The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently hosted the 2019 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ACVR) in Baltimore, MD, drawing more than 250 researchers and healthcare professionals from around the world to share cutting-edge research on vaccine hesitancy; new vaccine developments to prevent Zika, dengue, and influenza; and updates on progress to combat antimicrobial resistance.
Top news coverage from the conference held on April 3-5, 2019 included the following:
- Recognizing Women in Vaccinology (Healio/Infectious Disease News Video)
Includes perspectives from three experts who participated in a panel discussion highlighting the impact of women in vaccinology, Moderated by NFID Secretary, H. Keipp B. Talbot, MD, MPH, the panel included Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Anita Zaidi, MBBS, SM.
- William Schaffner, MD, Shares Highlights from NFID Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ContagionLive)
Experts from around the world converged on Baltimore, MD, for the 2019 NFID Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research. Scientists, researchers, and key opinion leaders met to share the latest updates on vaccines in the pipeline, combating antimicrobial resistance, and how to address vaccine hesitancy.
- Opioid Epidemic the ‘Public Health Issue of our Time,’ CDC’s Redfield Says (American Pharmacists Association)
Speaking at the NFID 2019 ACVR, CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, said, “last season, influenza vaccination coverage decreased by more than 6 percentage points in adults, with only around 37% getting vaccinated.”
- Ex-CDC Director Discusses ‘Serious’ Threat of Vaccine Hesitancy (Healio/Infectious Disease News Video)
In this video from the 2019 ACVR, former director of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, speaks about the dangers of vaccine hesitancy and the important role that experts play in explaining the value of vaccines.
Top #ACVR social media mentions:
Today, I highlighted the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in the US, the overall importance of #vaccination, vaccination challenges, and how to move forward at @NFIDvaccines’ Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research. #GetVaccinated #ACVR pic.twitter.com/jfUrMq5dgR
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) April 3, 2019
If you're at @NFIDvaccines Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, don't miss Romain Garnier's talk at the session this afternoon, and Poster # 302 at the poster session (for another 15 minutes)! #ACVR @garnierrom1 #MIDAS #NIHfunded pic.twitter.com/I7F7KqnxDg
— Shweta Bansal (@bansallab) April 4, 2019
Shout out to #TFGH legend, Dr. Alan Hinman, for receiving the @NFIDvaccines' 2019 Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in #Vaccinology + #Immunology at #ACVR today. We're forever thankful for your dedication to #publichealth + #vaccine advocacy!
More: https://t.co/UXnpSUDjDi pic.twitter.com/IJ2ljaSjUd
— The Task Force (@TFGH) April 4, 2019
— Abram Wagner, PhD (@abramwagner) April 5, 2019
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Limited copies of the 2019 ACVR Program Book including extended abstracts and speaker bios are now available for purchase online. Note that books can only be shipped to US addresses.
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