Vaccine efficacy: Immunological correlates of vaccine derived protection

June 2, 2010, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)


The detection and confirmation of valid immunological correlates of protective immunity is one of the dominant themes of vaccinology. Due to the expense and time involved in carrying out clinical trials of vaccines, the availability of an immunological measure which closely mirrors the ability of the vaccine to protect has immense attractions.

This conference will bring together vaccinologists, immunologists, epidemiologists and regulatory scientists to discuss the subject from their different perspectives. There will be at least two presentations, reflecting both epidemiological and immunological perspectives, on each of five different vaccines: hepatitis B, influenza, pertussis, a bacterial conjugate vaccine, and foot and mouth disease.