KNAW symposium: Vaccination

Symposium Vaccination: scientific and social perspectives Vaccination has long been considered one of the greatest advances in medicine, since it was shown to be major way to combat communicable diseases in humans and animals. In recent years vaccination has become a the subject of controversy with doctors, scientists and vaccine producers coming under attack. This conference, which follows the recent commentary of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) on vaccination in Europe, will identify the scientific issues relevant to future vaccine development and vaccination policy.

Locatie: De Nieuwe Liefde, De Costakade 102, 1053 WP, Amsterdam
Organisatie: Koninklijke Nederlands Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)
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9.30 Coffee
10.00 Welcome Prof. Wim van Saarloos – President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
10.05 The EASAC-FEAM statement Prof. Jos van der Meer – Immediate Past President of EASAC and emeritus Professor of Medicine, Radboud UMC
10.30 Vaccine coverage in the EU Dr. Piotr Kramarz – Deputy Chief Scientist of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
11.05 The tailoring immunisation programme Dr. Katrine Bach Habersaat – Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization (VPI), WHO
11.40 Not all vaccines are equal Prof. Jaap van Dissel – Director of Centre for Infectious Diseases (CIB)
12.15 The effects of vaccines on innate immunity Prof. Mihai Netea – Professor of Experimental Medicine, Radboud UMC

12.50 Lunch

14:00 How to improve the flu vaccine Prof. Ron Fouchier – Professor of Virology, Erasmus MC
14.35 Dealing with vaccine hesitancy and rejection Prof. Tara Smith – Professor of Epidemiology, Kent State University
15.15 Tea
15.40 Vaccine discussion on the internet Prof. Piek Vossen – Professor of Computational Lexicology, Faculty of Humanities, VU University
16.15 The way ahead Prof. George Griffin – President of FEAM and Professor of Infectious Diseases, St George’s Hospital, University of London 17.00 Closure and drinks

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