- Learn more and register for the free 5-day virtual course (6-10 September 2021) on a range of topics related to vaccinology here
September 6, 2021 SEOUL, Korea — The International Vaccine Institute’s (IVI) 20th annual International Vaccinology Course (IVC), a 5-day free, online course begins today. The IVC will provide a comprehensive overview of vaccinology with a particular focus on COVID-19, featuring 26 lectures from distinguished experts across academia and global health and vaccine organizations including the World Health Organization, Gavi, CEPI, U.S. National Institutes of Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and more.
The sessions will begin at 15:00 Korea Standard Time (6:00 UTC) each day on Zoom at the link provided upon registration, and a live Q&A will directly follow most lectures. For those unable to join the livestream, a recording of the day’s lectures will be made available on IVI’s YouTube channel the same day at 15:00 Eastern Time (19:00 UTC).
The full agenda is available here:
Day 1: Role of International Organizations in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Day 2: Immunology of COVID-19
Day 3: Pre-clinical Studies and Vaccine Development for COVID-19
Day 4: Clinical Development, Clinical Data, Knowledge Gaps
Day 5: AMR, Epidemiology and Health Economics
The 20th IVC will open with welcome remarks from the Course Director, Dr. Anh Wartel, Deputy Director General at IVI, followed by congratulatory remarks from the First Lady of the Republic of Korea, Madame Kim Jung-sook. IVI’s Director General, Dr. Jerome Kim, will deliver a keynote speech addressing the current global COVID-19 situation.
Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the 20th IVC. Registration is free and questions may be directed to email@example.com.
About the International Vaccinology Course
IVI’s International Vaccinology Course (IVC) is one of the longest running vaccinology courses in the Asia-Pacific region. As of 2019, the course has trained over 1,500 people from six continents, representing a diverse group of professionals early and advanced in their careers across academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations. IVC aligns with IVI’s mission to make vaccines available for global health by building capacity in vaccinology and promoting vaccine sustainability in developing countries. The first course was held in 2000, and this year, we’re celebrating its 20th anniversary.
About the International Vaccine Institute
The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is a nonprofit inter-governmental organization established in 1997 at the initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, IVI was the first international organization hosted by Korea. IVI has 36 countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) on its treaty, including Korea, Sweden, India, and Finland as state funders.
Our mandate is to make vaccines available and accessible for the world’s most vulnerable people. We focus on infectious diseases of global health importance such as cholera, typhoid, shigella, salmonella, schistosomiasis, Group A Strep, Hepatitis A, HPV, TB, HIV, MERS, COVID-19, as well as antimicrobial resistance. For more information, please visit https://www.ivi.int
Aerie Em, Global Communications & Media Specialist
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