As we have emerged from the COVID pandemic, we must face the reality that we are now living in a new era, one that is impacting all aspects of our lives, including our healthcare priorities. Within this context, it’s essential that we identify the emerging vaccine barriers to increase vaccination rates across the life course. We must increase vaccine confidence and invest in preventative strategies to build robust, cost-effective and resilient health systems.

The Healthcare Community and Policymakers must address the new and emerging immunisation challenges before they become insurmountable. By bringing together the key organisations, opinion leaders, associations, and policymakers, EIP is constantly working on what needs to change and what activities need to happen to support the desired change.

The 5 Working Groups formed so far are tasked with identifying established and emerging barriers to vaccine uptake and advising on the most suitable policy changes and action plans that will bring about immediate improvements to vaccine uptake and coverage.

 

Final Agendas for the 7th LifeCourse Immunisation Summit and Working Groups Announced

The 5 Working Groups taking place in 2022 will be meeting in Amsterdam and online from 1-2 December. They are tasked with identifying the established disease burden and emerging barriers to immunisation uptake and then advising on the most suitable policy changes and action plans that will bring about immediate improvements to vaccine uptake and coverage in each disease area.
Infectious Disease Prevalence and Prevention Strategies Working Groups taking place at the 7th Summit include:

  • INF1: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES - INFLUENZA AND MENINGOCOCCAL 
    1 December 2022 |11:00-13:00 CET

  • INF2: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES - LIFE COURSE IMMUNISATION AND VACCINE CONFIDENCE 
    1 December 2022 | 14:00-16:30 CET

  • INF3: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES - LIFE COURSE IMMUNISATION AND VACCINE CONFIDENCE 
    1 December 2022 | 16:30-18:30 CET

  • INF4: INFECTIOUS DISEASES - RSV BURDEN, TRENDS IN PREVALENCE AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES 
    2 December 2022 | 09:00-11:00 CET

  • INF5: INFECTIOUS DISEASES - RSV BURDEN, TRENDS IN PREVALENCE AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES 
    2 December 2022 | 11:30-13:30 CET

Delegates attending the 14th EIP Conference are encouraged to join the Working Group Briefings taking place to hear the vaccine and policy experts discuss what strategies ands approaches should be implemented to increase vaccine uptake in 2023 and beyond.

 

 

MEETING AGENDAS

INF1: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES - INFLUENZA AND MENINGOCOCCAL

1 December 2022 |11:00-13:00 CET
HALL E (Room 5) | Also Livestream on EIP Attendee Hub
 
Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON DACE ZAVADSKA TIMO VESIKARI VYTAUTAS USONIS ELENA MOYA
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chair: Prof. Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON, Honorary Consultant & Nuffield Professor of Child Health, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health(UK)

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  • Barriers: Lessons from Previous Influenza Seasons
    Presenter: Prof. DACE ZAVADSKA, Assoc.Prof. PID specialist, NITAG Latvia chair GNN (WHO Global NITAG Network) Chair
    (Latvia)
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  • Strategies: Prevention of influenza in children: How do we get there?
    Presenter: Dr VALTYR THORS, Paediatric infectious diseases consultant, Children's Hospital, Assistant professor, University of Iceland (IS)
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  • Strategies: Increasing Influenza Vaccinations Rates in All Age Groups Across Europe
    Presenter: Prof. TIMO VESIKARI, Founder and CEO, Nordic Research Network (Finland)     
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  • Barriers: Meningococcal Disease and Meningitis Vaccinations – What are the Remaining Barriers? 
    Presenter: 
    Prof. VYTAUTAS USONIS, Professor of Pediatrics, Clinic of Children's Diseases, Vilnius University
    (Lithuania)
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  • Roadmap: The Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis - Can We Eradicate Meningococcal Disease?
    Presenter: Ms ELENA MOYA, Co-ordinator for Europe and Africa, Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) (SP)
Discussion Point: How Can We Increase Awareness and Bring Attention to the Importance of Meningococcal and Influenza Vaccinations Once Again?

