Vaccinology Masterclass

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

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

Vaccinology Masterclass






Cloe Anna Marie Pasco (Philippines)
Arlene Macabaya (Philippines)
13:00 - 13:10H

Welcome Remarks

Daniel Goh (Singapore)

13:10 - 13:30H

History & Impact of Vaccination 

History of vaccines and the Impact of vaccines in medical history 

Speaker: Kim Mulholland (Australia)

Basic Vaccine Immunology 

13:30 - 13:50H

How & Why Vaccines Work: Basics of Immune Responses and Mechanisms of Vaccines 

Adjuvants: What are they & how they work 

Speaker: Selim Badur (Turkey)

13:50 - 14:10H

Fundamentals of Vaccine Clinical Development – Safety, Efficacy and Effectiveness  

Speaker: Alberta Di Pasquale (Singapore)

14:10 - 14:30H

Importance of Disease Surveillance in Vaccination Strategies  

Speaker: Chris Clarke (Australia)

14:30 - 14:50H

Concept of Cross-Protection and Herd Immunity  

Speaker: Jin Oh Kim (South Korea)

14:50 - 15:05H


15:05 - 15:35H

Implementing Vaccination


Debunking the myths 

Communication strategies 

Addressing vaccine hesitancy and the anti-vaccine movement 

Speaker: Zulkifli Ismail (Malaysia) 

Vaccination Through the Ages – Vaccines in each Stage of Life 

15:35 - 16:05H

Vaccination in Infants 

Speaker: Cynthia Aguirre (Philippines)

16:05 - 16:35H

Vaccination in Adolescents 

Speaker: Naveen Thacker (India)

16:35 - 17:05H

Vaccination in Pregnancy  

Speaker: Helen Madamba (Philippines)

17:05 - 17:35H

Vaccination in Elderly  

Speaker: Leo Yee Sin (Singapore)

17:35 - 18:05H

Clinical Application

The triple S delivery:  Solo, Simultaneous, Sequential 

Selected vaccine recommendations as to timing in sample clinical scenarios

Speaker: Belle Ranile (Philippines) and Evelyn Alesna (Philippines)

Moderator: Christina Tan (Philippines)

18:05 - 18:25H

Vaccines: What lies in the future? 

The Future of Vaccines

With focus on the value of immunization in the evolving global landscape & the use of policy to protect communities

Speaker: Lois Privor-Dumm (USA)

18:25 - 18:35H

Concluding Remarks 

Summary and Wrap-up 

Moderator: Daniel Goh (Singapore)

18:35 - 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

19:20 - 21:00H

Welcome Reception

Sta. Maria 1 & 2 (Exhibition Hall)

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