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Protection from HIV: Targeted Intervention Strategies
joint with HIV Evolution, Genomics and Pathogenesis
Organizer(s): Mario Roederer, Carolyn Williamson and Robin Shattock
Date: March 20 - 25, 2011
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sponsored by Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
Biological efforts to prevent HIV infection center on four independent approaches: inducing adaptive immune responses through vaccination, augmenting innate responses, using peri-exposure prophylactic drug therapy, and developing microbicides and/or recombinant antiviral microbial products. While all four of these approaches have promise, they still require significant optimization and further clinical trials. Indeed, successful prevention of HIV infection will likely require a combination of these approaches. Such development efforts require a better understanding of viral and immunological events at the site of transmission. This Keystone Symposia meeting will have a focus on mucosal immunology as well as the interplay between the virus and innate and adaptive immune responses, particularly during the acute phase of the infection. Leading experts in the fields will discuss recent scientific advances in these varied approaches to preventing infection and present data from recent clinical trials testing their efficacy.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 19 2010
Scholarship Deadline: November 22 2010
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 22 2010
Abstract Deadline: December 22 2010
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 21 2011
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationOffice of AIDS Research, NIHSangamo BioSciences, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI093270-01
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