Who should apply? How to apply?
Registration for ADVAC 2014 will be possible until 14 November 2013
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.
How to apply? Instructions
The steps below describe the application process:
- Register on the website to access the Application Form. You will receive a confirmation email with a web address to click in order to activate your account. In case of problems, copy this web address, paste it in your browser web address box and open the webpage. If you do not receive the confirmation email immediately, you should check your spam/junk box or contact
- Once your website account is activated (by email), login to the site using your User Name and Password and fill the application.
- Fill in the step-by-step application.
You may leave and come back as many times as you need before final submission.
Should you wish to paste a text prepared in Word (preferably ARIAL font) , copy it then paste it in the relevant box using touch Ctrl / v.
In case of pasting problems (format, characters), you may first paste your text in NOTEPAD then copy it again (with CTRL / c) and paste it in the Application box (Ctrl / v)
Tables should be completed directly online
In the rare cases when it appears impossible to complete an online application, one may exceptionally download a PDF version of the application ( click here ) and send it by email to
"Experience in Vaccinology":
Please indicate, with details, your most important vaccinology-related past experience and present activities. Give details on your present or future responsibilities with particular emphasis on what relates to vaccines or vaccination strategies. This information will be essential during the selection process. (Maximum 1 A4 page)
Be aware that many more applications are received and that only the best ones will be selected!
How do you think this course may impact on your career, on your institution/ company or on vaccination strategies at national or regional levels?
Indicate why you want to follow this course? Give details on your motivation (s)? This information will also be essential during the selection process. (Maximum half A4 page)
Limit to a maximum of FIVE important publications, with authors, title and complete reference.
- Letter of recommendation:
this is essential !! Please add a signed letter of recommendation from a higher authority in your Institute/Administration/Company or from an knowledgeable outside expert. A second letter can help the selection committee and is welcome. These letters should (i) confirm that your participation is encouraged by your own institution/goverment/company (ii) give details on your present and expected future responsibilities.
People recommending more than one applicant should be aware that we will usually select only one applicant per institution. Letters should be written on a separate headed paper of the institution.
It is highly recommended to scan the letter and attach it as pdf file to the application as requested at time of submission.
(Select it on your computer with BROWSE then attach it to the file with UPLOAD).
Exceptionally, if you do not have access to a scanner,you may send letters by fax to the following number: +41 43 556 8052.
If you wish to send us a second letter at a later time (before 15 November!), send the pdf file by email to
- Once your application has been completed and Checked, you will be able to submit it.
In case of particular difficulties, send a message to
- Your application will then be reviewed by our staff who will confirm reception and ensure that it is properly completed.
- You will be notified on 22 January 2014 by email whether your application has been selected or not