Vaccine Technology IX

For more information, visit the previous Vaccine Technology conference page.

Sunset in Cabo San Lucas

May 19-24, 2024 
Los Cabos, Mexico

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About This Conference

Vaccine Technology is the leading conference focused on the discovery, development and manufacture of vaccines. It brings together internationally leading experts to discuss the technologies and discoveries that have advanced vaccines for global needs.  

The meeting content is organized by scientists from academia and industry and differentiates itself from commercial conferences by providing very high quality, cutting-edge scientific content.  The conference welcomes presentations from both academia and industry and will have dedicated sessions.

Conference Organization


Charles Lutsch, PhD
Associate Vice President
Research Portfolio Strategy R&D
Sanofi-Vaccines, France

Linda Lua, PhD
Professor Emeritus, The University of Queensland, Australia
Director, The Growth Impact, Australia

Francesc Gòdia, PhD
Full Professor of Chemical Engineering
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain

Tara Tagmyer, PhD
Executive Director
Vaccine Process Development, Merck & Co, Inc, USA

Keynote Speakers

Katey Owen (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Title: Enabling vaccine technologies to save more lives

Invited speaker from the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
Title: TBA

Albert Osterhaus (University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover)
Title: Animal, Human and Environmental Health, they are all connected


Conference Sessions

I. Novel expression systems and innovative platforms
II. Nucleic acid-based vaccines
III. Regional development and manufacturing of vaccine
IV. Vaccine manufacturing
V. Analytical technology
VI. Formulation and stability
VII. Devices and delivery
VIII. One-health


I. Career pathways – exploring the possibilities
Chair: Amine Kamen, McGill University

II. Global health strategies – engaging through meaningful partnerships
Chair: Tarit Mukhopadhyay, Merck

III. A blueprint for accelerating vaccine development and deployment
Chair: Laura Palomares, UNAM

IV. Bringing vaccines into market – this is how we do it.
Chair: Manon Cox, NextWaveBio

Taking a vaccine candidate from idea through to commercialization is quite a journey. This interactive workshop features four to five vaccine innovators who will each share their product development plans in five minutes. An expert panel with broad vaccine development expertise will challenge and provide valuable advice on all aspects linked to vaccine development and supporting business model. If you are interested in pitching your product and receiving valuable feedback, contact Manon Cox.

Call for Abstracts

Descriptions of the Sessions  You may pick one or two sessions that you feel your work fits best.

  • Oral and Poster abstract deadline: 30 September 2023
  • Abstract acceptance notification by: 31 October 2023

Please prepare your abstract according to this template: docx or doc.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically HERE.

Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available and thus all submissions for oral sessions will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

Estimated Conference Fee

At this time we are estimating that the conference fees (inclusive of registration, hotel and all meals) will be:

Single Room Occupancy: US$3425.

Shared Room Occupancy: US$2575

Graduate student in a Shared Room: US$2150

Los Cabos

Los Cabos, Mexico

Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos consists of three distinct areas: Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, and the coastal highway between them, referred to as the Tourist Corridor.  The area is served by San José del Cabo International Airport which is located about three miles from San José del Cabo and about twenty miles from Cabo San Lucas.

Los Cabos is a combination of desert, beachfront, and mountain terrain, with the Pacific Ocean on the west side of the peninsula and the Gulf of California, also called the Sea of Cortés, on the east.  The warm, dry, sunny climate and beautiful scenery have turned the former fishing village into a popular vacation destination.

Sportfishing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, sailing, and surfing are among the favorite water sports, and on land, visitors play golf and tennis, explore the desert and beach terrain on dune buggies, hike, and ride mountain bikes, horses, and camels.  There are top restaurants for both elegant and casual dining.

Geography: The region’s geography is a dynamic mix of unspoiled desert landscape, white beaches and dramatic rock outcroppings.  “El Arco,” the distinctive rock arch that sits at the tip of Land’s End, is the most famous geographic landmark of Los Cabos.  “El Arco” dips into the sea at exactly the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.  It is the remarkable result of the pounding waters on both sides.

Currency and Time Zone: The Mexican peso is the official currency, but American dollars are also commonly accepted.  The time zone is Mountain Time.

Climate and Temperatures: Los Cabos is a subtropical desert.  During June, highs can be in the low 30os C (around 86-88oF) with occasional showers and lows of about 19oC (around 66oF). 

Local transportation: For transportation from the airport, please see Airport Transfers.  Taxis are available at hotel.  In San José del Cabo, red and yellow taxi and operate and in Cabo San Lucas, the vans are blue and green – they operate 24 hours a day.   The Subucabos buses run between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo every day from about 5:00 am in San José and about 5:20 am in Cabo.  They run about every 20 minutes until approximately 9:30 pm.

