Masterclass on Biologics

Towards personalised medicine
Auditorium Sanquin
Plesmanlaan 125
1066 CX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Our next masterclass on biologics will be organised on Friday October 12, 2018.             In this one day course key opinion leaders in the biologics field will share the latest information on monoclonal therapeutics - from pharmacokinetics and immunogenicity of biologics, to antibody therapy in oncology, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Find here our draft programme and/or register directly.

In this masterclass clinical practice as well as background knowledge will be shared and discussed with you. Dr. Dirk Jan Moes (Clinical Pharmacologist/ Pharmacometrician at the Leiden University Medical Center) will give insight into TDM of biologics in oncology. Dr Amara Nassar-Sheikh Rashid (Pediatrician-fellow pediatric rheumatology/-immunology at Emma children’s hospital) will enlight you on how to optimally use biologics in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and Dr Gertjan Wolbink (Rheumatologist at the Jan van Breemen Research Institute/ Reade/Sanquin) on how to use serum PK/ADA measurements in the clinic.

More in depth information on assay/ assay formats and how to interpret the data will be given by Dr Theo Rispens (Sanquin Research) and Dr Annick de Vries (Sanquin Diagnostic Services) and other Sanquin team members. 
There will be a lot of time for discussion and answering the questions you have on Biologics.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Immunogenicity and TNF-blockers
  • Pharmacokinetics of Biologics - from TNF inhibitors to PD-1 inhibitors
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Antibody therapy in Oncology, Multiple sclerosis and Inflammatory diseases (IBD, MS, RA)
  • Biosimilars
  • How to use serum PK and ADA measurements in the clinic
  • The latest developments in PK and ADA measurements (e.g. home testing- towards dashboard systems and eHealth)
  • Natalizumab PK/ADA
  • Visit to the Sanquin Laboratories
  • Ample networking opportunities


€ 995,- (excl. VAT)
Non-commercial institutes like hospitals and universities can send a request for reduced costs (€ 395,-) to


  • Nederlandse Internisten Vereniging: 5 points  
  • Nederlandse Vereniging van Ziekenhuisapothekers: 6 points

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing 21 calendar days prior to the start of the event and will be subject to an administration fee of 150 Euro. For cancellation after this time, or if the delegate fails to attend the event, no refund of fees may be expected and the amount of the invoice is due. Substitutions are welcome at no extra charge prior to 1 October 2018. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event at any time without liability. In these circumstances, delegates will be offered an alternative date, a credit note or a full refund.


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