From September 7-9, 2016, 350 experts from 50 countries met in Melbourne, Australia, for the 12th International Rotavirus Symposium to share recent scientific data on rotavirus (RV) epidemiology and immunology, the current status of the licensed RV vaccines, and data on the impact of the introduction of RV vaccines in several countries. The 12th International Rotavirus Symposium was convened by the Sabin Vaccine Institute in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S.
The 2017 Sabin Gold Medal Award honored Dr. Jan Holmgren for his pioneering contributions to oral vaccine research and mucosal immunology, as well as his leadership in the discovery of the world's first effective oral cholera vaccine.
From May 10-11, 2016, 46 representatives from 23 countries gathered in Siena, Italy, to share experiences and exchange ideas on strategies and tactical measures to close immunity gaps among older children and adults
Sabin's Sustainable Immunization Financing Program organizes peer review workshops in which participants present and then critique specific practices they are utilizing to secure sustainable immunization financing in their respective region. Participants are invited to prepare by reading these guidelines for preparing case studies.