HESI Workshop on “Adjuvants and Vaccines: Focus on Autoimmunity”

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  • Location : Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Workshop Overview

This workshop, organized by the HESI Vaccines and Adjuvants Safety Project Committee, will bring together the collective knowledge of scientists from academia, industry, and government to better understand the relationship between adjuvants and vaccine safety, with a focus on autoimmunity. The purpose of the workshop is to assess the state of current knowledge with regard to the potential association between adjuvants and autoimmune responses, pool data and insights across available literature including in vitro, animal, and human data, discuss key questions, and develop recommendations for future evaluation.

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Sessions Will Include

  • Safety testing of vaccines and adjuvants
  • Oil-in-water emulsions
  • TLR receptor agonists and antagonists
  • Animal models and biomarkers for autoimmunity

Program Committee

Sarah Gould, Sanofi-Pasteur, France
Heather Davis, Pfizer, Canada
Rodney Dietert, Cornell University, USA
Deborah Novicki, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Toxicology, USA
Jan Willem van der Laan, Medicines Evaluation Board, The Netherlands
Jennifer Young, Scientific Program Manager, HESI, USA


For more information on the workshop, please contact Cynthia Nobles at cnobles@hesiglobal.org.

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