International Conference on DNA Vaccines

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Thu Jan 25 14:35:01 EST 1996


Hi, all

This posting is more appropriate for bionet.announce and
news.announce.conferences and it HAS been posted to the moderators of
those groups already, BUT it also appears on the unmoderated newsgroups
bionet.immunology, bionet.cellbiol, bionet.virology as a matter of urgency
(avoiding further delay).  The conference is now only a few days away, but
has received little publicity mainly because of local problems (weather,
govt.funding crisis), but also illness and the holidays. 

Sincere apologies if you didn't want to know.

Expiry Date:9th.February 1996
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Title:           International Meeting on Nucleic Acid Vaccines
                    for The Prevention of Infectious Diseases

Location:   Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA   

Dates:       5 - 7 February 1996

Subject: A review of scientific advances in immunology, vaccinology, work
on primates, vaccine safety assessment, and other areas relevant to the
development of nucleic acid vaccines. 

Target Audience: Industry, regulatory and research organisations

Registration Info:  ECS web-site http://www.venus.co.uk/ecs/summary.html

Organiser: TASCOM Inc., Bethesda MA, USA   Telephone: (301) 907-3844

Sponsors: European Commission 
          Food & Drug Administration 
          National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
          World Health Organisation 

Full Program:
                      Monday, February 5, 1996

    9:00- 9:15   Opening
                 Representatives from the World Health Organization
                 and the
                 National Institutes of Health
    9:15- 9:25   Overview
                 Dr. H. Robinson, University of Massachusetts, USA 

                 BASIC IMMUNOLOGY

                 Chairperson: Dr. E. Shevach, National Institutes of 
                              Health,USA 

                 1. Mechanisms of Action of Nucleic Acid Vaccines,
                 Target Cell(s), & Antigen Presentation

    9:25 - 9:45  Dr. M. Barry, University of Texas, USA 

    9:45 - 10:05 Dr. M. Liu, Merck Research Laboratories, USA 
   10:05 - 10:40 Break and Setting-up of Posters 
   10:40 - 11:00 Dr. E. Raz, University of California at San Diego, USA 

                 2. Modulation of the Immune Responses to Nucleic Acid
                    Vaccines

   11:00 - 11:20 Dr. I. Ramshaw, Australia National University, Australia 

                 3. Mucosal Immunity

   11:20 - 11:40 Dr. E. Ban, University of Alabama, USA 
   11:40 - 12:00 Dr. L. Klavinskis, Guy's Hospital, UK 
   12:00 - 12:20 Dr. B. Wang, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
   12:20 -  1:30 Lunch (on your own) 

                 4. Potential Advantages and Risks of
                 DNA Vaccines for Infant Immunization

    1:30 - 1:50 Dr. C. A. Siegrist, Centre Medical Universitaire,
                Switzerland 
    1:50 - 2:10 Dr. M. Sarzotti, Baltimore VA Medical Center,USA 
    2:10 - 2:40 General Discussion 

                 VACCINOLOGY

                 Chairperson: Dr. F. Vogel, National Institutes of 
                              Health, USA 

                 1. Route of Delivery, and Delivery Mechanisms

                 - Delivery Systems 
    2:40 - 3:00 Dr. C. Clegg, Centre for Applied Microbiology and 
                Research, UK 
    3:00 - 3:20 Dr. J. Sadoff, Merck Research Laboratories, USA 
    3:20 - 4:15 Poster Session and Break 

                 - Delivery Systems; Gene Gun 
    4:15 - 4:35 Dr. J. Haynes, Agracetus, Inc., USA 

                 - Vector Design, Other Uses 
    4:35 - 4:55 Dr. J. Norman, Vical, Inc., USA 
    4:55 - 5:15 Dr. S. Johnston, University of Texas, USA 
    5:15 - 5:45 General Discussion 

                      Tuesday, February 6, 1996

                 2. Vaccines

                 Viral Vaccines I
                 Chairperson: Dr. H. Robinson, University of 
                              Massachusetts,USA

                 - AIDS
   9:15 - 9:30  Dr. J. Shiver, Merck Research Laboratories, USA 
   9:30 - 9:45  Dr. B. Wahren, Karolinska Institute, Sweden 
   9:45 - 10:00 Dr. D. Weiner, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
  10:00 - 10:25 General Discussion 
  10:25 - 11:00 Poster Session and Break 

