About us

ADVAC is an annual 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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Organized by Fondation Mérieux & Université de Genève,
at "Les Pensières", Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac, France, close to Annecy and Geneva.

ADVAC is co-sponsored by:

  • Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) 
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)
  • Fondation Mérieux
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • International Pediatric Association
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAID-USA) and Fogarty International Center
  • University of Geneva
  • World Health Organization

Funding

ADVAC is funded by the participants’ registration fees, education grants, and in-kind contributions from the organizing and co-sponsoring agencies. Fellowships for selected ADVAC participants are supported by grant funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)

Education grants are provided by:
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations • GlaxoSmithKline • Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. • Merck • Pfizer • Sanofi • Serum Institute of India • Takeda