Biotech China 2014
4th Australasian Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Development Meeting
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
South Bank QLD 4101 Australia (07) 3308 3000
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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
    Immunostimulatory and Immunosuppressive Drugs
    Cellular Immunotherapy
    Therapeutic Antibodies
    Latest Advances in Vaccine Design Against HIV and Other Viruses
    Commercialisation of Vaccine and Immunotherapeutic Drugs

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 Scott Burrows, Scott Mueller, Robert Seder
12:10:00 Lunch
13:00:00 Session 2: Emerging therapeutics for Autoimmunity Lars M. Ittner, Len Harrison, Ranjeny Thomas
14:30:00 Session 3: Malaria vaccine: bench to bedside James McCarthy, Denise L. Doolan, Louis Schofield
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 Jose Villadangos, Helen Heslop
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Session 6: New innovations in vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Istvan Toth, Deborah Middleton, Anthony Cunningham
15:00:00 Afternoon Tea
15:30:00 Session 7: Challenges in designing multi-strain vaccine against influenza Katherine Kedzierska, Rafi Ahmed
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 Peter Cowan, Maher K Gandhi
10:00:00 Morning Tea
10:30:00 Session 9: Vaccine Market, Strategic Planning and Industry Trends Jim Ackland, Robbert Van Der Most, Nikolai Petrovsky, Alexander Von Gabain, Ed Mocarski
13:00:00 Closing announcements and best poster presentations
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