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PDA Europe Virtual Interest Group Meeting - Vaccines

Nov 04, 2020
CET, Online

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Program Highlights

2020 Focus Topic: Considerations for Vaccines Control Strategies that Enable Timely Response to Pandemic Threats

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You do not need to be a PDA member to join this meeting, everyone is welcome!


PDA is proud to announce the second edition of the Vaccines Interest Group Meeting to take place online with a focus on Considerations for Vaccines Control Strategies that Enable Timely Response to Pandemic Threats

Hear presentations from leading experts and interact and discuss your experiences with colleagues in an open atmosphere online. Receive the latest information about the status of the ongoing activities of the Vaccines Interest Group (VIG). 

The goal of this meeting is to provide a platform for discussions around timely response to pandemic threats, with case studies and lessons learned for Vaccines Industry. In this context, identification of key control strategy elements for development and lifecycle is critical to rapid and effective access to patients. 

An overview on COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator will be included. The ACT Accelerator is a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines, co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and WHO.
Also, the upcoming PDA Technical Report on Vaccines  focuses on this topic, sharing technical and regulatory aspects which are worth to be discussed during the meeting, to offer a comprehensive perspective on challenges and potential solutions for enabling rapid access of vaccines.  Interactive discussion with the attendees will be included in the webinar for input to the Technical Report.



  • Wednesday, 4 November 2020

    4:00 – 7:00 p.m. CET

    Welcome and Introductions

    • Short Introduction and Benefits of the PDA Interest Group
    • PDA Connect

    Sabrina Restrepo, MSD
    Jane Halpern, Consultant

    Working for Global Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines: A COVAX Overview Mic McGoldrick, MSD
    Applying Lessons from the Ebola Vaccines Experience for SARS-CoV-2 and other Epidemic Pathogens
    Risat Jannat, MSD
    Q & A & Discussion
    Introduction to Updates in the Technical Report on Vaccines Sabrina Restrepo, MSD
    Cristiana Campa, GSK Vaccines
    Jane Halpern, Consultant
    Q & A
    Final Discussion & Take-Home Messages Sabrina Restrepo, MSD
    Cristiana Campa, GSK Vaccines
    Florence Wauters, MSD
    Jane Halpern, Consultant
    End of IG Meeting and Farewell

Highlighted Speakers

Cristiana Campa
Cristiana Campa
GSK Vaccines
Jane L. Halpern
Jane L. Halpern
Independent Consultant
Risat Jannat
Risat Jannat
Mic McGoldrick
Mic McGoldrick
A. Sabrina Restrepo
A. Sabrina Restrepo
Merck & Co., Inc.
Florence Wauters
Florence Wauters

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