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Announcement: 14th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

The 14th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, the largest scientific forum devoted exclusively to the research and development of vaccines and related technologies for prevention and treatment of disease through immunization, will be held May 16--18, 2011, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference brings together the diverse fields of human and veterinary vaccinology to encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary approaches among disease-specific and methodologic experts.

One Health initiatives, herpesvirus vaccines, the status of human immunodeficiency virus vaccines, genomics, special populations in immunology, and alternative animal models in vaccine discovery are among topics scheduled for discussion during the conference. New this year is a preconference workshop in academic vaccinology, Writing and Submitting a Vaccine Research Paper.

Applications for travel grants to subsidize attendees from countries with limited resources must be submitted by December 27, 2010. Deadline for online submission of general abstracts is January 24, 2011. Abstracts from eligible authors may be designated for consideration for the Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award, which provides $10,000 for research expenses and a travel stipend and registration for the 2012 conference.

The vaccine research conference is sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, in collaboration with CDC and 13 other national and international agencies and organizations. Additional information is available at http://www.nfid.org/conferences/vaccine11, or by e-mail (vaccine@nfid.org), fax (301-907-0878), telephone (301-656-0003, ext 19), or mail (NFID, Suite 750, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-5278).


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