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Special Interest Group in Vaccines

Objectives

  1. To foster development and adoption of methods to improve the accurate and efficient collection of vaccine exposure information (e.g., 2D barcodes, vaccine generic names, vaccine doses and dates of delivery) for each vaccinee.  Lot identifiers, in particular, would allow verification of the exact vaccine product (type and manufacturer) as well as linkage to details of vaccine antigens, preservatives, and excipients).
  2. To foster development and sharing of new/existing methods for vaccine safety, effectiveness, usage, cost-benefit, risk-management/mitigation across the life cycle of vaccines from pre- to post-licensure, and from signal detection to hypothesis testing.
  3. To provide a forum for interaction with regulatory authorities and public health agencies to raise awareness and stimulate incorporation of vaccine specific and relevant aspects into regulations and regulatory templates.
  4. To assist low and middle-income countries with development of their data collection and technical expertise in vaccine pharmacoepidemiology.

Mission

The SIG strives to achieve these goals by offering a platform for interested ISPE members to plan educational activities for the ICPE pre-conference courses together with the education committee, shared national and international projects and grant proposals, and joined presentation in form of workshops, symposia or poster walks at annual ICPE meetings. Whenever possible, the VAX SIG will seek to maximize synergy with existing vaccine institutions and stakeholders.

Please visit our ISPE Community for the latest SIG news, upcoming meetings, membership, documents library, connecting with SIG members and leaders, and more. An account is needed to access the community and join it.

SIG leader(s)

Chair Catherine Panozzo, PhD, MPH  
Vice-Chair Bradley Layton  
Secretary Jen Gerber  

Workgroup Leaders

Regulatory Guidance Mendel Haag, PhD
Methodology Patricia Saddier, MD, PhD
Education and Advocacy in Low and Middle Income Countries Andrea Sutherland, MD
Education and Advocacy in Low and Middle Income Countries Daniel Weibel, PhD


Meetings

Occurs the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am EST (UTC/GMT -5 hours). Interested persons should email Catherine Panozzo: Catherine_Panozzo@harvardpilgrim.org.

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