A Primer for the Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials for Vector Interventions

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - Registration for this conference closes Monday, April 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Purpose: To discuss the planning of clinical trials for a variety of vector interventions emphasizing the importance of mlutidsciplinary collaborations, site selection, trial design (statistical and regulatory considerations), and bioethics/community engagement to generate evidence that decision makers can use.

Expected outcomes:
1. To better understand how to plan and develop clinical trials for vector interventions that are rigrously designed, multidsciplinary and that result in credible evidence for decisions makers.
2. To bring together experts in the different areas of expertise to enable multidisciplinary collaborations.
3. To enable investigators to develop and submit competitive applications to NIAID clinical trial funding opportunities.

5601 Fishers Lane is a large U.S Federal building**. Security is similar to that in an airport. Please make sure you have a government-issued, photo ID with you, such as a driver’s license, passport, etc. Visitors must enter the building through the front lobby entrance on Fishers Lane after 7:00 a.m. A valid, government-issued photo ID (if you are an international visitor, your passport) must be presented to the security guards. Security screenings are required for anyone not in possession of a valid HHS badge. Because visitor badges are "location-defined", all on-site attendees MUST register for the conference.

**Allow a minimum of thirty (30) minutes for registration, to be processed through the security checkpoint and to find seating.

Please be sure to arrive 45-30 minutes before the start of the meeting as depending on the number of people trying to get into the building there can be delays due to security check.

For additional visitor information please go to: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/visitor-information


  • When

  • Monday, May 7, 2018 - Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • NIAID Grand Conference Room: 1D13
    5601 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, Maryland 20852

Additional Information

*** No Federal Funds may be used for provision of facilitation of food. Workshop attendees and/or presenters are responsible for obtaining meals/light refreshments on their own and at their own cost.


Parking: Parking is available in the Atlantic Services Parking garage located at 12721 Twinbrook Parkway. The entrance to the garage is on Twinbrook Parkway between Fishers Lane and Halpine Drive.  The garage can also be reached by turning left at the first access road on Fishers Lane (you will see a sign for Atlantic Parking on the sidewalk).  The cost is $3 for the first hour, $5 for the second hour, and $7 for all day.


Public Transportation: 5601 Fishers Lane is serviced by Ride On bus and MetroExternal Web Site PolicyExternal Web Site PolicyExternal Web Site Policy. The nearest Metro station is Twinbrook (Red Line), which is 1/2 mile away from the building. Cross Twinbrook Parkway at the intersection with Fishers Lane and proceed down Fishers Lane. 5601 is at the end on the left. 
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