Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

Vaccinology 2022: 4th International Symposium for Asian experts

30 November - 2 December 2022 - Manila (Philippines)


Co-organized by the Mérieux Foundation & Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines

The Mérieux Foundation in collaboration with the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP) organized the meeting Vaccinology 2022: 4th International Symposium for Asian experts from November 30 to December 2, 2022 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Manila, Philippines.

Vaccinology is a bi-annual event also held in South America and other regions aiming to update knowledge, exchange experiences and design new approaches in the vaccination field.

The aim of the event was to foster knowledge and exchanges, share experiences and envision new approaches in the vaccination arena. For this purpose, we planned a two and a half days program, involving vaccine specialists, public health representatives, health economists, NIP Directors, and related national and international organizations.

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Day 1 Wednesday, November 30

Day 2 Thursday, December 1

Day 3 Friday, December 2

  • 18:30-18:45

    Welcome and opening remarks

    Beverly Lorraine C Ho, MD, MPH

  • 18:45-19:00

    Understanding the Philippines healthcare system and its impact on the National Immunization Program

    Manuel M Dayrit, MD

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Session 1: Overview on COVID-19 vaccines

Chair: Fatima I Gimenez, MD

Session 2: Vaccines & new technologies

Chair: Maria Angela Maronilla, MD

  • 13:00-13:30

    Advances in vaccine and immunization technologies

    Mayan Uy-Lumandas, MD

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  • 13:30-14:00

    Understanding mRNA technology and its use in other vaccines

    Melvin J Sanicas, MD, MSc

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  • 14:00-14:30

    Advocating new vaccines into the National Immunization Program, Philippine experience and best practices

    Lulu C Bravo, MD

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Session 3: Focus on Philippines: EPI programs key priorities and overview on vaccine prevention strategies

Chair: Mary Ann C Bunyi, MD

  • 8:30-9:00

    The state of the Philippine National Immunization Program

    Kim Patrick Tejano, MD

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  • 9:05-9:35

    Importance of surveillance in the control of vaccine preventable diseases

    Alethea R de Guzman, MD

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  • 9:35-10:05

    Vaccine hesitancy in the Philippines

    Anna Lisa T Ong-Lim, MD

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