Following the Courses, former ADVAC participants become part of the ADVAC alumni network. ADVAC alumni meetings are regularly organized in the context of major vaccine-related meetings (e.g. SAGE, IDSA, ESPID,....).
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.
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
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