Record attendance at the 11th International Rotavirus Symposium in New Delhi, India
PATH's RotaFlash newsletter highlights the 11th International Rotavirus Symposium in New Delhi, India. Sabin served as the organizing secretariat.
"Earlier this month, from September 3-5, 2014, over 650 delegates from 54 countries around the world joined international experts in New Delhi, India for the Eleventh International Rotavirus Symposium. The record-breaking number of delegates—nearly twice as many as attended the 2012 Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand—included several dignitaries from key Indian ministries, scientists, clinicians, public health professionals, vaccine industry representatives, and members of the donor community. With the theme “Building on Evidence: The Case for Rotavirus Immunization,” the Symposium highlighted the progress and potential of rotavirus vaccines to save children’s lives. Speakers shared updates on rotavirus science and research, reviewed global epidemiological trends of rotavirus disease, presented data on the impact of rotavirus vaccines, and provided perspectives from the Indian government and regulatory agencies on the future introduction of rotavirus vaccines in India and other Asian countries."