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Challenges of Global Vaccine Development (T1)

Organizer(s) Margaret Liu, Paul-Henri Lambert and Sir Gustav Nossal
October 8—13, 2007
Cape Town Conference Centre • Cape Town, South Africa
Abstract Deadline: Jun 6, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Jul 11, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 6, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Aug 8, 2007

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.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: June 6, 2007 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


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A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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Global Health Travel Awards are also available

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