Registration open for 3rd VALIDATE Annual Meeting, 2nd ECR Workshop, and 1st Conference!

Registration open for 3rd VALIDATE Annual Meeting, 2nd ECR Workshop, and 1st Conference!

VALIDATE 2019 Events


We are delighted to announce that registration for the 3rd VALIDATE Annual Meeting is now open – and this year VALIDATE and the British Society for Immunology (BSI) are co-hosting an open conference ‘Vaccine Development for Neglected Intracellular Pathogens’ that runs directly after the 3rd Annual Meeting at the same venue, for which you can also now register!




Our three back-to-back events, all at The Drum at Wembley in London are:



1. ECR workshop "Post-doc'ing for Success 2"

Mon 30 Sept (full day) – VALIDATE Early Career Researchers only; free

Aiming to help VALIDATE ECRs widen and improve non-technical skills necessary to progress their careers. For VALIDATE Associate and student Affiliate members only... PIs do get your post-docs and students to attend! Find out more here.



2. 3rd VALIDATE Annual Meeting

Tues 1 Oct (full day) and Wed 2 Oct (morning) - VALIDATE members only; free

Giving VALIDATE members a chance to connect, network, build new collaborations and hear about the great science going on in our field by fellow VALIDATE members, as well as talks from funders. You can also join a behind-the-scenes tour of Wembley Stadium! Find out more here.




3. VALIDATE-BSI 2019 Conference: Vaccine Development for Neglected Intracellular Pathogens

Wed 2 Oct (afternoon) and Thurs 3 Oct (full day) - open to all

Talks will be grouped around three sessions: ‘Tissue-specific immunity, host-pathogen interactions, macrophages, and the microenvironment’, ‘Biomarkers’ (including omics and Big Data), and ‘’Latest vaccine developments’. Keynote speakers include:

Prof Clare Lloyd (Imperial College London)

Prof Tracy Hussell (University of Manchester)

Dr January Weiner (Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology)

Prof Stephen Gordon (University College Dublin)

Assoc Prof Paul Brett (University of Nevada, Reno)

Prof Mark Hatherill (University of Cape Town)



You can find all the information about these events, the venue, how to get there, how to register etc on our Annual Meeting webpage. Please note that registration for all three events closes on 6 September 2019 but that places are limited, so register ASAP to avoid disappointment.


VALIDATE Annual Meeting - Programme Summary



Calls for Abstracts

In addition to the Keynote Speakers, we aim to have 3-4 further speakers in each of the three Conference sessions, as well as a poster session during the Drinks Reception before the Conference Dinner – and are now calling for abstract submissions; apply via our Annual Meeting webpage by 17 July.




Travel Scholarships

As usual, as part of our remit to build vaccine research capacity in LMICs and to increase collaborations across continents, VALIDATE will provide around seven travel scholarships to enable LMIC Investigators/Associates to attend the Annual Meeting (including the ECR workshop and VALIDATE-BSI Conference in 2019). Up to £3000 per person is available via competitive application to the NMB. We particularly welcome applications from Early Career Researcher Associate VALIDATE members who do not have their own funding available. Find out more on our Annual Meeting webpage (apply by 17 July).



We hope that these events are of interest to you all. Do get in touch with the VALIDATE Management Team with any questions – and we look forward to seeing you in October!


Published: 6 June 2019