Welcome to Mass Spec 2022

The focus of this Symposium is the practical application of mass spectrometry (MS) in the biotechnology industry. Mass Spectrometry is a critical analytical technology used in the discovery, development, and commercialization of biopharmaceuticals. The goals of the symposium are to communicate best practices and innovative approaches for mass spectrometry applications in biopharma, as well as promote colleague networking and open discussions, thereby allowing attendees to advance their own projects more efficiently and confidently in industry, academia and regulatory agencies.


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    In-Person Attendees

    Presentations will be held at the Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, CA, September 28-30, 2022. Symposium registration includes all sessions from Wednesday through Friday, continental breakfast, networking lunch, networking breaks for three days, and a networking reception on Thursday evening. The 2022 Mass Spec Symposium will be preceded on Tuesday, September 27 by the Short Course "Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry and Applications of Mass Spectrometry". The short course will take place at the Westin Long Beach and will be offered in-person only (no live streaming). Registration for the short course is an additional cost not included in the conference registration fee. In-person registration will close September 9, 2022.

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    Virtual Attendees

    Registration includes access to all talks, live speaker presentations, and Q&A, access to the digital posters (provided from the presenter who have given us permission), final program, abstracts, and presenters’ slides. Virtual registration will close September 23, 2022.

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    The Mass Spectrometry 2022 Symposium Scientific Organizing Committee invites professionals from industry, academia, and regulatory agencies to submit abstracts within the area of practical applications of mass spectrometry in biotech. 

    Topics include the following:

    • Contemporary Bioinformatics Applications for Mass Spectrometry
    • Emerging Mass Spectrometry Technologies for HOS
    • Mass Spectrometry in Gene and Cell Therapy
    • Molecular Design, Developability and Biotransformation
    • New Technologies, Approaches and Methods
    • Product and Process Characterization

    The deadline to be considered for a poster presentation is August 26, 2022.

    Submit Your Abstract

    Questions? Please contact Carolyn Slade, Symposium Manager, or call the CASSS office at 510.428.0740.

    COVID Protocols


    In order to enable in-person events to take place with lower risk to participants, effective October 1, 2021, CASSS is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for admittance to CASSS in-person meetings and events. All attendees must also comply with any state and local mask mandates in place for indoor events. 

    For more information, visit CASSS’ COVID Protocol

    Virtual Information
    The Mass Spec 2022 virtual experience will include live streaming of the program from the comfort of your home or office. More information on the virtual event platform features will be available soon.
    Hotel Information

    The Westin Long Beach
    333 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Telephone: 1-562-436-3000 (Toll Free)
    Website: The Westin Long Beach
    (Note: To make reservations, please use the link below)

    Centrally located in Downtown Long Beach, within a 10-minute walk of Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and Pike at Rainbow Harbor. This 4-star hotel is 0.5 miles from City Place Shopping Center and 0.6 miles from One World Trade Center. Guest amenities include a business center, 24-hour fitness center, concierge services and gift shop.

    A room block is reserved for Symposium delegates at the special group rate of $249 USD for single or double room, $269 USD for triple and $289 USD for quad room (plus 16.195% occupancy tax). The deadline to reserve your accommodations is Monday, September 5, 2022, at 5pm Pacific Time. 

    The Westin Long Beach requires a deposit of one night’s rate plus tax via credit card to guarantee your reservation. In the event of cancellation, the hotel requires 72 hours’ notice to receive a full refund. To make room reservations, call toll free 1-562-436-3000. Please identify yourself as an attendee of the “Mass Spec Symposium” to secure the special rate.

    After Monday, September 5, 2022, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. The room block will most likely be filled before the deadline; we recommend attendees book their hotel accommodations well before the deadline to secure the special rate.

    Make Reservations

    By staying at the host hotel, you help CASSS meet its contractual obligations and keep future registration fees reasonable. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decisions.

    Program Partners


    Past Event Videos

    • Knowledge Sharing: Committee Member Andrew Mahan Shares His CASSS Mass Spec Experience

    • Knowledge Sharing: Committee Member John Valliere-Douglass Shares His CASSS Mass Spec Experience

    • Mass Spec 2021 Keynote: Melissa Trainer, NASA

    • Mass Spec 2021 Keynote: Brandon Ruotolo, University of Michigan

    • Mass Spec 2021 Keynote: Rohin Mhatre, Biogen

    • Mass Spec 2021 Keynote: Albert Heck, Utrecht University

    • Mass Spec 2020 Keynote: Neil Kelleher, Northwestern University

    • Mass Spec 2020 Keynote: Jennifer Van Eyk, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    • Mass Spec 2020 Keynote: Ryan Julian, University of California, Riverside

    • Mass Spec 2020 Keynote: Catherine Costello, Boston University Medical School