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Canadian Immunization Conference 2014: Vaccinology Student Research Program
Submission Deadline August 19, 2014
Applications will be accepted from students for a travel bursary to attend the Vaccinology Student Research Program held in conjunction with the Canadian Immunization Conference December 2-4, 2014 in Ottawa, ON. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to present and discuss their research with selected experienced Canadian vaccinology researchers. Up to five awards will be granted with successful student-applicants receiving a bursary to cover the actual cost of travel, accommodations and the registration fee for the Canadian Immunization Conference up to a maximum of $2,300. Applicants must be currently enrolled at a Canadian university. Applications are solicited from graduate students and health professional students (e.g., medical students, residents, nursing students who are doing post BSN program).
Canadian Immunization Conference 2014: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Deadline for applications is 23:59 EDT, Monday, August 18, 2014.
The Canadian Immunization Conference (CIC) is a major national public health event that demonstrates Canada’s commitment to immunization as an important public health measure. The gathering is a biennial rendezvous for public health practitioners, researchers, immunization policy and program planners, vaccine manufacturers, and other stakeholders who maintain Canada’s vaccination system. The Canadian Immunization Conference (CIC) Organizing Committee is accepting submissions for abstracts to be presented at the 2014 Canadian Immunization Conference. The conference will be held Dec 2 – 4th, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Conference Registration is now open! http://cic-cci.ca/en/registration
Should healthcare workers be required to be vaccinated against influenza to protect patients and themselves? Symposium Report
Date: June 11, 2014
Location: University of Calgary
Title: Influenza Immunization in the Health Care Workplace (Symposium Brochure)
To discuss how best to protect Alberta patients and healthcare workers, the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine held a public policy symposium about influenza vaccination of healthcare workers on June 11, 2014 attended by approximately 150 people. Read the Report of Conference Proceedings
NACI – Canadian Immunization Committee Vaccine Statements
For recent publications on vaccine statements by National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)-Canadian Immunization Committee (CIC) see the link below
Officer of the Order of Canada: Dr. David Scheifele
Congratulations to Dr. David Scheifele for his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada! As Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center and the Chair of CAIRE, Dr. Scheifele has been a leader in vaccine research since 1989. A distinguished lecturer and passionate clinician, his appointment reflects his outstanding academic achievements and his dedication to improve the health of Canadians through the prevention of infectious disease.
The Order of Canada is one of the greatest civilian honours in our country. For more information on the Order of Canada, visit www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14904.
Research Round Table: Prevention of Meningococcal Infection in Canada
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.
Watch portions of the webcast that interest you:
- Opening Remarks – Chair: Joanne Langley
- Global Picture of Meningococcal Disease Prevention – Dr. Andrew Pollard
- Epidemiology – Dr. Julie Bettinger
- Acceptability – Dr. Eve Dube
- Economics – Dr. Philippe De Wals
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