IVI’s 18th International Vaccinology Course

September 3-7, 2018
IVI Headquarters
Seoul, South Korea

Established in 2000, IVI’s Vaccinology Course is one of the longest running vaccinology courses in the Asia-Pacific region. It helps fulfill our mission of making vaccines available for global health by building capacity in vaccinology and promoting vaccine sustainability in developing countries.

Over 17 years, the course has trained more than 1,200 vaccine professionals from low- and middle-income countries worldwide, and has fostered collaborative partnerships in research and public health.


The 2018 Vaccinology Course schedule

The five-day course provides a comprehensive overview of vaccinology with a focus on practicality. Beginning with a refresher in epidemiology and immunology, the course moves through the vaccine development spectrum from applied topics in discovery to development to delivery.

The course is a combination of lectures and interactive case studies presented and facilitated by experts from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.  Previous lecturers have included those from the World Health Organization, icddr,b, U.S. National Institutes of Health, GSK, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Gavi, Johns Hopkins University, Seoul National University, and IVI.


Day 1 : Fundamentals: Immunology and Epidemiology Refresher
Day 2 Vaccine Design and Preclinical Development, Process Development and Manufacturing
Day 3 : Clinical Development, Regulatory and Ethics
Day 4 : Vaccine Introduction Part 1: From Licensure to Introduction
Day 5 : Vaccine Introduction: Part 2: From Introduction to Acceptance and Use


Who Should Attend?

IVI’s Vaccinology Course is open to all applicants working in the field of vaccinology. It is recommended that applicants have a background in vaccines and/or vaccination and be proficient in English. The working language of the course is English. No translations or interpretations will be provided.


The course will be held at the IVI Headquarters on the campus of Seoul National University (SNU), one of South Korea’s top universities. Accommodations will be arranged by IVI

As the capital city, Seoul is the business and cultural hub of South Korea.  The city is a combination of high-tech modernity, K-pop, and traditional culture.  For more about Seoul, please visit: http://english.visitseoul.net/index


Total Course Fee: $4000 – covers course costs for five days, including: lunch, coffee breaks, welcome dinner, networking reception, farewell dinner, course materials, hotel accommodations, airport pick-up service, and ground transportation between hotel and IVI

For individuals in Seoul:

Total Course Fee: $2500 – covers course costs for five days, including: lunch, coffee breaks, welcome dinner, networking reception, farewell dinner and course materials

$300 for one day; $150 for half-day


IVI grants fellowships to people from low- and middle-income countries otherwise unable to attend the course. A select number of fellowships are competitively awarded to individuals with financial need, leadership potential, and who have made contributions to public health in their country.

Registration and accommodation fees will be covered by the institute. Fellows are expected to present a poster during the course.

To be considered for a fellowship, please see below for application instructions.

General Registration and Fellowship Application

You can register and apply for this year’s Vaccinology Course here:

Register and Apply


Fellowship applications must be received by May 31, 2018 11:59 PM Korea Standard Time

***Fellowship applications will not be accepted after the deadline***

Regular applications must be received by:

  • August 1, 2018 for international applicants;
  • August 31, 2018 for domestic applicants (on-site registration is also available for domestic applicants).


Email: ivivaccinology-ap@ivi.int

Participant Testimonials

 “As I come from developing country where there are limited resources and inadequate technical capacity at the country level, this course is very revealing which gave us all about immunization and vaccine within short span of time. It will immensely benefit me in daily management of immunization program in my country.”

I am very eager to attend this course as it has a good reputation in the public health field.”


“Actually applying what I’ve learned from the sessions into a real-world.”


“Very informative and intensive course…arrangement and hospitality is excellent.  Wish to attend again.”

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The course is made possible with core support from the Republic of Korea and Sweden.

We gladly welcome sponsorships.  Additional funding from sponsors support course operational costs and free up funds so that we can provide more fellowships to deserving people to attend the course.

Sponsors will be specially mentioned in print and digital materials on the website and on-site during the course. For more information, please contact mhka@IVI.INT

IVI’s 18th Vaccinology Course Sponsors