Who can attend?
This new course is exclusively targeting health care experts which have already been trained in one of the ICAVT vaccinology courses (Alumni).
If you haven't been trained yet in vaccinology, we advise you to visit the ICAVT Vaccinology Trainings catalogue to identify courses you can apply to.
A live session link will be provided a week before the course for the ICAVT partners so they can watch the lectures but they will not be able to participate to the discussion sessions.
The exact same online course is offered twice to allow participants for all over the world to attend:
- Morning Week (Geneva Time): 6-8 June 2023 (for people located in Asia, Oceania, Europe and Africa)
- Aternoon Week (Geneva Time): 13-15 June 2023 (for people located in the Americas, Europe and Africa)
- Each week, 3 sessions of a half-day (3-4 hours) will be offered to the alumni.
- Each session of 3-4 hours will contain 3 to 4 lectures of 45 minutes each.
- Each lecture will consist of a 25-minutes lecture and 20 minutes live discussion between the alumni and the lecturer, animated by the chair of the session (an ICAVT member)
- Alumni can ask question using the video or the chat
- ICAVT partners will be able to watch the courses through a live-session video link but they will not be able to participate actively to the discussion.
The course has applied to an accreditation from the the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). If granted, you will receive credits for continuing medical education if you attend the training. The course organizer (ADVAC at the University of Geneva) will check the attendance during the course to be able to deliver the Continuing Medical Education credits adequately. Participants in the Course should be able to convert these credits through their respective professional bodies.
ICAVT is a partnership of 34 vaccinology courses worldwide. Those trainings have different history, background, content and audiences but they all have trained, over the years, altogether, thousands of experts in the area of vaccinology.
However, alumni from those various trainings have constantly requested to attend again the trainings they attended initially or other ones to update their knowledge as the vaccinology area is in constant evolution and changes thanks to a strong research pipeline and a rich and diverse implementation community.
Instead of allowing alumni to attend the trainings they already completed again or attend another course and therefore reduce the number of new experts trained, ICAVT members have agreed to jointly develop a single common refresher course dedicated to their alumni. This course will provide annually the alumni from various background with lectures on the last updates on immunization and on new topics key for their daily activities.
The course aims at providing a refresher course and latest updates on immunization and vaccines to the alumni of the various existing advanced vaccinology training courses worldwide.
The alumni refresher vaccinology course will provide updates in the following key areas 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. It will also provide lectures on new areas of the discipline uncovered by previous courses.
Edwin Asturias (University of Colorado)
Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding (Paul-Ehrlich-Institut)
Cristina Cassetti (US National Institutes of Health)
Adrien Chaisemartin (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
Alejandro Cravioto (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Arnaud Didierlaurent (University of Geneva)
Janet Englund (Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle)
Mary Hamel (World Health Organization)
Joachim Hombach (World Health Organization)
Philippe Juvin (Sanofi)
David Kaslow (US Food and Drug Administration)
Ephrem Lemango (UNICEF)
Kathy Neuzil (University of Maryland)
Aurelia Nguyen (GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance)
Adesola Ogunleye (Chatham House)
Steve Pascolo (University Hospital Zurich)
Brett Petersen (US-CDC)
Gustavo Santos (International Vaccine Institute)
Melanie Saville (CEPI)
Marta Tufet Bayona (GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance)
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Clare Cutland (ALIVE, University of the Witwatersrand)
Denise Naniche (Barcelona Institute for Global Health)
Ombeva Malande (East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunization, ECAVI)
Kamel Senouci (ADVAC, University of Geneva)
Naveen Thacker (International Paediatric Association)
Rodolfo Villena (University of Chile)
How to register?
ARVAC is exclusively targeting health care experts which have already been trained (Alumni) in one of the ICAVT vaccinology courses.
To register to ARVAC, please contact the Director of the Vaccinology Course you attended. She/He will provide you with the link to register.
A live video session link will be provided a week before the course for the ICAVT partners so they can watch the lectures but they will not be able to participate actively to the discussion sessions.