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First Annual Vaccine Biotechnology Conference in the Texas Medical Center

2012 Topic: New advances in Vaccinology at the Texas Medical Center

National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Houston, TX

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2012 Topic:     New advances in Vaccinology at the Texas Medical Center

Date:               October 16, 2012

Place:              MD Anderson Basic Sciences Research Building - Onstead

                       Auditorium

A one-day symposium to foster collaboration and to highlight the achievements in vaccine development at the member institutions of the Texas Medical Center and associated institutions. Topics will include new vaccines for global health, new vaccines for public health preparedness and biodefense, chronic non-communicable disease vaccines, and vaccine policy.

Agenda:

 

8:00 – 9:00

 

Breakfast/Registration

 

9:00 – 9:15           Opening Remarks

 

·         Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Medical Center

 

9:15 – 9:45           Welcome and Introduction of Plenary Speaker

 

·         Dr. Peter Hotez – President,  Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

 

o   Topic: The Texas Medical Center and its role in Global Vaccines

 

9:45 – 10:45        Panel: New Vaccines for Global Health

 

·         Moderator:  Dr. Rebecca Richard Kortum – Chair, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Director, Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health Technology

 

Panelists:

 

·         Dr. Charles Richardson – Executive Vice President R&D, LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

o   Topic: Translational Development in Vaccines

 

·         Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi  – Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Director Product Development, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

 

o   Topic: Bridging vaccine targets for neglected tropical diseases into successful product development strategies

 

·         Dr. Mary Estes  – Professor, Molecular Virology and Microbiology, and Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

 

o   Topic: Norovirus vaccine development: a bench to bedside story

 

·         Dr. James Musser  – Director, Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

 

o   Topic: Group A Streptococcus Vaccine Formulation: Is success possible?  Is it desirable?

 

10:45 – 11:40      Panel: New Vaccines for Public Health Preparedness and Biodefense

 

·         Moderator: Dr. Robert Atmar - Professor, Department of Medicine and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

 

Panelists:

 

·         Mr. David Enloe – Head of Viral-based Therapeutics, Lonza Houston, Inc.

 

o   Topic: Flexible Manufacturing in Texas – GMP Compliance in a Multi-Product Environment

 

·         Dr. Wendy Keitel  – Professor, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

 

o   Topic: The BCM Vaccine Research Center's (VRC); Role in Public Health Preparedness and Biodefense

 

·         Dr. Kent Tseng - Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch

 

o   Topic: SARS Vaccine Development: Advance and Challenge

 

12:10 – 12:45      Lunch Plenary Lecture

 

·         Introduction of Plenary Speaker Dr. Peter Hotez - President,  Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

 

·         Plenary Speaker: Dr. Ron DePinho – President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

o   Topic: Vision for M.D. Anderson

 

12:45 – 1:45        Panel: Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Vaccines and Alternative Vaccine Platforms for HIV

 

·         Moderator: Dr. Adam Kuspa - Vice President for Research, Baylor College of Medicine

 

Panelists:

 

·         Dr. Sudhir Paul  – Director, Chemical Immunology Research Center, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Texas - Houston Medical School

 

o   Topic: Potential of covalent vaccination for a globally effective HIV vaccine

 

·         Dr. Qizhi Cathy Yao  – Professor, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

 

o   Topic: Chimeric Virus-Like Particle Vaccines against HIV and pancreatic cancer

 

·         Dr. Frank Orson - Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

 

o   Topic: Substance Abuse Vaccines

 

·         Dr. Neil Warma  - President & CEO, Opexa Therapeutics

 

o   Topic: Precision Medicine: A Personalized T-cell Vaccine for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and other Autoimmune Diseases

 

1:45 – 2:40           Panel: Vaccine Policy

 

·         Moderator: Mr. Michael Walsh – Director, Texas Children’s Global Health Initiative

 

Panelists

 

·         Mr. John Lunstroth - Research Professor, Health Law and Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center

 

o   Topic: The Ethics of Success: Routine Vaccine Coverage is High and Stable, Now What?

 

·         Ms. Anna Dragsbaek - President/CEO, The Immunization Partnership

 

o   Topic: Exemptions Gone Viral: The Impact of Law on Immunization Rates

 

·         Dr. Amy Middleman  - Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

 

o   Topic: “SnapSHOT”: Evolving Recommendations for Adolescents

 

2:40 – 3:25           Closing Remarks

 

·         Dr. Peter Hotez - President,  Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

 

·         Dr. Paul Klotman – President and CEO, Baylor College of Medicine

 

3:30 – 5:00           Reception and Networking Session at Trevisio Restaurant

 

 

Contact:  Jocelyn Kemp MSc, Policy and Academic Planning Coordinator, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; jkemp@bcm.edu

 

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MD Anderson Basic Sciences Research Building - Onstead Auditorium, Paid parking available at the Commons parking garage.
6767 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)


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