EPI Managers’ Meeting

The Programme below is based on PH time (GMT +8:00)

Pre-Conference: 8 November 2023, Wednesday (San Cristobal 1&2)

EPI Managers’ Meeting

(by invitation only)



9:00 - 9:15H

Welcome Message

Speaker: Enrique Tayag, Philippines

9:15 - 9:30H

Keynote Speech: Immunization Agenda 2030

Speaker: Teodoro Herbosa, Philippines


Chair: Christine Pena, Philippines
Co-chair: Noreen Matig-a, Philippines

9:30 - 10:30H

Session 1: Covid 19 Vaccination: Global and Regional Updates

Speaker: HT Wickramasinghe, Sri Lanka


Country Updates:

Singapore: Lim Soon Kok
Vietnam: Pham Quang Thai (TBC)


Open Forum

Moderator: HT Wickramasinghe, Sri Lanka

10:30 - 11:00H


11:00 - 12:00H

Session 2: Integrated Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) Surveillance: Measles, Polio, Rota & PCV

Speaker: Devo Ray Pacial, Philippines


Country Updates:
Philippines: Janis Bunoan-Macazo
Fiji: Litiana Volavola


Open Forum

Moderator: Fatima Gimenez, Philippines

12:00 - 13:00H

Lunch Break

Chair: Kim Basilla, Philippines
Co-chair: Mitzi Rose Inting, Philippines
13:00 - 14:00H

Session 3: Life Course Immunization: Maternal, Adult & Elderly Vaccination of Influenza & PCV

Speaker: Lois Privor-Dumm, USA


Country Updates:
Thailand: Thundon Ngamprasertchai
Pakistan: Somia Iqtadar
Japan: Hiroyuki Moriuchi 


Open Forum
Moderator: Kim Basilla, Philippines


14:00 - 15:00H

Session 4: New Vaccines for NIP: HPV, Dengue & Meningococcal

Speaker: Kim Mulholland, Australia


Country Updates:

Malaysia: Radziah Mohammad
Indonesia: Gertrudis Tandy


Open Forum
Moderator: Rontgene Solante and Jonathan Lim, Philippines

15:00 - 15:30H


15:30 - 16:00H

Vaccine Safety and Confidence
Speaker: Ananda Amarasinghe, WPR- Papua New Guinea

16:00 - 16:15H

Discussion and Call to Action
Moderator: Lulu Bravo, Philippines

16:15 - 16:30H

Summary and Conclusion
Speaker: Maria Rosario Capeding, Philippines

*Programme as of November 4, 2023. Subject to change.