The CAIRE membership represents over 140 researchers and stakeholders from more than 30 institutions across Canada. Membership includes most of the “translational” vaccine experts involved in vaccine and program development, evaluation and training.
Membership provides an opportunity to share, connect, and collaborate within Canada for evaluation of new vaccines, building the rationale for new public programs and optimizing public immunization programs.
David Scheifele developed an online module for childhood immunization here. This initiative in online education is free and led by faculty at Queen’s, although contributors span the country. The content is at the level of medical students although others will find it useful. The format is innovative, allowing viewers to access material at 3 depth levels. Faculty anywhere are welcome to encourage students to access the site. Sign up is simple and free.
Weds, Dec 7 | 11:00-12:30
In the context of recurrent pertussis outbreaks, the vaccine community in Canada needs to consider the best approaches for appropriatly incorporating maternal immunization into pertussis prevention & control options. Workshop lead: Dr. Manish Sadarangani (BC Children’s Hospital & Vaccine Evaluation Center)(link to our website)
Mumps Vaccine Effectiveness in a real world outbreak investigation:
Thurs, Dec 8 | 11:00-12:30
This Case Study is part of an online Vaccine Effectiveness course currently in development as part of Advanced Vaccinology Learning Online (AVALON). AVALON is sponsored by CAIRE, Public Health Agency of Canada, & Public Health Ontario. Workshop lead: Dr. Shelley Deeks (Public Health Ontario) Visit CIC2016 for more info. We hope to see you there!
Workshops are new to CIC2016 this year. Plan to participate in two CAIRE supported workshops during the conference:
Weds, Dec 7 | 11:00-12:30 Mumps Vaccine Effectiveness, outbreak investigation Workshop lead: Dr. Shelley Deeks (Public Health Ontario)
This case study on mumps is a real world example of how to assess vaccine effectiveness (VE) during an outbreak investigation. It is an opportunity for learners to bridge their background knowledge (more…)
8 – 19 May 2017 | Veyrier du Lac (near Annecy), France
Call for applications | Closing date: 15 Nov 2016
This course is organized by Fondation Mérieux and Université de Genève and 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 and the social, economic, political and ethical issues of vaccination.
The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity will help defray part of the transportation cost and tuition fee for a maximum of $3,500 CAD per selected Canadian participants from the academic sector, for up to three participants. The Canadian applicants need to provide information regarding the financial source to cover the total cost for tuition and travel. (more…)
CAIRE was a proud collaborator in hosting the Vaccinology Research Symposium on November 5-6, 2015. This Festschrift held in honor of Dr. David Scheifele’s research career was organized by the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. Speakers from around the world joined us for the Symposium with all speakers either being former trainees of Dr. Scheifele and the Division of Infectious Diseases or long time research collaborators of Dr. Scheifele.
On May 25-27, 2015, experts from around the world gathered in Vancouver, BC to discuss key knowledge gaps in pregnancy and early life immunity in relation to maternal immunization. Results of the Maternal Immunization Workshop will guide future research directions to reduce newborn and infant morbidity and mortality. The workshop and analysis were funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
CAIRE and the Meningitis Foundation of Canada hosted a Research Round Table on April 3rd, 2014. The webcast was recorded which provides an opportunity for individuals from all over Canada to watch and participate. Speakers presented on the global lessons learned from Meningococcal C vaccine programs and factors for decision-makers to consider for the implementation of Meningococcal B vaccine programs, the epidemiology, safety surveillance capacity, vaccine acceptance issues and economic modelling related to Meningococcal disease in Canada. Speakers and participants identified research priorities prior, during and after the presentations. Analysis and presentation of the results of these ranked research priorities have yet to be distributed and/or published.
Position: Director of Research Administration Location: Bangladesh Position summary: Seeking an exceptional candidate to undertake the position of Director Research Administration. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for leading the development of a research administration, knowledge management and research development strategy to ensure quality assurance, research rigour and sustainability. Click here for more information