Keystone Symposia: HIV Vaccines (HIV Vaccines)

Venue: Keystone Resort

Location: Keystone, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 21, 2012 End Date/Time: Mar 26, 2012
Registration Date: Mar 21, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jan 20, 2012
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The 2012 Keystone Symposia meeting on HIV Vaccines will focus on basic aspects of immunology and HIV-1 virology to highlight issues that challenge the field. The genetic diversity of circulating HIV-1 variants puts extreme demands on the quality of the response a prophylactic vaccine will need to elicit. Most likely, conserved viral determinants need to be targeted and the response must be sustained over time. To facilitate a broad and open discussion around these topics, the symposium will convene expert investigators from the HIV-1 vaccine field as well as a number of basic immunologists. Aspects of natural HIV-1 infection of direct relevance to the development of a vaccine, such as viral transmission and viral escape from immune responses, will be addressed in joint sessions with the parallel meeting on Viral Immunity and Host Gene Influence. Speakers will also be invited to present in the workshops and in the oral sessions based on submitted abstracts.


Additional Information

This meeting is held jointly with the Keystone Symposia meeting "Viral Immunity and Host Gene Influence." Registering for one meeting in a set of joint meetings enables participation in sessions of the other, pending space availability. Other deadlines: Global Health Travel Award - October 18, 2011 Abstract & scholarship - November 21, 2011 Late-breaking abstract - December 22, 2011