Equity in disease prevention: vaccines for the elderly

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DATE: Friday 20 June 2014

TIME: 8:15 - 16:30

VENUE: Lakeside 3, Bayview on the Park Hotel, Melbourne

ORGANISERS: CRE Immnunisation

 

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence - Immunisation in Under Studied and Special Risk Populations with the Public Health Association of Australia held an international workshop on Vaccination in the Elderly, featuring cutting edge presentations on the latest issues in elderly immunization on Friday June 20th in Melbourne, heard the latest scientific developments and thought-provoking discussions in ageism in health care.

The workshop brought together national and international stakeholders in immunisation, ageing and health, primary care, health services providers for the elderly group, insurance, researchers, government and non government organisations, community representatives, federal and state government policy makers and advocacy groups.

Keynote Speaker Mr Max Walker AM, former Australian test cricketer and AFL player, spoke about the importance of healthy ageing in society

Other keynote speakers included Professor David Goldblatt,Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology and Head of the Immunobiology Unit at the Institute of Child Health, University College London (UCL). He is a Consultant Paediatric Immunologist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) where he is also Director of Clinical Research and Development and Director of the National Institute for Health Research GOSH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre. He is Director of the WHO Pneumococcal Reference Laboratory.

Featured Panel discussion: How good is good enough for the elderly? This session highlighted ethical issues, value judgement, ageism in healthcare and how this may impact adversely on older people.

 

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Aunty Diane Kerr

Aunty Diane Kerr WurundjeriElder has worked tirelessly for the last 25 years on social, health and well-being issues that affect Indigenous People. Her working career has included community work at Dandenong& District Aboriginal Co-operative, Child care, Native Title, link up (part of Stolen Generations), education and cultural awareness to the wider community. All of this has led her to her current path of looking for ways to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal People

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Mr Michael Moore

Michael Moore  is the CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia.  He is a former Minister of Health and Community Care and was an Independent member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for four terms from 1989 to 2001.  He was the first Australian Independent Member to be appointed as a Minister to a Government Executive.   
Michael holds a post-graduate diploma in education, a master’s degree in population health, is an adjunct professor with the University of Canberra and is widely published.
He is also a political and social columnist who has served on a range of Boards including the ACT Local Hospital Network, Australian Health Care Reform Alliance, the National Drug Research Institute, ACT Asthma Network and the Institute of Public Administration.

 

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Mr Max Walker, AM

The son of a Tasmanian Master Builder and Publican, Max Walker, AM, is internationally renowned for his sportsmanship, integrity, credibility and commercial success. Max has headed his own highly successful company for nearly 30 years, with his most prominent successes including a philanthropist noted media personality, former architect and legendary sportsman (Australian Test cricketer and VFL/AFL footballer).

Max Walker has a diverse range of business interests, extending from public relations, marketing and executive mentoring, to new technology multi-media platforms. He is always willing to share his wisdom, lateral thinking, enthusiasm for life and love of learning.

Max’s varied background and business acumen, combined with a warm, vibrant personality and a genuine interest in people, has made him a sought after professional guest speaker, MC and corporate host. 

Max is also a prolific reader, author and contributor to various magazines. To date, he has penned and published 14 books, seven of which have been number one best sellers.

On a personal level, Max is a dedicated family man who enjoys leisure pursuits in the arts, photography, architecture, fine wines, collecting fountain pens and adventurous travel.

The lifetime achievements of the legendary cricketer, commentator, author, architect, marketer and master communicator culminated in 2011, with his appointment as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday HonoursList.

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Professor Raina MacIntyre

Raina MacIntyre is Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW and Director of the CRE. She is also senior principal research fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research, where she has worked for 14 years. Within the CRE she leads the research stream on frail elderly vaccinology.  She is an international leader in infectious diseases epidemiology, emerging infections and vaccinology, and is involved in numerous influenza and respiratory virus research studies that directly inform national and international policy and practice in communicable disease control. Her vaccinology research is focused on elderly and adult vaccination, including zoster, influenza and pneumococcal disease. She is a member of the WHO SAGE working group on VZV/HZ.  She is trained in field epidemiology, and is co-director of the ARM network which provides infectious diseases emergency response surge capacity to the Asia-Pacific region. She has over 200 peer reviewed publications and is on the editorial boards of BMJ Open, Epidemiology and Infection and the Vaccine Council of 100.

