18th Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC) 2017

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.

ADVAC :  Organized by the Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva, is a two-week training programme for 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, and communication.

Tuition is provided by over 60 top-level international lecturers and working group supervisors, all experts in vaccinology.

As done annually, European CME credits will be requested from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
Fellowships covering travel expenses, registration and accommodation fees will be available for a number of selected participants in accordance with the criteria outlined on the website.

Further information can be obtained from the ADVAC website www.advac.org

For information regarding Canadian applicants, please contact Serge Desnoyers, Assistant Director, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity

For information on course content and applying, please contact Katia Mielczarek at Fondation Mérieux.