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 (by invitation only)
Provisional list of countries : Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam
Sapphire Ballroom 3, Level 2
10.00 - 12.00 ASAP Workshop (for pre-registered delegates only):

Pneumococcal disease prevention in the era of conjugate vaccines: what's new?

10.00-10.30: Update on pneumococcal seroprevalence status and vaccine use
10.30-11.00: Pneumococcal disease burden and prevention strategies in adults
11.00-11.30: Impact of pneumococcal vaccines in special at-risk groups
11.30-12.00: Open discussion
Sapphire Ballroom 1, Level 2
8.30 - 12.30 Workshop by COMO
Help us make a Difference to Meningitis across Asia at ASVAC
Invitation - Board Room Discussion in Myanmar
Discussing, in back-to-back 90 minute sessions:
  • ‘Meningitis 2030’: the global WHO Initiative
  • ‘Meningitis Progress Tracker’ – what’s going on worldwide
  • The Gaps, the Barriers, and Opportunities across Asia
More information Reserve a seat
Emerald Room, Level 2
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
Sapphire Ballroom 1, Level 2
18.45 – 19.15 Evening Industry Symposium by Bharat Biotech Crystal Ballroom, Level 1
19:15 - 21:00 Welcome reception Crystal Ballroom, Level 1
DAY 1: 14 September 2019, Saturday
Opening 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
Opening Plenary Lecture 09:15 – 09:45 Title: Partnerships and Collaborations to advance the vaccine agenda
Chair: Umesh Parashar, Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Speaker: Roger Glass, Director

Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA
NVI Panel Discussion 09:45 – 10:30 Title: ASEAN Vaccine Security and Self-Reliance (AVSSR)
Moderator: Nakorn Premsri, Director of NVI


1. Stephane Guichard, WHO Regional Advisor, WHO SEARO
2. TBC
3. TBC
Partners: National Vaccine Institute (NVI) / UNICEF
Break 10:30 – 10:50 Poster and Exhibition Viewing
Plenary Lecture 2 10:50 – 11:20 Title: Maternal vaccination
1. Kyung-Hyo Kim, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine in Korea
2. Pornthep Chanthavanich
Speaker: Janet Englund, University of Washington, USA

Partner: Immunization Partners of Asia Pacific (IPAP)
Symposium 1
New opportunities for adolescent vaccination
11:20 – 12:20 Chairs:
1. Janet Englund, University of Washington, USA
2. Thein Thein Myint

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

Title 2: Pertussis in adolescence 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)
Lunch Industry Symposium by Takeda 12.30 - 14.00 A commitment to dengue prevention - Takeda’s dengue tetravalent vaccine development

Chair: Choo-Beng Goh, Takeda Singapore

Chair: Hlaing Myat Thu, Deputy Director General – Department of Medical Research, Yangon, Myanmar
Co-chair: Choo-Beng Goh, Regional Medical Affairs, Takeda Vaccines Pte Ltd

Title 1: The burden of dengue in Asia
Speaker: Htay Htay Han, Takeda USA

Title 2: Understanding the dengue immune response to infection and vaccination
Speaker: Mayuri Sharma, Takeda USA

Title 3: An update on the dengue tetravalent vaccine (Live, Attenuated) candidate
Speaker: Shibadas Biswal, Takeda USA

Plenary Lecture 3 14:00 – 14:30 Title: Reemerging Measles

1. Qihan Li
2. Khin Nyo Thein

Speaker: Stephen Chacko
Symposium 2 Dengue and vaccine safety 14:30 – 16:00 Chairs:
1. Roger Glass, Director Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA
2. Sri Rezeki S. Hadinegoro, ISTP

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

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

Title 3: Update in Dengue diagnostic and management guidelines
Speaker: Kyaw Zin Wai, Myanmar

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



Immunization Partners of Asia Pacific (IPAP)

Asian Dengue Vaccine Advocacy (ADVA)

International Society of Tropical Pediatrics (ISTP)
Break 16:00 – 16:30 Poster and Exhibition Viewing
Symposium 3 Respiratory vaccines 16:30 – 18:00 Chairs:
1. Kathleen M. Neuzil, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
2. Nilar Lwin

Title 1: Scaling influenza vaccine uptake
Speaker: Prabda Praphasiri, CDC Bangkok

