Alumni Workshop: Beyond capacity building November 15 & 16, 2017, Lyon
The University of Lyon hosted the Institute for Global Health (IFGH) University of Siena- First Alumni Workshop (“Beyond Capacity Building”) of the Master in Vaccinology and Pharmaceutical Clinical Development. The event was held on November 15 and 16, 2017 at the Université De Lyon, France.
Sponsors, worldwide vaccines experts and more importantly, THEM: THE ALUMNI, of the unique Master in Vaccinology were present at the event.
The meeting was opened by the Alumni and followed by the University of Siena, President Prof Francesco Frati, and the Program Directors Prof. Sue Ann Costa Clemens and Prof. Emanuele Montomoli .
Dr. Bernadette Hendrickx, program faculty and master of ceremony had the great honor to introduce Dr. Alain Mérieux and the faculty of the program, amongst other important guests: Prof. Pierre Van Dame ( Univ. Antwerp), Dr. Ralf Clemens (BMGF, IVI), Baron Jean Stephenne, Dr. Nathalie Garcon (BioAster), Dr. Lutz Hegeman (Novartis), Dr. John Weil (Takeda Vaccines), Dr. Age Noerdal (CEPI), Drs. Thy Pham and Thandi Onami (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), Dr. Marie Jose Quentin (Sanofi Pasteur) and upper management of the University of Lyon, Prof. Martinot, as well as other participants from Paxvax, MedCago, Valneva, Curevac, IAK, Vaxtrials, Fidec, FCD.
“It is a matter of great pride to see the Masters in Vaccinology projects reaching such astounding heights and success. It only speaks of the vision and continuous hard work by the management, academic staff and sponsors. Please accept my heartfelt facilitations and congratulations on this achievement.”Dr. Ahmad Arslam (Master 2nd edition)- speaker at the event opening
“I think all of my success now coming from the benefit of Master. This course take me go deeply in vaccinology and become a well known on vaccine, EPI and vaccine trial in Vietnam. I am so proud to say that I was a Master student in Sienna”Dr. Trong Toan (Master 2nd Edition) speaker at the event
“This is a great achievement for me and I would like to thank you once again for all your support and more than that for giving me the change of being part of something unique, the Masters in Vaccinology.” Dr. Alex Bica (Master 4th edition ) about thesis to be published by the European Journal of Public Health. The manuscript is entitled “Vaccination policies of immigrants in the EU/EEA Member States – the measles immunisation example”