UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference 2019

Bringing together and showcasing the work of the UK clinical vaccine community, to facilitate co-operation and collaborate on future challenges.

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Welcome to the UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference 2019, a single day conference focusing on the future direction and challenges within the vaccine arena, and set to be the go-to annual conference for all those interested in vaccine development and use. The aim of the conference is to showcase the work of the UK clinical vaccine community and will be open to anyone who wants to learn more about vaccines. Topics covered will range from correlates of protection, adjuvants and novel delivery and AMR, through to global vaccines and vaccine acceptance. As part of the event we will also be holding a masterclass session for trainees and will have a plenary speaker talking about careers in vaccinology……… something for everyone! The inaugural Clinical Vaccine Network Conference will this year be held at the beautiful Wolfson College in Oxford, a fantastic location within the UK, currently a hive of vaccine research. A hot topic within the vaccine community is that vaccines may help slow down the development of antimicrobial resistance and offer solutions for those infections with limited antibiotic options. The UK Review on AMR recognised vaccines as a priority area and has highlighted the need to increase uptake of current vaccines and to develop new vaccines. Last month alone, the Department of Health and Social Care awarded £1 million to accelerate development of bacterial vaccines to tackle AMR. The conference has been established to showcase UK vaccine research such as this and will generate discussion on future research directions. So please register and join us in what promises to be the first of many exciting vaccine conferences. We look forward to welcoming you to the UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference 2019!

14th June, Wolfson College, Oxford

Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD


Full programme for the conference can be found below and through the downloadable programme.

Registration Open (refreshments available)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Trainee Masterclass
Trainee Masterclass: Travel Vaccines
Prof Susanna Dunachie, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, University of Oxford - View Bio
Infection in the Elderly
RSV in the Elderly
Dr Christopher Green, Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Birmingham - View Bio
Human RSV Challenge Models to Accelerate Vaccine Development
Dr Christopher Chiu, Clinical Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London - View Bio
Q&A Session

Refreshments, Networking and Poster Viewing

Antimicrobial Resistance
Can we Predict the Impact of Vaccines on Antimicrobial Resistance?
Dr Katherine Atkins, Associate Professor & Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh - View Bio
Typhoid Vaccines
Dr Tom Darton, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Sheffield - View Bio
Q&A Session
Global Vaccines
What do we Really Know About BCG?
Samuel Abbott, PhD Student, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit, University of Bristol - View Bio
Recent Developments in Rabies Vaccines
Dr Alexander Douglas, Group Leader, Jenner Institue, University of Oxford - View Bio
Q&A Session

Lunch, Networking and Poster Viewing

BSAC Course Launch
BSAC Course Launch: Vaccines E-Learning
The Immunocompromised Host
Challenges in Vaccination Following Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Dr Thushan De Silva, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Sheffield - View Bio
CMV Vaccines
Prof Sumi Biswas, Professor, Jenner Institue, University of Oxford
Q&A Session
Vaccine Uptake
Equity in Vaccine Uptake: Aging Healthily and Protecting Others
Dr Daniel Hungerford, NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Infection & Global Health, University of Liverpool - View Bio

Refreshments, Networking and Poster Viewing

Vaccine Responses
Vaccine Responses in Patients with CKD and the Influence of CMV
Prof Adam Cunningham, Professor of Functional Immunity, University of Birmingham - View Bio
Vaccine Hesitancy
The Global State of Vaccine Confidence
Emilie Karafillakis, Research Fellow, Vaccine Confidence Project - View Bio
Plenary Lecture
'My Career Path into the World of Vaccinology'
Prof Margaret Stanley, Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge - View Bio

Closing Remarks

Posters & abstracts

Abstract submission is now OPEN.

All accepted poster abstracts will be displayed during the event and will then be placed onto the website with the best abstract winning £100 in gift vouchers.

If you wish to submit an abstract please submit to Andy Cockayne at for consideration using the template below.

All abstract authors will be notified of acceptance. If you submitted an abstract but have not received a response please contact

Deadline for Poster submissions – Friday 24th May 2019

Please note poster presentations should be printed in size A0, portrait orientation.


The UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference provides the perfect opportunity for industry leaders to showcase their products and services to others within the UK vaccine community, as well as the chance to discuss both UK vaccine research and future research directions. With dedicated networking opportunities and an engaging and interactive exhibition hall, this is a fantastic opportunity for sponsors who wish to join us for this exciting new event.

The idea of the conference is for the UK Clinical Vaccine Network to engage with industry as real partners in this event and will offer delegate passes alongside sponsorship to encourage debate and interaction from academic, clinical and commercial side.

We have a number of sponsorship packages available to suit individual company needs.
For more information please contact Debbie Cockayne at or +44 (0) 7763731054


Please use the registration link below to register online.

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A contemporary venue in a historical setting

Wolfson College is one of the younger colleges of the University of Oxford offering conferences, meetings, dinner parties and celebrations.
For information on the venue and travel please visit the Wolfson College website.