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This meeting is part of the Global Health Series

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KStropicvax

New Approaches to Vaccines for Human and Veterinary Tropical Diseases (M1)

Scientific Organizers: Vish Nene, Vishva M. Dixit, Rafi Ahmed and Yasmine Belkaid


May 22—26, 2016

Southern Sun Cape Sun, Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Supported by: Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH


Abstract submission is closed. Registered attendees can bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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DEADLINES:
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Dec 22, 2015 [details]
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 21, 2016 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 21, 2016 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Feb 23, 2016 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 22, 2016 [details]

Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2016-M1 "New Approaches to Vaccines for Human and Veterinary Tropical Diseases" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On January 21, 2016 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After January 21, 2016 until April 7, 2016 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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January 21, 2016 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 22, 2016 795.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After March 22, 2016 945.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 22, 2016 570.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After March 22, 2016 720.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 21, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract in the meeting Abstract Book
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is February 23, 2016)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: December 22, 2015


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: January 21, 2016


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: February 23, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract in the meeting Abstract Book
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is January 21, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 22, 2016


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Keystone Symposia has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to subsidize a limited number of registration fees for those studying or conducting research in Africa. Preference will be given to students and postdoctoral fellows. This money is intended to enable individuals to attend the meeting who would not otherwise be able to participate. Applicants should send an email to the address below, identifying themselves, their occupation (student or postdoctoral fellow), their study program (if applicable), institution, and requesting an award, with a statement of less than 200 words on why it would benefit their training or career plans.

The email should be sent by midnight US Mountain Time on February 23, 2016. We will notify awardees as soon as possible after that, and then we will contact them to help them register with no fee. Awardees are responsible for travel costs, as well as lodging costs if they are unable to commute on a daily basis to the meeting.

(We will also notify those whose applications were declined, and do so before the discounted registration deadline of March 22, 2016. If they have other ways to pay the registration fee, they will still have time to register at the discounted registration rate.)

Please apply by February 23, 2016 using this email address: awards@keystonesymposia.org

No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, May 22 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, May 26 with a closing plenary session and keynote address from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, May 27 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

3rd Floor Lobby
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

3rd Floor Lobby

MONDAY, MAY 23

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Vish Nene, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya

Guy Palmer, Washington State University, USA
Vaccination as a Driver to Achieve the Sustainability Development Goals

09:30—11:45
The Challenge of Helminth Vaccines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Vish Nene, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya

Ben Makepeace, University of Liverpool, UK
The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa Initiative: A Critical Role for Cattle

Donald A. Harn, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Developing Schistosome Vaccines for People and Livestock

Marshall Lightowlers, University of Melbourne, Australia
Effective Recombinant Vaccines against Cysticercosis and Cystic Echinococcosis

Rebecca Katie Shears, University of Manchester, UK
Short Talk: Vaccine Design for Whipworm: Type 2 Cytokine Inducing Antigens from Trichuris

10:10—10:30
Coffee Break

3rd Floor Foyer
11:45—14:30
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

VOC South
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

VOC South
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

VOC North
* Thomas J. Scriba, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Mpala Mwanza, Tropgan University Teaching Hospital, Zambia
Retinoic Acid Elicits a Coordinated Expression of Gut Homing Markers on T Lymphocytes with Oral Typhoid, But Not Viral, Vaccines in Zambian Men

Eren Zink, Uppsala University, Sweden
African Experiences of International Collaboration in Research on Tropical Diseases: A Qualitative Study of Scientists in Uganda, Ghana and Zimbabwe

Dawit Gebreegziabiher Hagos, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
The Effect of Maternal Helminth Infection on Maternal and Neonatal Immune Function and Immunity to Tuberculosis

Katja Becker, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Molecular Characterization of Posttranslational Modifications in Mycobacterial Lipoproteins

Murad R. Mamedov, Stanford University, USA
Highly Focused Post-Acute gammadelta T Cell Response to Mouse and Human Malaria

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

3rd Floor Foyer
17:00—19:30
Human and Bovine Tuberculosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Helen McShane, Jenner Institute, UK
Clinical Trials with New TB Vaccines

Carlos Martin, University of Zaragoza, Spain
MTBVAC: An Attenuated Vaccine based on the Human Pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Clinical Trials

Glyn Hewinson, Animal & Plant Health Agency, UK
A One Health Approach to Developing Vaccines against Bovine Tuberculosis

Thomas J. Scriba, University of Cape Town, South Africa
T Cell Differentiation: Implications for Tuberculosis Vaccine Development

Virginie Rozot, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Short Talk: Deep Immuno-Phenotyping and Functional Assessment of Leukocyte Responses to M. Tuberculosis using Cytometry by Time-of-Flight

19:30—20:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

VOC South
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

VOC South

TUESDAY, MAY 24

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

VOC South
08:30—17:00
Poster Viewing

VOC South
08:30—11:30
Vaccination Strategies for Malaria
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Helen McShane, Jenner Institute, UK

W. Ripley Ballou, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, USA
RTS/S - Current Status

Thomas L. Richie, Sanaria Inc., USA
The March toward Licensure and Deployment of a Highly Protective PfSPZ Malaria Vaccine

Shahid Khan, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Development of Genetically Attenuated Parasite (GAP) Vaccine against Malaria

Adrian V. S. Hill, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, UK
Improving Pre-Erythrocytic Malaria Subunit Vaccines

