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Annual Meeting 2022 - Human Infection Challenge in the Pandemic Era and Beyond

De Vere Horsely Estate
Ockham Road South, East Horsley, KT24 6DT
Thursday, 3 November, 2022 - 10:00 to Friday, 4 November, 2022 - 16:30


All our members are welcome to attend our Annual Meeting 2022, November 3-4 in Surrey, UK at the beautiful De Vere Horsely Estate The meeting provides an excellent opportunity to network with other members interested in or already using human infection models to further research in infectious disease, and to hear about the exciting projects on human challenge.

The meeting is open to all HIC-Vac Network Investigators, Associates and Affiliates, but you must be a HIC-Vac member to attend.

Membership is free – if you are not yet a member, you can join here:


The full meeting programme will be shared nearer the time, but some of the confirmed speakers are shown below. Many more will be revealed with the full programme!

Keynote speaker: Prof Kawsar Talaat (Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA)

Parasite challenge: Dr Florence Milando (Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania), Sarah Silk (University of Oxford, UK)

Streptococcal challenge: Prof Stephen Gordon (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK), Dr Yara Abo (Royal Children’s Hospital, Australia)

Respiratory challenge: Prof Helen McShane (University of Oxford, UK), Dr Ryan Thwaites (Imperial College London, UK)

Schistosome challenge: Emmanuella Driciru (MRC/UVRI-LSHTM Uganda Research Unit, Uganda), Jan Pieter Koopman (Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands)

Other sessions: Public engagement; Industry perspective; Role of human challenge in pandemic response and preparedness; Q&A with challenge study volunteers

To accommodate any travel restrictions and make it as accessible as possible, we will be holding a hybrid meeting. This means you are welcome to join us free of charge virtually. You will be able to listen to the talks live and join in on the Q&A sessions. Because there will be a virtual option, we will not be providing any travel awards.



There will be a small charge of £10 to attend the meeting in person. Please only purchase a ticket if you wish to be present in person at the conference; there is no charge for joining virtually.

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