The course aims to facilitate critical decision-making in vaccinology by providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the field, from immunology to vaccine development and clinical trials and the social, economic, political and ethical issues of vaccination.

Who should apply?

This advanced course is for scientists and decision-makers involved in vaccine development, in the elaboration of new vaccination strategies or in policy decisions related to the introduction of new vaccines in public health programmes, at national or international levels. It is relevant for both the public and private sectors.

Selection criteria

Participants (maximum 72) will be selected by an International scientific committee, according to their: Educational background, Involvement in vaccinology. Decision-making responsibility in vaccinology. Expected impact of the course at personal, institutional and national levels.

Registration fees

  • A registration fee, including full attendance in the course(2 weeks) and the course material (4000 € VAT included)*

    Participants from academic/governmental institutions & NGOs benefit from reduced fees (1500 € VAT incuded).

  • An accommodation fee, for lodging and meals for two weeks (2400 € VAT included*)

*Fellowships covering full fees will be available for selected participants from developing countries and European countries.
 They will be handled by the Center of Vaccinology at University of Geneva and Fondation Mérieux.
 Fellowships will also be provided through to selected ESPID members.