International Vaccinology Course

IVI’s 20th International Vaccinology Course

IVI’s International Vaccinology Course is one of the longest running vaccinology courses in the Asia-Pacific region. The first course was held in 2000, and this year, we’re celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The course aligns with IVI’s mission to make vaccines available for global health by building capacity in vaccinology and promoting vaccine sustainability in developing countries.

2021 Program

This year, the five-day course will be offered on a virtual platform, free of charge.

Participants will gain a comprehensive overview of vaccinology with a focus on COVID-19, featuring lectures from distinguished experts across global health and vaccine organizations including WHO, Gavi, CEPI, U.S. National Institute of Health, National Vaccine Institute Thailand, Wellcome Trust, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Harvard University, IVI and many more.

Day 1 The Role of International Organizations in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
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

Who should attend?

IVI’s International Vaccinology Course is open to all applicants working in the field of vaccinology, though a background in vaccines, public health, infectious disease research, or epidemiology with English-language proficiency will be beneficial. The course will be conducted entirely in English, and translations or simultaneous interpretation will not be available.

Who has attended so far?

As of 2019, IVI’s International Vaccinology 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. Hear from some of our notable alumni:

Dr. Zenebe Akalu, Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
Dr. Anna Du, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China
Prof. Aderemi O. Kehinde, University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Dr. Brian Byoungguk Kim, Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Republic of Korea
Dr. Expedito Luna, Institute of Tropical Medicine of São Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Nakorn Premsri, National Vaccine Institute, Thailand

Online platform

The lectures will be offered virtually via Zoom webinar (main) and YouTube streaming (secondary). The entire course is free, open to applicants from around the world working or studying in the field of vaccinology. Upon registration, Zoom webinar links will be shared with all registrants.


Please register here.


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IVI greatly appreciates the sponsors generously supporting the IVI 20th International Vaccinology Course.