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The Call for Abstracts is now closed. Notifications for all submitted abstracts will be issued via email in January 2020 Accepted abstracts will be scheduled as either poster or oral presentations at the 2020 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ACVR) scheduled for March 23-25, 2020 in Washington. DC.

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Key Dates:

December 18, 2019: Abstract submission deadline at 11:59 PM ET
January 2020: Notifications issued for all submitted abstracts via email
January 29, 2020: Presenter registration deadline
March 23-25, 2020: NFID Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research

Topics for Abstract Submission:

The submitting author must select the most appropriate topic from the list below. The ACVR Planning Committee reserves the right to change the topic of accepted abstracts.

  • Behavioral Science and Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Epidemiology and Burden of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Novel Vaccine Delivery Mechanisms
  • Precision/Personalized Vaccinology
  • Vaccine Policy, Programs, and Practice
  • Vaccine Research, Development, and Production
  • Vaccine Safety and Monitoring
  • Vaccines Against Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Vaccines to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance


The Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award recognizes individuals in the early stages of their careers in any field of vaccinology. The awardee will receive $10,000 to support their research, will be recognized during the NFID Recognition & Leadership Session at the 2020 ACVR, and will present a 10-minute summary of their research. In addition, the awardee will receive a travel stipend and complimentary registration for the 2021 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research. To apply for award consideration, applicants must submit an abstract under the “poster only” submission type. See further details in the Call for Abstract Instructions.


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