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30 September - 3 October 2004 Tsukuba Science City/Tokyo, Japan

WCVI 2004 Japan



The World Congress on Vaccines and Immunisation (WCVI) is the first unique Congress created in 1997 to discuss in one forum all aspects concerning the development of new vaccines and immunisation strategies to prevent and control infections as well as other diseases of importance in human and veterinary medicine. Several plenary sessions, symposia, workshops and daily posters will give an excellent opportunity for information exchange and cooperation to all colleagues from Academia, Industry, Governmental Health Services, Hospitals, Research Institutes, Biotech Firms and International Health Organisations who are interested to promote the science, research and expertise in vaccinology. Tsukuba Science City is located in parks and gardens, near Tokyo (50 km) and Narita International Airport (40 km) with a modern international convention centre and large choice of deluxe hotels reserved at special prices. Tsukuba is the most advanced academic community and the largest R&D center in Japan with a cosmopolitan flavor as 6,500 foreign researchers from 120 countries are working in this blessed natural environment of hills and lakes. Tsukuba is home of 300 national, public and private research institutes and universities as well as of traditional cultural activities and tourism. Our colleagues and friends from all continents are cordially invited to attend this outstanding scientific and medical forum.

For information regarding lectures, posters, exhibition stands, hotel accommodation, registration please contact:

Prof. Dr. Edouard Kurstak, Congress & ICWO President, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada



WCVI 2004 will focus mainly on:

Development of new vaccines, immunisation concepts and strategies * New trends in combination vaccines and immunisation * Paediatric vaccines and childhood immunisation * Practical issues, social aspects and safety of current vaccination * Barriers to developing and introducing new vaccines - biotech challenges * Future challenges in vaccines safety and regulatory issues * Vaccines novel vectors, delivery systems and immunopotentiators * Progress in mucosal vaccines and immunisation * Advances in gene-bases vaccines * Progress in vaccine immunotherapy * Peptide and hapten conjugate vaccines strategies * Transcutaneous vaccines * Anti-cancer vaccines and disease therapeutic vaccination * Genomics for vaccines research * New technologies for vaccines development and quality control * Plant-based systems for vaccines and pharmaceuticals * Progress in immunisation programmes to eliminate infections* Viral hepatitis and AIDS prevention and global control * Advances in vaccines against meningitis * Progress in vaccines against pneumococcal infections * Progress in vaccines for enteric pathogen infections * Vaccines for parasitic and chlamydia diseases * Vaccines and immunisation against respiratory infections * Current status in human immunodeficiency virus vaccines research and clinical trials * Progress in research for improved vaccines against tuberculosis * Development of new bacterial and viral vaccines * Encephalitis disease vaccination * Vaccine approach in tissue and organ transplantation * New horizon of cooperation with Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation/ The Vaccine Fund * New strategic responsabilities in the world global vaccinology * Children's immunization in the developing world: improving equity through new partnerships *

Well known and high profile experts from academia and industry will present lectures on latest research and clinical achievements

Testimonials on the World Congress on Vaccines and Immunisation

As the cost of modern therapeutic medicine escalates and special programs are announced to prevent the damage that bioterrorists would wish to wreak, vaccines have been highlighted as a focal means whereby our modern societies may seek to achieve protection against disease no matter its source or nature. This makes the forthcoming Fourth World Congress on Vaccines and Immunisation a key event in the promotion and promulgation of new ideas, methods and successes in the vaccine area. These congresses are characterized by the broad range and profound depths of the vaccinal issues that are raised as well as the provision of every encouragement for the participants to meet and converse in situations which reflect the rich culture of the host country. Those engaged in any aspect of the vaccine activity may be assured that a personal and financial investment in the next such congress in Japan will be well worth the effort and time committed.

Professor R.E. Spier
Editor of Vaccine
Emeritus Professor of Science and Engineering Ethics
School of BioMedical and Molecular Sciences
University of Surrey, Guildford
Surrey GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

The World Congress on Vaccines and Immunisation brings together a broad spectrum of Scientists and Clinicians from the pharmaceutical industry, public health care services and research institutions to discuss key issues in vaccine development and immunisation strategies globally. The Congress fosters collaboration amongst this wide group of organizations and enhances not only knowledge but vaccine implementation strategies globally. Cutting edge issues are discussed and debated with contributions being published in the leading peer review journal, Vaccine. The World Congress on Vaccines and Immunisation is the pinnacle vaccine annual forum in the world today.

Professor Allan Cripps
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Health Planning)
Griffith University Gold Coast
Bundall Qld 9726, Australia

The World Congress on Vaccines and Immunization was the first Congress to address all aspects of vaccinology in one forum. As a result it has set the standard for all others to try and emulate. The Fourth World Congress being held in Japan will continue the excellent tradition of combining quality science in an attractive venue where vaccinologists can exchange the latest data and concepts in this important field.

Prof. Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk
Canada Research Chair in Vaccinology
Director, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

The World Congress on Vaccines and Immunisation (WCVI) is the only very professional, the most informative congress with several plenary sessions and up to twenty symposia and workshops covering in 4 days all aspects of vaccines research and immunisation strategies in clinical applications. As a first created world congress of this kind with outstanding scientific programme, excellent contributors and the lowest registration fees, no one should miss it. Congratulations!

Prof. Dr. Pierre Tiollais
Member of Académie des Sciences de France
Académie Nationale de Médecine de France
Academy of Engineering of China
Research Director, Institut Pasteur and INSERM
Paris, France

The World Congress on Vaccines and Immunization is the only truly world-wide, independent, medical research congress dedicated to purely vaccines and immunizations. Its program presents in detail the cutting edge of scientific discovery across the breadth of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Several of its delegates truly represent the world's leading scholars and scientists in the field of vaccinology.

Prof. Dr. Robert M. Jacobson, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota 55905-0001, USA

Since fifteen years I attended several first class conferences on vaccinology organized by ICWO in Europe, China and the Americas. As a logical consequence, the very original and outstanding World Congress on Vaccines and Immunization (WCVI), founded in 1997 by the ICWO President, is certainly the only prestigious world congress for all specialists in vaccines development and vaccination. The WCVI 2004 in Japan is of a very great value, especially for vaccinologists from Japan and other Asian countries. This congress will promote international cooperation and immunization against infectious diseases in this part of the world.

Dr. Satoshi Makino, MD, DMS
Emeritus Member, The Kitasato Institute
Tokyo, Japan


The Congress is organised by the

Infections Control World Organization
with cooperation of the
Japan National Host Committee
under auspices of the
Ministry of Health of Japan
Ministry of Education and Sciences of Japan
with participation of the
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
Japanese Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Japanese Society for Infectious Diseases
Japanese Society for Clinical Virology
Japanese Society for Veterinary Medicine
Japanese Society for Vaccinology
International Society for Vaccines
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica
Vaccine Elsevier





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