Humphreys

UCB, Slough, UK

Hedda Wardemann

DKFZ, Berlin, Germany

Sai Reddy*

ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Laurent Reber

Center for Pathophysiology of Toulouse Purpan, France

Jan Terje Andersson

Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Galit Alter

Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

Mark Cragg*

University of Southampton, UK

Pavel Tolar

Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Gerhard Krönke

University of Erlangen, Germany

Florian Klein

University Hospital of Cologne, Germany

Frank Beurskens

Genmab, Utrecht, Netherlands

Lubka Roumenina

Cordeliers Research Center, Paris, France

Marit van Gils

Amsterdam MC, Amsterdam, NL

Leendert Trouw

Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL


Registration (will open end of 2022)









Registration includes:
    • Registration to the conference (all oral presentations, poster session & discussions)
    • Housing for 4 nights at the 4* hotel venue (27 June – 01 July 2023):
      • single for academic & industry registrants
      • double occupancy for student/post-doc/engineer registrants
      • Registrants with guest: shared room
    • Food: all meals & coffee breaks, refreshments during poster sessions
  • Note: Guest registration includes accommodation (shared with the primary registrant), food and coffee breaks, but does not include participation in the workshop program


Abstracts are reviewed and selected by the workshop organizers based solely on the quality of content. Organizers may also select some abstracts for a short oral presentation at the workshop. All abstracts are assigned a poster number for presentation during the poster session at the meeting.

20 short-talks will be chosen from the selected abstracts by session chairs for oral presentations.


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One abstract per submitting author per meeting. Submitting author and account name must match. Submitting author must be underlined.


Each poster will have 1 m by 1 m (3.3 ft by 3.3 ft) of space available for display.


We expect to grant up to 20 travel grants to registered students/post-docs following a selection by the organizers based on the submitted abstract.


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Suzan Rooijakkers



Suzan Rooijakkers

UMC, Utrecht, Netherlands

Kathrin de la Rosa

MDC, Berlin, Germany

Pierre Bruhns

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Falk Nimmerjahn

University of Erlangen, Germany


Eden Roc

Punta Port Salvi s/n

Sant Feliu de Guixols

17220, Girona, Spain


Students/post-docs registration: 2 person room sharing

Academic/Industry registration: single room

Superior Double Rooms have terraces with sea view, bathroom, hair dryer, toilet, satellite-TV, minibar, safe, direct-dial telephone and central heating.


Outside pools

2 Restaurants: abundant barbecue buffet at noon and in the evenings a buffet with selected specialties of the region.

Comfortable lounges, elegant living rooms, 2 bars, bridge and billiards room.


The venue is located near Girona-Costa Brava Airport.

Transportation from Barcelona and Girona airports will be arranged if attendance to the meeting is sufficiently high (buses would be departing from both airports at times will we indicate closer to the meeting dates). We ask the confirmed participants to inform our secretary about their arrival airport and time.

In the event that buses can be arranged, the bus will be waiting on the ground floor of terminal 1, with a sign stating the name of the meeting. We cannot know in advance which platform the bus will be parked at, but the driver will be waiting for you.


The Eden Roc Hotel is located only 1 km away from Sant Feliu de Guixols, in a unique and quiet peninsula. The clear Mediterranean sea surrounds the 360 meter wide Eden Roc Resort.


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