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)

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 during the meeting of SAGE, Geneva

WHOGeneva

Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Time:  Lunch-time (when the SAGE session breaks for lunch)
Place: Room 18, International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva 20
 

Discussion topic:
Is there a role for human challenge trials in the vaccine licensing process?
Dr Andy Pollard, University of Oxford will introduce and present the topic and Dr Ivana Knezevic, Norms and Standards for Biologicals, WHO will present the WHO perspective.

Food and drinks will be provided during the meeting.  

Please note that we are not able to cover travel or accommodation expenses of participants.

For organizational purposes, it would be appreciated if you could let us know if you plan to attend.  You can indicate your interest by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Documents and links:
pdfAndrew J Pollard - Controlled human infection models (pdf file)
pptIvana Knezevic - WHO perspective on Human Challenge Trials in Vaccine Developpement and Licensing (pptx file)
pdfIvana Knezevic - WHO perspective on Human Challenge Trials in Vaccine Developpement and Licensing (pdf file)

Thursday, 4 October 2018 during IDSA Week, San Francisco, USA

IDSA SanFrancisco

Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Time:  Evening meeting - 18h30 to 21h30 
Place: Hotel Spero, Californian Room, 405 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA94102. 
The hotel is centrally located around 15 mins. on foot from the Moscone Center where the IDSA Conference will be held, a 5-minute taxi ride from the Moscone Center or you can take the bus No. 38.
 

Discussion topic:
Pneumococcal vaccination of the older adult. 
The topic will be presented by Dr Cynthia Whitney, Senior Subject Matter Expert, IHRC Inc., Atlanta.   
Dr Edwin Asturias and Dr Keipp Talbot will co-chair the meeting and lead discussions.  

Food and drinks will be provided during the meeting.  

Please note that we are not able to cover travel or accommodation expenses of participants.

For organizational purposes, it would be appreciated if you could let us know if you plan to attend.  You can indicate your interest by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Documents and links:
pdfCynthia Whitney presentation on Pneumococcal Vaccines (pdf file)
pptCynthia Whitney presentation on Pneumococcal Vaccines (pptx file)

Tuesday, 30 May 2018 during the meeting of ESPID, Malmoe

ESPID Malmoe

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2018
Time:  Evening
Place:  
 

Discussion topic:
What can we learn from the recent Dengue vaccine issue?

Documents and links:
pdfAnnelies Wilder-Smith's presentation on Dengue Vaccine (pdf file)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 during the meeting of SAGE, Geneva

WHO Geneva

Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Time:  Lunch-time (when the SAGE session breaks for lunch)
Place: Room 18, International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva 20
 

Discussion topic:
Is there a future for mandatory vaccination?
Dr Andy Pollard, University of Oxford will introduce and present the topic and Dr Ivana Knezevic, Norms and Standards for Biologicals, WHO will present the WHO perspective.

Documents and links:
Noni MacDonald's Article on Mandatory infant & childhood immunizationon Mandatory infant & childhood immunization (web link)
pdfNoni's presentation (pdf file)