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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Vaccines

27–29 Nov 2024
Event's Timezone: Central European Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
16th August 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
10th September 2024

Registration Deadline
24th November 2024

Immunology Mechanisms, Animal Models for Immunologic Diseases, Viral Immunology, Immunopathogenesis, Vaccine Development and Efficacy Evaluation, Immune Responses to Vaccines, Vaccine Technology, Vaccine Vectors Adjuvants and Immunomodulators
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IECV 2024 will be FREE for Participation!

Join us today to register and submit your abstract, and be part of cutting-edge discussions and networking opportunities!

Welcome from the Chair

We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Vaccines (IECV 2024), which will be held online and promoted by the open access MDPI journal Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X, IF 7.8).

There are currently major challenges to developing new vaccines and improving existing platforms for both infectious diseases and cancer. Novel methods of vaccine delivery for both human and different animal species are required. Advances in vaccine design to give broad protection to mitigate against the mutation of antigens and to provide both good humoral and cellular immunity are a priority. For flaviviruses, particularly dengue, there are major hurdles to producing vaccines, which not only cover all the serotypes but also prevent the induction of antibody-dependent enhancement. Inactivated and subunit vaccines need to be combined with effective long-acting adjuvants to optimise their potential. In all cases, novel assays, in particular omics-based approaches, are necessary to evaluate in-depth and early responses to vaccination.

The IECV 2024 invites researchers from academia, as well as vaccine practitioners, to contribute original findings, novel ideas, scientific concepts, and new technologies and experiences to deal with immunology mechanisms, animal models for immunologic diseases, viral immunology, immunopathogenesis, vaccine development and efficacy evaluation, immune responses to vaccines, vaccine technology, vaccine vectors, adjuvants, and immunomodulators, with reference to the following topics:

Cancer vaccines, immunotherapy, and immunoprevention;
Challenges of developing a dengue vaccine;
Vaccine adjuvants;
mRNA vaccines;
Advancement in vaccine design for broad protection;
Novel assays for evaluating responses to vaccination.

The conference will be held entirely online, allowing people from all around the world to participate without any concerns about travel or related expenses. An electronic conference offers a platform for quick and direct exchanges of the latest research findings and innovative ideas.

The vaccine scientific community's support and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated, as you play a crucial role in ensuring the success of this 2nd edition of IECV. Your contribution will pave the way for many more successful editions in the future.

Kind regards,
Professor Sara Louise Cosby
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Virology, Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, UK

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Event Chairs

1. School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, UK,
2. Virology, Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, UK

DETAILS
Bio
Professor Sara Louise Cosby is a graduate (B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (speciality Virology) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). Louise is Head of Virology at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Belfast and an honorary/emeritus Professor in the Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, in the School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBMS), QUB. She previously held the Chair of Microbiology in the School of MDBMS. As Head of Virology at AFBI, she oversees international research programmes and is responsible for virus molecular and immune diagnostics for epizootic animal diseases. Louise’s research has focused on elucidation of pathogenic mechanisms of measles virus, the closely related veterinary morbilliviruses and more recently bovine respiratory syncytial, herpes and corona viruses. Louise is currently on the Science Advisory Board of the Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK. She is a RSB Trustee/Council member and represents the RSB on the All-Party Group on STEM at the parliament at Stormont in Northern Ireland. Louise is also a member of the board of the BBSRC and DEFRA funded ‘UK International Coronavirus research and innovation network’.

Registration


The registration for IECV 2024 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance to all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 24th November 2024.

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission

IECV 2024 will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.

Important Deadlines
- Deadline for abstract submission: 16 August 2024.
- Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 10 September 2024. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Certificates of Participation are available in your logged-in area of Sciforum.net, under “My Certificates” after the conference.

Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "Submit Abstract" function on conference homepage. No physical template is necessary.

1. The abstract structure should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
2. All accepted abstracts will be published as one dedicated volume in Medical Sciences Forum (ISSN: 2673-9992). If you wish to publish a full-length proceedings paper, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
3. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
4. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.

Detailed Requirements:
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.
Note: We only accept live presentations.
Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session. Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Sciforum.net. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.
Poster Presentation

- Poster should include the title, authors, contact details and main research findings, as well as tables, figures and graphs where necessary.
- File format: PDF (.pdf).
- Size in pixel: 1080 width x 1536 height–portrait orientation.
- Size in cm: 38,1 width x 54,2 height–portrait orientation.
- Font size: ≥16.Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3).

You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded HERE.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunities

1. Vaccines Journal Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the conference's Special Issue (to be updated), published in Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X, Impact Factor 7.0), with a 10% discount on the publication fee. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

2. Proceeding Paper Publication
You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (4-8 pages) to MDPI Medical Sciences Forum (ISSN: 2673-9992) after the conference. Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge. Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the IECV 2024 conference paper in their cover letter. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Proceedings submission deadline: 15 January 2025.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
Title.
Full author names.
Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
Abstract.
Keywords.
Introduction.
Methods.
Results and Discussion.
Conclusions.
Acknowledgements.
References.

IECV 2024 Proceeding Paper Template

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the author's responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Awards and Best Poster Awards.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Awards and Best Poster Awards

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Awards are given to the paper judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.
The Best Poster Awards are given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be six winners selected for these awards. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

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Organizers


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Conference Secretariat

Ms. Amy Chen
Ms. Cynthia Wang

Mr. Russell Wang
Email: iecv2024@mdpi.com

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.

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