Keynote Speakers

2019 Schneerson-Robbins Prize Awardee
Kathryn M. Edwards

Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA

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2019 Edward Jenner Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Rino Rappuoli

Chief Scientist & Head of External Research and Development, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, USA

Rino Rappuoli is Chief Scientist and Head External R&D at GSK Vaccines, based in Siena, Italy and Professor at Imperial College. Prior positions: head of Vaccine R&D at Novartis, CSO of Chiron Corporation, head for R&D at Sclavo.

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Invited Speakers

Sean Bennett

Emergent Biosolutions, USA

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Helen Fletcher

London School of Hygenine and Trop Medicine, UK

Helen Fletcher is a Professor of Immunology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Director of International Development, UKRI.

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Vanessa Harris

Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Aaron Esser Kahn

University of California, Irvine, USA

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Nicole Klatt

University of Miami, USA

Dr. Nichole Klatt is an associate professor, vice chair of research, and the Adrienne Arsht Endowed Chair in Pediatric clinical research in the Department of Pediatrics, Miller School of Medicine, and Sylvester Cancer Center of University of Miami. Prior to this,

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Helena Maltezou

Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece

Dr. Maltezou received her Medical Diploma and her PhD from the University of Crete, Greece, and had her post-doctoral fellowship during 1994-1997 on viral infections in immunocompromised patients at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. During 1997-2001 Dr Maltezou was trained at the Pediatric Residency Program of the University of Athens, Greece, and during 2001-2003 in Infectious Diseases at the Universite de la Mediterannee, Marseille, France.

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Jen Nelson

Kaiser Permanente

Director of Biostatistics & Senior Investigator
Biostatistics Unit, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Affiliate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington

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Eng Eong Ooi

Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

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Yong Poovorawan

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Talk Title: Elimination of hepatitis by the year 2030; role of hepatitis vaccines

Prof. Yong Poovorawan is currently Head of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

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Alexandra Schuetz

US Army Medical Component of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), Bangkok, Thailand

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Kanta Subbarao

WHO Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Kanta Subbarao is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne. She is a virologist and a physician with specialty training in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

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Usa Thisayakorn

Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand

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Drew Weissman

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Drew Weissman received his M.D. and Ph.D. in microbiology from Boston University, Boston, MA. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the NIH.

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