HIC-Vac's Annual Meeting 2019 took place in Windsor, November 18-19. Around 70 HIC-Vac members attended to take part in the two day meeting.
The programme was broad and varied, including longer talks from teams with experience of setting up and running challenge studies (including pertussis, flu, malaria and leishmaniasis), wider topics relating to the field (including social science, ethics and public confidence), and updates from pump priming awardees.
The talks stimulated lots of discussion, both during the sessions and continuing into breaks and the networking session in the evening.
If you were able to join us, it was a pleasure welcoming you, and we hope you found the meeting both useful and enjoyable. If you weren't able to attend, some of the talk presentations are available below if you are interested.
Understanding the social and ethical implications of Human Infection Studies in Kenya
Gene expression of candidate GAS vaccine antigens in natural vs controlled infection
Why adopt doe-response experimental designs in vaccine efficacy studies?
Public confidence in vaccines and CHIM studies
Development of a controlled human challenge model for leishmaniasis
Establishing controlled human infection models in Vietnam: ethical and regulatory challenges
Considerations for a Group B Streptococcal Human Challenge Model – Update from the field
Controlled human mycobacterial infection models
First controlled human malaria infection model in Europe for Plasmodium vivax vaccine efficacy testing
Identifying host gene biomarkers of bacterial infections using human challenge models
Developing Countries’ Vaccine Manufacturers’ Network International
Enhancing mucosal immunity to Streptococcus pneumoniae
by nasal administration of live attenuated strains
A human challenge model of Bordetella pertussis
Functional characterisation of mucosal antibodies against influenza (MUC-Ab)