International Conference on DNA Vaccines

Nicholas Mellor ecs at venus.co.uk
Sun Jan 28 13:37:27 EST 1996


Expiry Date:9th.February 1996
Moderated Newsgroups: news.announce.conferences, bionet.announce

Announcement:
Due to various local difficulties, this conference has not received as
wide
publicity as its subject warrants.  REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN Hence
this late announcement.

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.ecs.co.uk/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 
   9:00 - 9:15  Dr. S. Barnett, Chiron Corporation, USA 
   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 
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