IAS 2015 satellite: Mucosal Immunology Research in Canada
The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) Research and Development Alliance Coordinating Office (ACO) invite you to join a special satellite session at IAS 2015 on “Mucosal Immunology Research in Canada: Collaborative Contributions to the Field”. Mucosal immunology of the reproductive tract is a critical area of investigation for HIV vaccines, and this satellite aims to highlight the contribution of three of Canada’s leading teams working in this area. Presenters include Charles Wira (Dartmouth Medical School), Rupert Kaul (University of Toronto), Charu Kaushic (McMaster University), and Adam Burgener (National HIV and Retrovirology Laboratories/University of Manitoba). They will discuss important research gaps, such as the early events in the genital tract during sexual transmission, how immune processes in the female genital tract lead to HIV acquisition; and how changes in a woman’s hormones, genital microflora and immune system increase risk of HIV infection. Spaces are limited so registration is required.
Monday, July 20, 2015
7:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Continental breakfast will be served