 

INF2: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES - LIFECOURSE IMMUNISATION AND VACCINE CONFIDENCE

1 December 2022 | 14:00-16:30 CET
HALL E (Room 5) | Also Livestream on EIP Attendee Hub
 
Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON ANNA ODONE ELIZABETH WHITTAKER CATHERINE WEIL-OLIVIER CARLO SIGNORELLI
ANKE BRUNS DIANA RAMASAUSKAITE MARGHERITA BRUSA JANE BARRATT REMESH KUMAR
 
PROMOTING LIFE COURSE VACCINATION STRATEGIES AS THE BASIS OF HEALTH SYSTEMS RESILIENCE

Chair: Prof. Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON, Honorary Consultant & Nuffield Professor of Child Health, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health (United Kingdom)

  • Strategies: Exploring the Key Components Needed for an Effective Life-Course Immunisation Policy
    Presenter: Prof. ANNA ODONE, Ass. Prof. Director of the School of Public Health, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan (Italy)
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  • Barriers: Examining Disruptions to Routine Childhood Vaccinations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Presenter: Dr ELIZABETH WHITTAKER, Clinical Lecturer and Consultant, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
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  • Benefits: Immunisation Across the Life Course Resulting in Population-Wide Health Benefits
    Presenter: Hon. Prof. CATHERINE WEIL-OLIVIER, CSAG Europe Africa Regional Representative, Paris VII University (FR)
    (France)
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  • Benefits: Life Course Vaccinations Role in Reducing Hospital Admissions and Burden
    Presenter: Prof. CARLO SIGNORELLI, Professor of hygiene and public health, President ASPHER, Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan (Italy) 
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  • Building Back Better: Harmonising Guidelines for Adequate Immunisation of Adult Immunocompromised Patients
    Presenter: Dr ANKE BRUNS, Infectious disease specialist and Hematologist, University Medical Center Utrecht
    (Netherlands)
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  • Building Back Better: Maternal Vaccinations: Building Trust Among Pregnant Women
    Presenter: Prof. DIANA RAMASAUSKAITE, Head of the Center in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Clinic (Lithuania)
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  • Building Back Better: Building Back Better: Strengthening Adolescents Immunization Programs in Europe
    Presenter: Dr MARGHERITA BRUSA, Bioethics and Law Initiative, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine
    (Israel)
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  • Building Back Better: Age Does Matter: Building Older Adult Immunisation Programs
    Presenter: Dr JANE BARRATT. Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
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  • Vaccines Rollout: Lessons from One of the Largest Childhood Immunisation Programmes in the World
    Presenter: Dr REMESH KUMAR, Senior Consultant & HOD Pediatrics, President Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IPA)

 

INF3: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES - LIFECOURSE IMMUNISATION AND VACCINE CONFIDENCE

1 December 2022 | 16:30-18:30 CET
HALL E (Room 5) | Also Livestream on EIP Attendee Hub
 
Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON MIHAI CRAIU GARY FINNEGAN TRACEY CHANTLER
IRENA BRALIC DANIELA QUAGGIA ELIZABETH ADAMS JANE BARRATT
 

INCREASING VACCINE  CONFIDENCE & PUBLIC DEMAND TOWARDS LIFECOURSE IMMUNISATION POLICY

Chair: Prof. Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON, Honorary Consultant & Nuffield Professor of Child Health, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health (United Kingdom)

  • Misinformation: Information Transporter Vectors – The Importance of Social Networks and Platforms to Vaccine Confidence
    Presenter: Dr MIHAI CRAIU, Paediatrician, Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Carol Davila (Romania)
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  • Misinformation: Vaccine Confidence – Fighting Online Vaccine Misinformation in the Post-COVID Era
    Presenter: Mr GARY FINNEGAN, Editor, Vaccines Today
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  • Healthcare Professionals: Identifying the Factors Which Drive High or Low Vaccination Uptake Amongst Healthcare Workers
    Presenter: Dr TRACEY CHANTLER, Ass Prof. Public Health Evaluation and Medical Anthropology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom)
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  • Public Demand for Immunisation: Exploring Why Public Demand is Important for a Successful Life Course Immunisation Approach
    Presenter: Prof. IRENA BRALIC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Split, School of Medicine (Croatia)      
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  • How We Can Help: The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Vaccination Across the Life Course
    Presenter: Ms DANIELA QUAGGIA, Senior Project Manager, Active Citizenship Network (ACN)
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  • How We Can Help: The Crucial Role nurses Can Play in Increasing Vaccine Confidence
    Presenter: Dr ELIZABETH ADAMS, President, European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)
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  • How We Can Help: A new paradigm: Increasing Vaccine Confidence in Older At-risk Populations
    Presenter: Dr JANE BARRATT, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
Discussion Point: How Can We Improve Vaccine Confidence and Position Life Course Vaccinations as the Cornerstone of Health System Resilience?

