Welcome to ADVAC

ADVAC is a two-week training programme for decision-makers, including academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies. The Course aims to facilitate critical decision-making in vaccinology by providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of vaccinology (immunology, vaccine development, clinical trials, regulatory processes, vaccine-specific issues including new vaccines, vaccination strategies and policies, programme implementation, humanitarian emergencies, social, economic, political and ethical issues, financing, and communications…).

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ADVAC - Advanced Course of Vaccinology


The 22nd ADVAC will take at Les Pensières, Annecy, France
from 9 to 20 May 2022.

The website is now closed for applications to the Course in 2022
and will reopen on 1 July 2022 for applications to the Course in 2023.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, Zoom Webinar

zoom webinar

Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Time:  19h30 to 21h30 EEST(Athens time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
The impact of COVID on pneumococcal disease in children
 
Presenter: Professor Ron Dagan, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Chair : Professor Adam Finn, University of Bristol, UK and Member of the ADVAC Scientific Committee
Documents and links:
 

Thursday, 19 April 2022, Zoom Webinar

zoom webinar

Date: Thursday, 19 April 2022
Time:  15h00 to 17h00 (Geneva/Paris time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
HPV vaccination: Prospect of moving to a one and only dose schedule
 
HPV Vaccination: The evidence in favour of a one and only dose schedule and its limitations
Presenter: Margaret Stanley, University of Cambridge, UK
Chair : Philippe Duclos, Director of ADVAC, University of Geneva
Documents and links:
 pdfHPV Vaccination:Prospect of moving to a one and only dose schedule

Presenter: Margaret Stanley, University of Cambridge, UK

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, Zoom Webinar

zoom webinar

Date: Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Time:  15h00 to 17h00 (Geneva/Paris time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
 

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety – Perspective from WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
Presenter: Rita Helfand, Chair, Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, WHO, and Senior Advisor for Science, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety – US experience
Presenter: Tom Shimabukuro, Acting Director, Immunization Safety Office, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

Chair: Melinda Wharton, Associate Director for Vaccine Policy, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Member of the ADVAC Scientific Committee
Documents and links:
pdfPerspective from WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
Presenter: Rita Helfand, Chair, Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, WHO, and Senior Advisor for Science, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
pdfCOVID-19 Vaccine Safety – US experience
Presenter: Tom Shimabukuro, Acting Director, Immunization Safety Office, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
 

html COVID-19 Vaccination and Non–COVID-19 Mortality Risk

Xu S, Huang R, Sy LS, et al. COVID-19 Vaccination and Non–COVID-19 Mortality Risk — Seven Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020–July 31, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1520–1524.

Thursday, 4 November 2021, Zoom Webinar

zoom webinar

Date: Thursday, 4 November 2021
Time:  15h00 to 17h00 (Geneva/Paris time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
Will the success of mRNA vaccine development platforms for COVID-19 lead to new platforms for old vaccines?
There will be two main presentations as follows:

The Immunological benefits of mRNA and potential applications
Presenter:  Barney Graham, previously with the National Institute of Health, USA

Regulatory approaches:  Issues and challenges, and questions to be asked by regulators
Presenter:  Philip Krause, Food & Drug Administration, USA

Dr Martin Friede, WHO will chair the meeting.

Documents and links:
pdfThe Immunological benefits of mRNA and potential applications
Presenter: Barney Graham, former Deputy Director of the NIAID Vaccine ResearchCenter, National Institute of Health, USA
pdfRegulatory approaches: Issues and challenges, and questions to be asked by regulators
Presenter: Philip Krause, Deputy Director of the Office of Vaccines Research and Review, Food & Drug
Administration, USA

Tuesday, 28 Sept 2021, Zoom Webinar Session 4

zoom webinar

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Time:  18h00 to 20h00 (Geneva time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
Vacunas contra el COVID: ¿Hay necesidad de refuerzos en vista de la aparición de nuevas variantes y la disminución de la inmunidad?
Session 4 (en español)

Disertantes:
Professor Cristiana Toscano, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Evidencia para orientar la decisión sobre los esquemas de refuerzos de la vacunación contra COVID-19 ¿Qué sabemos y qué no sabemos?

