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HIV Vaccines
joint with Viral Immunity and Host Gene Influence
Organizer(s): Gunilla B. Karlsson Hedestam, Andrew McMichael and Christopher J. Miller
Date: March 21 - 26, 2012
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sponsored by Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
The 2012 Keystone Symposia meeting on HIV Vaccines will focus on basic aspects of immunology and HIV-1 virology to highlight issues that challenge the field. The genetic diversity of circulating HIV-1 variants puts extreme demands on the quality of the response a prophylactic vaccine will need to elicit. Most likely, conserved viral determinants need to be targeted and the response must be sustained over time. To facilitate a broad and open discussion around these topics, the symposium will convene expert investigators from the HIV-1 vaccine field as well as a number of basic immunologists. Aspects of natural HIV-1 infection of direct relevance to the development of a vaccine, such as viral transmission and viral escape from immune responses, will be addressed in joint sessions with the parallel meeting on Viral Immunity and Host Gene Influence. Speakers will also be invited to present in the workshops and in the oral sessions based on submitted abstracts.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 18 2011
Scholarship Deadline: November 21 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 21 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 22 2011
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 20 2012
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationSangamo BioSciences, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
ImQuest BioSciencesOffice of AIDS Research, NIH
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Crucell


Ahmed Seif Baus
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI098441-01
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