Johannesburg, South Africa

2 - 3 August 2010

The 9th International Rotavirus Symposium brought together over 385 scientists, clinicians, public health professionals, immunization leaders and others from over 65 countries. The event was designed to provide an update on relevant research that will inform public health agendas related to rotavirus gastroenteritis.

A Global Call to Action was issued highlighting the facts associated with rotavirus and the commitment of those in attendance to move the agenda forward.

The Proceedings of this meeting can be found here.

Related Press Releases

Global health advocates, scientists urge African nations to introduce rotavirus vaccine, reduce devastating impact on children

International Rotavirus Symposium convenes in Johannesburg

Global health dignitaries opened the 9th International Rotavirus Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa today. The world’s leading experts on rotavirus will focus on the global burden and the opportunity to significantly reduce child deaths through vaccination against rotavirus in developing countries of Africa and Asia. Over 300 scientists, policymakers, and public health professionals are attending the symposium, convened by four international non-profit organizations and agencies.

Event Date: 
Monday, August 2, 2010 to Tuesday, August 3, 2010