August 03, 2022
ADVAC is an annual two-week training programme for decision-makers, including academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies.
The advanced Course of Vaccinology aims to facilitate critical decision-making in vaccinology by providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of vaccinology (immunology, vaccine development, clinical trials, regulatory processes, vaccine-specific issues including new vaccines, vaccination strategies and policies, programme implementation, humanitarian emergencies, social, economic, political and ethical issues, financing, and communications…).
Registration for the 2023 edition of ADVAC is open from 1 July 1, 2022, until November 15, 2022.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Use rational criteria for decisions related to evidence-based introduction of new vaccines into immunization programs;
- Identify requirements for vaccination strategies to be used in special conditions: eradication strategies, vaccination of neonates, elderly, immunocompromised and HIV infected persons;
- Deal with issues regarding vaccine trials (including site selection, recruitment aspects, monitoring, evaluation and ethical considerations);
- Identify recent developments towards new or improved vaccines and new vaccination strategies;
- Appraise all aspects of vaccines and vaccination safety, including vaccine delivery and reporting of adverse events following immunization;
- Initiate appropriate actions in crises associated with real or alleged vaccine adverse events;
- Recognize the role of communication in vaccine program and policy;
- Determine any necessary important change to their practice of vaccinology.
Here are some additional resources that may be helpful:
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