13 - 14 February 2008

The 3rd Regional Pneumococcal Symposium held in Istanbul, Turkey on February 13-14, 2008, brought together 200 participants from Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania as well as officials from the World Health Organization and representatives from multilateral agencies and pharmaceutical companies to discuss the latest advances of Pneumococcal vaccines. The objective of the meeting was to review the substantial progress made in two years toward safe, effective vaccines and to address the challenge of ensuring that they get to the world’s poorest children. The Symposium reviewed advances in the scientific leadership emerging in country after country that is building a global movement for pneumococcal prevention—one revolving around adoption of new and highly effective vaccines—that is increasingly hard to ignore.
 

Related Press Coverage

February 25, 2008
Prof. Dr. Ciro A. de Quadros, co-chairman of the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), stated that there are seven children dying from diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria every minute, pointing out that the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination was effective and safe in preventing such diseases. The Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts, a working group consisting of leading world experts in the field of infectious diseases and vaccines, organized the Third Regional Pneumococcal Symposium at The Marmara Hotel and held a press conference for the occasion. Read more
 
February 19, 2008
ISTANBUL — We took an exclusive interview with Dr. Peter R. Paradiso, head of vaccines department of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, about vaccines, problems in vaccinations, solutions and new vaccines including Prevnar, a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. On which criteria are vaccine development and production decisions based? Read more
 
February 19, 2008
ISTANBUL – Having attended the 3rd Regional Pneumococcal Symposium held in Istanbul, Dr. Orin Levine, Co- Chairman of Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE) emphasized that pneumococcal disease is one of the most important health problems of our century, causing 1.6 million people to die every year, although it is infectious. Dr. Levine talked to Medical Tribune about his opinions on this issue. Read more
 
February 18, 2008
There are seven children dying of pneumococcal diseases every minute worldwide. Read more
 
February 17, 2008
Pneumococcus bacteria cause terminal illnesses such as pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis. Prof. Dr. Ciro A. de Quadros, co-chairman of Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), stated that seven children die from diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria every minute, pointing out that the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination was effective and safe in preventing such diseases. Read more
 
February 15, 2008
According to the World Health Organization, there are seven children dying from diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria every minute Read more
 
February 15, 2008
Pneumococcal diseases rank at the top among terminal illnesses causing death in children and adults worldwide. These diseases, including pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other life-threatening diseases, result in the death of some 1.6 million people every year worldwide, half of whom are children under the age of five. Convening in Istanbul to ensure that pneumococcal vaccine is covered by public health insurance, experts called for global action.
It is time to take action
 
February 14, 2008
Pneumococcal disease causes pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other life-threatening ailments, and kills 1.6 million people — including more than 800,000 children under the age of five — every year. The experts meeting in Istanbul to ensure that pneumococcal vaccine is covered by the public health insurance called for global action. It is time to take action Read more
 
February 14, 2008
The world’s leading health experts came together in Istanbul to inform and encourage Turkish authorities about the inclusion of pneumococcal vaccination in public health insurance coverage and monitoring of its results. The world’s leading health experts came together in Istanbul to inform and encourage Turkish authorities about the inclusion of pneumococcal vaccination in public health insurance coverage and monitoring of its results. Read more
 
February 14, 2008
ISTANBUL — International experts in the fields of health and infectious diseases have joined forces to raise awareness and encourage global prevention of pneumococcal disease, the world’s leading infectious killer of children and adults worldwide. Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other life-threatening ailments, and kills 1.6 million people — including more than 800,000 children under the age of five — annually. Read more
 
February 14, 2008
Global experts unite to combat the world’s leading infectious killer! International experts in the fields of infectious diseases have joined forces to raise awareness and encourage global prevention of pneumococcal disease, the world’s leading infectious killer of children and adults worldwide. Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other life-threatening ailments, and kills 1.6 million people — including more than 800,000 children under the age of five — annually. Read more
 
February 14, 2008
One child dies every 30 seconds around the world due to pneumococcal diseases. According to the results of a study, the level of awareness of these diseases is only two percent. Read more
 
February 14, 2008
ISTANBUL — International experts in the fields of health and infectious diseases have joined forces to raise awareness and encourage global prevention of pneumococcal disease, the world’s leading infectious killer of children and adults worldwide. Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other life-threatening ailments, and kills 1.6 million people — including more than 800,000 children under the age of five — annually. Read more
 
February 14, 2008
Pneumococcal diseases rank at the top among terminal illnesses causing death in children and adults worldwide. These diseases, including pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other life-threatening diseases, result in the death of some 1.6 million people every year worldwide, half of whom are children under the age of five. Convening in Istanbul to ensure that pneumococcal vaccine is covered by public health insurance, experts called for global action. It is time to take action Read more
 
February 13, 2008
ISTANBUL (A.A) – 02/13/2008 – Prof. Dr. Ciro A. de Quadros, co-chairman of the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), stated that seven children die from diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria every minute, pointing out that the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination was effective and safe in preventing such diseases. A press conference was held for the Third Regional Pneumococcal Symposium organized in The Marmara Hotel by the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts, a work group consisting of leading world experts in the field of infectious diseases and vaccines. Read more

 

Event Location: 
Istanbul, Turkey