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Childhood immunisation in the UK

Richard Doll Building, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, OXFORD, OX3 7LF


The British Society for Immunology's Vaccine Affinity Group is pleased to bring you a new event 'Childhood immunisation in the UK' in collaboration with the Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research. This is a half-day meeting taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 14 February 2019 in Oxford, UK.  

This meeting will review childhood vaccines in the UK, focusing on the issues, prospects and promises. We aim to stimulate interest on the extent to which scientific advances and changes in societal attitudes both affect control and prevention of childhood diseases in the UK through vaccination. 


14:00 – 14:10 Doug Brown, CEO, BSI:
Welcome and brief introduction

14:10 – 14:40 Heidi Larson, Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
"Childhood immunization in the UK: sustaining confidence in an era of vaccine scepticism"

14:40 – 15:10 Christine Rollier, Senior Research Scientist, Vaccinology, Oxford Vaccine Group:
"Development of a novel vaccine against capsular group B meningococcus"

15:10 – 15:40 Adam Finn, Professor, Bristol Children’s Vaccine Centre, University of Bristol:
"Studying upper respiratory bacterial carriage and transmission in children using live attenuated flu vaccine as a probe: a new approach to understanding vaccine indirect effects"

15:40 – 16:00 Tea/coffee break

16:00 – 16:30 Helen McShane, Professor of Vaccinology, Jenner Institute, Oxford:
"BCG and new TB vaccines: An update"

16:30 – 17:00 Kate Cuschieri, Director of Human Papillomavirus Research Group, University of Edinburgh:
"Impact of the HPV vaccine in Scotland - the road to elimination?"

17:00 – 17:30 Mark Jit, Professor of Vaccine Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
"The economic value of childhood immunization"

17:30 – 18:00 Networking reception


Registration is now open. Registration is free to all.  


If you are interested in sponsoring this meeting, please contact Jane Sessenwein



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