The 16th Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC) was organised by Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva, at Veyrier-du-Lac, France, from 11 to 22 May 2015.
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 to social, economic, political and ethical issues of vaccination. The 16th ADVAC course was attended by 73 participants from 41 countries, from both developing and industrialised countries.
The course was facilitated by over 60 international lecturers and working group facilitators, all experts in vaccinology. NESI was invited to co-facilitate the working group on "National decision making for immunisation programmes".