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Find ways to improve development of universal influenza, RSV, MERS and Pneumococcal vaccines



This event will tackle the latest issues affecting vaccines for respiratory diseases including influenza, TB, RSV and MERS to stimulate the industry to develop more effective vaccines. 

Ensure you use this event to make people aware of your expertise around key topics such as universal and seasonal flu, maternal immunization and pandemic preparedness.





Influenza and Respiratory, Tuesday 11 April 2017

Dr Steve Projan
Influenza and Respiratory

Progress reports: Clinical updates on a next generation RSV mAb and an RSV Vaccine for older adults

  • Update the progress of MEDI8897 as it enters Ph IIb studies in infants and 2) Discuss the
  • Ph IIb data of MEDI7510 an RSV vaccine for a older adults
Dr Jerald Sadoff
Influenza and Respiratory

An adenovirus vector based vaccine, expressing F antigen: Protecting young infants against RSV, by eliciting high titer, potent neutralising antibodies and T-cell immunity

  • Recombinant human adenoviral Ad26 and Ad35 vectors encoding the RSV F gene have the potential to provide broad and durable protection against RSV in human
  • Evaluating the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity

Networking coffee break

Dr Louis Fries
Influenza and Respiratory

The RSV F Nanoparticle Vaccine for Infants via Maternal Immunization in Phase 3: Rationale and Update

Dr Joanne Wildenbeest
Influenza and Respiratory

Landscape analysis of RSV vaccine development and how the scientific community view the resent success and failures

Dr Sean Tucker
Influenza and Respiratory

Mucosal Immune Responses in Clinical Studies with Oral Tablet Vaccines for the Prevention of Norovirus or Influenza

  • Preclinical studies have generated robust immune responses and provided complete protection against infection
  • Ph1 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the safety and immunogenicity of the F-protein based RSV tablet vaccine
  • Applications of the oral platform to norovirus vaccine
Dr Anass Jawhari
Influenza and Respiratory

New fragmentation and solubilization/ stabilization approaches: case study on the influenza

  • A new approach for solubilization/stabilization of membrane antigens as well as membrane fragmentation, suitable for novel efficient influenza vaccine development
  • Applications to other highly challenging vaccine candidates
Dr Pamuk Bilsel
Influenza and Respiratory

Results of a PhIa study of M2SR influenza vaccine in healthy adults

  • The promise of prevention: A novel universal vaccine virus based on deletion of a portion of the M2 gene
  • Protection from drifted or mismatched flu strains
  • Breadth of protection in multiple age groups

Networking Lunch & Poster Session

Dr Anthony Gilbert
Influenza and Respiratory

The gold standard for human challenge studies in respiratory vaccines

  • The gold standard for human challenge studies in respiratory vaccines
  • Results of studies of antiviral or vaccine approaches in the human challenge model have been predictive of efficacy in the real world
  • What we’ve learnt: Sharing knowledge over 7 clinical studies involving more than 750+ volunteers for RSV
Dr Peter Palese
Influenza and Respiratory

Fc-FcγR interactions of anti-influenza stalk mAbs: Mechanistic data to support universal flu vaccine development

  • Studying Fc receptor interactions: How are Abs working to give immunity?
  • Gaining optimal activation of Fc-mediated effector functions by influenza virus hemagglutinin antibodies
  • Potential applications to other viruses  
Dr Harry Kleanthous
Influenza and Respiratory

Developing new vaccine for H1N1 and H3N2 influenza A viruses

  • Advanced development of more effective universal influenza vaccines
  • Using Computationally Optimized Broadly Reactive Antigen (COBRA) - a major step in the right direction towards a universal vaccine

Networking coffee break

Professor Florian Krammer
Influenza and Respiratory

Influenza virus neuraminidase as target for broadly protective vaccines

Ms Nathalie Landry
Influenza and Respiratory

Immunogenicity of a plant-derived quadrivalent VLP vaccine in adults and the elderly

