CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the 21st ADVANCED COURSE OF VACCINOLOGY (ADVAC)

July 1, 2019

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In Veyrier du Lac (near Annecy), France, from 11 to 22 May 2020

Closing date for receipt of applications:  15 November 2019

IMPRINT would like to share a great opportunity organized by the Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva. This call is not funded by IMPRINT and all further information can be obtained from the ADVAC website (advac.org). ADVAC is a two-week training programme targeting decision-makers, including academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies, in all fields related to vaccines and vaccination, vaccine trials, new vaccines, vaccination strategies and policies, vaccine-specific issues (including polio, measles, meningococcal and pneumococcal diseases, influenza, malaria, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, HPV, rotavirus, dengue and JE, CMV, rabies), ethical issues related to vaccine trials, financing of immunization, communication…

The course aims to facilitate critical decision-making in vaccinology by providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the field, from immunology to vaccine development and clinical trials, as well as the social, economic, political and ethical issues of vaccination.  The Course is relevant for both the public and private sectors.

Teaching is provided by over 60 top-level international lecturers and working group supervisors, all experts in vaccinology.  It should be noted that as the Course is in English, a good level of this language is a prerequisite for selected candidates.

As done annually, European CME credits will be requested from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).  Most participants in the Course should be able to convert these credits through their respective professional bodies.

Fellowships covering travel expenses, as well as registration and accommodation fees will be available for a number of selected participants in accordance with the criteria outlined on the website.  These fellowships are provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).

Further information with regard to the Course programme, detailed list of objectives, how to apply, selection criteria and registration fees can be obtained from the ADVAC website (advac.org).

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