Professor Celia Alpuche, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Mexico
Desafíos y complejidades en el proceso de toma de decisiones para la vacunación COVID-19: experiencia de América Latina

Discusion:
Professor Alejandro Cravioto, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y Presidente del SAGE

Documents and links:
pdfEvidencia para orientar la decisión sobre los esquemas de refuerzos de la vacunación contra COVID-19 ¿Qué sabemos y qué no sabemos?
By Professor Cristiana Toscano, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
pdfDesafíos y complejidades en el proceso de toma de decisiones para la vacunación COVID-19: experiencia de América Latina
By Professor Celia Alpuche, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Mexico

Tuesday, 28 Sept 2021, Zoom Webinar Session 3

zoom webinar

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Time:  17h00 to 19h00 (Geneva time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
COVID vaccines – is there a need for boosters in view of the emergence of variants and waning immunity?
Session 3 (in english)
Presenters:
Dr Jakob Cramer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), London, UK
Booster versus 2+1 primary immunisation vaccination: Does it matter?
Professor Stanley Plotkin, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Correlates of Protection as Indicators for Third Doses of COVID Vaccines
Documents and links:

pdfBooster vaccination versus 2+1 primary immunization: Does it matter?
By Dr Jakob Cramer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), London, UK

pdfCorrelates of Protection as Indicators for Third Doses of COVID Vaccines
By Professor Stanley A. Plotkin | University of Pennsylvania, USA

Tuesday, 28 Sept 2021, Zoom Webinar Session 2

zoom webinar

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Time:  14h00 to 16h00 (Geneva time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
Vaccins COVID - est-il nécessaire de procéder à des rappels compte tenu de l'émergence de variants et de la baisse de l'immunité dans le temps?
Session 2 (en français)

Orateurs:
Dre Christiane Eberhardt et Prof. Arnaud Didierlaurent, Université de Genève
Pour quoi, pour qui et pour quand? La 3ème dose du vaccin COVID-19 en question !

Documents and links:

pdfPour quoi, pour qui et pour quand? La 3ème dose du vaccin COVID-19 en question !
By Dre Christiane Eberhardt and Prof. Arnaud Didierlaurent, Centre de Vaccinologie, Genève



Tuesday, 28 Sept 2021, Zoom Webinar Session 1

zoom webinar

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Time:  10h00 to 12h00 (Geneva time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
COVID vaccines – is there a need for boosters in view of the emergence of variants and waning immunity?
Session 1 (in english)
Presenters:
Dr Jakob Cramer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), London, UK
Booster versus 2+1 primary immunisation vaccination: Does it matter?
Dr Jerome Kim, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea
The booster in your future: when, what, and why?
Documents and links:

pdfBooster vaccination versus 2+1 primary immunization: Does it matter?
By Dr Jakob Cramer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), London, UK

pdfThe booster in your future: when, what, and why?
By Dr Jerome H. Kim, MD | International Vaccine Institute



Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Zoom Webinar

zoom webinar

Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Time:  14h00 to 16h00 (Geneva time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
The impact of COVID-19 on the immunization programmes and how to correct the situation.
Presenters:

Dr Richard Mihigo, WHO Regional Office for Africa
Dr Magdalena Bastias, Immunization Department, Ministry of Health, Chile and member of the Global NITAG Network Steering Committee

Documents and links:
pdfImpact of Covid-19 in Immunization in the African Region
VPD, WHO AFRO | By Dr. Richard Mihigo

pdfThe impact of COVID-19 on the immunisation programmes : Country perspective: Chile
By Magdalena Bastías



Thursday, 1 April 2021, Webinar

webinar 9 December 2020

Date: Thursday, 1 April 2021
Time:  14h00 to 16h00 (Geneva time)
Place: ZOOM WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
Logistics of deployment of COVID vaccines on a global level  - how vaccines will make it to the most vulnerable populations 
Presenters:
Professor Lisa Cooper, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr Katherine O’Brien, WHO
Chairs:
Professor Anna Durbin, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr Emily Erbelding, NIAID/National Institutes of Health, USA.
Documents and links:
pdfVaccine Equity among At-Risk Populations in the United States
by Lisa A. Cooper, MD MPH

pdfDeployment of COVID vaccines globally to those most in needOne year on in the life of Covid-19 pandemic
By Kate O’Brien, IVB Director



Wednesday, 9 December 2020, Webinar

webinar 9 December 2020

Date: 9 December 2020
Time:  13h00 to 15h00 (Geneva time)
Place: WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
Contextualization of the results of COVID vaccine trials: implications for national decision-making, future and ongoing trials, and post-licensure surveillance
Presenter:  Professor Peter Smith, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Title of presentation:  Early results from COVID-19 vaccine trials and implications for ongoing and future trials of other COVID-19 vaccines
Presenter:  Professor Nick Andrews, Public Health England, UK
Title of presentation:  Approaches to study vaccine impact post-licensure, both vaccine effectiveness and safety
Documents and links:
pdfEarly results from COVID-19 vaccine trials and implications for ongoing and future trials of other COVID-19 vaccines (pdf file)
Presentation of Peter Smith
pdfApproaches to study vaccine impact post-licensure, both vaccine effectiveness and safety (pdf file)
Presentation of Nick Andrews

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, Webinar

webinar 2020 05 26

Date: 26 May 2020
Time:  16h00 (Geneva time)
Place: WEBINAR

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Discussion topic:
Polio Eradication Endgame: a novel oral polio vaccine on the horizon
Presenter:  Dr Ananda Bandyopadhyay, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Documents and links:
pdfPresentation of Ananda S. Bandyopadhyay:
Polio Eradication Endgame: A Novel Oral Polio Vaccine On The Horizon.
 
