The 15th Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC) was organised by Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva, at Veyrier-du-Lac, France, from 12 to 23 May 2014.
The ADVAC course is a two-week training programme for decision-makers, academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies, in all fields related to vaccines and immunisation. The course aims to facilitate decision-making in vaccinology by providing participants with a comprehensive overview, from immunology to vaccine development and clinical trials and the social, economic, political and ethical issues of vaccination. The 15th ADVAC course was attended by 68 participants from 35 countries, from both developing and industrialised countries.
Over 60 international lecturers and working group supervisors, all experts in vaccinology, facilitated in the course. NESI was invited to assist in the working group on "National decision making for immunisation programmes".