Postponed: BactiVac 3rd Annual Network Meeting

 

As you will be aware, the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak has been evolving rapidly in recent days, with outbreaks declared in several countries. Due to the escalating international situation, and the potential risk to our members and to the wider population in Kenya, it is with great sadness and regret that we have postponed the meeting to a future date. 

Network Meeting

  • Hear from internationally renowned speakers (PDF 913kb) from the world of bacterial vaccinology 
  • Networking sessions throughout the event
  • Poster session from selected submitted abstracts (Word Document 68kb)
  • Travel Bursary Scheme for LMIC based members and Early Career Researchers
  • Financial contribution towards the cost of airfare for registered delegates

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme 

There will be sessions (PDF 716kb) from experts (PDF 913kb) working at KWTRP, delivering insights into their work and the challenges they face. Network members will have the unique opportunity to engage in one of the following visits:

  • Tour of the onsite laboratory facilities at KWTRP
  • Visit a field dispensary to see first-hand the work being undertaken
  • Access Kilifi County Hospital ward facilities (limited to clinical personnel only)

Vaccinology Workshop

  • A half-day Workshop (PDF 716kb) will be delivered by Dr Sanet Aspinall (PDF 913kb), Arden Consulting (Pty) Ltd, South Africa. Vaccinology is an integrative discipline and the workshop is aimed
    • to provide participants with an overview and understanding of what is required to take a vaccine from start to finish including quality requirements
    • to broaden the understanding of the regulatory process and hurdles 
    • at enhancing the understanding of conducting trials in developing countries with a focus on quality ethical standards
    • to provide skills and expertise to deal with current and emerging challenges related to vaccine programmes

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For all queries, please contact:  bactivac@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

 Bactivac Network

 

 

 In collaboration with:

KWTRP