An International Forum

Challenges and opportunities for vaccine development


Ebola, SARS, MERS, Nipah, Zika viruses and beyond

15-16 May 2016

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC

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About the event

This international forum is being held under the Chatham House Rule. The purpose is to build on the momentum generated by Ebola and Zika to focus attention on the need for comprehensive reform of the vaccine development process and how to accelerate the availability of new vaccines in advance of epidemics.

Topics for discussion include advances in science and technology, global research priorities, resource needs, financial gaps, resource allocation, mobilization of new assets, the merits and feasibility of different financing mechanisms that have been proposed to bridge these gaps, and the exploration of opportunities for greater collaboration and partnerships globally to maximize synergies and achieve mutual goals.

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Event organizers

The Foundation for Vaccine Research
The National Academy of Medicine

Event chairs and event co-chairs

Victor J Dzau
Adel A F Mahmoud
Christian Bréchot
K. VijayRaghavan

Session co-chairs

Marie-Paule Kieny
Nicole Lurie
Julie Gerberding
Salim Abdool Karim
Simon Wain-Hobson

Speakers (in order of presentation)

Anthony Fauci
Stanley Plotkin
Anne Schuchat
Richard Hatchett
Ron Klain
Kenneth Frazier
Gary Nabel
David Weiner
Paul Stoffels
Tachi Yamada
Rino Rappuoli
Peter Piot
Mark Feinberg
Christopher Egerton-Warburton
Heather Deehan
Peter Hale