Online Abstract Submission Has Now Closed The organizing committee has now closed the call for abstracts. A panel of international experts will review the submitted abstracts and accepted abstracts will be allocated to an oral or poster session. Authors will be notified by end July 2012 of the acceptance of their abstracts.

You are invited to picturesque Cape Town, the Mother City where Table Mountain meets the Atlantic Ocean, for the first vaccinology conference to be held in Africa for Africans.

As the clock counts down to the 2015 deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals, this unique event is an opportunity to meet under one roof to discuss and reflect on critical vaccine and immunisation issues for Africa and the world. Implementation of policy is key as is research, advocacy, and communication.

The latest scientific thinking on vaccinology in Africa, including clinical, public health and health systems research will be presented. On November 8, workshops with a middle to low income country focus will be open to all delegates.

The Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA), University of Cape Town (UCT), is hosting the event which is jointly organised by UCT and the South African National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).

Vaccinology experts Professor Greg Hussey from UCT, and Professor Shabir Madhi and Professor Barry Schoub both of whom are from the NHLS, will chair the conference.