  • Phase 2 clinical results on QIV seasonal VLPs in healthy adults and elderly
  • Comparison of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses induced by VLPs
Dr Bob van Gemen
Influenza and Respiratory

Virospot MN Assay methodology and research findings

Professor David Weiner
Influenza and Respiratory

Facilitated DMAb in vivo delivery for rapid protection from difficult immune targets

  • Major improvements in DNA vaccine technology over the past decade has reinvigorated this platform which has conceptual advantages over traditional vaccine platforms and for invivo antigen delivery
  • In humans prior generations of DNA vaccines were poorly immunogenic. Through multiple improvements including synthetic optimization, formulation technology and enhanced EP delivery this technology exhibits improved performance in vivo driving immune responses similar or superior to live viral vectors
  • We have refocused this approach for direct DNA (DMAb) delivery of Monoclonal antibodies targeting EID produced invivo and compare this approach to vaccination for rapid immune protection against important pathogens  

Chair’s closing remarks and close of congress day 2


Networking Drinks & Party

last published: 29/Mar/17 09:17


Influenza and Respiratory, Wednesday 12 April 2017

Dr Rino Rappuoli
Influenza and Respiratory

Scientific challenges and results on developing a new pertussis vaccine

  • The need for a new pertussis vaccine with longer lasting immunity
  • Challenges in making an effective pertussis vaccines: Cyclical by nature, waning immunity, asymptomatic carriers
Giovanni Della Cioppa
Influenza and Respiratory

Disease modifying vaccines in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

-          Presenting early stage development of a vaccine to prevent the bacterial infections that exacerbate COPD
-          COPD is a very common, chronic, progressive, respiratory illness of adults, which can be triggered by bacterial infections
-          A vaccine to prevent these respiratory infections could modify the clinical progression of COPD, and improve quality of life
Dr Richard Malley
Influenza and Respiratory

The Multiple Antigen Presenting System: A platform for novel vaccines that elicit B- and Th1/Th17-cell responses

  • Are the current serotypes in the vaccine enough protection?
  • How can we measure and predict this?
  • Comparing cross protection with other vaccine candidates

Networking coffee break

Dr Scot Roberts
Influenza and Respiratory

NasoShieldTM anthrax vaccine candidate provides protection from challenge and rapid immunogenicity following a single intranasal dose

  • The currently licensed anthrax vaccine requires 3 administrations for protection
  • NasoShield demonstrates single dose protective efficacy in preclinical models of inhalation anthrax
  • Preclinically, the protective antibody response to NasoShield had faster onset and was more persistent than the licensed vaccine
  • A first in man, Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity study is planned for Q42017
Dr Danilo Casimiro
Influenza and Respiratory

Tuberculosis vaccine R&D: Addressing a global epidemic

  • New insights into why immunity from BCG vaccine is so variable
  • Paving the way we develop new TB vaccines
  • Identify immune correlates that could facilitate TB vaccine development

Networking Lunch & Poster Session

Dr Alan R. Hinman

The eradication of Polio: Have we succeeded?

-    Measuring and monitoring the success of eradication
-    End game and strategic plan
-    What’s next? Can we eradicate measles?
Professor Robert Daum

A call for greater consideration for the role of vaccines in national strategies to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

-    Recommendations from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee
-    Use of vaccines to prevent the infections that could or have developed AMR to antibiotics, in adjunction to antibiotic stewardship
-    Examples in Haemophilus influenza, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus

Panel discussion

Panel: How much efficacy is enough? What are the implications of a vaccine no longer being a replacement technology but a companion technology?

-    The concept of partially protected vaccines like malaria, TB, NTDs where the clinical efficacy is no longer 85/90% but closer to 40% 
-    Future of vaccine development 
-    The combining drivers of technology and emerging diseases

More panelists to be announced shortly

Chair’s closing remarks and close of congress

last published: 29/Mar/17 09:17


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