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

Pre-Conference: 8 November 2023, Wednesday (Nina 2)



8:00H - 12:00H

Vaccinology Through A Global Lens

13:00H - 18:35H

Vaccinology Masterclass

18:35H - 19:20H

Evening Industry Symposium 


Welcome Remarks and Introduction


Addressing the Problem: Current Status of Influenza Disease and Surveillance in Asia Pacific


Tailoring Programs: Designing Immunization Programs for Seasonal Influenza: Is there a Standard?


Best Practice Sharing : Learning from the Regional Partners


Call for Integration : Maximizing  public health programs  with  influenza  vaccination


Speakers: Rontgene Solante (Philippines); Tan Maw Pin (Malaysia); Alex Richard Cook (Singapore)


Final Remarks

19:20H - 21:00H

Welcome Reception

Sta. Maria 1 & 2 (Exhibition Hall)

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

Main Conference: 9 November 2023, Thursday (Santa Maria 3)



8:15 - 8:30H

Opening Ceremonies


Philippine National Anthem


Welcome Remarks

by Lulu Bravo (Philippines)


Opening Remarks

by Rontgene Solante (Philippines)


Scientific Program Overview and Formal Declaration of Convention Open

by Mitzi Marie Chua  (Philippines)


8:30 - 9:00H

Keynote Address

Improving the Health of the Country through Vaccination

by Teodoro Herbosa

Secretary, Department of Health

9:00 - 9:40H

Opening Plenary 1
Protect: To Leave No One Behind
The Global Health and Immunization Agenda 2030

Speaker: Kim Mulholland (Australia) 


Chair: Ma. Theresa Alera (Philippines)
Co-chair: Chatie Olasiman (Philippines)
9:40 - 10:20H

Plenary Discussion 1

Protect:  Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Truly Behind Us? 

Updates on COVID Vaccines 

Speakers: Kim Mulholland (Australia), Tony Nelson (China),
Zulkifli Ismail (Malaysia) & Lulu Bravo (Philippines)
Moderator : Daniel Goh (Singapore)
Chair: Ma. Theresa Alera (Philippines)
Co-chair: Chatie Olasiman (Philippines)
10:20 - 10:50H


Exhibit Area and Poster Hall Visit

10:50 - 12:10H

Symposium 1
Protect: Why am I Special?

Vaccination for the “Young Once” and Over-18 but with Many Ills 


Vaccines in Elderly

(Epidemiology of infectious diseases, the range of vaccines in the elderly and the importance of prevention)

Speaker: Leo Yee Sin (Singapore)


Challenges and Opportunities in Vaccination in the Elderly

(Scheduling of vaccination and how to get the elderly and caregivers to accept and receive vaccines; vaccination in aged facilities and home)

Speaker: Shelley dela Vega (Philippines)


Vaccination in the Elderly with Comorbidities

Speaker: Tan Maw Pin (Malaysia)


Chair : Somia Iqtadar (Pakistan)
Co-chair : Mitzi Marie Chua (Philippines)

Lunch Symposium



Speaker: Choo Beng Goh


Navigating Dengue: Enhancing Clinical Management Strategies

Speaker: Rontgene Solante


Vaccination as a Powerful Shield: Preventing Dengue Disease

Speaker: Alberta Di Pasquale


Panel Q&A

13:30 - 14:15H

Panel Discussion 2

Protect thy Warriors 

Panel discussion on indicated vaccines for healthcare workers (HCWs) 

Speakers: Mitzi Marie Chua (Philippines) & Elfleda Hernandez (Philippines) 

Moderator: Ethel Daño (Philippines)


Chair: Larsen Omolon (Philippines)
Co-chair: Ruby Rusia-Uy (Philippines)
14:15 - 15:00H

Panel Discussion 3

Connect-1:  Vaxx Protection Plus for Mum ‘n Kiddo and the Jetsetter  

Mommy Knows Best:  Maternal Immunization Updates 

Speakers: Hiro Moriuchu (Japan) & Liona Poon (Hong Kong)


Moderator: Zulkifli Ismail (Malaysia)


Chair: Larsen Omolon (Philippines)
Co-chair: Ruby Rusia-Uy (Philippines)