                 - Hepatitis B 
  11:00 - 11:15 Dr. H. Davis, Loeb Medical Research Institute, Canada 
  11:15 - 11:30 Dr. M. L. Michel, Institut Pasteur, France 
  11:30 - 11:45 Dr. R. Whalen, CNRS, France 
  11:45 - 12:00 General Discussion 

                 - Hepatitis C 
  12:00 - 12:20 Dr. G. Inchauspe, Inserm, France 
  12:20 -  1:30 Lunch (on your own) 

                 Viral Vaccines II

                 Chairperson: Dr. G. Schild, National Institute for
                              Biological Standards and Control, UK

                 - Herpes 
    1:30 - 1:50 Dr. W. McClements, Merck Research Laboratories, USA 

                 - Influenza 
    1:50 - 2:10 Dr. J. Donnelly, Merck Research Laboratories, USA 

                 - Measles 
    2:10 - 2:30 Dr. K. Yang, University of Massachusetts, USA 

                 - Rotavirus 
    2:30 - 2:50 Dr. J. Herrmann, University of Massachusetts, USA 

                 - Flavivirus 
    2:50 - 3:10 Dr. S. Jacobs, Chemical and Biological Defense
                Establishment, UK 
    3:10 - 4:00 Poster Session and Break 

                 - Rabies 
    4:00 - 4:20 Dr. H. Ertl, Wistar Institute, USA 
    4:20 - 4:40 Dr. D. Lodmell, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, USA 
                
                Veterinary Vaccines

    4:40 - 5:00 Dr. J. Lewis, Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization,
                Canada 
    5:00 - 5:30 General Discussion 


                      Wednesday, February 7, 1996


                 Bacterial Vaccines

                 Chairperson: Dr. P. H. Lambert, World Health Organization,
                              Switzerland

                 - Tetanus 
    9:00 - 9:20 Dr. G. Dougan, Imperial College, UK 

                 - Tuberculosis 
    9:20 - 9:35 Dr. D. Lowrie, National Institute for Medical Research, 
UK 
    9:35 - 9:50 Dr. K. Huygen, Institut Pasteur at Brussels, Belgium 
    9:50 - 10:05 Dr. J. Ulmer, Merck Research Laboratories, USA 
   10:05 - 10:25 General Discussion 
   10:25 - 11:00 Poster Session and Break 

                Parasitic Vaccines

                 - Malaria 
  11:00 - 11:20 Dr. S. Hoffmann, Naval Medical Research Institute, USA 

                 - Schistosomiasis 
  11:20 - 11:40 Dr. D. Harn, Harvard University, USA 
  11:40 - 12:00 Dr. G. Waine, Queensland Institute of Medical Research,
                Australia 
  12:00 - 12:25 General Discussion 
  12:25 -  1:30 Tearing Down of Posters and Lunch (on your own) 

                 3. Ongoing Studies on Primates

                 Chairperson: Dr. S. Hoffmann, Naval Medical Research
                              Institute, USA

                 Overview 
    1:30 - 1:50 Dr. R. Kennedy, University of Oklahoma, USA 
    1:50 - 2:05 Dr. H. Davis, Loeb Medical Research Institute, Canada 
    2:05 - 2:20 Dr. D. Fuller, Agracetus, Inc., USA 
    2:20 - 2:35 Dr. R. Gramzinski, Naval Medical Research Institute, USA 
    2:35 - 2:50 Dr. N. Letvin, Harvard University, USA 
    2:50 - 3:10 General Discussion 

    3:10 - 3:40 Break 

    3:40 - 3:55 Dr. M. Liu, Merck Research Laboratories, USA 
    3:55 - 4:10 Dr. M. Prince, New York Blood Center, USA 
    4:10 - 4:25 Dr. S. Lu, University of Massachusetts, USA 
    4:25 - 4:40 Dr. D. Weiner, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
    4:40 - 5:00 General Discussion 
    5:00 - 5:30 Closure
                Representatives of the Food and Drug Administration
                and
                the European Commission 




   9:00 - 9:15  Dr. S. Barnett, Chiron Corporation, USA 
 
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