Vaccines and Antimicrobial Resistance - from Science to Policy 2024

The BactiVac Network & Royal Society Science+ Meeting

The Royal Society, London, UK

29 - 30 April 2024 



In conversation with Professor Dame Sally Davies

The BactiVac Network has been selected by The Royal Society to organise a Science+ meeting on  ‘Vaccines and Antimicrobial Resistance - from Science to Policy’. The meeting will be held on 29 & 30 April 2024 in London, United Kingdom. Registration is free and booking is compulsory. Register now to attend the meeting online as in person tickets are sold out. 

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.

Vaccines for humans and animals represent an attractive means to counter the growing global pandemic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) but are only available against a few key bacterial pathogens. The meeting will review the science of how vaccines reduce AMR, identify research gaps in developing AMR vaccines and discuss policy in advancing development and equitable deployment of such vaccines.

The meeting will bring together scientists and vaccine developers from academia and industry, global policy makers, regulators, and funders, from the fields of human and veterinary vaccines. Please refer to the programme (PDF, 226 KB) for the full list of speakers.

Visa applications

If you need a letter of invitation for a visa application, you should email the Royal Society Scientific Programmes team at after you register to attend the event. It is the policy of The Royal Society not to supply an invitation letter to any delegate that has not registered to attend the meeting. Please note that the timeline for obtaining a visa for entry to the UK can take as long as three months. To find out if you need a visa to visit the UK, please visit the UK visa and immigration website.

To assist your visa application, BactiVac is also happy to provide a further letter to accompany your official visa support documentation (to be provided by The Royal Society). If you require BactiVac letter to be used as an additional document to support your application, please contact us at

Please note that all conference delegates are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements; BactiVac Network/Royal Society will not take any responsibility for travel or visa problems.

BactiVac LMIC Travel Bursaries

The Network is proud to be able to offer financial assistance to its members to attend Network events through its travel bursary scheme. Find out more about our travel bursary scheme.

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