Exhibit Area and Poster Hall Visit

15:30 - 16:50H

Symposium 2  

Connect-2:  Vaxx Protection Plus for Mum ‘n Kiddo and the Jetsetter  

Wrestle for a Shot, Worth the Wriggle 

Challenges of Childhood Immunization in the Era of Pandemic 

Speaker: Naveen Thacker (India)  


Child Immunization in Developing Countries   
Strategies to increase NIP Vaccine Inclusions in Developing Countries/ Vaccine for Life (about outreach and community) 

Speaker: Zulkifli Ismail (Malaysia) 


Importance of increased Rotavirus Vaccine Update 

Speaker: Tony Nelson (China)


Chair: Daniel Goh (Singapore)

Co-Chair : Jemilly Margaux Po-Rosell (Philippines)

16:50 - 18:10H



Symposium 3  

Connect-3:  Vaxx Protection Plus for Mum ‘n Kiddo and the Jetsetter  

Travel Unraveled, Bug-Protected 

Scenario-based interactive discussion on what appropriate vaccines to administer for the traveler plus other Travel Med Updates 

Speakers: Pornthep Chanthavanish (Thailand), Somia Iqtadar (Pakistan)

Alyssa Wong (CDC, USA)


Chair : Hasitha Tissera (Sri Lanka)
Co-Chair : Kim Basilla (Philippines)

18:10 -18:55H


Sunset industry sponsored symposium by MSD


Welcome and Introductions

Speaker: Lulu Bravo (Philippines)


Emerging burden of ST3 and challenges in prevention

Speaker: Kam Lun Ellis Hon (Hong Kong SAR China)


Pneumococcal prevention strategy in the era of novel PCV vaccines

Speaker: Jin Oh Kim (South Korea)


Panel discussion and Q&A

All Faculty



Speaker: Lulu Bravo (Philippines)



Gala Dinner

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

Main Conference: 10 November 2023, Friday (Santa Maria 3)



8:30 - 9:15H

Meet the Expert


Novavax, from small biotech to the world stage. Development of a protein-based COVID-19 vaccine from Pandemic to Endemic use

Session Chair: Lulu Bravo (Philippines)


Background to the Novavax development program during the pandemic and an update of current data

Speaker: Seth Toback (USA)


Update on safety data and the Novavax pipeline

Speaker: Matthew Rousculp (USA)


Discussion and Q&A

Lulu Bravo, Seth Toback, Matthew Rousculp

9:15 - 10:00H

Plenary Session 3 

Assure:  Sharing Successes and Catching Challenges 

Updates on Dengue Epidemiology and Control  

Speaker: Judith Wang (Singapore)


Chair : Evelyn Alesna (Philippines)
Co-chair : Christine Pena (Philippines)
10:00 - 10:45H

Plenary Session 4 

Assure:  Flu is not Forgotten 

Influenza epidemiology updates and new vaccine developments 

Speaker: Pham Quang Thai (Vietnam)


Chair : Evelyn Alesna (Philippines)
Co-chair : Christine Pena (Philippines)
10:45 - 11:00H


Exhibit Area and Poster Hall Visit

11:00 - 12:20H

Symposium 4  

Connect:  I get it; but not quite; say huh!?! When Communication is Key! 

Confused State of Mind:  Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy 

Speaker: HT Wickramasinghe (Sri Lanka) 


Handling Mixed Signals 

How to convey clear pro-vaccination messages 

Speaker: Iqbal Ahmad Memon (Pakistan)


Impact of Covid 19 Vaccine Mandates

Speaker: Katie Attwell (Australia)


Chair: Sri Rezeki Hadinegoro (Indonesia)

Co-chair: Shayne Morales (Philippines)

12:20 - 14:05H

Lunch Symposium by Moderna


Welcome and introduction

Speaker: Anna Ong-Lim (Philippines)


mRNA vaccines – a new era in vaccinology

Speaker: Chris Clarke (Australia)


Keeping pace with SARS-CoV-2 variants

Speaker: Jonathan Van-Tam (United Kingdom)


Q&A moderated by Anna Ong-Lim

14:05 - 15:05H

Oral Presentation: Top 5 Papers


Chair: Fidji Tambago (Philippines)
Co-chair: Merrill Van Yu (Philippines)
15:05 - 15:50H

