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4th Australasian Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Development Meeting
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
South Bank QLD 4101 Australia (07) 3308 3000
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
http://avid2012.org/program-3/
The concession of the Nobel Prize to Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffman "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity"; and to Ralph Steinman "for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity" is testament to the spectacular advances that have taken place over the past ten years in the areas of pathogen detection and initiation and regulation of immune responses. These advances underpin current efforts to produce new vaccines and immunotherapeutic products to prevent or treat infectious diseases, autoimmunity, transplant rejection and cancer.

As in previous editions, AVID 2012 will provide a forum to discuss emerging concepts in vaccine design and immunotherapeutic drug development, spanning from basic mechanisms to translation and commercialisation. 
Themes in 2012 include:

    Mechanisms of Immunity and Immunosuppression
    Vaccine Formulation
    Adjuvants
    Immunostimulatory and Immunosuppressive Drugs
    Cellular Immunotherapy
    Therapeutic Antibodies
    Latest Advances in Vaccine Design Against HIV and Other Viruses
    Commercialisation of Vaccine and Immunotherapeutic Drugs

http://avid2012.org/program-3/

Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
08:00:00 Registration
09:00:00 Opening Plenary Lecture Gustav Nossal
10:00:00 Morning Tea
10:30:00 Session 1: Designing vaccines to induce T cell responses Robert Seder, Scott Mueller, Scott Burrows
12:10:00 Lunch
13:00:00 Session 2: Emerging therapeutics for Autoimmunity Ranjeny Thomas, Len Harrison, Lars M. Ittner
14:30:00 Session 3: Malaria vaccine: bench to bedside Louis Schofield, Denise L. Doolan, James McCarthy
15:30:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00:00 Session 4: Therapeutic Vaccination in Cancer Jonathan Cebon
17:20:00 Welcome Drinks
Thursday, May 3, 2012
09:00:00 Plenary Lecture - II Graham Brown
10:00:00 Morning Tea
10:30:00 Session 5: Cellular Therapy for Cancer and infectious Diseases Helen Heslop, Jose Villadangos
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Session 6: New innovations in vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Anthony Cunningham, Deborah Middleton, Istvan Toth
15:00:00 Afternoon Tea
15:30:00 Session 7: Challenges in designing multi-strain vaccine against influenza Rafi Ahmed, Katherine Kedzierska
17:30:00 Poster Viewing
19:00:00 Conference Dinner (Decks Restaurant, South Bank) Michael Good
Friday, May 4, 2012
09:00:00 Session 8: Immunotherapeutics in Transplantation Maher K Gandhi, Peter Cowan
10:00:00 Morning Tea
10:30:00 Session 9: Vaccine Market, Strategic Planning and Industry Trends Ed Mocarski, Alexander Von Gabain, Nikolai Petrovsky, Robbert Van Der Most, Jim Ackland
13:00:00 Closing announcements and best poster presentations
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