Croucher Summer Courses

Every summer the Croucher Foundation funds short courses that aim to educate and inspire postgraduate students and early career researchers from Hong Kong an...

Vaccinology for Public Health and Clinical Practice in the 21st century

This five-day summer course is designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral-level scientists an overview of the basic concepts in vaccinology. Participants will learn about the immunological and epidemiological mechanisms of vaccination, the process of developing vaccines, how to measure the efficacy or effectiveness of vaccines, how vaccines influence disease transmission and herd immunity. We will also discuss basic health economic evaluation of vaccines and risk communication on vaccine acceptability.

Vaccines are the most effective tool for prevention against many infectious diseases. The global health community in 2010 declared this to be the “Decade of Vaccines” with an action plan to accelerate discovery, development and delivery of vaccines around the world. However, many of the vaccines licensed in this era have highly complex immunological, ecological and economic effects. Effective use of these vaccines requires a new generation of public health professionals with multi-disciplinary skills to be able to understand issues around the immunological mechanism, safety, efficacy, effectiveness, population impact, effects on microbiological ecology, delivery, cost-effectiveness and public trust of vaccines.

Website: https://csc.influenza.hk/
Application Closing Date: 30 Apr 2016 (Successful applicants will be notified by 7 May 2016)
Maximum number of participants: 35
Language: English


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