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Announcements: 16th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

The 16th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, the largest scientific forum devoted exclusively to research and development of vaccines and related technologies for prevention and treatment of disease through immunization, will be held April 22–24, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference brings together the diverse fields of human and veterinary vaccinology to encourage collaboration and multidisciplinary approaches among methodologic experts and experts in specific diseases.

Clinical developments in vaccine discovery, rotavirus, meningococcal vaccine, vaccines for enteric diseases, food safety vaccines, vaccine adjuvants, and adverse events are among topics scheduled for discussion during the conference. In addition, a preconference workshop, Creating Outstanding Scientific Communications: Talks, Abstracts, and Posters, will be offered by expert faculty.

Applications for travel grants to subsidize attendees from countries with limited resources must be submitted by November 27, 2012. The deadline for online submission of general abstracts is December 21, 2012. 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 2014 conference.

The conference is being sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), in collaboration with CDC and 11 other national and international agencies and organizations. Additional information is available at http://www.nfid.org, 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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