Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2007

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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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Future of Science Fund Recipients
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Muhammad Jawed Khan
Aga Khan University, Pakistan