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Vaccinology in the Age of Pandemics:
Strategies Against COVID-19 & Other Global Threats

June 15–16, 2020 | 11:00AM–3:30PM ET | 3:00–7:30PM UTC | 5:00–9:30PM CEST*
*Program is subject to change



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As the world faces the greatest global pandemic of our lifetimes, the critical importance of vaccine development has come to the forefront of scientific and public audiences alike. Over the course of history, vaccination has enabled us to conquer devastating diseases from measles to smallpox, but new challenges arise when addressing an emerging pandemic in real time. This virtual meeting will assemble the world’s leading vaccinology and global health experts to present the latest advances in vaccine design and development. Finally, this virtual conference will discuss how to best apply these strategies in the context of the current pandemic.

The field of vaccinology has made great leaps in recent years, providing novel technologies and approaches that can be leveraged to our advantage against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Incredible advances in science and technology now make it technically possible to develop vaccines against many new targets. Meanwhile, innovative approaches to vaccine development are tackling challenges of emerging infections and implementation in low-income countries. These advances, among many others, will guide the way towards a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, these new scientific advances will set the stage for success against this pandemic, as vaccinologists race against the ever-rising global death toll.

This virtual meeting program will cover many important facets of vaccine science, technology and strategy, including:

  • transformative new technologies, including structure-based design, adjuvants, nucleic acid vaccines (especially RNA), viral vectors, systems biology, and controlled human infections
  • scientific underpinnings of new vaccinology strategies, including advances in the fields of human immunology, genomics, synthetic biology, molecular structure of antigens and antigen-antibody complexes, germinal centers, and microbiome
  • multidisciplinary technologies and strategies, including efforts of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust, which will change the way vaccines are developed

Program is intended for scientific researchers and clinical audiences.

Join us for this landmark virtual event, brought to you by Keystone Symposia.

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Regular Registration Rate: $50 USD

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Program Details



Keynote Speaker


Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

NIAID, National Institutes of Health

Transforming Vaccinology: Considerations for the Next Decade



Speaking at this eSymposia


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Galit Alter

MIT and Harvard University

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Yasmine Belkaid

NIAID, National Institutes of Health

Anthony S. Fauci, MD


Anthony S. Fauci

NIAID, National Institutes of Health

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George Fu Gao

Chinese Academy of Sciences


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Barney S. Graham

NIAID, National Institutes of Health


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Richard Hatchett

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, CEPI

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Neil P. King

University of Washington

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Antonio Lanzavecchia

Institute for Research in Biomedicine

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Ulrike Protzer

Technische Universität München

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Bali Pulendran

Stanford University School of Medicine

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Rino Rappuoli

GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

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Federica Sallusto

Università della Svizzera Italiana & ETH Zurich

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Robert A. Seder

NIAID, National Institutes of Health

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Robin Shattock

Imperial College London

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Lynda M. Stuart

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Christine Shaw

Moderna

Gabriel D. Victora


Gabriel D. Victora

Rockefeller University

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Hedda Wardemann

German Cancer Research Center

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Catherine J. Wu

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 


Editors Attending This Meeting


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Teodoro-Pulvirenti, PhD 

Executive Editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM)

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Gaia Trincucci, PhD 

Scientific Editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM)


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Céline Carret, PhD

Scientific Editor, EMBO Molecular Medicine

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Zeljko Durdevic, PhD

Scientific Editor, EMBO Molecular Medicine


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Denise Doolan, PhD

Specialty Chief Editor, Frontiers in Immunology

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Alessandra Fornarelli, Dr. rer. nat.

Journal Manager, Frontiers in Immunology




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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13AI150086-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.





The views expressed in this eSymposia are those of the participants and not necessarily of the participants’ organizations or of Keystone Symposia.






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