Fourth Global Forum on TB Vaccines

21-04-15 - 24-04-15

The 4th Global Forum on TB Vaccines will be held in Shanghai, China from 21-24 April 2015. The 4th Global Forum marks the first time that this international gathering of the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine research community will be convened on the Asian continent.   Given China‚Äôs commitment to addressing TB, and the innovative research taking place in China and the Asian region toward the development of new TB vaccines, Shanghai is a timely and exciting venue for the 4th Global Forum. 

The Global Forum on TB Vaccines is an international gathering of researchers, product developers, pharmaceutical companies, government officials, advocates and other stakeholders interested and involved in the development of new, more effective TB vaccines.  The 4th Global Forum will follow on the very successful and productive Global Forums convened in Geneva, Switzerland in 2001; Tallinn, Estonia in 2010 and Cape Town, South Africa in 2013.

The 4th Global Forum will be an important opportunity to monitor progress in the field and to advance a common agenda that is developed and driven by the TB vaccine research community.  The program will cover all aspects of TB vaccine research and development, from basic research through to clinical trials, manufacturing, access, advocacy and other important topics.  The latest data and research findings will be presented at the Forum, and participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion and debate about the path forward for this critical research. More details will be available at the forum website beginning in January 2014.