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Professor David Goldblatt

David Goldblattis Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology and Head of the ImmunobiologyUnit at the Institute of Child Health, University College London (UCL). He is a Consultant Paediatric Immunologist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) where he is also Director of Clinical Research and Development and Director of the National Institute for Health Research GOSH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, his Paediatric qualifications from the Royal College of Physicians (London) and a PhD in Immunology from the University of London, United Kingdom.He has a long-standing interest in the immune response to vaccines and infectious diseases. He has an active research programme studying bacterial conjugate vaccines in the young and the elderly, the ontogeny of the immune response to bacterial carriage and infection and evaluation of functional immunity to S. pneumoniaeproteins. He is Director of the WHO Reference

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Dr Scott Williams

Dr Scott Williams is the Australia and New Zealand Medical Lead and Regional Director of Scientific Affairs for Pfizer Vaccines in Asia Pacific. After receiving his BSc (Hons) from the University of New South Wales Scott spent several years in medical research managing oncology clinical trials in the public and private sector before returning to university to receive his medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Sydney.

He joined Wyeth in January 2009 as the Medical Manager for Vaccines and then transitioned to an Associate Medical Director role in Pfizer in early 2010. He was appointed to his most recent position in early 2014.

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Dr Anthony Newall

Anthony Newallis a Senior Lecturer in health economics at The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM), UNSW Australia. He completed his Masters of Public Health (Hons) and PhD at the University of Sydney on the cost effectiveness of vaccination programs in Australia. His major research area is the epidemiology and cost effectiveness of infectious disease prevention. He has published peer-reviewed work on a range of topics, including the epidemiology and cost effectiveness of prevention strategies for influenza (seasonal and pandemic), pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and human papillomavirus. He is a Honorary Fellow and member of the infectious disease modelling group at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) and has been invited to advise the World Health Organization (WHO) on matters relating to vaccine economics

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A/Professor  Bette Liu

Bette Liu is a medically trained epidemiologist. She completed her medical degree and a Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney and her doctorate in epidemiology at the University of Oxford. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine UNSW and a NHMRC Career Development Fellow. She has extensive experience in conducting large-scale epidemiological studies involving record linkage and amalgamation of individual data. Her interests include the use of large scale prospective cohorts and data linkage studies to investigate the determinants and sequelaeof infectious diseases in adults.

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Dr David Gronow

David began his interest in pain medicine whilst an Anaesthetic Registrar at Sydney Hospital in 1973. After Sydney Hospital went through a restructure in the early 1980′s, he took on the challenge of committing to pain relief medicine as a full-time vocation, and left the field of anaesthesiology.

In 1980, he formed a private multidisciplinary pain clinic in the Sydney CBD, the Sydney Pain Management Centre (SPMC).  He also joined the team at Westmead Hospital, as a Visiting Medical Officer to their pain clinic.

SPMC developed cognitive behavioural inpatient program in 1989 at the Royal Rehabilitation Hospital at Ryde. From 1996, the SPMC moved from Ryde and the Sydney CBD to Parramatta where it continues to provide multidisciplinary pain management to this date. More recently SPMC has opened a practice at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.

David accepted the position of Director of Multidisciplinary Pain Services at Westmead Hospital in 1999, to establish a training program for the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

He was Secretary/Treasurer of the Australian Pain Society from 1985 to 1994, Vice President from 1994 to 1997, and President from 1997 to 2000. From 1986 till 1995, David was Treasurer of the Australian Pain Relief Society, a charity that supports education and research in Pain Medicine, and since then he’s continued as President.  He also initiated a PhD scholarship program via APRA with the significant contribution from Geoff Gourlay, which now has 10 scholars

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Dr  François Maurice

François Meuriceis in charge of Scientific Affairs and Medical Education within Global Medical Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Vaccines, a position he moved after having been in charge of Global Medical Affairs for Paediatric Vaccines for four years.

Dr Meuricespecialled in Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. spending the early years of his medical career practicing medicine in African countries. Subsequently he obtained his diploma in Public Health at the Catholic University of Louvain, and in 1991 joined GSK Vaccines as Clinical Project Manager. He was later appointed Director of Clinical Research & Development and Medical Affairs, North America, Anti-infectives/Biologicals. In 1996, Dr Meuricereturned to Belgium to become Director of Project Management for Paediatric Vaccines and later, Group Director of Clinical Development for Adult Vaccines. In 2001, he was appointed as Regional Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs for Vaccines in Europe.

Dr Meuricehas authored or co-authored a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals, including a large-scale efficacy trial of vaccination against Lyme disease in the US, papers on hepatitis, rotavirus and varicella vaccines, on booster formulation of a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (dTPa) vaccine, and comparisons of two hexavalent DTPacombination vaccines. He has also published several scientific papers related to tropical medicine and public health in Africa. Recently, he became involved in general issues around confidence in vaccines.