 

INF4: INFECTIOUS DISEASES - RSV BURDEN, TRENDS IN PREVALENCE AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES

2 December 2022 |09:00-11:00 CET
HALL E (Room 5) | Also Livestream on EIP Attendee Hub
 
Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON GEORGE SYROGIANNOPOULOS SIMON NADEL
ROY PHILIP LIES KRIEK BRENDA WYNINGA  
 
ESTABLISHING THE BURDEN AND PREVALENCE OF RSV INFECTIONS

Chair: Prof. Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON, Honorary Consultant & Nuffield Professor of Child Health, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health(UK)

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  • Epidemiology: How Well Aware Are We of the Epidemiology of RSV Infections in the Community?
    Presenter: Prof. GEORGE SYROGIANNOPOULOS, Professor, University of Thessaly (Greece)
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  • Surveillance: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Surveillance in the Netherlands and in Europe
    Presenter: Anne Teirlinck (RIVM)
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  • Burden: RSV ICU Admissions of Previously Healthy Children
    Presenter: Dr SIMON NADEL, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (United Kingdom)
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  • Burden: The Hidden Burden of co-Infections - High Frequency of Viral Co-Detections in Acute Bronchiolitis
    Presenter: Prof. FRANCOIS ANGOULVANT, Professor of Pediatrics, Head of the pediatric department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (Switzerland)
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  • Burden: The Hidden Burden of co-Infections: RSV-Associated Acute Lower Respiratory Infections (ALR) in Infants
    Presenter: Prof. ROY PHILIP, Consultant Neonatologist, University Maternity Hospital Limerick GEMS (Ireland)
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  • Burden: Impact on families: A Parent’s Story of RSV
    Presenters: 
    Ms LIES KRIEK, Chair, Associate ReSViNET Foundation, Chair RSV Patient Network, Patient Advisory Board
    Ms BRENDA WYNINGA, Member RSV Patient Network - Patient Advisory Board
    Ms MARJON DOFFERHOFF, ReSViNET

 

INF5: INFECTIOUS DISEASES - RSV BURDEN, TRENDS IN PREVALENCE AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES

2 December 2022 | 11:30-13:30 CET
HALL E (Room 5) | Also Livestream on EIP Attendee Hub
 
Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON SUSANNA ESPOSITO TIMO VESIKARI CATHERINE WEIL-OLIVIER GEORGE VALIOTIS
JONNE TERSTAPPEN JANE BARRATT ALISON MAASSEN DANIEL BAUSCH  
 
PREVENTION STRATEGIES FOR RSV INFECTIONS

Chair: Prof. Sir TERENCE STEPHENSON, Honorary Consultant & Nuffield Professor of Child Health, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health (United Kingdom)

  • Evidence: Exploring Antibody Levels and Duration of Protection Against RSV with Different Strategies
    Presenter: Prof. SUSANNA ESPOSITO, Full Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Clinic, The University of Parma (Italy)
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  • Strategies: RSV Prospective Immunisation - Advocating the Importance of RSV Prevention
    Presenter: Prof. TIMO VESIKARI, Founder and CEO, Nordic Research Network (FI) (Finland)
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  • Strategies: Key Insights to Strengthen Our Current RSV Response
    Presenter: Hon. Prof. CATHERINE WEIL-OLIVIER, CSAG Europe Africa Regional Representative, Paris VII University (France)
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  • Strategies: Strategies to Counter Limited Knowledge and Awareness of RSV Infections
    Presenter: Mr GEORGE VALIOTIS, Executive Director, European Health Management Association (EHMA)
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  • Strategies: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention Within Reach: the Vaccine and Monoclonal Antibody Landscape
    Presenter: Dr JONNE TERSTAPPEN, Clinician-Investigator, Center of Translational Immunology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (part of UMC Utrecht) (Netherlands)
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  • Strategies: The How and Why to Protect Older People Against RSV Infections
    Presenter: Dr JANE BARRATT, Secretary-General, International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
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  • Strategies: Developing Strategies to Communicate the Burden of RSV to Policymakers
    Presenter: Dr ALISON MAASSEN, Senior Coordinator, EuroHealthNet
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  • Strategies: Shifting the Paradigm in RSV Prevention Strategies - Lessons from Emerging Threats and Global Health Security
    Presenter: Prof. DANIEL BAUSCH, UK Public Health Rapid Support, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom)
Discussion Point: How Can We Better Communicate the RSV Burden and the Need to Protect all Infants and those 65+ to the Public, Healthcare Professionals and Policymakers?