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This meeting took place in 2006

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HIV Vaccines (X6)

Organizer(s) Ruth M. Ruprecht, Genoveffa Franchini and Susan W. Barnett
March 27—April 2, 2006
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 20, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 29, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 27, 2006

Part of the Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Joint Meeting: HIV Pathogenesis (X5)

Summary of Meeting:
The Vaccine Symposium will focus on basic aspects of antigen presentation, with a special attention to the role of MHC class II and the generation of antibodies. Over the last few years, MHC class I-restricted cytotoxicity lymphocytes (CTL) have been in the limelight. However, vaccine strategies aimed at generating CTL responses have only been partially protective and have not provided protection from infection. In contract, passive immunization studies by various groups have clearly shown that neutralizing antibodies can provide complete protection from infection. A challenge to scientists in the AIDS vaccine development field is now to find ways of generating neutralizing antibodies with the desired epitope specificities at sufficiently high levels through active vaccination using novel immunogens. Last but not least, the topic of innate immunity and its role in leading to adaptive immune responses will also be highlighted.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 29, 2005 (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.


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

Application Process

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