Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Vaccination: an evolutionary engine for species?

25 - 27 November 2013, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)

The purpose of this seminar is to bring together experts and interested individuals from various disciplines to:

  • Explore through examples, the fundamental mechanisms of pathogens evolution as a result of selective pressure in a vaccinated world.

  • Discuss designs and methodologies for epidemiological studies or models in vaccine development and in surveillance of vaccine programs-induced pathogens adaptation.

  • Discuss contingency plans to avoid issues for human health and recommendations for immunization programs (e.g. Animal flu vaccination).

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