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8th Annual Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio Conference

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm CST

The 8th Annual Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio Conference will be held on November 14-15, 2019 at the Eilan Hotel & Spa located at 18603 La Cantera Terrace, San Antonio, Texas 78256.

>> Registration is now open: http://savaccine.org/conferences


Abstract Deadline:
October 18, 2019
Registration Deadline:
October 25, 2019

Poster Requirements

» Poster size: 36″ x 36″ or 36″ x 48″ or 36″ x 54″
» Must have at least two (2) authors
» Abstract limited to 250 words maximum
» May use either results or methodology

Keynote Speakers

Andreas Bäumler

Dr. Andreas Bäumler, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Dr. Bäumler’s research involves enteric pathogens, the host, and its gut microbiota. His lab has a histiory of pioneering new models and approaches to address key questions about the pathogenesis of gastroenteritis. Their research also involves typhoid fever pathogenesis and interactions between Salmonella, the host, and its microbiota. More recenly, the lab has become interested in mechanisms that lower colonization resistance against Enterobacteriaceae.


John Dye

Dr. John M. Dye, Chief of Viral Immunology, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases

Dr. Dye oversees the execution of research programs with the aim to counteract the Ebola virus and other high-risk pathogens. He is involved in developing vaccines and therapeutics for hemorrhagic fever viruses and guiding the team in completing basic science and applied research in support of Department of Defense and U.S. Government interests.



Diane Griffin

Dr. Diane Griffin, University Distinguished Service Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Measles Vaccine: Correlates of Attenuation

Dr. Griffin’s lab studies the Sindbis virus, an alphavirus that causes encephalitis in mice, as well as the effect of the immune response on clearance of measles virus and RNA in infected humans and rhesus macaques. The lab is also studying the immune response to a variety of measles vaccines delivered both parenterally and by aerosol to identify the determinants of protective immunity.


Eric Rubin

Dr. Eric Rubin, Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Chair of Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The goal of Dr. Rubin’s lab is to better understand the basic biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and to develop new therapeutic strategies. They study the fundamental cell biology of the organisms, investigate the interface between the host and pathogen, and try to change the process of antibiotic discovery using new approaches to finding antibacterial compounds and understanding their mechanisms of action. A variety of tools, many developed in the lab, are used to manipulate and study this pathogen.


Patrick Wilson

Dr. Patrick Wilson, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Gwen Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research, University of Chicago

Dr. Wilson has recently risen to prominence in the field of B cell biology and particularly in the study of antibody specificity. Using technology that he helped develop, his lab has become one of the worlds best at generating human monoclonal antibody proteins. By focusing on antibody responses, Dr. Wilson has made a number of notable discoveries in recent years. In addition to further understanding how our bodies fight influenza, the protective antibodies against influenza that his lab has generated are being developed as new therapeutics and diagnostics.

Conference Committee

Dr. Bernard Arulanandam
Dr. Paolo Casali
Dr. Joe McDonough
Dr. Jean Patterson
Dr. Guangming Zhong


November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am
November 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
http:// http://savaccine.org/conferences


The Elian Hotel & Spa
18603 La Cantera Terrace
San Antonio, 78256 United States
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