Congress Program

The congress program will commence with a plenary lecture on Sunday evening September 30 followed by a welcome reception with exhibitors. There will be additional plenary lectures each day Monday - Wednesday, October 1 - 3, 2018. Go to confirmed Plenary Speakers.

There will be Workshops on Sunday, September 30 as well as an HPP Post-Congress Day on October 4. Go to Workshops page for details. All workshops require registration. If you register for the congress and then wish to add a workshop, imply return to online registration and select 'Not registering for conference with this order.'

Program Overview

Parallel Sessions in the Congress Program

The following topics will be explored in 30 parallel sessions. Each parallel session will feature two invited talks followed by five talks selected from submitted abstracts. There will be 150 talks selected from submitted abstracts.

To have your abstract considered for selection as an oral, please indicate this preference during the online abstract submission process. You will be asked to select the parallel session topic (from the list of 30 below) that best suits your work. As a back-up you will also select a poster topic. Any abstract that has oral preference, but is not selected will automatically be reviewed for poster presentation.

Deadline for Oral Consideration is May 4. 

Biology-focused Sessions

  • Cancer
  • Biomarkers, non-cancer
  • Infectious disease
  • Immunology (immunotherapy, neo-antigens)
  • Microbiome and Pathogen Infections (metaproteome, microbiology focus)
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Aging
  • Nutrition and food
  • Metabolism (diabetes)
HPP Sessions
  • HPP: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Disease
  • HPP: Targeting the Proteome in Women’s Health
  • HPP: Unraveling Tissue Pathology Through Cell Mapping
  • HPP: Unscrambling Metabolic Syndrome
  • HPP: Human Chemosensation: Olfaction, Taste and Sight
  • HPP: Partnering with Pathology Towards Precision Medicine

Do you wonder which HPP groups correlate to the parallel sessions listed above? Find information on this below.

Technical Sessions

  • Computational advances
  • Systems Biology (transcriptome, metabolome)
  • Activity/Chemical Proteomics
  • PTMs
  • Structural proteomics
  • Proteogenomics 
  • New mass spec technologies (e.g., mass cytometry, DART)
  • Single Cell Proteomics
  • Technology session (IAB focus)
  • Affinity, proximity, and Spatial Proteomics
Clinical Sessions
  • Personalized Wellness
  • Rare Diseases (genomics focus)
  • Drug Discovery
  • Statistics in Experimental Design
The HPP (Human Proteome Project) at HUPO 2018
There will be six parallel sessions featuring HPP topics. B/D and CHPP groups have worked together to create these six sessions that highlight the breadth of the HPP. In addition to main program parallel sessions there will be HPP committee and leadership meetings on Sunday, September 30. Then there will be the HPP Post-Congress Day on October 4. The October 4 program is open to all at a nominal fee of $100 to cover basic costs. This day-long meeting will feature presentations and discussions about the progress made during 2018 and road-map plans for 2019.

HPP Parallel Sessions and their corresponding B/D or C-HPP initiatives:
  • HPP: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Disease [Immunopeptidomics, rheumatic disorders]
  • HPP: Targeting the Proteome in Women’s Health [CVD, cancer, brain, plasma]
  • HPP: Unraveling Tissue Pathology Through Cell Mapping [affinity pillar, pathology, other diseases]
  • HPP: Unscrambling Metabolic Syndrome [CVD cardiovascular disease, liver, kidney, diabetes, mitochondria]
  • HPP: Human Chemosensation: Olfaction, Taste and Sight [C-HPP next 50, bioinformatics pillar, C-HPP missing protein efforts]
  • HPP: Partnering with Pathology Towards Precision Medicine [pathology, other disease intiatives, clinical scientists outreach]