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The 5th Australasian Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Development Meeting will be held from the 7th - 9th of May 2014 at the Burnet Institute, AMREP Lecture Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria.

As in previous editions, AVID 2014 will provide a forum to discuss emerging concepts in vaccine design and immunotherapeutic drug development, spanning from basic mechanisms to translation and commercialisation.

INVITED PLENARY SPEAKERS

•    A/Prof Julie Blander, Mount Sinai Hospital, USA
•    Prof Adrian Hill, The Jenner Institute, USA
•    Prof Antonio Lanzavecchia, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland
•    Dr Juliana McElrath, University of Washington, USA
•    Dr Raman Rao, Head external R&D, Asia Pacific, Sanofi Pasteur, Singapore
•    A/Prof Brian Rudd, Cornell University, USA
•    Prof Federica Sallusto, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland
•    Dr Allan Saul, Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health, Italy

INVITED LOCAL SPEAKERS

•    Dr Michelle Baker, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, CSIRO, VIC
•    Prof Warwick Britton, Sydney Medical School, NSW
•    Dr Fasseli Coulibaly, Monash University, VIC
•    Prof Denise Doolan, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD
•    Dr Christian Engwerda, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD
•    A/Prof Richard Ferrero,  Monash Institute of Medical Research, VIC
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Dr Florent Ginhoux, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
•    Prof Eric Gowans, University of Adelaide, SA
•    Prof Paul Hertzog, Monash Institute of Medical Research, VIC
•    Prof Anthony Kelleher, St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research, NSW
•    Prof Anne Kelso, WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza, VIC
•    Prof Mark Kendall, University of Queensland, QLD
•    Prof Stephen Kent, The University of Melbourne, VIC
•    Prof Rajiv Khanna, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD
•    Prof Sharon Lewin, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, VIC
•    Prof Alex Loukas, James Cook University, QLD
•    Dr Jenny McKimm-Breschkin, CSIRO, VIC
•    Prof Ivo Mueller, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC
•    Prof Robert Ramsay, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
•    A/Prof Peter Richmond, Telethon Institute, WA
•    Prof Mark Smyth, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD
•    Dr Linfa Wang, CSIRO Livestock Industries, VIC

THEMES IN 2014 INCLUDE

•    Effector Memory Immune Cells and Vaccination
•    Adjuvants
•    Novel Vaccines – Dendritic Cells, T Cells
•    Therapeutic Antibodies
•    Emerging Infectious Diseases – Challenges and Solutions
•    Innate Immunity
•    Chronic Infections
•    Commercialisation of Vaccine and Immunotherapeutic Drugs