Outdoor Activities: For those who are able to extend their stay in Los Cabos, the following outdoor recreational activities have proven very popular with visitors: Sport-fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV & off-roading, bungee Jumping, camel ride tours, camping, rappelling, zipline.

Safety: Los Cabos has earned the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) stamp of approval for its “Safe Travels badge, qualified by adopting WTTC’s standardized health and hygiene protocols across the destination.  The seven step-system evaluated and strictly implements health and safety protocols across the airport, transportation, accommodations, restaurants and bars, tour activities, the beach and throughout the local community. Los Cabos has also achieved Sharecare Health Security Verification, becoming the world’s first verified travel destination.  This designation signifies that the majority of the hotels and resorts in he destination continue to ensure that their health protocols are in compliance with over 360 expert-validated global standards.Apps to Download: Los Cabos Offline Travel Map (iOs) (offline map, weather, driving routes, hotels, banks, hospitals); Los Cabos Travel Pro (Android) (pre-trip information and reference details for Los Cabos); Art Walk San José del Cabo (iOs) (information on galleries, news, events, photos, maps of the Gallery District).

Conference Hotel


Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Resort Hotel
Avenida Paseo de los Pescadores S/N, 23400
San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

The conference will be held at the Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Resort Hotel which is located in front of the Sea of Cortez.  It is an adult-only oceanfront all-suite hotel with such amenities as free internet access, free parking, fitness center, pool, spa, laundry, golf course, concierge, gourmet a la carte restaurants, bars and lounges.  The rooms feature blackout curtains, bathrobes, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, cable/satellite TV and a whirlpool bathtub.

The hotel is just ten minute rom downtown San José del Cabo and 30 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport.

Airport and Airport Transfers

The San José del Cabo International Airport (SJD) has recently enjoyed a number of upgrades and expansions, including the addition of a second terminal specifically for international flights to ensure that travelers experience the highest levels of comfort and safety.  It is located just 20 minutes north of San José and welcomes domestic, international and private/charter flights year round. 

ECI has contracted with a company that has provided airport transfers at previous ECI conferences in Mexico.  The reservation information will be activated when we open registration for this conference.  We highly recommend using this service as they will provide deluxe vehicles with air-conditioning; private transportation with group participants only; meet and greet services by a bilingual staff; complete assistance with lost luggage should that happen; coordination of luggage handling between the airport and the hotel; printed signs with the ECI logo and conference name so that they are readily seen as you exit the baggage claim area.


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Package A: $1,000 

• Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
• Company Logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package B: $2,500 

• Half page ad in program 
• Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
• Company Logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package C: $5,000 

• Full page ad in program 
• Sponsor a Coffee Break including poster display 
• Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
• Company logo and link on conference website 
• Company Logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package D: $7,500 

• Sponsor a Scientific Session or Workshop including brief oral introduction 
• Full page ad in program 
• Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
• Company logo and link on conference website 
• Company Logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package E: $10,000 

• Table of company information (*space limited) 
• Full page ad in program 
• Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
• Company logo and link on conference website 
• Company Logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package F: $20,000 

• Table of company information (*space limited) 
• Company information packet available in attendees’ registration materials 
• Company logo and link on conference website 
• Full page ad in program 
• Company logo displayed on screen between sessions 
• Name of company on sponsor list in program 

Contact: Kevin Korpics ( for information.

Vaccine Technology Conferences History

Vaccine Technology I (2006)
Barry C. Buckland, John G. Aunins, Emilio A. Emini, and Jerald C. Sadoff 
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Vaccine Technology II (2008)
Barry C. Buckland, John G. Aunins, Paula Marques Alves, and Kathrin Jansen
Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
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Vaccine Technology III (2010)
Barry C. Buckland, John G. Aunins, Paula Marques Alves, and Kathrin Jansen
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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Vaccine Technology IV (2012)
Barry C. Buckland, John G. Aunins, Paula Marques Alves, and Kathrin Jansen
Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
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Vaccine Technology V (2014)
Laura Palomares, Manon Cox, John Aunins and Kathrin Jansen
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Vaccine Technology VI (2016)
Laura Palomares, Tarit Mukhopadhyay, Manon Cox and Nathalie Garçon
Albufeira, Portugal
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Vaccine Technology VII (2018)
Amine Kamen, Tarit Mukhopadhyay, Charles Lutsch, Nathalie Garcon
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
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Vaccine Technology VIII (2022)
Tarit Mukhopadhyay, Charles Lutsch,  Linda Hwee-Lin Lua, Francesc Godia  Sitges, Spain
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General Information About ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit, global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962 that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.