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Joint meeting with HIV Pathogenesis and Cure

HIV Vaccines

June 1-4, 2021 | Start Time TBD*
*Program is in development and subject to change



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Keystone Symposia welcomes the global scientific community and aims to connect researchers within and across disciplines to accelerate the advancement of biomedical and life sciences. This form may be used for scientists from low- and middle-income countries of all career stages to determine eligibility and request free access to scientific content presented during recent eSymposia events. If eligible, you will be sent an access code for the On Demand content of the eSymposia event(s) of interest.


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Development of effective prophylactic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccines are still urgently needed to halt the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. However, development of these vaccines has proven to be a challenge that, despite intensive research efforts over the last 30 years, science has failed to surmount. Nevertheless, the prospects for an effective HIV vaccine have recently been transformed by a series of advances in science. These advances suggest that induction of broadly-reactive antibodies that confer protection via neutralization and/or neutralization-independent mechanisms and elicitation of cytotoxic (CD8) T cell responses can potentially eradicate the virus early after transmission and may ultimately prove to be achievable goals for drug development. 

This conference will bring together interdisciplinary investigators whose complementary expertise will synergize to inform HIV vaccine design and evaluation to discuss progress and outstanding challenges in areas such as: 1) The design of immunogens and strategies for optimization of germinal center responses to elicit HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies; 2) Identifying prospects for harnessing other antibody effector functions to confer protection; 3) Developing approaches for eliciting rapidly-acting, efficacious HIV-specific CD8 T cell responses; and 4) How to use novel technologies, animal model systems and small-scale clinical trials to inform vaccine development efforts. This conference is being held jointly with HIV Pathogenesis and Cure. This pairing will provide an opportunity for interaction between investigators working in these related areas, and for joint discussion of therapeutic vaccination strategies.

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Pricing:

Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD

Deadlines:

Abstract Submission
‣ For Short Talk Consideration: April 20, 2021
‣ For ePoster Presentation: May 18, 2021
Final ePoster / SciTalk Submission: May 21, 2021
Financial Aid Application: May 18, 2021

*Abstract submission is required in order to submit an ePoster and/or Scitalk

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine-related fields, are eligible to apply for a FREE registration code.

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Call For Abstracts

Showcase your work to global audiences on the eSymposia platform!

Submit your abstract by the Short Talk Deadline for the opportunity to be selected for a short talk presentation alongside field leaders on the meeting program!

ePoster presenters will be provided with their own dedicated abstract listing on the event website to display their work in multiple formats, and interact with meeting participants. ePoster features include:

  • Abstract Description
  • An embedded ePoster with an optional downloadable PDF
  • SciTalk – up to 5-minute video presentation, available on demand
  • A poster table at the Live Poster Session to present your work and answer audience questions in real-time
  • A chat function to speak with interested attendees and answer questions throughout the conference
  • Contact information for private follow-up discussion

To submit your work for an ePoster presentation, and to be considered for short talk selection, go to the “Submit an Abstract” tab on the event homepage.



Program Details



Keynote Speaker


[Pedro L. Alonso, MD, PhD]

[Pedro L. Alonso, MD, PhD]
[World Health Organization, Director of the Global Malaria Programme]


Speaking at this eSymposia


Julie Ake

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USA


Dan H. Barouch

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA


Michael R. Betts

University of Pennsylvania, USA


Persephone Borrow

University of Oxford, UK


Barbara K. Felber

NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA


Guillaume J. Filion

Centre of Genomic Regulation, Spain


Brad Jones

Weill Cornell Medicine, USA


Bette Korber

Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA


M. Juliana McElrath

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA


Andrew J. McMichael

Oxford University, UK


Beatriz Mothe

IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute-HIVACAT, Spain


Hugo Mouquet

Institut Pasteur, France


Michel C. Nussenzweig

HHMI/Rockefeller University, USA


Rogier W. Sanders

University of Amsterdam and Weill Cornell Medical College, Netherlands


Kevin O. Saunders

Duke University, USA


Robin Shattock

Imperial College London, UK


Rasmi Thomas

U.S. Military HIV Research Program, USA


Georgia D. Tomaras

Duke University Medical Center, USA


Sandhya Vasan

US Military HIV Research Program, USA






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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Grant No. [GRANT NUMBER - UPDATE] 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.




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