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BSI webinar: COVID-19 vaccine conversations: discovering your path to effective public engagement



We're pleased to hold the next British Society for Immunology ‘Connecting on Coronavirus: the expert hub' webinar “COVID-19 vaccine conversations: discovering your path to effective public engagement” on Thursday 25 March from 12:00 to 13:00 GMT.

This session is part of our vaccine engagement day exploring how COVID-19 vaccines work and the importance of vaccination. Continuing our new initiative Vaccine engagement starts at home’, we want to empower our members and the wider research community to be vaccine ambassadors.

Engaging with the public about vaccinations can seem daunting but there are many ways to play a role in the COVID-19 vaccine conversation. This webinar will give you the tools and support to discover your approach to effective engagement. Everyone can be a positive role model for vaccination in their own way.

This webinar is aimed at BSI members and other researchers who wish to increase their skills and confidence in having constructive conversations about vaccinations with the public. Our panel of speakers will share their diverse experiences of engaging with the public and the range of impactful activities they have been carrying out. With a dedicated Q&A discussion, they will answer your questions on the different ways to reach audiences and how to listen to and address people’s questions and concerns on vaccines.

Find out more about the BSI vaccine engagement day and get involved in our new #ExploreVaccines campaign!


  • Dr Viki Male, Lecturer in Reproductive Immunology, Imperial College London
  • Professor Danny Altmann, Professor of Immunology, Imperial College London
  • Dr Zania Stamataki, Senior Lecturer in Viral Immunology, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Mohammad Alhadj Ali, Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cardiff University

Chair: Dr Erika Aquino, Public Engagement Manager, British Society for Immunology

Registration is free for all for this webinar. Book your place here.

Please note, the content of this webinar is aimed at a researcher audience on how to use their expertise to effectively engage in conversations on vaccination.