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  1. The Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) are pleased to share the new: Vaccines Question & Answer Resource! This resource answers many of the more challenging questions surrounding vaccines including the topics of: Vaccine Manufacture and Availability Vaccine Protection Vaccine Safety View online>> Download PDF>> Please share this resource as far and wide as you consider appropriate within your professional and personal networks alike. Use the link: http://bit.ly/VaxQandA and the hashtag: #VaccinesWork CoMO's Vaccines Q&A Resource.pdf
  2. Leonie Assmann

    Courses on immunization

    Want to know more about vaccines? Want to improve your understanding of immunization? I was interested to know about courses on immunization and vaccines that are available either online or on location in Europe. Because it fits perfectly with the Forum’s “in focus” topic this month, I would like to share with you what I found. The results are of an online search (I did not participate in any of the courses yet, so the list is not based on personal experience – but the organizations seem reliable to me). Hopefully this information will be helpful to you as well! If you want to read more about the content and even join one course – just follow the links below. Do you know of any other courses on immunization? Maybe in another language than English? Or you already participated in one? Please feel free to share it with us underneath my post! Online courses: http://www.espid.org/content.aspx?Page=ESPID%20Online%20Courses%202016 look for course “wiser immuniser” which is provided by European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) in collaboration with WHO/Europe; the course has CPD accreditation; Registration for the online course opens two months before the start date, places are limited; Next registration: 22.08.16 for course with start as of 17.10.16 http://vaccine-safety-training.org/ provided by WHO, e-learning course on Vaccine Safety basics to help understand the origin and nature of adverse events, the importance of pharmacovigilance, and risk and crisis communication http://www.globe-network.org/en/prevention-and-vaccines/e-learning provided by Globe (Global Link for Online Biomedical Expertise), interactive modules as well as a large panel of Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and courses http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/immunisation-and-vaccination-on-line-moodle-course Birmingham City University, Immunization and Vaccination Online Moodle Course - 2016/17, can start anytime throughout the year http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/courses.html 12 different self-study immunization courses http://www.nsahealth.org.uk/e-learning/courses-we-offer/42-immunisation-vaccination immunization and vaccination e-learning course with 7 sessions http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/flu-immunisation/ E- Learning for Healthcare, three knowledge sessions and three assessment session On location courses: Université de Genève (Switzerland) http://www.advac.org/ Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC), two-week training programme for decision-makers in all fields related to vaccines and vaccination, 8 - 19 May 2017. Applications for ADVAC 2017 will be open from 1 July 2016 until 15 November 2016. University of Oxford | Jenner Institute http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/professional/staticdetails.php?course... Clinical vaccine development and biomanufacturing: 17.-20.10.2016; (vaccine biomanufacturing from small to large scale including regulatory aspects; clinical trial design and case studies for specific vaccines covering phase I, II and III, including field trials in developing countries; immune monitoring, statistical and ethical considerations.) Human and veterinary vaccinology: 21.-25.11.2016; (successful vaccines [human and veterinary]; vaccines in development; vaccine design and antigen selection; basic immunology; economics of vaccination; ethical considerations. University programmes: University of Antwerp, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Institute Master in science & PhD in the field of evidence-based vaccinology Chair in evidence-based vaccinology, created in 2008, sponsored from Wyeth http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.VAXINFECTIO&n=73245 Institut Pasteur, Paris Vaccinology, an integrative discipline for medical or scientific postgraduates or professionals (Immunological aspects of vaccination, new strategies for the characterization of protecting antigens, preclinical and clinical trials: basic principles, major infectious diseases: epidemiology, physiopathology and vaccines under development, impact of vaccines on the control of infectious diseases: success and failure) University of Sienna (sponsored by Novatis, created in 2009) Master’s programme in vaccinology & pharmaceutical clinical development for graduates in Medicine 1-year training: Training certificate from Novartis, 2-year training: M.Sc. degree (Vaccine development process, Vaccine preventable diseases & vaccinology, Immunology & translational medicine, Clinical development methodology & pharmacovigilance, Regulatory affairs, Good clinical practice & clinical quality assurance, Clinical trial operations, Biostatistics & clinical data management, Policies & recommendations for vaccines in the world)
  3. I conducted a small study in one rural area in the USA where patients have no-to-low science literacy. Among the elders, neither videos nor texts essays succeeded in withdrawing their interest to learn about viral diseases. BUT a comic book did that and more! To my knowledge, this is the first report on improving health education among old patients using comics. I’d love to see if such results are reproducible elsewhere in EU or the USA …. If someone is interested in making our small sample size bigger, that would be awesome!
  4. CAN YOU DESCRIBE THIS MAP IN ONE WORD? I have been asking this over the Social Media on Tiwtter - LinkedIn ...etc. Answers came as: DISTRUST - DEPRESSING - NO! - .... I'm curious to have more answers for this increasing vaccine hesitancy problem. Thank you, Susan
  5. As a pediatrician, I trust the system that assures the efficacy and safety of the vaccines I offer families. It's important that the families be comforted by sharing my trust. How do I do that? No two families are the identical, but the process I use is the same: candid education that encourages dialogue. First, I set the frame of reference by reminding parents (and children old enough to understand) that "today is the time for your child to receive the vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella", for example. I explain what these diseases are, in as much or little detail as seems reasonable for this family, thus defining the benefits of the vaccine and also the possible side-effects or adverse reactions. Then I pause for questions and answer each with candor and respect. No question is off limits. If I am not sure of the answer or the answer is unknown, I say so and express willingness to seek more information. But since pediatricians are expected to be knowledgeable about immunization, the answers to most questions come quickly. I remind families that my own children and grandchildren received these vaccines because it is one of the best ways to protect their health. For the few families whose fears and/or misinformation make them resist immunization, time permitting, I work to understand their concerns. When I am able to do so with candor, respect and humility, most times we share the success of full, on-time, protective immunization because of the trust we have generated together. And the stage is set for the additional vaccines necessary on another visit. For the even fewer families who still resist immunization, an ethical approach is difficult and beyond the scope of this brief comment.
  6. Free Resource @YouTube Anti-Vax = Anti-Facts ( Playlist ) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLefPh1XlGcqNQmRfAAziO7kyfqP2TO4xT
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