Departmental Seminar – November 18, 2016

Seminar Series: Fall 2016 ~~ Friday, November 18, 2016

2:00-3:00 PM


“Defining Humoral Correlates of Protection in Infection and Vaccination


Todd Suscovich, PhD
Staff Scientist
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard


Location & Time:
670 Albany Street
Lobby Level #107/108

2:00-3:00 PM
Friday, November 18, 2016

Target Audience: Faculty, Students, Residents, Greater Boston Scientific Community (advertised in MIT’s Bulletin).

At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to: 1)  recall that while antibody titers and neutralization are considered the gold standard for the selection of successful vaccines, these parameters are often inadequate predictors of protective immunity; 2) report that the authors used an integrative approach termed Systems Serology to analyze relationships among humoral responses elicited in four HIV vaccine trials and 3) state that although over 80 vaccines, covering more than 20 diseases, have been licensed in the United States, vaccine design efforts against persisting infections, including malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV, continue to fail.

Course Director: Barbara Slack, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.