Vaccinology Research Symposium – November 2015
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.
We are pleased to announce the release of the Vaccinology Research Symposium presentation recordings. Please visit and feel free to share this link among your colleagues:
Maternal Immunization Landscape Analysis Workshop – 2015
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.
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