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STI Vaccine Workshop: Innovations for impact

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STIRIG and the Vaccine Centre are co-sponsoring the STI Vaccine Workshop. A number of researchers working in STI vaccines will present their work, and there will be an opportunity for group discussion. The expected outcomes of the discussion are to identify bottlenecks and facilitators of vaccine development and implementation, and to make an action of plan of what LSHTM and collaborators can do to fill the gaps.

Workshop sessions will include an opening talk by Sami Gottlieb from the WHO who will present the WHO roadmap for STI vaccine development, followed by talks by leading researchers on vaccines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and Herpes simplex virus. Speakers will address: (1) the need for the vaccine/epidemiology, (2) what stage of development the vaccine is at; (3) bottlenecks for development and implementation. The workshop will end with a chaired discussion on future directions. The workshop will be followed by the Vaccine Centre Annual Lecture on STIs and Vaccines.





Welcome and introductions

Beate Kampmann & STIRIG


Global roadmap to advancing the development of STI vaccines

Sami Gottlieb, Medical Officer, Dept of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO


Chlamydia vaccines

Robin Shattock, Chair in Mucosal Infection and Immunity, Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London


Gonorrhea vaccines

Isabel Delany, GSK


HSV-2 vaccines

Katharine Looker, Senior Research Associate - Infectious Disease Modeller, University of Bristol

15:30 Break  


How can the HPV vaccination experience inform the introduction and roll out of other STI vaccines?

Sandra Mounier-Jack, Associate Professor in Health Policy, Dept of Public Health and Policy, LSHTM


Discussion – How do we move past the bottlenecks?

Chaired by David Mabey, Professor of Communicable Diseases, Dept of Clinical Research, LSHTM


Break before Vaccine Centre Annual Lecture


The event is free, all are welcome. 

Register your place here

If you are unable to attend in person, we will be broadcasting slides and sound via a Zoom webinar.

See more about the Vaccine Centre Annual Lecture


Please note that the main entrance of our Keppel Street building will close from Saturday 5 October until Monday 21 October for essential repairs. Alternative access will be provided on Malet Street, including an accessible route for visitors with a disability and wheelchair users. There will be signage to guide you to these entrances.