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Prevention of HIV/AIDS
joint with HIV Immunobiology: From Infection to Immune Control
Organizer(s): Brigitte Autran and Scott M. Hammer
Date: March 22 - 27, 2009
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Summary of Meeting:
Most recent research efforts on the prevention of HIV and AIDS has focused on T cell-based vaccines but it is admitted this approach will not prevent HIV and needs to be strengthened by novel approaches to generate HIV neutralizing antibodies. The recent successes or failures of alternative methods of HIV prevention (e.g., microbicides, circumcision), or of AIDS prevention (therapeutic vaccines) should help better understand how HIV vaccines can be used, and require sharing basic understanding and results with the prophylactic vaccine field. However the recent negative results of a major HIV vaccine trial have substantially disorganized the field. The goals of the meeting are therefore to focus on the most recent key advances in the understanding of (1) how HIV can be controlled at entry and after infection in 3 joint sessions with the concurrent “HIV Immunobiology” meeting, (2) how T cell-based or antibody-based HIV vaccines can be improved, and (3) what are the results of the current vaccine trials and those of alternative methods of HIV or AIDS prevention and how can they help at re-orientating vaccine researches. Two workshops will provide key information on the definition of immune correlates of protection and their analysis in clinical trials.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 14 2008
Scholarship Deadline: November 24 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 24 2008
Abstract Deadline: December 22 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 22 2009
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
ANRS, French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral HepatitisBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
GenVec, Inc.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)Office of AIDS Research, NIHTibotec, Inc.
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Cell Press
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI081599-01
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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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