Coffee/Tea Symposium 

Meet the Experts by GSK


Welcome Remarks 

Speaker: Lulu Bravo (Philippines)


The Impact of Vaccine Preventable Diseases and its Prevention in Adults and the Elderly 

Speaker: Rontgene Solante (Philippines)


Advancement in vaccinology: Increasing vaccine effectiveness in adults & elderly

Speaker: Selim Badur (Turkey)


Q & A 

Moderator: Lulu Bravo (Philippines)

15:50 - 16:35H

Plenary Session 5 

Thrive:  Equity in Protection  

Diseases of the Most Impoverished:
Are Vaccines the answer?

Vaccine Safety and Diseases of the Most Impoverished

Speaker: Weigong Zhou (WHO)


Chair : Anabel Laranjo (Philippines)
Co-chair : Mitzi Rose Inting (Philippines)
16:35 - 17:20H

Closing Plenary 6 

Thrive:  Ready to Renew the Vaxx P.A.C.T.?  

Boosting Vaccine Confidence 

Speaker: Lois Privor-Dumm (IVAC)


Chair : Anabel Laranjo (Philippines)
Co-chair : Mitzi Rose Inting (Philippines)
17:20 - 18:00H

Closing Ceremonies

Award for Best Paper/s

Industry Sponsor Appreciation

Closing Remarks


Closing Ceremony Emcee
Ma. Theresa Alera (Philippines)

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

24th Philippine National Immunization Conference : 11 November 2023, Saturday (Santa Maria 3)



8:00 - 8:15H


8:15 - 8:30H

Opening Ceremonies

Emcee: Jemilly Margaux Po-Rosell


Inter-faith invocation


Philippine national anthem


Welcome remarks

by Dr. Enrique Tayag


Opening remarks

by Jaime Bernadas, MD, DOH7 Reg Director 


Scientific Program Interview

Ground rules

by Mitzi Chua

Morning Session

Chair:  Bryan Lim

Co-chair: Ethel Daño

8:30 - 9:00H

Plenary 1

Have we conquered?

The Philippine Immunization Status

Speaker: Madonna Anabieza

9:00 - 9:30H

Plenary 2

We can conquer!

Updates on Recommended Philippine Schedule of Immunization

Speakers: Marimel R.  Pagcatipunan (PIDSP), Faith Villanueva (PSMID)

9:30 - 10:15H

Industry-sponsored  Symposium by MSD

10:15 - 11:00H

Symposium 1 – Vector-borne VPDs

Japanese B and Dengue
Interactive discussion on vaccine indications and updates

Speaker: Maria Rosario Z. Capeding


Symposium 2 – Vehicle-borne VPDs
Typhoid and Rotavirus
Case-based discussion on appropriate vaccine use

Speaker: Grace Devota G. Go

11:00 - 11:45H

Symposium 3 – Respi-Partners in Crime
PCV and Flu

Speaker: Elizabeth E. Gallardo


Symposium 4 – Pandemic Blues

Speaker: Anna Ong-Lim

11:45 - 12:30H

Industry-sponsored Symposium by Sanofi

12:30 - 13:15H

Industry-sponsored Symposium

Afternoon Sessions

Chair: Chatie Olasiman

Co-chair: Belle Ranile

12:30 - 13:45H

Immunize and Conquer
Parallel Workshops I – III

Moderator/Emcee: Norren Matig-a


Workshop 1 – Population in Focus: The Elderly

Facilitator: Rontgene Solante and Shayne Morales


Workshop 2 – Population in Focus: School-aged Children and Adolescents

Facilitator: Cynthia A. Aguirre, Kim Basilla


Workshop 3 – Vaxx in the Workplace

Facilitator: Enrique A. Tayag and Larsen Omolon

13:45 - 14:15H

Group Output Discussion

14:15 - 15:00H

Industry-Sponsored Symposium by Pfizer


15:00 - 15:45H

Industry-Sponsored Symposium by Takeda

15:45 - 16:00H


Key Takeaways

by Dr. Ma. Rosario Capeding


PNIC Class of 2023 Photo-op

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