OPTIMMUNIZE: IMPROVING THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF VACCINES
19 – 21 February 2020
Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

The conference will explore and discuss various aspects of the non-specific effects of vaccines, including their impact on neonates and infants, how generalisable and durable these effects are, the implications for geriatric and veterinary medicine, and why non-specific effects should differ between sexes and across the lifespan.

KEY TOPICS
• Importance of non-specific effects of vaccines
• Evidence from clinical trials
• Effects of vaccines on the epigenome
• Sex differences in immunity and response to vaccines
• Potential off-target use of vaccines
• Vaccination of the elderly
• New vaccines/testing products in pipeline

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Eleanor Fish – University of Toronto, Canada
Rebecca Chandler – Uppsala Monitoring Centre, Sweden
Nigel Curtis -The University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Hospital, Australia
Sabra Klein – Johns Hopkins University, USA
Christine Stabell-Benn – University of Southern

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mihai Netea – Radboud University, The Netherlands

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
Peter Aaby – Bandim Health Project, Guinea-Bissau
Petra Arck – Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Nigel Curtis – University of Melbourne, Australia
Rebecca Chandler – Uppsala Monitoring Center, Sweden
Hazel Dockrell – LSHTM, UK
Denise Faustman – Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Adam Finn – University of Bristol, UK
Katie Flanagan – Monash University, Australia
Sabra Klein – Johns Hopkins University, USA
Darryn Knobel – Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Indies
Ofer Levy – Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
Camille Locht – Institut Pasteur, France
Magdalena Plebanski – RMIT, Australia
Marjorie Robert-Guroff – National Cancer Institute, USA
Patrick Wilson – University of Chicago, USA

DEADLINES
• Early bird: 26 November 2019
• Bursaries: 10 December 2019
• Abstracts: 17 December 2019
• Registration: 21 January 2020

More info and register:
bit.ly/OptiVaccines20_P

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