The African Advanced Vaccinology course (Afro-ADVAC) is a 10-day long short-course in advanced vaccinology hosted in South Africa by the African Local Initiative for Vaccinology Expertise (ALIVE), University of the Witwatersrand, under the guidance of Professors Shabir Madhi and Helen Rees.
The Afro-ADVAC course is targeted at mid- to senior level scientists, medical professionals and public health specialists, who are involved in vaccine development, clinical trials, implementation - or management of vaccination strategies, and who have decision-making or advisory responsibilities in their region or country. Applicants are requested to indicate clearly on application form if you are a member of or advisor to your National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) or National Regulatory Authority (NRA).
The Afro-ADVAC course attendees will have the opportunity to share experiences from their work across the region and learn from others. After completing the course, they will join an ALIVE-supported network of alumni aiming to foster scientific exchange and support the development of collaborative projects.
Previous Afro-ADVAC courses:
The first Afro-ADVAC course was held from 19th- 28th September 2016, at Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa. More than 30 African and international faculty members presented lectures and delegates participated in group work and debates.
Fifty-five delegates from the following countries attended Afro-ADVAC-2016:
AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan.
Afro-ADVAC 2018 details
Date: 3rd to 12th September 2018
Venue: Glenburn lodge, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa
Cost: Full scholarships will be available for up to 50 delegates (see Travel scholarship requirement below)
Cost of course attendance for delegates from pharmaceutical and other related industries (excluding airfares and airport transfers): R40 000