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May 2016 15
Time: 12:00 AM

*This event is invite-only and is closed to the general public*
This international forum is being held under the Chatham House Rule. The purpose is to build on the momentum generated by Ebola and Zika to focus attention on the need for comprehensive reform of the vaccine development process and how to accelerate the availability of new vaccines in advance of epidemics.

Topics for discussion include advances in science and technology, global research priorities, resource needs, financial gaps, resource allocation, mobilization of new assets, the merits and feasibility of different financing mechanisms that have been proposed to bridge these gaps, and the exploration of opportunities for greater collaboration and partnerships globally to maximize synergies and achieve mutual goals.

Desired Outcomes: 

A set of recommendations will emerge from the meeting that will advance the global discussion currently underway on how to accelerate the development and availability of new vaccines. The meeting should generate increased support for exploring new mechanisms to leverage financing and mobilize new assets to speed vaccine development.

Forum Chairs: 
Victor J. Dzau, NAM President
Adel A.F. Mahmoud, Princeton University

Forum Co-Chairs:
Christian Brechot, The Pasteur Foundation
K. VijayRaghavan,  National Centre for Biological Sciences

Event Organizers:
The Foundation for Vaccine Research
National Academy of Medicine

Event Sponsors:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Wellcome Trust


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