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This meeting took place in 2002

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HIV-1 Protection and Control by Vaccination (X8)

Organizer(s) M. Juliana McElrath, Gary J. Nabel and Daniel R. Littman
April 5—11, 2002
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 13, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 5, 2002

Sponsored by Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines

Summary of Meeting:
Recent progress in vaccine development offers hope that immunization may slow the HIV-1 epidemic. Insights into immune mechanisms of protection against HIV-1 infection and disease are emerging in clinical and animal studies, which can be applied to immunization strategies. New vaccines designed to elicit these immune responses are rapidly becoming available for implementation in human trials worldwide. Despite these advances, it remains unclear which approach is more likely to be efficacious, and if so, by what mechanism. The overall goal of this symposium is to accelerate understanding of the components necessary to prevent HIV-1 infection by vaccination, and to stimulate the scientific field to participate in moving this effort forward. The most current relevant studies will be integrated with recent advances in HIV pathogenesis and therapeutic interventions. The program will identify barriers to vaccine development, with the intent to foster new avenues of research collaborations that can overcome these hurdles.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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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

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