(pdf file)
pptPresentation of Ananda S. Bandyopadhyay:
Polio Eradication Endgame: A Novel Oral Polio Vaccine On The Horizon.
(pptx file)

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, during NITAG (CDC, Atlanta)

NITAG Atlanta

Date: 25 February 2020
Time:  18h00 (6pm)
Place: Emory University, School of Medicine Building
 

Discussion topic:

AEFI compensation programs - as in country preparedness, feasibility, resource availability (legal, economic) and communications

Presenter:  Dr Eve Dubé, National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, Canada

Documents and links:
pdfPresentation of Dr Eve Dubé: AEFI compensation programs. (pdf file)

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, during SAGE (WHO Geneva)

WHO Geneva

Date: 8 October 2019
Time:  Lunch-time meeting
Place: WHO Library meeting room
 

Discussion topic:

Topic:  The second valley of death

Presenter:  Dr David Kaslow, PATH

Documents and links:
pdfPresentation of David Kaslow: The second valley of death. (pdf file)

Thursday, 3 October 2019, during IDSA, Washington D.C.

IDSA Washington

Date: 3 October 2019
Time:  Evening meeting -18h30
Place: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel,
999 9th St NW, Washington, DC
 

Discussion topic:

Vaccine hesitancy

1st presentation: A scientific response to a traumatic experience
Presenter: Professor Stanley Plotkin, University of Pennsylvania

2nd presentation: Vaccine confidence in the era of viral misinformation
Presenter: Dr Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

Documents and links:
pdfPresentation of Stanley Plotkin: A scientific response to a traumatic expereience. (pdf file)
pdfPresentation of Theresa Tam: Vaccine confidence in the era of viral misinformation. (pdf file)

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, during the meeting of ESPID, Ljubljana, Slovenia

ESPID Ljubljana

Date: 7 May 2019
Time:  Evening meeting (20 hrs.)
Place: Kocka Hall, ESPID Convention Centre
 

Discussion topic:

Novel approaches to the prevention of RSV

Presenters:  Dr Flor M. Munoz, Baylor College of Medicine and Dr Octavio Ramilo, Nationwide Children's Hospital 

Documents and links:
pdfNovel approaches for prevention of RSV infection: New anti-RSV monoclonal antibodies (pdf file)
pdfOption for RSV prevention maternal immunization (pdf file)

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, during the meeting of SAGE, Geneva

WHO Geneva

Date: 2 April 2019
Time:  Lunch-time
Place: Room 18, International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva 20
 

Discussion theme:
How can we make school immunization a positive experience?
Presenters:  Dr Noni MacDonald and Dr Nikki Turner

Documents and links:
pptPlace of school immunization & How can we make school immunization a positive (pptx file)
pdfPlace of school immunization & How can we make school immunization a positive (pdf file)

Meetings

  • WEBINAR

    Discussion topic:
    The impact of COVID on pneumococcal disease in children

    Presenter:
    Professor Ron Dagan
    Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel


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  • WEBINAR

    Discussion topic:
    HPV vaccination: Prospect of moving to a one and only dose schedule

    Presenter:
    Margaret Stanley
    University of Cambridge, UK
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  • Second Workshop of the Global Collaboration
    on Advanced Vaccinoogy Training

    On 22-24 March 2022, ADVAC organized the 2nd Global Workshop on Advanced Vaccinology Training (ICAVT) which aims to assist courses in addressing challenges in priority areas, and facilitate interactions and exchange of information.
    Leaders of thirty-three advanced vaccinology courses were invited to meet with partners to further the aims of the International Collaboration on Advanced Vaccinology Training (ICAVT) initiated at the 1st Global Workshop on Advanced Vaccinology Training organized by ADVAC in 2018.

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  • WEBINAR

    Discussion topic:
    Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

    Presenters:

    Rita Helfand, Chair, Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety,...
    Tom Shimabukuro, Deputy Director, Immunization Safety Office,...
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  • WEBINAR

    Discussion topic:
    Will the success of mRNA vaccine development platforms for COVID-19 lead to new platforms for old vaccines?
    Presenters:
    Barney Graham, previously with the National Institute of Health, USA
    Philip Krause, Food & Drug Administration, USA
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  • WEBINAR (ENG)

    Discussion topic:
    COVID vaccines – is there a need for boosters in view of the emergence of variants and waning immunity?
    Presenters:
    Dr Jakob Cramer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
    Dr Jerome Kim, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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E-Portal

ADVAC has partnered with other training institutions to compile a listing of existing vaccinology courses available globally.

Click below to access the Global Vaccine Training e-Portal.

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