Mérieux Foundation event

Cent Gardes: HIV vaccine meeting

30 September - 2 October 2019 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier du Lac (France)


Established in 1986 by Doctor Charles Mérieux, the ‘Cent Gardes’ symposium was one of the very first international scientific events of its type on the subject of HIV / AIDS.

This biennial symposium gathers together international speakers of the highest level: scientific experts from public and private research, from hospitals and universities, and representatives from the health authorities of many countries. They present their work in the field of HIV / AIDS.

The following themes are also covered: world epidemiological situation, strategies for the prevention and control of infection, prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine approaches, diagnosis and access to care in developing countries.

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Day 1 Monday, September 30

Day 2 Tuesday, October 1

Day 3 Wednesday, October 2

  • 14:30 - 15:00

    Keynote lecture - Major global health challenges in the 21st century: what can universities do?

    Ole Petter OTTERSEN

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  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Keynote lecture: gene editing and the promises of genetic immunotherapy

    Anne GALY

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Session: HIV prevention

Chair: Larry COREY

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    HIV vaccines at the fork in the road: “Just take it” says that great American philosopher, Yogi Berra

    Lawrence COREY

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  • 16:00 - 16:30

    HIV prevention without a vaccine: where are we now and where are we going?

    Myron COHEN

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  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Update on 702 and 705

    Glenda GRAY

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Induction of bNabs

Chairs: Barton Haynes

  • 8:30 - 9:00

    Induction of bnAbs: how and when will we get there?

    Barton HAYNES

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  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Induction of neutralizing HIV antibodies by native-like SOSIP trimers

    Rogier W. SANDERS

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  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Long-acting BMS-378806 analogues stabilize the state-1 conformation of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) envelope glycoproteins

    Joseph SODROSKI

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bNabs under development

Chair: Michel Nussenzweig

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Dissecting the in vivo antiviral mechanism(s) of HIV-specific bNAbs

    Richard KOUP

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HIV cure

Chair: Yves LEVY