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Notice to Readers International Symposium on Tuberculosis Vaccine Development and Evaluation

The 1998 International Symposium on Tuberculosis Vaccine Development and Evaluation will be held August 26-28, 1998, in San Francisco, California. The symposium, cosponsored by CDC's National Vaccine Program Office, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the American Lung Association, the World Health Organization, the American Thoracic Society, and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, is for scientists, public health practitioners, infectious disease and pulmonary physicians, other health-care providers, vaccine manufacturers and distributors, and biotechnology firms. Symposium topics will include public health implications of tuberculosis (TB), the status of TB vaccine development, preclinical obstacles for TB candidate vaccines, challenges in TB vaccine evaluation, strategies for overcoming barriers for field testing, and criteria for field site selection. Information on the symposium is available from CDC's National Vaccine Program Office, telephone (404) 639-4168.

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