11-12 September 2019
Venue: Naypyidaw
(by invitation only)
11 September 2019 Full Day
12 September 2019 Half Day
13 September 2019, Friday
Venue: Lotte Hotel, Yangon
8.30 - 17.30 EAPRO Sub regional VPPEF
Provisional list of countries : Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam
Saphire 2
8.30 - 12.30 Adult pneumo immunization
Dr Francis Kwong (ADVA)
8.30 - 12.30 Workshop by COMO TBC
8.30 - 12.30 Advocacy Workshop TBC
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 18.30 ASVAC Vaccinology Masterclass
* Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA)

* Myanmar Pediatric Society (MPS)

* Industry Partners
Saphire 1
18.30 – 19.00 Evening Industry Symposium by Bharat Biotech TBC
Scientific Program
14-15 September 2019
Venue: Lotte Hotel, Yangon (Crystal Ballroom)
DAY 1: 14 September 2019, Saturday
08:30 – 08:40 Welcome Address
Lulu Bravo
President of Immunization Partners of Asia Pacific (IPAP)
08:40 – 08:50 Introduction to ASVAC 2019
Saw Win
Conference Chair
08:50 – 09:00 Opening Message
Union Minister H.E. Dr Myint Htwe
Union Minister of Health and Sports, Myanmar
09:00 – 09:10  Performance
09:15 – 09:45 Opening Plenary Lecture 1
TITLE: Partnerships and Collaborations to advance the vaccine agenda
Speaker: Roger Glass, Director
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA (PSS)
09:45 – 10:30 NVI Panel Discussion
TITLE: ASEAN Vaccine Security and Self-Reliance (AVSSR)
1. Ferdinal M.Fernandom, Assistant Director of Health Division of the ASEAN Secretariat
2. Heather Deehan, UNICEF Supply Division
3. TBC

Partners: National Vaccine Institute (NVI) / UNICEF
10:30 – 11:00 Break
Poster and Exhibition Viewing
11:00 – 11:30 Plenary Lecture 2
TITLE: Maternal vaccination
Speaker: Janet Englund, University of Washington, USA

Partners: Immunization Partners of Asia Pacific (IPAP)
11:30 – 12:30 Symposium 1
Theme: New opportunities for adolescent vaccination

TITLE 1: HPV vaccination: is pre-adolescence the optimal target age?
Speaker: Tsetsegsaikhan Batmunkh, National Cancer Council of Mongolia

TITLE 2: Pertussis in adolesence and pregnancy
Speaker: Zulkifli Ismail

TITLE 3: Optimal adolescent vaccination schedules (e.g. school based and boosters (DPT, measles) - review of WHO guidelines
Speaker: Pramod Jog

Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ASPID)
Japanese Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (JPIDS)
Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of Thailand (PIDST)
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Industry Symposium by Takeda
14:00 – 14:30 Plenary Lecture 3
TITLE: Reemerging Measles
14:30 – 16:00 Symposium 2
Theme: Dengue and vaccine safety

TITLE 1: What happened in the Philippines with Dengue vaccine?
Speaker: Edsel Salvaña, Philippines Director, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila SA

TITLE 2: Where next with the Dengue vaccines
Speaker: T. Anh Wartel, Head of Clinical Development and Regulatory, International Vaccine Institute

TITLE 3: Update on Dengue diagnostics and treatment guidelines
Speaker: Kyaw Zin Wai, Myanmar

TITLE 4: Vaccine safety guidelines/updates
Speaker: Cherry Kang, Christian Medical College, Velore. GAVACS member

Immunization Partners of Asia Pacific (IPAP)
Asian Dengue Vaccine Advocacy (ADVA)
International Society of Tropical Pediatrics (ISTP)
16:00 – 16:30 Break
Poster and Exhibition Viewing
16:30 – 18:00 Symposium 3
Theme: Respiratory Vaccines

TITLE 1: Scaling influenza vaccine uptake
Speaker: Joe Bresee, Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction

TITLE 2: PCV coverage
Speaker Kim Mulholland, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia

TITLE 3: RSV vaccines potential impact and cost-effectiveness
Speaker: Clint Pecenka, PATH

TITLE 4: Universal flu vaccine
Speaker: John Tam

Asia Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI)
Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI)
18:00 – 19:00 Evening Industry Symposium by GSK
20:00 – 22:00 Conference Dinner
Master of ceremonies
Short Welcome
DAY 2:
15 September 2019, Sunday
08:30 – 10:00 Symposium 4
Mathu Santosham, John Hopkins University, USA
Tony Nelson, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Theme: Enteric vaccines

TITLE 1: Norovirus
Speaker: Umesh Parashar, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

TITLE 2: Typhoid Conjugate Vaccines
Speaker: Kathleen M. Neuzil, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

TITLE 3: Hepatitis E
Speaker: Carl Kirkwood, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

TITLE 4: Rotavirus
Speaker: Duncan Steele, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

ROTA Council
10:00 – 10:30 Break
Poster and Exhibition Viewing
10:30 - 11:00 Panel Discussion
TITLE: Vaccine hesitancy
H.T. Wickramasinghe
Saw Win Myanmar
Naveen Thacker
11:00 - 12:00 Symposium 5
Theme: Communication: AEFIs and Advocacy

TITLE 1: Identifying, reporting, monitoring, interpreting & communicating AEFI

TITLE 2: COMO: Finding Friends in Asia
Speaker: Bruce Langoulant

TITLE 3: Equity, communications and community partnerships
Speaker: Craig Burgess, John Snow Inc

TITLE 4: Immunize India Project
Speaker: Ranjan Kumar Pejaver


Confederation of Meningitis Organizations (COMO)
Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA)
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Industry Symposium by Serum Institute
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch Industry Symposium by MSD
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch Industry Symposium by AJ Vaccines
13:30 - 14:00 Plenary Lecture 5
TITLE: Hepatitis vaccines (A to E)
14:00 - 15:30 Symposium 6
Theme: Neuro vaccines

TITLE 1: Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
Speaker : Anthony A Marfin, PATH

TITLE 2: EV71 - updates on China's vaccine
Speaker: Qihan Li

TITLE 3: What next for TB vaccines

TITLE 4: Update on rabies vaccine guidelines
Speaker: Terapong Tantawichien, Chulalongkorn University, Department of Medicine
15:30 – 16:00 Break
Poster and Exhibition Viewing
16:00 – 17:00 Symposium 7
Moderator: Ye Myint Kyaw & Lulu Bravo, Myanmar Pediatric Society

Daniel Goh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Shelly De la Vega, University of Manila, Philippines (PFV)
Kim Mulholland, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia

Philippine Foundation for Vaccines (PFV)
Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP)
17:00 – 17:30 Plenary Lecture 6
TITLE: Future trends
17:30 – 18:00 Closing Ceremony
Handover Ceremony to the next Organizing Chair
16 September 2019, Monday
  • Tours in Yangon
  • Workshops
  • Site visits to hospitals or health care centres
*Updated as of 7 February 2019