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Dr  Michael Chapman

Michael is a geriatrician and palliative care physician working with the Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. His current primary role is as Research Fellow and he is engaged in studies towards a PhD entitled “The ethics of decision making at the end of life”. His other active academic interests include mindfulness as self-care, and the role of frailty in prognostication for older persons. Michael is involved in several palliative care peak-bodies in representative roles including the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine and Palliative Care Australia.

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Associate Professor Joanne Travaglia

Joanne Travagliais a sociologist with a specialisation in health services research, focusing on the implications of patient and clinician vulnerability and diversity on the safety and quality of care. She is currently working on research projects relating to vulnerability and patient safety, professional collaboration and leadership, healthy workplace environments, and consumer engagement. Her interests lie in the application of critical perspectives and critical theory to the creation of patient safety knowledge and practice.

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Associate Professor Michael Woodward

Michael Woodward is a geriatrician with a major interest in vaccination and the quality use of medications in older people. He oversaw the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine position statement on vaccination of older people, which is now in its third edition.

Prof Woodward is a member of pneumococcal and herpes zoster vaccination advisory boards for several companies and is actively lobbying for an all-of -life vaccine registry.

Prof Woodward currently serves as Director of Aged Care Research at Austin Health, one of Melbourne’s large metropolitan public acute hospitals, is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and of the Australian Association of Gerontology, past President and Fellow of the Australian Wound Management Association, Joint Editor of Wound Practice and Researchand also edits Geriatric Therapeutics in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.

Prof Woodward has almost 100 publications in peer-review journals, many as first author, and has edited several books and chapters across the range of clinical issues in geriatric medicine. He sits on numerous government and other bodies, including advising the Department of Veterans Affairs on which medications to be listed for veterans and other DVA beneficiaries.

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Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver

Professor Lisa  Jackson Pulverholds the Inaugural Chair of Indigenous Health and is a Professor of Public Health at UNSW. She is also Director of MuruMarri Indigenous Health Unit,is an Adjunct Professor at UC, Group Captain in the RAAF Specialist Reserve (Public Health Epidemiologist), and in 2011 was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). She was honoured ‘for service to medical education, particularly through the MuruMarri Indigenous Health Unit at the University of New South Wales, and as a support of educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.’ Professor Jackson Pulveris the co-founder of the Shalom GamaradaScholarship Program and has been responsible for enabling over 60 students to receive a residential scholarship on campus for the duration of their (mostly medical) degrees at UNSW

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Associate Professor Chris Poulos

Chris Poulos is a senior rehabilitation physician and the Foundation Hammond Chair of Positive Ageing and Care with the University of NSW. Chris is also the current President of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and a Director of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He holds a Master’s Degree in health policy and management, and in 2012 was awarded his PhD for work on utilisation review and the rehabilitation patient journey. He has many years of clinical experience working with people with disabling conditions, helping them to achieve their maximum level of functioning, quality of life and independence. He is an experienced researcher and teacher in the areas of rehabilitation and aged care and is a Visiting Principal Fellow with the Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong. In addition, he has undertaken a number of consultancies about the delivery of rehabilitation and sub-acute care services. His main clinical and research focus is on helping individuals and their carers achieve whole person wellness and developing workforce models to promote this aim.

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Dr Tim Adair

Dr Tim Adair is a demographer who has worked with the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre since 2011, and as the Centre Director since December 2012. He has extensive experience, both in Australia and internationally, working within the government, university and private sectors in the analysis of a wide range of key policy issues. In particular, his research has focused on the quantitative analysis of government programs on health outcomes and the design and implementation of surveys and other data collections. He has a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the MEASURE DHS Program at Macro International (now ICF Macro) in the USA.

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Ms Marie Skinner

Marie Skinner is Senior Policy Adviser for National Seniors Australia, a member-based organisation advocating for the needs of the over 50s. Marie worked previously in public health policy and health and drug education with the Queensland and Northern Territory Governments. She has a keen interest in maintaining healthy and engaged communities through equity of access to public health, aged care, disability and housing services.

Research conducted by National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre has provided valuable insights into seniors contributions to the economy and society generally, and their awareness, experience and attitudes towards immunisation

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Dr David Johnson

David R. Johnson, MD, MPH, is a Vice President and Global Medical Expert at Sanofi Pasteur, currently based in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include global support for and coordination of medical affairs activities regarding pertussis vaccines. He completed in mid-2012 a multi-year expatriate assignment senior director in the company’s Global Medical Affairs department in Lyon, France.

