Programme 2018

Sunday 1 July 2018                        

Arrival of participants

Monday 2 July 2018             

Introduction + group work explanation - Prof Pierre Van Damme, Jade Pattyn and Ine Wouters, Antwerp University, Belgium

The immune system Part 1 - Prof Viggo Van Tendeloo, Antwerp University, Belgium

The immune system Part 2 - Prof Viggo Van Tendeloo, Antwerp University, Belgium

Composition of vaccines and the role of adjuvants - Prof Geert Leroux-Roels, University of Ghent, Belgium               

Tuesday 3 July 2018                      

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio Part I -  Prof Pierre Van Damme, Antwerp University, Belgium

HPV infection & vaccination - Prof Paolo Bonanni, University of Florence, Italy

Rotavirus vaccination - Prof Koen Van Herck, University of Ghent, Belgium

Influenza vaccination - Prof Marc Van Ranst, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Wednesday 4 July 2018                               

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio Part II - Prof Elke Leuridan, Antwerp University, Belgium

Pneumococcal infections and their vaccines - Prof Adam Finn, University of Bristol, UK

Meningococcal infections and their vaccines - Prof Adam Finn, University of Bristol, UK

Vaccination and pregnancy - Prof Elke Leuridan, Antwerp University, Belgium

Thursday 5 July 2018                   

Practical training: vaccination techniques and group work - Prof Pierre Van Damme, Prof Heidi Theeten, Prof Elke Leuridan, Antwerp University, Belgium

MMR (V): epidemiology and vaccination - Prof Vana Papaevangelou, University of Athens, Greece

Safety of vaccines, schedules and coadministration of vaccines - Prof Heidi Theeten, Antwerp University, Belgium

Friday 6 July 2018                         

Hepatitis B vaccination - Prof Pierre Van Damme, Antwerp University, Belgium

Communication training - Joanne Yarwood, Department of Health, United Kingdom 

Saturday & Sunday 7-8 July 2018                       

Social & cultural programme                    

Monday 9 July 2018                   

Final assessment

Group work presentation

Tuesday 10 July 2018                 

Departure of participants