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Challenges of Global Vaccine Development
Organizer(s): Margaret Liu, Paul-Henri Lambert and Sir Gustav Nossal
Date: October 08 - 13, 2007
Location: Cape Town Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust
Summary of Meeting:
Despite the tremendous impact of vaccines to save countless lives, significant scientific and technical barriers exist that limit both their effectiveness against many diseases and their utilization, resulting in millions of needless deaths and substantial morbidity particularly in the developing world. Even with the large increase of our understanding of host immune responses, the sequencing of pathogen genomes, and other technological advances, important hurdles remain for developing and deploying vaccines for a variety of diseases. The goals of this meeting will be to bring together scientists, physicians and students from the developed and developing world to discuss the advances in (1) understanding the generation of effective systemic and mucosal immunity at a cellular and organ system level, (2) new technologies for prophylactic and therapeutic immunization, including those useful for resource-poor settings, (3) understanding the unique requirements to stimulate immunity in early childhood, (4) pre-clinical models, and (5) correlates of protection.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: May 7 2007
Scholarship Deadline: June 6 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: June 6 2007
Abstract Deadline: July 11 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: August 8 2007
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Becton DickinsonBill & Melinda Gates FoundationWellcome Trust
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems

Genentech, Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals

IOMAI Corporation
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI076090-01
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