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HIV Vaccines: From Basic Research to Clinical Trials

  June 15, 2006  

Keystone Symposia, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
March 25 - 30, 2007

The development of a successful vaccine against HIV-1 faces enormous hurdles. The generation of immunogens able to elicit broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies in humans remains elusive. The mechanisms responsible for the strong protection seen in macaques vaccinated with attenuated viruses are unknown. Furthermore, we do not fully understand why this virus persists or how some individuals control virus. The nature of transmitted viruses is still unclear. The meeting will focus on recent advances in the understanding of the interplay between the virus and the immune system that are of particular relevance for vaccine design. Leading experts in the field will provide us with insight into key findings in the area of cellular and humoral immunity to HIV, the design of novel immunogens and the mechanism of live attenuated vaccine protection. A strong emphasis of the meeting will also be on recent progress in human vaccine trials.
Organized by: Dennis R. Burton, Alexandra Trkola and David I. Watkins
Invited Speakers: - Charles Bangham, Imperial College School of Medicine
- Cynthia Derdeyn, Emory University
- Ronald Desrosiers, New England Primate Research Center
- Alan Engelman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- Philip Goulder, University of Oxford
- Stephen Harrison, Harvard Medical School
- Barton Haynes, Duke University Medical Center
- Wayne Koff, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
- Richard Koup, National Institutes of Health
- Leo Lefrançois, University of Connecticut Health Center
- Jeffrey Lifson, SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
- John Mascola, NIAID, National Institutes of Health
- Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, University of Nairobi
- Gary Nabel, National Institutes of Health
- Julie Overbaugh, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Annette Oxenius, Institute for Microbiology
- Louis Picker, Oregon Health & Science University
- Douglas Richman, University of California, San Diego
- Marjorie Robert-Guroff, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
- Guido Silvestri, Emory University
- Wesley Sundquist, University of Utah School of Medicine
- Alexandra Trkola, University Hospital Zurich
- Bruce Walker, Massachusetts General Hospital
- David Watkins, University of Wisconsin
- Ian Wilson, The Scripps Research Institute
- Otto Yang, University of California, Los Angeles
Deadline for Abstracts: Nov. 27, 2006
Registration: Please see website
E-mail: info@keystonesymposia.org
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