Prior to joining Sanofi Pasteur in 2004, Dr.Johnson served in various public health leadership positions spanning more than a dozen years at the state health department in Michigan, where he was very involved in immunization issues.

Dr.Johnson completed his medical studies at the University of Wisconsin.  He became board certified in paediatrics after working four years as a resident and chief resident physician at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.  He spent two years with the Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Epidemic Intelligence Service, assigned to the state of Michigan.  He received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in 1993.  He has an extensive bibliography of publications and presentations, mostly pertaining to public health aspects of communicable disease prevention and control.  His honours include a U.S. Public Health Service citation and distinguished service awards from both the Michigan Association of Public Health Physicians and from the Michigan Public Health Association.

Dr.Johnson has participated in a number of medical and public health organizations.  He chaired the infectious disease policy committee and was a member of the executive committee for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.  He served on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), on the Institute of Medicine Committee for the Evaluation of Vaccine Purchase Financing, and as a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee representing vaccine manufacturers.

Dr.Johnson has taught graduate courses in epidemiology at several institutions, including the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health.  He maintains his US board certification in paediatrics. For nearly two decades after completing his clinical training, he provided direct patient care and mentored medical students / residents in various pediatricoutpatient settings.

Dr.Johnson has diverse interests beyond medicine and public health.  He enjoys reading, home renovation projects, various sports, back-country hiking and occasional mountain climbing.

 

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Professor Terry Nolan BMedScMBBS (UWA) PhD (McGill) FRACP FAFPHM

Professor Terry Nolan is a paediatrician, clinical epidemiologist and clinical triallist. He is the Foundation Head of the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne, where he is also Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. He also has appointments to the Murdoch ChildrensResearch Institute and to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He trained at the University of Western Australia, the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, the Montréal Children’s Hospital, and completed a PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University. His research (through the Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group, VIRGo) is in the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease and clinical trials of new vaccines. He chairs the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).  He is a member of the World Health Organisation SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group of Experts) immunisation advisory group.

 

 

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Raina MacIntyre, Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW and Director of CRE Immunisation

 

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Participants at the workshop, Equity in disease prevention: vaccines for the elderly

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Aunty Dianne Kerr

 

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Max Walker, AM, an internationally renowned sportsman

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Max Walker, AM

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Michael Moore,  the CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia

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Professor Raina MacIntyre

 

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David Goldblatt, Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology and Head of the ImmunobiologyUnit at the Institute of Child Health, University College London (UCL)

 

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Chris Poulos,  Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW , Senior rehabilitation physician and the Foundation Hammond Chair of Positive Ageing and Care

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Dr Scott Williams, the Australia and New Zealand Medical Lead and Regional Director of Scientific Affairs for Pfizer Vaccines in Asia Pacific

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Key note speakers: Max Walker and David Goldblatt

 

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Media interview with Prof Raina MacIntyre

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Jo Travaglia and Aye Moa

 

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Anthony Newall, Senior Lecturer in health economics at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM), UNSW

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Raina MacIntyre and Max Walker

 

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Bette Liu, medically trained epidemiologist, Associate Professor at  the School of Public Health and Community Medicine UNSW & NHMRC Career Development Fellow

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Dr David Gronow, Director of Multidisciplinary Pain Services at Westmead Hospital

 

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Dr François Meurice, in charge of Scientific Affairs and Medical Education within Global Medical Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Vaccines

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Anita Heywood and Anthony Newall

 

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Dr Michael Chapman, a geriatrician and palliative care physician working with the Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

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Joanne Travaglia, Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine UNSW and a sociologist with a specialisation in health services research

 

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Professor Lisa  Jackson Pulver holds the Inaugural Chair of Indigenous Health and is a Professor of Public Health at UNSW

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Michael Woodward, a geriatrician with a major interest in vaccination and the quality use of medications in older people

 

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Panel members: How good is good enough for the elderly?

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Panel discussion: How good is good enough for the elderly?

 

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Panel discussion: How good is good enough for the elderly?

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Professor Terry Nolan, a paediatrician, clinical epidemiologist and clinical triallist. He is the Foundation Head of the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne

 

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Panel discussion: Emerging -preventable diseases and future vaccines in the elderly

 

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David R. Johnson, MD, MPH, Vice President and Global Medical Expert at Sanofi Pasteur

 

 

Proceedings of the workshop "Equity in disease preventation: vaccines for the elderly" will be available soon