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…).
The Course is jointly organized by the Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva. It is co-sponsored by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), the International Paediatric Society, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAID-USA) and the Fogarty International Center, and the World Health Organization. With its 360° vision of vaccinology, the ADVAC program describes the approaches required for the translation of scientific and epidemiological evidence into effective policy development related to vaccines and immunization.
With its 360° vision of vaccinology, the ADVAC program describes the approaches required for the translation of scientific and epidemiological evidence into effective policy development related to vaccines and immunization.
ADVAC aims to expand the scientific foundation of the participants and their knowledge in vaccinology areas outside of their current expertise, showing the multifaceted aspects of vaccinology, allowing them to explore novel technologies and think more globally and holistically, and providing them with a unique skill set to develop their leadership in vaccinology.
ADVAC represents a unique networking opportunity where participants can form valuable and sustainable professional relationships, and serves as a platform where problems to professional challenges can be shared and solutions identified.