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The 1st UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference

16th February 2015 to 17th February 2015

Join us for the 1st UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference at the Birmingham ICC 

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16th and 17th February 2015 

The 1st Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference focuses on the four network themes: Epidemiology and Economics, Novel Tools and Technologies, Protective Immunity and Immunogen Design. The conference will include plenary presentations, further presentations and interactive case studies for each theme. The aim of the case studies is to discuss novel vaccine advancement in the relevant themes, providing a forum for innovative vaccine research. Drawing innovative research together using multi-disciplinary collaborations based on the OneHealth approach.

The Case Studies will bring together established key scientists, with policymakers, those who work in industry, funders, and International organizations with the aim to discuss Veterinary Vaccinology topics. The focus in these interactive discussions will be on the development of innovative research in the Veterinary Vaccinology Field.


The Programme

Tea and Coffee on arrival

10:30 - 11:00 Registration  
11:00 - 11:15 Welcome and Introduction Dr Bryan Charleston


11:15 - 12:15

Livestock vaccines in sustainable livestock development and health

Professor Brian Perry
12:15 - 12:45 Case Study: Economic impact of Disease Control - Veterinary Vaccination Strategies Professor Jonathan Rushton

12:45 - 13:25

Breakout for discussion of Case Study  
  Lunch and Networking  
14:30 - 14:50 Review of Breakout groups  


14:50 - 15:50 Creating a technology pipeline to support veterinary vaccine development Professor Rob Beynon
15:50 -16:15 Viral Vectors Professor Sarah Gilbert
16:15 - 16:40 Vaccine Adjuvants Professor Quentin Sattentau
16:40 - 17:15 Tea and Coffee  
17:15 - 17:40 "Veterinary Vaccine R&D - A Commercial Perspective" Dr Mike Francis MSD
17:40 - 17:55 MRC Tools and Technologies Workshop Summary Dr Georgina Dury
17:55 - 18:15 " The EC perspective with regards to Vaccine Research" Dr Jean-Charles Cavitte

17th February


9:00 - 10:00 Protective Immunity Professor Openshaw TBC
10:00 - 10:45 "Fish Vaccines - a short but remarkable journey" Professor Patrick Smith
10:45 - 11:00 Tea and Coffee  
11:00 - 11:30 Case Study: Fasciola hepatica vaccines Professor John Dalton
11:30 - 12:10 Breakout Discussion of Case Study  
12:10 - 12:30 Review of Breakout groups  
  Lunch and Networking  


13:30 - 14:15 Structural biology and vaccinology Professor David Stuart
14:15 - 15:00 Structural Based Vaccine Design Professor Jason McLellan
15:00 - 15:30 Case Study: Haemonchus contortus vaccines Professor David Smith
15:30 - 16:15 Breakout discussions of Case Study and Tea and Coffee  
16:15 - 16:35 Review of Breakout groups  
16:35 - 17:00 Finishing Remarks Dr Bryan Charleston


Transport and Accommodation

The Birmingham ICC is located in Birmingham city centre with a short walk to Birmingham New Street train station and close links to Birmingham International Airport.

The Birmingham ICC has a multistorey car park for delegates.

Please see more details about transport


Please see here for a detailed map of the area and a list of nearby hotels



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