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Global Priorities in Vaginal Health: Microbes, Mucosal Immunity and Interventions

November 10-12, 2021 | Start Time TBD*
*Program is in development and subject to change



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The female genital tract environment represents an intricate interplay between commensal microbes, pathogens, small molecule metabolites and host immune cells resulting in health and disease consequences for women, their sexual partners, and neonates. Refined characterization of the genital tract using sophisticated methods has expanded our understanding of mucosal immunology, the microbiome, the metabolome, and the proteome. Mechanisms leading to adverse outcomes, particularly elevated risk of HIV acquisition, are being unraveled, and an increasing number of interventions are in clinical trials. In this meeting, we will examine cutting-edge knowledge needed to tackle some of the most challenging global problems in reproductive and sexual health, including current understanding of female genital tract microbiology and immunology, and advances in therapeutics and preventatives intended to modify or protect these environments. Potential mechanisms leading to adverse outcomes, and prospective prevention and/or treatment interventions will be presented and discussed. Pathways for development of novel interventions, including industry partnership and regulatory strategies will be considered. The progress made in recent years at the bench and in clinical trials should inform global health interventions aimed at sustaining sexual and reproductive health for women especially in resource-limited settings, where women suffer the most severe consequences of these challenges.

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Pricing:

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

Deadlines:

Abstract Submission
‣ For Short Talk Consideration: Sept. 29, 2021
‣ For ePoster Presentation: Oct. 27, 2021
Final ePoster / SciTalk Submission: Nov. 1, 2021
Financial Aid Application: Oct. 27, 2021

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

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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

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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



Program details will be available soon.

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


Kingsley C. Anukam

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria


Eric Armstrong

University of Toronto, Canada


Emily P. Balskus

Harvard University, USA


Yasmine Belkaid

NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA


Robert D. Burk

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA


Craig R. Cohen

University of California, San Francisco, USA


Bhabatosh Dos

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, India


David N. Fredricks

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA


Betsy Herold

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA


Susan P. Holmes

Stanford University, USA


Heather B. Jaspan

Seattle Children's Research Institute / University of Cape Town, USA


Douglas S. Kwon

Harvard Medical School, USA


Jordan K. Kyongo

Commonwealth and Development Office, UK


Lenine Liebenberg

CAPRISA, South Africa


Jeanne M. Marrazzo

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA


Lindi Masson

Burnet Institute, Australia


Lyle McKinnon

University of Manitoba, Canada


Caroline M. Mitchell

Massachusetts General Hospital, USA


Sinaye Ngcapu

CAPRISA, South Africa


Jo-Ann S. Passmore

University of Cape Town, South Africa


Sujatha Srinivasan

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA


Jill Steinbach-Rankins

University of Louisville, USA


Janneke van de Wijgert

University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands







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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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