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Vaccinology 2016: X International Symposium for Latin American Experts

September 20 - 22, 2016 - Brasilia (Brazil)


The 10th Vaccinology International Symposium for Latin American Experts organized by Fondation Mérieux and the Latin American Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (SLIPE) was held with success from the 20 to the 22 of September in Brasilia, Brazil.

The meeting aimed at providing an update on vaccination status in the Americas, at observing global and regional vaccine programs and vaccination strategies, as well as, to understand the benefit of Public health interventions and associated cost-effectiveness, with special focus on Dengue vaccine.

Very central personalities were present, such as Dr. Ricardo Barros, Minister of Health of Brazil, Dr. Adeilson Loureiro Cavalcante, the Health Surveillance Secretary of Ministry of Health from Brazil, Dr Carmen Deseda, president of SLIPE and Dr. Edson Moreira from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Dr. Roberto Tapia form the Carlos Slim Foundation, amongst other relevant personalities.


Wednesday 21 September

Thursday 22 September

  • 9:00-9:30

    The burden of dengue: insights from large scale clinical studies

    Dr. Oliver BRADY

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  • 9:30-10:00

    New epidemiological perspectives coming from dengue vaccine clinical trials


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  • 10:00-10:30

    Integrated management strategy for dengue prevention and control: the case of Paraná

    Dr. Michele CAPUTO NETO (Minister of health of Paraná)

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  • 10:50-11:20

    Immunology of dengue disease: impact on vaccine development and evaluation

    Dr. Bruno GUY

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  • 14:00-14:30

    Projected impact of dengue vaccination in Yucatan, Mexico

    Dr. Thomas HLADISH

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  • 14:30-15:00

    On the economic benefit of dengue vaccination: evidence on the negative effect of dengue on socioeconomic variables in Mexico

    Dr. Ricardo SAMANIEGO

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  • 15:00-15:30

    Dengue vaccination in the era of chikungunya and zika

    Dr. Carmen DESEDA

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  • 16:20-16:50

    Guidelines for dengue vaccine implementation: a global consensus

    Dr. Roberto TAPIA

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  • 8:30-9:00

    Update on vaccination status in the Americas

    Dr. Lucia Helena de OLIVIEIRA

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  • 9:00-9:30

    Vaccination strategies in school environment: the example of HPV in Brazil

    Dr. Carla DOMINGUES

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  • 10:00-10:30

    Public health and cost effectiveness analysis of quadrivalent influenza vaccine in Peru

    Dr. Raul CASTRO

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Cindy GRASSO - Conference Coordinator

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