On September 13, 2011, at Ballroom A, Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld,
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
presided over the opening ceremony of AIDS Vaccine 2011 Conference organized by Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University and Ministry of Public Health.
This is the first time that the annual AIDS Vaccine Conference has been held in Asia. The annual AIDS vaccine meeting is hosted by the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise a unique alliance of independent research, funding, advocacy and stakeholder organizations around the world dedicated to accelerating the development of preventive HIV vaccine.
AIDS Vaccine 2011 will include the latest data on how lessons from the groundbreaking Thai vaccine study are advancing HIV vaccine research. Also on the conference agenda are updates on the identification of broadly neutralizing antibodies that could enhance future HIV vaccine development; new data on understanding “correlates of protection” that indicate how and why an HIV vaccine might work; new data on the workings of human immune system that could help direct future vaccine design; and updates on the latest approaches to HIV vaccine development.
In this conference had a special lecture in topic
“Progress towards and HIV Vaccine – Lesson Learned from HIV Prevention”
by Mr. Carl Dieffenbach, PhD, director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases, U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Mahidol University and the Ministry of Public Health have been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS vaccine research and development in Thailand since 1993, when the National Plan for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development and Evaluation was launched. Since then, two Phase III, and 11 Phase I/II, trials have been conducted in Thailand, with more trials in the pipeline.
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Date : September 13, 2011