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This meeting took place in 2001

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AIDS Vaccines in the New Millennium (J8)

Organizer(s) R. Paul Johnson, Mark B. Feinberg and Emilio A. Emini
March 28—April 3, 2001
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2000
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 29, 2001

Sponsored by Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines

Joint Meeting: HIV Pathogenesis (J7)

Summary of Meeting:
The last few years have witnessed remarkable progress in scientific studies relevant to the development of an AIDS vaccine. Emerging data from both human and animal studies are providing novel insights into the immunological mechanisms that contain HIV infection. A variety of new vaccine approaches show promise in inducing a broad range of immune responses, and are now being tested in animal models and human clinical trials. Several recent technical advances have provided critical information on the structure of the envelope glycoprotein and new tools for the quantitative analysis of immune responses. Yet, many fundamental and practical challenges remain, and it is unclear whether any of the existing approaches will result in a safe and effective AIDS vaccine. This Keystone Symposium is intended to foster communication of the most current results, from basic and applied HIV vaccine research efforts, to integrate this information in the context of recent advances on AIDS pathogenesis, to identify and address obstacles to vaccine development, and to stimulate accelerated research on HIV vaccines.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: (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.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

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

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