The 17th Aevanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC) was organised by Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva at Veyrier-du-Lac, Franc, from 23 May to 3 June 2016. 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, including vaccine trials, new vaccines, vaccination strategies and policies, vaccine-specific issues, ethical issues related to vaccine trials, financing of immunisation and communication.
The 17th ADVAC course was attended by 70 participants from 38 countries, from both developing and industrialised countries.
The course was facilitated by over 60 international lecturers and working group supervisors, all experts in vaccinology. NESI was invited to co-facilitate the working group on "National decision making for immunisation programmes."