ESCMID is concerned that a lack of evidence-based information among healthcare providers and the lay public may undermine the efficacy of future vaccination campaigns. As part of its multidisciplinary approach to fight infections, ESCMID is committed to improve the scientific basis for vaccines and optimize their use in the healthcare setting. This conference is set to bring together leading experts who will present and debate the most recent data to develop strategies that will help protect generations to come from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Specialists or physicians in training in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, hygiene, public health, vaccinology and other disciplines dealing with all aspects of vaccination.

Robb Butler, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ron Dagan, Beer Sheva, Israel
Susanna Esposito, Perugia, Italy
Lucia Pastore Celentano, Stockholm, Sweden
Mario Poljak, Ljubljana, Slovenia
ESCMID Vaccine Study Group - EVASG
The organizer(s) of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Speakers


Ananda Bandyopadhyay, Seattle, United States
Alan Barrett, Galveston, United States
Paolo Bonanni, Rome, Italy
Louis Bont, Utrecht, Netherlands
Tammy Boyce, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Robb Butler, Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomas Cherian, Geneva, Switzerland
Ron Dagan, Beer Sheva, Israel
Androulla Efstratiou, London, United Kingdom
Susanna Esposito, Perugia, Italy
Adam Finn, Bristol, United Kingdom
Barney Graham, Bethesda, United States
Katrine Habersaat, Copenhagen, Denmark
Willem Hanekom, Seattle, United States
Mark Hatherill, Cape Town, South Africa
Adrian Hill, Oxford, United Kingdom
Keith Paul Klugman, Seattle, WA, United States
Shamez Ladhani, London, United Kingdom
Richard Malley, Boston, United States
Federico Martinón-Torres, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Liz Miller, London, United Kingdom
Harish Nair, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marie Norredam, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pekka Nuorti, Tampere, Finland
Miguel O´Ryan, Santiago, Chile
Lucia Pastore Celentano, Stockholm, Sweden
Stanley Plotkin, New York City, United States
Mario Poljak, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Marco Aurelio Safadi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jonathan Van-Tam, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Marieke von der Werf, Solna, Sweden
Ole Wichmann, Berlin, Germany
Tom Wilkinson, Southhampton, United Kingdom

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Carla Seiler
ESCMID
Executive Office
P.O. Box 214
4010 Basel
Switzerland
+41 61 508 01 72
dubrovnik2017@escmid.org

Administrative Secretariat

Matijana Milosevic
DT Croatia
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Obala, Stiepana Radića 25
20000 Dubrovnik
Croatia
+385 20 313 555
mario.grbic@dt-croatia.com

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Hotel Kompas
Ul. kardinala Stepinca 21, 20000 Dubrovnik
Croatia

Course Programme



  1. 08:45 - 09:00
    Presentation
    Opening of the Conference
    Speaker(s): Ron Dagan, Susanna Esposito, Mario Poljak



  2. 09:00 - 10:45
    Session
    Opening symposium: Equity in immunization
    Chairperson(s): Robb Butler, Ron Dagan



  3. 09:00 - 09:25
    Presentation
    Equity in health; principles and policy considerations
    Speaker(s): Tammy Boyce



  4. 09:25 - 09:35
    Presentation
    Discussion


  5. 09:35 - 10:00
    Presentation
    Inequalities in vaccine uptake among refugees and immigrants
    Speaker(s): Marie Norredam



  6. 10:00 - 10:10
    Presentation
    Discussion


  7. 10:10 - 10:35
    Presentation
    Defining health equity in relation to immunization
    Speaker(s): Robb Butler



  8. 10:35 - 10:45
    Presentation
    Discussion


  9. 11:15 - 13:00
    Session
    Vaccine-preventable diseases – exposing the gaps
    Chairperson(s): Paolo Bonanni, Lucia Pastore Celentano



  10. 11:15 - 11:40
    Presentation
    Measles and mumps
    Speaker(s): Ole Wichmann



  11. 11:40 - 11:50
    Presentation
    Discussion


  12. 11:50 - 12:15
    Presentation
    Diphtheria
    Speaker(s): Androulla Efstratiou



  13. 12:15 - 12:25
    Presentation
    Discussion


  14. 12:25 - 12:50
    Presentation
    Meningococcus
    Speaker(s): Shamez Ladhani



  15. 12:50 - 13:00
    Presentation
    Discussion


  16. 14:15 - 16:00
    Session
    Vaccines for new global threats
    Chairperson(s): Susanna Esposito, Stanley Plotkin



  17. 14:15 - 14:40
    Presentation
    Ebola
    Speaker(s): Barney Graham



  18. 14:40 - 14:50
    Presentation
    Discussion


  19. 14:50 - 15:15
    Presentation
    Brazil catastrophe of Zika from the start to the current days
    Speaker(s): Marco Aurelio Safadi



  20. 15:15 - 15:25
    Presentation
    Discussion


  21. 15:25 - 15:50
    Presentation
    Zika vaccines
    Speaker(s): Alan Barrett



