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This meeting will be conducted in English.

All programs are subject to change. Check this site for updates.


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


BEWARE of booking lodging through companies unaffiliated with Keystone Symposia. Click here for more details.

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

Scientists Studying or Conducting Research in Africa...
Click here for information about applying for a registration subsidy.

** Meeting has ended **

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 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 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 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 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.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. 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 to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.

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

Travel and Transportation



Due to the constantly changing nature of travel, we urge people to research their own travel requirements. This includes Passport and Visa requirements, documentation for re-entry into country of residence and any other identification needed. Please allow sufficient time in advance of the meeting for processing of all necessary documentation.

Be sure to confirm air and hotel arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of departure. As a reminder, never leave your wallet and passport unattended while traveling, and have photocopies of all identification and credit cards in case of theft or loss.

For more information, visit:

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Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the recommended airport for this conference. For specific airport information, visit Cape Town International Airport.

The airport is about 20 km (12 mi) and a 20-25 minute car ride from the city center and the host hotel.



For transfers to/from Cape Town International Airport, please contact the concierge at the Southern Sun Cape Sun at sscapesun.concierge@tsogosun.com or +27 021 488 5100. Cost for a one way transfer starts at 450 Rand (approx. $30 USD) for 1-2 people and increases depending on the number of guests.

Taxi cabs are also available at the airport but for safety and security, arriving passengers should only use Touch -Down Taxis, the officially authorized airport taxi service provider by calling +21 083 652 0786 or +21 082 569 7555. Rates vary depending on where in the city you will be travelling.



Due to the constantly changing nature of travel, we urge people to research their own travel requirements. This includes Passport and Visa requirements, documentation for re-entry into country of residence and any other identification needed. Please allow sufficient time in advance of the meeting for processing of all necessary documentation.

Be sure to confirm air and hotel arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of departure. As a reminder, never leave your wallet and passport unattended while traveling, and have photocopies of all identification and credit cards in case of theft or loss.

When traveling outside your home country, be sure to confirm what the current Entry Requirements for each country you are visiting.

For U.S. citizens traveling to South Africa, click here.

To locate an Embassy near you, click here.