ISB's 18th Annual Symposium


Monday, April 8 & Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ISB’s 2019 Future of Health Symposium will focus on the translation of concepts and innovation into real-world clinical applications. Our speakers and panelists have expertise across the product development cycle for cancer immunotherapy and global health. Please join us for this exciting two-day event as influencers across academia and industry share their experiences in traversing the challenging path in commercializing research discoveries.

Day One: Concept to Clinic

We will explore innovative translational and clinical approaches in cancer immunotherapy and global health to advance the development of novel therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics.

Day Two: Commercialization and Global Access

We will discuss issues and lessons learned during development and commercialization of early-stage biomedical technologies both in the field of cancer and infectious disease.







Keynote Speaker

Phil Greenberg, MD

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Keynote Speaker

Kathy Hudson, PhD

People Centered Research Foundation


Nitin Baliga,



Bryan Bryson, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Bernard Fox, PhD

Earl A. Chiles Research Institute


David Fleming,



Alex Franzusoff, PhD

PACT Pharma


David Kaufman, MD, PhD

Gates Foundation MRI


Bruce Kerwin,

Just. Biotherapeutics


Shwetak N. Patel, PhD

University of Washington


Michael Phelps, MD



David Spetzler, MS, PhD, MBA

Caris Life Sciences


Lili Yang, PhD



Wei Zhang, PhD

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Town Hall Event

In conjunction to this year's symposium, ISB is hosting a panel discussion with Town Hall.

Date and Time:
7:30PM, Monday, April 1, 2019
Doors at 6:30PM
Tickets: $5

The Summit on Pike
420 E. Pike St.
Seattle, Washington 98102

Our sponsors

Thank you for your support

Fenwick & West, LLP
Olink Proteomics
Pact Pharma
Washington Research Foundation
Data 4 Cure
Just. Biotherapeutics


Get answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Where is the Symposium being held?

    The Symposium will be held at the Institute For Systems Biology (ISB) itself, located the core of Seattle’s new vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood. Recommended accommodation is the nearby Courtyard Marriott Hotel (5 minute walk, shuttle will be available)
    Institute for Systems Biology (ISB)
    401 Terry Ave N.
    Seattle, Washington 98109
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  • What is the Institute for Systems Biology?

    The Institute for Systems Biology is a nonprofit biomedical research organization based in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 2000 by systems biologist Lee Hood, immunologist Alan Aderem, and protein chemist Ruedi Aebersold. ISB was established on the belief that the conventional models for exploring and funding breakthrough science have not caught up with the real potential of what is possible today. ISB serves as the ultimate environment where scientific collaboration stretches across disciplines, where our researchers have the intellectual freedom to challenge the status quo, and where grand visions for breakthroughs in human health inspire a collective drive to achieve the seemingly impossible. Our core values ensure that we always keep our focus on the big ideas that eventually will have the biggest impact on human health. ISB is an affiliate of Providence St. Joseph Health.

  • I am traveling by car to the Symposium, where should I find parking?

    There is no on-site parking at ISB. There are a variety of pay-to-park options. To learn more about parking options in the area, please click here.

  • Is there a recommended hotel that is nearby the Symposium?

    For your convenience, ISB has arranged a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott-Seattle Downtown/Lake Union at a discounted rate of $153.00 per night. It is located on Lake Union, only a few minutes away from ISB.

    Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
    925 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
    T: 800-321-2211 | F: 206-213-0101
    Courtyard Marriott Seattle
    ISB's discounted rate is preloaded simply choose stay dates and book your reservation. If you'd like to make your reservation over the phone, please call (800) 321-2211 and ask for the ISB Symposium room block at the Courtyard Seattle Lake Union Hotel. Please make your reservation before Monday, March 18, 2019 to receive the discounted rate.

  • Will there be transportation provided?

    Yes. ISB will provide shuttle service between the Courtyard Marriott and ISB as well as the airport upon conclusion of sessions on Tuesday (April 9).
    Click here to view the distance from the hotel to the conference location.

  • Can I store my luggage at ISB?

    Yes. Luggage storage will be available at ISB.

  • I have a media request, whom should I contact?

    For inquiries or to request a media pass, please contact:
    Joe Myxter
    Director of Communications
    Institute for Systems Biology
    jmyxter (at) systemsbiology.org

Poster Session

Please complete the form below.
NOTE: Poster submission does not constitute symposium registration.
Please register separately as a symposium attendee.

If you have any questions about poster submission, please contact Joey Petosa at joey.petosa (at) systemsbiology.org or at (206) 732-1282.


  • Main Floor Auditorium
    401 Terry Avenue N, Seattle, WA
  • (206) 732-1200
  • Joey Petosa Events Manager


Please complete the form below to submit your registration.

If you have any questions or issues regarding payment, please contact Joey Petosa at joey.petosa (at) systemsbiology.org or (206) 732-1282.