  22. 15:50 - 16:00
    Presentation
    Discussion


  23. 16:30 - 18:15
    Session
    Old foe – new solutions? Is a new tuberculosis vaccine still a dream?
    Chairperson(s): Thomas Cherian, Willem Hanekom



  24. 16:30 - 16:55
    Presentation
    Current epidemiology
    Speaker(s): Marieke von der Werf



  25. 16:55 - 17:05
    Presentation
    Discussion


  26. 17:05 - 17:30
    Presentation
    Current implementation
    Speaker(s): Mark Hatherill



  27. 17:30 - 17:40
    Presentation
    Discussion


  28. 17:40 - 18:05
    Presentation
    Novel vaccine horizons
    Speaker(s): Willem Hanekom



  29. 18:05 - 18:15
    Presentation
    Discussion


  1. 08:30 - 10:15
    Session
    Progress in RSV vaccines
    Chairperson(s): Louis Bont, Susanna Esposito



  2. 08:30 - 08:55
    Presentation
    New insights in RSV epidemiology
    Speaker(s): Harish Nair



  3. 08:55 - 09:05
    Presentation
    Discussion


  4. 09:05 - 09:30
    Presentation
    RSV vaccines to prevent disease in infants
    Speaker(s): Louis Bont



  5. 09:30 - 09:40
    Presentation
    Discussion


  6. 09:40 - 10:05
    Presentation
    RSV vaccines to prevent disease in adults
    Speaker(s): Tom Wilkinson



  7. 10:05 - 10:15
    Presentation
    Discussion


  8. 10:45 - 11:55
    Session
    Did we learn how to better communicate?
    Chairperson(s): Robb Butler, Federico Martinón-Torres



  9. 10:45 - 11:10
    Presentation
    Pandemic flu
    Speaker(s): Jonathan Van-Tam



  10. 11:10 - 11:20
    Presentation
    Discussion


  11. 11:20 - 11:45
    Presentation
    HPV
    Speaker(s): Katrine Habersaat



  12. 11:45 - 11:55
    Presentation
    Discussion


  13. 13:00 - 14:10
    Session
    New approaches for implementation of vaccines
    Chairperson(s): Robb Butler, Ron Dagan



  14. 13:00 - 13:25
    Presentation
    Childhood influenza vaccination also protects against disease in adults
    Speaker(s): Adam Finn



  15. 13:25 - 13:35
    Presentation
    Discussion


  16. 13:35 - 14:00
    Presentation
    Reduced dose PCV – is the world ready for it?
    Speaker(s): Keith Paul Klugman



  17. 14:00 - 14:10
    Presentation
    Discussion


  18. 14:10 - 14:45
    Presentation
    Non-specific effect of vaccines
    Speaker(s): Federico Martinón-Torres



  19. 14:45 - 14:55
    Presentation
    Discussion


  20. 14:55 - 15:30
    Presentation
    Endgame of Polio
    Speaker(s): Ananda Bandyopadhyay



  21. 15:30 - 15:40
    Presentation
    Discussion


  1. 08:30 - 10:50
    Session
    New vaccines for old diseases
    Chairperson(s): Adam Finn, Keith Paul Klugman



  2. 08:30 - 08:55
    Presentation
    Zoster
    Speaker(s): Paolo Bonanni



  3. 08:55 - 09:05
    Presentation
    Discussion


  4. 09:05 - 09:30
    Presentation
    CMV
    Speaker(s): Stanley Plotkin



  5. 09:30 - 09:40
    Presentation
    Discussion


  6. 09:40 - 10:05
    Presentation
    Norovirus
    Speaker(s): Miguel O´Ryan



  7. 10:05 - 10:15
    Presentation
    Discussion


  8. 10:15 - 10:40
    Presentation
    Malaria
    Speaker(s): Adrian Hill



  9. 10:40 - 10:50
    Presentation
    Discussion


  10. 11:20 - 12:30
    Session
    Innovative approaches for vaccines against old diseases
    Chairperson(s): Shamez Ladhani, Pekka Nuorti



  11. 11:20 - 11:45
    Presentation
    Pneumococcal vaccines – beyond the current spectrum of polysaccharide antigens
    Speaker(s): Richard Malley



  12. 11:45 - 11:55
    Presentation
    Discussion


  13. 11:55 - 12:20
    Presentation
    Are we ready to accommodate the increasing number of new vaccines and the increasing number of target populations?
    Speaker(s): Liz Miller



  14. 12:20 - 12:30
    Presentation
    Discussion


  15. 12:30 - 13:00
    Presentation
    Closing remarks

Share and discuss your research with colleagues from around the world. Abstracts can be submitted from 6 June to 28 August 2017.
Please download the template and submit it by email to: dubrovnik2017@escmid.org
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at dubrovnik2017@escmid.org

  • Before and on 1 June 2017: EUR 450
  • After 1 June 2017: EUR 550
  • Before and on 1 June 2017: EUR 650
  • After 1 June 2017: EUR 800
The registration fee includes the scientific sessions, printed conference material, lunches and coffee breaks, but not travel and accommodation costs.
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