Julius C. R. Hafalla, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Short Talk: Broad Repertoire of the CD8+ T Cell Response to Malaria Pre-Erythrocytic Stage Infection

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

3rd Floor Foyer
11:30—12:30
Lunch

VOC South
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 2

VOC South
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2

VOC North
* George Warimwe, University of Oxford, UK

* Søren Buus, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sara Suliman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
BCG Revaccination of Latently Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) Infected Adults Induces Durable Unconventional Immune Responses

Brandon Sack, Center for Infectious Disease Research, USA
A Phase 1 Trial to Assess the Safety, Attenuation and Immunogenicity of Genetically-attenuated p52-/ p36-/sap1- Gene Knockout Plasmodium falciparum Parasites

Anne Rechtien, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
A Signature of Early Innate Immune Markers Predicts GP-Specific Antibody Responses following Vaccination with the Ebola Vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV

Ismaila Shittu, National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) Diagnosis in Nigeria, 2015: Widespread Involvement of Co-Infection with Infectious Bronchitis and Newcastle Disease Viruses

Clement Adebajo Meseko, National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria
Isolation and Molecular Characterization of P4b Core Protein of Recent Field Cases of Fowl Poxvirus in Nigeria Compared to Vaccine Strain

Karl Dietrich Brune, University of Oxford, UK
Plug-and-Display: Genetically Encoded Superglue for Decoration of Virus-Like and Nano-Particles

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

3rd Floor Foyer
17:00—19:00
Vaccination Strategies for East Coast Fever in Cattle
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Shahid Khan, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Vish Nene, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
B-Cell Vaccines against East Coast Fever

Ivan Morrison, University of Edinburgh, UK
Vaccination against Theileria Parasites by Induction of T Cell Responses

Joana Carneiro da Silva, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Genomics of Vaccine Efficacy: Lessons from the Buffalo Wildlife Reservoir of East Coast Fever

Jerome Nyhalah Dinga, University of Buea, Cameroon
Short Talk: Immune Responses to TpUB05: A Homologue of Plasmodium falciparum UB05 Antigen, is Indicative of Protective Immunity against East Coast Fever

19:00
On Own for Dinner


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
08:30—11:30
New Approaches to Viral Vaccines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* William T. Golde, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, USA

Louis F. Fries III, Novavax, Inc., USA
Recombinant Nanoparticle Vaccines: Respiratory and Emerging Viruses

Rafi Ahmed, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Sustained Immune Activation in Ebola Virus Infected Patients

George Warimwe, University of Oxford, UK
One Health Vaccinology for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Bryan Charleston, Pirbright Institute, UK
Structural Enhancements to Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccines

Ashley St. John, Duke-National University of Singapore, Singapore
Short Talk: Serocomplex Cross-Reactive Immunity Primes for Protection during Flavivirus Infections

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

3rd Floor Foyer
11:30—14:30
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

VOC South
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

VOC South
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

3rd Floor Foyer
17:00—19:00
Understanding Immune Responses to Inform Vaccine Design
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Rafi Ahmed, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

Bali Pulendran, Emory University, USA
Systems Vaccinology

Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Vaccine Responses and Commensal Control of Tissue Immunity

William T. Golde, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, USA
Analysis of T and B Lymphocyte Responses to Recombinant Vaccines for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)

Denise L. Doolan, James Cook University, Australia
Short Talk: Systems-Based Characterization of Immunity to Plasmodium Infection in Humans

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

VOC South
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

VOC South

THURSDAY, MAY 26

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
08:30—11:00
Profiling Immune Responses to Infection and Vaccines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Vishva M. Dixit, Genentech, Inc., USA

Søren Buus, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Large-Scale Mapping of T Cell Epitopes

William H. Robinson, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Antibody Discovery via Single B Cell Analyses

Sachdev S. Sidhu, University of Toronto, Canada
Synthetic Proteins as Therapeutics for Infectious Disease

Christine Dahlke, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Short Talk: Safety and Reactogenicity of rVSV-ZEBOV: Phase I Trial in Germany

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

3rd Floor Foyer
11:00—11:30
MConf Demonstration: Virtual Tour
Creating collaboration between labs.

VOC North
Kasandra Pillay, Meraka Institute, South Africa
MConf is a web conferencing and collaboration tool for Research and Education

11:30—14:30
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 3: Bioinformatics in Vaccine Design

VOC North
* Joana Carneiro da Silva, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

Penny L. Moore, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa
HIV and Antibody Dynamics: Implications for Vaccine Design

Edward P. Rybicki, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Designing Vaccines to be Made in Plants

Dean Everett, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Malawi
Developing Appropriate Vaccines through Bioinformatics in Africa

W. Florian Fricke, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Automated and Interactive Comparative Genomics Tools for the Identification of Vaccine Candidates

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

3rd Floor Foyer
17:00—18:15
Synthetic Genomics-Based Vaccines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Vish Nene, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya

Rino Rappuoli, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Italy
Opportunities and Challenges for Vaccines

Sanjay Vashee, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Synthetic Bacterial and Viral Backbones as Antigen Delivery Vehicles

18:15—19:00
Closing Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

VOC North
* Vishva M. Dixit, Genentech, Inc., USA

Chris Wilson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Cross-Disciplinary Science to Accelerate the Discovery of Vaccines for Global, Zoonotic and Emerging Infectious Diseases

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

VOC South
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

VOC South

FRIDAY, MAY 27

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Sanofi Pasteur

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Genentech, Inc.


GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines


Sanaria Inc.


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