UVM Vaccine Testing Center Hosts first Symposium on Rotavirus Human Immunology
On May 15-16, 2017, the University of Vermont’s Vaccine Testing Center hosted fifteen of the world’s leading Rotavirus researchers at their Symposium on Rotavirus Human Immunology: Advancing Science, Decreasing Disease
. These scientists joined investigators from the Vaccine Testing Center to tackle major outstanding scientific issues needed for the control of disease burden from Rotavirus diarrhea, the leading cause of child death due to severe diarrhea. Scientists representing The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the non-governmental organization PATH
, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention were in attendance. In addition, eleven U.S. and international academic institutions were represented, including those from Columbia (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
, Dr. Manuel Franco Cortes), India (Christian Medical College
, Dr. Gagandeep Kang), and Bangladesh (icddr,b
; Dr. Rashidul Haque). More information.