Biomarkers for Tuberculosis & FDA Workshop on Immune Correlates of Protection For TB Vaccines

Chantilly, VA
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Biomarkers for Tuberculosis: New Questions, New Tools Sunday, September 8 – Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in conjunction with the FDA Workshop on Immune Correlates of Protection For Tuberculosis Vaccines Wednesday, September 11, 2013 – Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We are pleased to announce two complementary meetings on the biological indicators of tuberculosis disease, diagnosis, treatment, and vaccination.

Marriott Westfields Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive Chantilly, VA 20151 tel:(703) 818-0300

Biomarkers for Tuberculosis: New Questions, New Tools

The objective of the conference is to integrate knowledge generated through basic, translational, and clinical research that can lead to novel methods and strategies for identifying and assessing biomarkers for tuberculosis.

The conference includes plenary sessions and poster sessions.  The plenary sessions will feature invited speakers, and speakers selected from among those submitting abstracts for poster presentation.

This meeting is a follow-up to the conference Immunodiagnosis of Tuberculosis: New Questions, New Tools, which was held in September 2008 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

FDA Workshop on Immune Correlates of Protection For Tuberculosis Vaccines

The objective of the workshop is to discuss the status of developing immunological correlates that may facilitate licensure of new vaccines against tuberculosis.  The workshop will focus on human clinical data, and clinical assay development, emerging from clinical trials in progress to assess next-generation TB vaccines.

The workshop will be comprised of short presentations from invited speakers followed by moderated discussions, and will be of interest to tuberculosis vaccine developers, researchers, regulators, and public health partners.

Please see the FDA Workshop tab for a detailed agenda, including discussion questions.

Biomarkers Conference
Registration for the Biomarkers Conference is now open; please see the Biomarkers tab for cost details.
Registration has been extended and will be kept open as space allows. 

FDA Workshop

Those already registered may reserve rooms at the Marriott
at U.S. government per diem rates ($226 plus 12% tax) via this link through August 18, 2013.
Neither rooms nor this rate are guaranteed after August 18.

Please use the "e-mail us" link at the right to request addition to the Workshop waiting list.
You will be contacted only if space becomes available.

For those already registered, there is no registration fee for the FDA Workshop,
but participants are responsible for associated accommodations

Participants can register for the Biomarkers Meeting by
choosing that option (only).
Please select the "Register Now" button at the top right of every page to start your registration

Download a copy of the conference and workshop programs [PDF - 557 KB]


  	Biomarkers Conference AM + PM	Biomarkers Conference AM Joint Session PM	FDA Workshop AM + PM 	Sunday September 8	Monday September 9	Tuesday September 10	Wednesday September 11 Morning		Session 1: Host biology and biomarker discovery  	Session 4: Biomarkers: new discoveries and assessment tools  Session 5: “Late breaking” talks 	Current assay approaches in tuberculosis vaccine trials    Discussion  Developing complex assays suitable for supporting regulatory decisions          Discussion Afternoon		Session 2: Pathogen biology and biomarker discovery  Session 3: Modeling approaches to biomarker discovery and evaluation	Session 6: Vaccine-related biomarkers  	Overall approaches to correlate development   Summary Evening	“Welcome” Keynote lecture 	Poster session and Reception

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