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HIV Vaccines: From Basic Research to Clinical Trials
joint with Molecular and Cellular Determinants of HIV Pathogenesis
Organizer(s): Dennis R. Burton, Alexandra Trkola and David I. Watkins
Date: March 25 - 30, 2007
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Sponsored by Wyeth Vaccines Research
Summary of Meeting:
The development of a successful vaccine against HIV-1 faces enormous hurdles. The generation of immunogens able to elicit broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies in humans remains elusive. The mechanisms responsible for the strong protection seen in macaques vaccinated with attenuated viruses are unknown. Furthermore, we do not fully understand why this virus persists or how some individuals control virus. The nature of transmitted viruses is still unclear. The meeting will focus on recent advances in the understanding of the interplay between the virus and the immune system that are of particular relevance for vaccine design. Leading experts in the field will provide us with insight into key findings in the area of cellular and humoral immunity to HIV, the design of novel immunogens and the mechanism of live attenuated vaccine protection. A strong emphasis of the meeting will also be on recent progress in human vaccine trials.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: November 27 2006
Scholarship Deadline: November 27 2006
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 27 2006
Abstract Deadline: December 27 2006
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 25 2007
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
GenVec, Inc.
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)Office of AIDS Research, NIHWyeth Vaccines Research
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 5 R13 AI068371-02
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