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.
Canadian Researchers are starting to plan the creation of a Canadian Society of Virology in order to create new opportunities for collaboration. They are conducting a survey of interested individuals. To provide your input visit http://bit.ly/1QVmvPD
Congratulations to Dr. David Scheifele on being chosen the 2015 recipient of the Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes extraordinary members of the Faculty of Medicine who have had distinguished careers at UBC in the areas of research, teaching and/or service.
Read more about the award and Dr. Scheifele’s achievements here.
L-R: David Schiefele, recipient of the Bill & Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dermot Kelleher, Dean of the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
CAIRE is very pleased to be collaborating with the UBC Department of Pediatrics, the Division of Infectious Diseases, and CFRI to host a Vaccinology Research Symposium on November 5th and 6th at the Child & Family Research Institute. This Symposium or Festschrift is in celebration of the more than 38 years that Dr. David Scheifele has dedicated to improving health through prevention of infections. View the Vaccinology Research Symposium Brochure for more details.
Participation in the Symposium is free and can be attended in person or via live web-cast. Registration is required to attend the session and we recommend registering early as space is limited. Please download the Symposium Registration Form (requires Adobe Reader) and email the completed form to email@example.com. Please do not complete the form in your internet browser.
Results from the 2013 National Immunization Coverage Survey have been released by the Public Health Agency of Canada. This survey is the first with a sample size large enough to estimate provincial and territorial levels of immunization coverage. The 2013 cNICS was conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Landscape Analysis of the Immunobiology of Maternal Immunization
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 are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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.
In addition, Dr. Andrew Pollard presented a second talk on Meningococcal Disease on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the BC Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds. Click here, to view this talk
Career opportunities, such as training and higher management positions, or funding announcements may be submitted to CAIRE and posted in this space.
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Career Opportunities at CVIVA
Position: Biostatistician for research projects on non-specific effects of vaccines Location: Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines (CVIVA) in Denmark and Guinea-Bissau Deadline: November 8, 2015 Click here for more information and to apply.
Position: Post doc and PhDs for research projects on non-specific effects of vaccines Location: Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines (CVIVA) in Denmark and Guinea-Bissau Deadline: November 8, 2015 Click here for more information and to apply.