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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2008

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NIAID MEDIA AVAILABILITY
NIAID to Convene HIV Vaccine Summit
Watch Live Via Webcast

WHAT:

On Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, will host an HIV Vaccine Summit in Bethesda, Md. as an important step in the ongoing process to examine the current direction of HIV vaccine research. Through interactive panel discussions, NIAID and the scientific community will explore

  • The optimal balance between vaccine discovery research and development studies designed to advance promising vaccine candidates into clinical trials
  • How to optimize and utilize non-human primate models to support vaccine research
  • How best to integrate clinical research with vaccine discovery efforts

Based on the panel discussions, NIAID is seeking specific recommendations on the types of research to foster and how to attract novel vaccine research ideas.

Media registration to attend the summit in-person has closed; however, media are invited to watch the summit during a live Webcast.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST
WHERE: To view the online NIAID HIV Vaccine Webcast, visit the Summit Web page. The “View Webcast” link will be live on March 25.
CONTACT: For more information, contact the NIAID Office of Communications at (301) 402-1663, niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov.

NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide—to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at www.niaid.nih.gov.

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Last Updated March 20, 2008