5e RIVM RVP-onderzoeksdag

5TH RIVM VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES RESEARCH DAY

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

CHALLENGES IN THE POST-VACCINATION ERA

The National Immunisation Programme of the Netherlands has drastically reduced disease morbidity and mortality in children. However, some of the target diseases are not yet under control. Also, as diseases disappear, the side effects of vaccination are weighed differently by the public. This has a negative influence on the general acceptance of vaccinations. Obviously, there are ongoing challenges to be dealt with.

The morning programme consists of lectures on the impact of vaccination over the years and the lessons learned:

  • Pertussis is one of the target diseases in the immunisation programme that is not under control. Changes in the pertussis bacteria and the switch to acellular vaccines have failed to warrant sufficient protection. This poses a major, sometimes mortal risk to unvaccinated newborns. The UK has gained experience with maternal pertussis vaccinations and they will share present their results with us.
  • We will present an evaluation of unfavourable/harmful events that occurred after vaccination and its consequences for a vaccination programme.
  • Over the past decades tremendous progress has been made toward the eradication of polio worldwide. We will give you an update of the current situation and a cautious glance of the future.

The afternoon programme consists of new issues relating to vaccine research.

Date November 18, 2015
Location Beatrixgebouw Jaarbeurs,  Utrecht 

Programme 

Chair: Lieke Sanders, RIVM

 

 

 

08.15

Registration

 

09.00

Lieke Sanders

Welcome 

09.15

Liz Miller, PH England

Experience with maternal pertussis immunisation in England

10.00

 

Discussion

10.15

Maarten van Wijhe

The impact of vaccination programmes on mortality burden among children and young adults in the Netherlands over the 20th century

 

 

 

11.00

 

Pauze

 

 

 

11.30

Patricia Vermeer

Risk and Benefit, a dynamic balance

12.00

Harrie van der Avoort

A world free of polio after sixty years of vaccination?

 

 

 

12.30

 

Lunch

 

 

 

13.30

Hester de Melker

Five years of HPV vaccination; safety and effectiveness

14.00

Michiel van Boven

Health effects and cost-effectiveness of varicella vaccination are shaped by the impact on herpes zoster

14.30

Anne Wyllie

The pneumococcal reservoir: improving carriage surveillance

 

 

 

15.00 

 

Pauze

 

 

 

15.30

Saskia van der Lee

Extensive limb swelling after the booster vaccination at 4 years of age: immunologically explained?

16.00

Oliver Wicht

Perspectives on vaccination against respiratory syncytial virus
What makes the development of an RSV vaccine so challenging?

16.30

Lieke Sanders

Closure

 

 

 

16.45

 

Drinks

For more information, please contact Gonnie de Rooij, +31 (0)30 274 22 40, gonnie.de.rooij@rivm.nl 

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