VAAVV 2015 proudly thanks our Sponsors and Educational Partners

The Vaccines Against Antigenically Variable Viruses symposium, VAAVV 2015, is a not-for-profit symposium. We rely heavily on the generosity of our sponsors and educational partners so that we can deliver a quality program and superior educational experience for our participants. Their support allows us to provide registration discounts and scholarships to deserving graduate students and post-docs that may not otherwise be able to cover the expense of attending this important symposium.Sponsorship Opportunities

Educational Partners

Iowa State University Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
VAAVV 2015 Symposium is supported in part by an Iowa State University Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research (PIIR) grant. The PIIR grants are part of a program launched by Iowa State University President, Steven Leath, to support research efforts that could lead to major advances, discoveries and technologies. The goal is to pull together talented researchers from Iowa State University, other institutions, national labs and industry to tackle some of the grand challenges facing our world. Iowa State University is a non-profit, land-grant, public university located in Ames, IA 50011. VAAVV 2015 Symposium is supported in part by a grant from Iowa State University.

Thank you to Iowa State University for their financial support of the VAAVV 2015 Symposium!


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world. NIAID is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH. VAAVV 2015 Symposium is supported in part by a grant from the NIH and the NIAID.

Thank you to the NIH/NIAID* for their financial support of the VAAVV 2015 Symposium!

* Funding for this conference was made possible in part by R13AI123007 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Diamond Sponsors – $5000

We are MedImmune, and we are for patients.

We develop medicines for unmet medical needs worldwide. We’re an industry leader in personalized medicine – developing new products that may allow doctors to prescribe a specific, customized treatment for each patient’s individual needs. With several promising new biologics, we are continuing our leadership in the area of infectious diseases; playing a key role in inflammation, cancer, autoimmune, and respiratory diseases; and building on our expertise in other areas to create a world-class focus in neuroscience, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases.

Thank you to MedImmune for their financial support of the VAAVV 2015 Symposium!

Platinum Sponsors – $3000

Providing Value through Innovation

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is a leader in the U.S. animal health industry with its portfolio of innovative vaccine and pharmaceutical solutions for the prevention and treatment of diseases within the swine, cattle, horse and pet markets. A guiding principle of the Boehringer family has always been to provide Value through Innovation to our customers. We strive to provide our customers with the most innovative vaccines and pharmaceuticals with the highest therapeutic value in the cattle, equine, pet and swine markets. We believe prevention is a better approach to animal health. Additionally, BIVI supports our customers with a wide range of services that address animal health challenges beyond the bottle.

Thank you to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. for their financial support of the VAAVV 2015 Symposium!

Gold Sponsors – $2000


Putting Our Customers First

Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

Thank you to Zoetis for their financial support of the VAAVV 2015 Symposium!

Silver Sponsors – $1000

Merck Animal Health

A trusted source for comprehensive animal health solutions

Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals through science. We offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, parasiticides, vaccines and health management solutions. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the U.S. and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck.

Thank you to Merck Animal Health for their financial support of the VAAVV 2015 Symposium!

Our Mission

Protecting and improving human health worldwide is our main mission. We have to play an active role by providing superior, innovative vaccines for the prevention and treatment of disease and by playing an active role in the immunization community to maximize vaccination.

Supported through an educational grant from Sanofi Pasteur U.S.

Thank you to Sanofi Pasteur for their financial support of the VAAVV 2015 Symposium!