The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated April 22-29, 2017 as National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrating the achievements of immunization programs and partners in promoting healthy communities.
As NIIW coincides with the 2017 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research (April 24-26, 2017), NFID conference organizers have developed the following series of presentations focused on research to ensure that vaccines administered during childhood and pregnancy are safe and effective:
- Greatest Vaccinology Discoveries of the Last Decade and Future Predictions (Opening Keynote)
- D.A. Henderson Tribute: Legacy of Eradiation Through Vaccines (Keynote)
- Biology of Antibody-enhanced Dengue Disease: Evidence of Increased Risk After CYD-TDV Vaccination (S1-2)
Submitted Oral Abstracts:
- Adverse Events Following Quadrivalent Meningococcal CRM-Conjugate Vaccine Reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 2010-2015 (OA6-4/Vaccine Safety)
- Evaluating Infant Mortality and Hospitalizations After Maternal Immunization in the Vaccine Safety Datalink, 2004-2014 (OA6-2/Vaccine Safety)
- Feasibility of Examining Potential Mechanisms for Intussusception Following Rotavirus Vaccination in Infants 6-13 Weeks of Age (OA6-5/Vaccine Safety)
- Recommended Immunization Schedule and All-cause Mortality (OA6-3)
In addition to invited and submitted oral presentations, several poster presentations will also address recent developments in maternal and infant immunization.
NFID is also sponsoring a special screening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 of the film, Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children, followed by Q&A with Paul A. Offit, MD. There is no charge to attend the screening but advance registration is required to attend.