See what was discussed at World Vaccine Congress USA 2013 – Blogs, Recap and Awards

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What a few days! Were you there? Game-changing R&D, emerging infectious diseases, DNA vaccines, influenza vaccines, cancer vaccines…you name it, it was probably covered somewhere! We hope you enjoyed the World Vaccine Congress USA 2013 – held last week, 16-18 April 2013, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, Washington DC – with so many top speakers giving fascinating talks, and lots of networking events to attend, it was certainly a busy three days but we hope you found it useful.

Did you miss the World Vaccine Congress USA this year? Below is a list of Vaccine Nation blogs posts that cover some of the topics covered in each of the days, to give you a flavour of the event – and re-inspire you if you did attend!

Day One – Opening Plenary Session – Global Immunization Strategies and Initiatives

Day One – Morning Session (Track A) – Immunization Strategies for the Developing World

Day One – Afternoon Session (Track B) – HIV Vaccines – Novel approaches, funding, and clinical studies

Day Two – Opening Plenary Session – Game-Changing R&D Breakthroughs

Day Two – Morning Session (Track B) – Influenza vaccine landscape and development

Day Two – Afternoon Session (Track A) – Vaccines against Neglected & Emerging Infectious Diseases

Day Two – Afternoon Session (Track B) – Influenza Vaccines – Microneedle Patches and Antigenic Sin

Day Three – Morning Session (Track B) – Biodefense Vaccines – Overview, stockpiling and regulation

Day Three – Afternoon Session (Track B) – Lifestyle Addiction and Allergy Vaccines – Cocaine, smoking, alcohol and allergies

ViE Awards


On Wednesday night, the winners of the 6th Annual ViE Awards were exclusively announced to attendees of the Gala Dinner. Such was the calibre of the award nominees, a ‘highly recommended' category was also included. You can read the list of all the winners here.

Did you attend World Vaccine Congress USA 2013? What were your highlights of the event? You can leave a comment in the box below, or on LinkedIn group discussion.

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There are more opportunities around the world to get involved with key stakeholders to realize sustainable immunization and vaccine research programs – attend World Vaccine Congress Asia, 17-20 June 2013, Singapore; World Vaccine Congress Europe, 16-17 October 2013, Lille, France; and World Vaccine Congress USA 2014.

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