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Canadian Immunization Conference

10th Canadian Immunization Conference

We invite you to attend the 10th Canadian Immunization Conference, entitled Excellence in Immunization: Empowering, Engaging & Educating, being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in the spectacular city of Vancouver, British Columbia from December 3 - 5, 2012.

The Canadian Immunization Conference Program offers multiple sessions, in both official languages, on the continuum of immunizations from new development in vaccinology science to implementation and evaluation of immunization programs and global immunization efforts.

The 10th Canadian Immunization Conference is co-chaired by Dr. John Spika, Director General of the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases and Dr. Joan Robinson, Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta, and CPS representative.

The Conference Organizing Committee endeavours to ensure that the Conference offers a scientific program that addresses the learning needs and interests of the broad range of participants and provides an unparalleled professional education opportunity.

Learning Streams and Conference Goals

Through the conference theme, "Excellence in Immunization: Empowering, Engaging & Educating”, the scientific program will offer sessions that will help participants to:

  • Learn strategies for increasing public and professional confidence in immunization.
  • Gain insight on emerging vaccinology science as a contributor to advancing immunization.
  • Enable health professionals to advocate immunization as a factor for a healthy life style for all Canadians.
  • Explore innovative and leading edge approaches for promoting and conveying immunization messages.
  • Examine the vision, challenges and opportunities for expanding immunization programs in Canada.

The learning streams of the 2012 Conference are:

  • Reaching the Public & Providers
  • Forward with Fundamentals in Immunization
  • Vaccine Safety
  • New Vaccines, New Opportunities
  • Practical Programmatic & Policy Issues

The event is a well-recognized forum for networking and knowledge sharing among the many disciplines working in immunization including leading authorities in immunization, researchers, policy makers, specialists and providers.

The Conference has been organized and funded every two years, since 1994, by the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases of the PHAC. PHAC is hosting the 2012 Conference in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Immunization Research and Evaluation (CAIRE)External link, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)External link and the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)External link.

Who Should Attend?

  • researchers and scientists;
  • physicians;
  • nurses;
  • public health nurses and doctors;
  • epidemiologists;
  • pharmacists;
  • vaccine experts;
  • health promoters;
  • academia;
  • public health policy makers;
  • biotechnology and vaccine industry representatives;
  • vaccines regulators; and
  • students and trainees.

Conference Language Policy

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided at all plenary sessions, oral abstract presentations and concurrent sessions.

The language of the speaker's presentation will be indicated in the Final Program. We encourage participants to use the official language in which they are most comfortable by using interpretation headsets which will be provided upon request.

Mark your calendar!  See you in Vancouver!

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