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

Title 3: Estimating the impact and cost effectiveness of RSV interventions
Speaker: Clint Pecenka, PATH

Title 4: Universal flu vaccine
Speaker: John Tam, APACI


Asia Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI)
Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI)
Evening Industry Symposium by GSK 18:00 – 19:00 IMPACT: New strategies to improve vaccines effectiveness

Chair: Daniel Goh, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore

Title 1: Broad Protection
Speaker: Phillipe Buchy, Director of Scientific Affairs and Public Health, GSK Region Intercontinental

Title 2: Maternal Immunization
Speaker: Michael Nissen, Director of Scientific Affairs and Public Health, GSK Region Intercontinental
Conference Dinner 20:00 – 22:00 Sapphire Ballroom 1
15 September 2019, Sunday
Symposium 4
Enteric vaccines
08:30 – 10:00 Chairs:

1. Mathu Santosham, John Hopkins University, USA
2. Hlaing Myat Thu, DyDG from Department Medical Research

Title 1: Rotavirus and Norovirus vaccines
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: Economic evaluation of enteric vaccines
Speaker: Clint Percenka, PATH


ROTA Council
Break 10:00 – 10:20 Poster and Exhibition Viewing
Panel Discussion 10:20 - 10:50 Title: Vaccine hesitancy

1. Daniel Goh, National University of Singapore
2. Zulkifli Ismail

1. H.T. Wickramasinghe
2. Saw Win

3. Naveen Thacker
Symposium 5 Communication AEFIs & Advocacy 10:50 - 11:50 Chairs:
1. Anthony A Marfin, PATH
2. Ye Myint Kyaw

Title 1: Finding Friends in Asia - Understanding the Barriers
Speaker: Bruce Langoulant

Title 2: Equity, communications and community partnerships
Speaker: Craig Burgess, John Snow Inc

Title 3: Assessing and communicating AEFI
Speaker: TBC

Title 4: Immunize India Project
Speaker: Ranjan Kumar Pejaver


Confederation of Meningitis Organizations (COMO)

Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA)
Lunch Industry Symposium by Serum Institute of India 12:00 - 12:30 Title: New Vaccines from SIIPL
Speaker: Sajjad Desai, India
Lunch Industry Symposium by MSD 12:30 - 13:00 Title: Toward Comprehensive HPV Disease Control in Asia-Pacific Region
Moderator: Ma. Cristina Crisologo, FPOGS, FPSMFM
Speaker: May Emelline B. Montellano, DTMH, FPPS, FPIDSP, FPSMID
Lunch Industry Symposium by AJ Vaccines A/S 13:00 - 13:30 Title: Immunogenicity and safety of IPV-Al, the first stand-alone adjuvanted inactivated polio vaccine; a Phase 3 trial conducted in the Philippines
Chair: Niels Thulstrup, Denmark
Speaker: Lulu C. Bravo, Philippines
Plenary Lecture 4 13:30 - 14:00 Title: Hepatitis vaccines (A to E)


1. Umesh Parashar, Center for Disease Control & Prevention
2. Hiroyuki Moriuchi

Speaker: Ping Ing Lee, National University of Taiwan
Symposium 6
Neuro vaccines
14:00 - 15:30 Chairs:
1. Chris Head, COMO
2. Pe Thet Khin

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

Title 2: EV71 - updates on China's vaccine
Speaker: Qihan Li, Institute of Medical Biology, CAMS, PUMC

Title 3: Vaccines to prevent brain damage in newborns/fetuses
Speaker: Hiroyuki Moriuchi

Title 4: Update on rabies vaccine guidelines
Speaker: Terapong Tantawichien, Chulalongkorn University, Department of Medicine

Break 15:30 – 16:00 Poster and Exhibition Viewing
Symposium 7
Meet the Expert Panel Discussion +/- interactive Quiz
16:00 – 17:00 Moderators:
1. Ye Myint Kyaw
2. Lulu Bravo

1. Shelly De la Vega, University of Manila, Philippines, PFV
2. Pramod Jog
3. Sri Rezeki S. Hadinegoro, ISTP


Philippine Foundation for Vaccines (PFV)

Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP)
Closing Plenary Lecture 17:00 – 17:30 Title: Future trends

1. Kathleen M. Neuzil, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
2. Kyaw Lin

Speaker: Kim Mulholland, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Closing & Handover to ASVAC 2021 Chair 17:30 – 18:00