February 28, 2019

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) will host more than 350 healthcare and research professionals from around the world at the 2019 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ACVR) on April 3-5, 2019 in Baltimore, MD. Leading global experts will share cutting-edge research on addressing vaccine hesitancy and new vaccines to prevent Zika, dengue, influenza, and antimicrobial resistance. Register now to take advantage of opportunities to network with colleagues and hear career insights from leading women in vaccinology

Inspiring Keynotes

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Priorities for 2019 & Beyond: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Robert Redfield, MD, CDC Director, will open the conference with a presentation on current and future priorities for disease control and prevention. His background in HIV research during his tenure with the US Army Medical Corps, where he founded the Department of Retroviral Research within the US Military HIV Research Program, as well as experience providing HIV care to patients in the Batimore/DC community will influence this highly anticipated opening keynote session.

Vaccines as a Tool toward Typhoid Elimination: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Anita Zaidi, MBBS, SM, Director of Vaccine Development, Surveillance, and Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases and Co-Director, Maternal Newborn Child Health Discovery and Tools Program in Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will describe ongoing efforts to support surveillance networks and advance the development of safe, affordable, and effective vaccines to eliminate typhoid as a public health problem by 2035.

Recognizing Women in Vaccinology: Panel Discussion and Reception
Join us for the inaugural Women in Vaccinology Panel Discussion featuring Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET), and Anita K. M. Zaidi, MBBS, SM. Panelists will share experiences related to their contributions to the field of vaccinology including successes as well as lessons learned throughout their careers. Read more about the important impact of women in vaccinology.

Featured sessions covering the breadth of vaccinology include:

  • Career Development Workshop
  • Communications & Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Controlled Human Challenge Model: Influenza Case Study
  • Defining Correlates of Protection
  • Evolving Epidemiology of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) in Post-PCV Era
  • Flavivirus Vaccine Updates: Zika, Yellow Fever, Dengue, & Other Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Rapidly Responding to Pathogen “X”
  • Role of Research in Vaccine Policy
  • Structure-Guided Immunogen Design
  • Study Design: Statistical Challenges in Vaccinology
  • Vaccine Adverse Events
  • Vaccines in the Pipeline to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

View the detailed agenda at and register now!


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