Research & Projects

ESCMID Panorama

Friday 06.09.2019


Registration and Welcome Coffee

Hotel Gran Bilbao


Opening of the Conference

Susanna Esposito

Ron Dagan


ESCMID Lecture

Mario Poljak

10:00-12:10 Global impact of vaccine-preventable respiratory infections

Chairs: Ron Dagan & Kari Johansen

10:00-10:25 Vaccination to reduce global pneumonia mortality infants

Keith Klugman

10:25-10:50 Have we made any progress in reduction of RTIs in the elderly?

Marc Bonten

10:50-11:15 Surveillance of RTIs in Europe – progress, opportunities and challenges

Mike Catchpole

11:15-11:40 Are we satisfied with the current respiratory vaccine panels? The UK as the constant driver for reforms in vaccination program

Liz Miller

11:40-12:10 Discussion



13:20-15:05 Measles Elimination

Chairs: Edorado Colzani & Siddhartha Sankar

13:20-13:45 Measles in Europe – Progress and challenges

Patrick O'Connor

13:45-14:10 Available evidence on transmission patterns of measles and age of vaccination

Split talk: Takis Panngiotopoulos and Helen Johnson

14:10-14:35 Why measles has such a huge impact on health?

Michael Mina

14:35-15:05 Discussion


Poster Viewing & Coffee Beak

15:35-16:15 Vaccine hesitancy among health care providers: the paradox of hostility

Chair: Kari Johansen

Clarissa Simas

16:15-16:45 Discussion

16:45-18:30 Enforcing implementation of vaccines against respiratory infections

Moderator: Pierre Van Damme


Pierluigi Lopalco

Daniel Levy Bruhl

Terry Nolan

Robb Butler

Hanna Nohynek


Networking Event

Saturday 07.09.2019

09:00-11:10 Progress in influenza virus infections

Chairs: Mike Catchpole & Terry Nolan

09:00-09:25 Universal influenza vaccine: how close are we?

Emily Erbelding

09:25-09:50 How significant is the problem of response blunting due to repeated influenza vaccination?

Arnold S. Monto

09:50-10:15 Prospects for routine childhood influenza vaccination in Europe

Kari Johansen

10:15-10:40 Newer/extended influenza vaccines

Jill Ferdinands

10:40-11:10 Discussion


Poster Viewing & Coffee Break

11:40-13:25 Progress in RSV vaccines

Chairs: Federico Martinon & Susanna Esposito

11:40-12:05 How new technologies can change RSV vaccine development

Barney Graham


12:05-12:30 Improved or long-acting monoclonal preparations against RSV – can they be applied universally?

Renato Stein

12:30-12:55 Experimental RSV vaccine in Field studies in children and adults

Fernando Pollack

12:55-13:25 Discussion



14:25-16:10 Vaccination during pregnancy

Chairs: Pierre van Damme & Susanna Esposito

14:25-14:50 Vaccinating pregnant women to protect against RTI in their offspring – immunological aspect

Claire-Anne Siegrist

14:50-15:15 Vaccinating pregnant women to protect their offspring against RTI – global increase in equity

Shabir Madhi

15:15-15:40 Pertussis vaccination for pregnant women - successes and challenges

Gayatri Amirthalingam

15:40-16:10 Discussion


Poster Viewing & Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Prevention of Pertussis – did we reach our limits?

Chair: Claire-Ann Siegrist

Stanley Plotkin

17:15-17:35 Discussion

Sunday 08.09.2019

09:00-09:40 Appropriate endpoints in RTI vaccine trials: Impact vs. Efficacy

Chair: Liz Miller

Dan Weinberger

09:40-10:00 Discussion


Poster Viewing & Coffee Break

10:30-11:40 VZV vaccines

Chairs: Paolo Bonani and Stanley Plotkin

10:30-10:55 Does generalized immunization in infants have an impact on zoster incidence in adults?

Rafael Harpaz

10:55-11:20 Time to make the point of VZV generalized vaccination

Paolo Bonanni

11:20-11:40 Discussion

11:45-13:30 Pneumococcal vaccines

Chairs: Ron Dagan and Keith Klugman

11:45-12:10 Human studies – Pneumococcal vaccination, immune response and nasopharyngeal carriage

Daniella Ferreira

12:10-12:35 Closing the gaps in pneumococcal and Hib vaccination for the developing world

Rana Haijeh

12:35-13:00 The Global Pneumococcal Sequencing project

Stephen Bentley

13:00-13:30 Discussion


Closing Remarks


Lunch and Farewell