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Scientists to discuss vaccine research

Vaccine and public health experts will gather in Paris to review the promise of and challenges related to today’s vaccine research, what new products are expected and to discuss the way forward.

The eighth World Health Organization Global Vaccine Research Forum will take place at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, from 29 June to 2 July.

About 150 top vaccine researchers, scientists and public health experts from around the world will participate. The Forum is sponsored by the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research.

Issues to be covered include researching for HIV vaccines; vaccines for the elderly; vaccinating teenagers against human papillomavirus (HPV); vaccinating against hospital-acquired infections; therapeutic vaccines against cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, nicotine addiction, and atherosclerosis; vaccines for priority diseases in developing countries, such as malaria, meningitis and rotavirus; pandemic influenza vaccines: the current situation of avian influenza in animals and humans; updates on clinical vaccine trials; and the potential impact of a new tuberculosis vaccine under development.

World Health Organization Global Vaccine Research Forum