Keynote speakers

Carol Baker

University of Texas Medical School, Texas, USA

Talk Title: Maternal Immunization: The Road Less Traveled.

Dr. Baker is professor of pediatrics at University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and formerly professor of pediatrics, molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) from 1975-2018.

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Matt Daley

Kaiser Permanente, USA

Talk Title: Effective interventions to improve vaccine-related attitudes and increase vaccine acceptance

Dr. Matthew F. Daley is a practicing pediatrician and a researcher with over 18 years’ experience conducting complex multi-site pediatric health services research, primarily related to vaccine safety, vaccine services delivery, and parental vaccine hesitancy. Since 2007, Dr. Daley has been an investigator in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) project.

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Margie Danchin

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia

Talk Title: New approaches to measuring barriers to immunisation, developing evidenced-based interventions and evaluation of vaccine policy in Australia

Margie is a senior research fellow at the MCRI and a consultant paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics. She has extensive expertise in vaccine research focused on clinical trials, vaccine safety and vaccine social science.

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Tony Fooks

Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK

Talk Title: Current status of rabies and prospects for the reduction of human rabies cases by 2030

My current role is Lead Scientist for International Development at The Animal and Plant Health Agency in the UK, an agency of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Martin Friede

World Health Organization, Switzerland

Talk Title: Disease eradication in human populations: challenges and opportunities

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Florian Krammer

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

Talk Title: A hemagglutinin stalk-based universal influenza virus vaccine

Florian Krammer, PhD, graduated from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. He received his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Peter Palese at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York working on hemagglutinin stalk-based immunity and universal influenza virus vaccines.

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Stanley A. Plotkin

Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania, and Adjunct Professor of the Johns Hopkins University

Talk Title: Current problems in Vaccinology

Dr. Stanley A. Plotkin is Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania, and Adjunct Professor of the Johns Hopkins University.

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Gregory A. Poland

Editor in Chief, Vaccine and Mayo Clinic, USA

Talk Title: Injecting a dose of reality: A 12 step program to improving vaccine delivery in adults

Gregory A. Poland, M.D., studies the immunogenetics of vaccine response in adults and children. Dr. Poland and his team within the Vaccine Research Group aim to improve the health of individuals across the world by pursuing challenges posed by infectious diseases and bioterrorism through clinical, laboratory and epidemiologic vaccine research.

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2019 Edward Jenner Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Rino Rappuoli

Chief Scientist & Head of External Research and Development, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, USA

Rino Rappuoli is Chief Scientist and Head External R&D at GSK Vaccines, based in Siena, Italy and Professor at Imperial College. Prior positions: head of Vaccine R&D at Novartis, CSO of Chiron Corporation, head for R&D at Sclavo.

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Peter Roeder

Independent Consultant, UK

Talk Title: Rinderpest eradication: Lessons learned

I am a veterinarian with broad experience of disease epidemiology, diagnosis and control.

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Dan Salmon

John Hopkins University, USA

Talk title: Understanding and addressing vaccine hesitancy

Daniel Salmon is a Professor of International Health and Health, Behavior & Society, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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