Registration and abstract submissions are open for Vaccines as Tools to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance 2023

15 September 2022


We are pleased to announce that registration and abstract submissions are open for Vaccines as Tools to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance 2023. The Focused Meeting will take place on 27–28 February 2023 at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK.

Registration and abstract submissions are now open.

Early bird registration is available until Monday 16 January 2023. Abstract submission is open and will close on Sunday 13 November 2022.

Register and submit your abstract


BactiVac has a global network of more than 1,200 members involved in vaccine development from 78 countries giving delegates attending the Focused Meeting the opportunity to network with invited speakers and a wide range of experts during poster presentations, session breaks and a conference dinner.

This meeting will discuss the ways in which vaccines can slow the emergence of AMR by preventing infections and reducing the need for antibiotics. Currently, there are many human-specific and veterinary/zoonotic bacterial infections that do not have a vaccine, or extant vaccines are sub-optimal. However, as vaccine development is influenced by antigen content, delivery platform and host-immune status, it requires combined expertise across microbiology, chemistry and host immunology.

Key topics will include:

  • AMR –  the problem in the context of human and veterinary health
  • The strengths and gaps in using vaccination to limit AMR
  • Host responses to different bacterial antigens and vaccines – key lessons learned
  • Enhancing the use of existing and novel platforms, technologies, adjuvants – the spectre of ‘Pathogen X’
  • The targeting of bacterial pathogens to reduce AMR – addressing unmet needs

For advice on what to include in your abstract, you can download our guide ‘How to write a great abstract’.

As well as the conference-associated grants provided by the Society, Travel Bursaries will be made available by BactiVac, details of which can be found on our website

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