Firenze Fiera - Fortezza da Basso Floorplan

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    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

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Transforming Vaccinology (L2)

Scientific Organizers: Rino Rappuoli, Lynda M. Stuart and Federica Sallusto


March 15—19, 2020

Firenze Fiera - Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Organized in collaboration with Menarini International Foundation


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Keystone Symposia is committed to maintaining a positive and respectful environment at its meetings. To this end, please review and comply with our policies.

DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 15, 2019 [details]
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 12, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 12, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 10, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 14, 2020 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2020-L2 "Transforming Vaccinology" 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 November 12, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 12, 2019 until December 10, 2019 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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November 12, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 14, 2020 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 14, 2020 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 14, 2020 720.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 14, 2020 920.00 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.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 12, 2019

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

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 on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 10, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 15, 2019

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


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: November 12, 2019

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


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: December 10, 2019

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


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 on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • 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 November 12, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 14, 2020

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


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 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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We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
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, March 15 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, March 19 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, March 20 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

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

Arsenale

MONDAY, MARCH 16

08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

Arsenale
08:30—17:00
Poster Viewing

Arsenale
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Anthony S. Fauci, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Vaccines, Science and Society

09:30—11:45
Structure-Based Antigen Design
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Neil P. King, University of Washington, USA
Structure-based Design of Novel Nanoparticle Vaccine Platforms

Coffee Break

Barney S. Graham, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Design of RSV and Universal Influenza Immunogens

William Schief, IAVI and The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Germline Immunization

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:45—12:45
Lunch

12:30—14:30
Poster Session 1

Arsenale
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Arsenale
17:00—19:00
Molecular Dynamics of Germinal Centers
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Gabriel D. Victora, Rockefeller University, USA
How the Germinal Center Works

Michel C. Nussenzweig, HHMI/Rockefeller University, USA
Cell Signaling and Division in Germinal Centers

Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA
Antigen Delivery for Optimal Germinal Center Reactions and Antibody Responses

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Arsenale

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

08:30—11:30
The Increasing Role of Delivery, Adjuvants, Genetics and Microbiome
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Microbiome and Immunity

Steven Reed, Infectious Disease Research Institute, USA
Comparison of Adjuvants, TLR Agonists

Coffee Break

Federica Sallusto, Università della Svizzera Italiana & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Antigen Specific T Cell Diversity

Jean-Laurent Casanova, Rockefeller University, USA
Toward a Genetic Theory of Childhood Infectious Diseases

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Arsenale
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Arsenale
14:30—16:30
Panel 1: New Technologies and Impact on Vaccines

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Arsenale
17:00—19:00
Synthetic (Nucleic Acid) Vaccines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Christine Shaw, Moderna, USA
mRNA Vaccines against Viruses

Speaker to be Announced

Ugur Sahin, BioNTech AG, Germany
mRNA Vaccines Against Tumors

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

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

Arsenale
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Arsenale

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

Arsenale
08:30—17:00
Poster Viewing

Arsenale
08:30—11:30
Antibody Repertoire and Passive Immunization
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Hedda Wardemann, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Antibody Repertoire

Galit Alter, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, USA
System Serology

Coffee Break

Antonio Lanzavecchia, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland
Human Monoclonals for Passive Immunization and Antigen Discovery

James E. Crowe, Jr., Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
The Human Immunome

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—12:30
Lunch

12:30—14:30
Poster Session 3

Arsenale
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Arsenale
17:00—19:00
Vaccines for Chronic Infections and Cancer I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Ann M. Ginsberg, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, USA
New Vaccines Against Tuberculosis

John T. Schiller, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA
Progress on Preventative and Therapeutic HPV Vaccines

Catherine Ju-Ying Wu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Vaccines Against Tumor Neoantigens

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Arsenale

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

08:30—11:30
Vaccines for Chronic Infections and Cancer II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Laurence Zitvogel, Institut Gustave Roussy, France
Cancer Immunity and Microbiota

Alfredo Nicosia, Nouscom , S.R.L., Italy
The Renaissance of Cancer Vaccines

Coffee Break

Anne O'Garra, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Transcriptomics Reveal the Immune Response in Tuberculosis

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Panel 2: Innovation and Sustainability for Emerging and Neglected Diseases

* Rino Rappuoli, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Italy

* Lynda M. Stuart, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Arsenale
17:00—18:45
Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms by Systems Biology
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

Basilica
Bali Pulendran, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Emerging Mechanism of Vaccine Modulation Detected by Systems Biology

Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
Signatures for Infection and Protection

Rino Rappuoli, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Italy
Transforming Vaccinology

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2020

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

Arsenale
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.

Arsenale

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Menarini International Foundation

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