The Edward Jenner Vaccine Society News
A Vaccine for the Zika Virus?
Dr. Poland was featured on a Webinar for The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity Healthcare Ethics Council at Trinity International University. Please check out the pre-recorded webinar "Zika Virus: An Emerging Arbovirus and Current State of Knowledge".
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Dr. Poland was recently on the Jimmy Kimmel show in regards to a teaching on hand hygiene.
10th Annual Vaccine & ISV Congress
The 10th Annual Vaccine & ISV Congress will be held 4-7, September 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information on the congress please visit the official website. Edward Jenner Society Members do have a discount for registration. If you are a member and would like more information about this discount please contact Hank Miller through the websites "contact us" page.
20th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research
The "20th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research" will be held in Baltimore, MD on April 24-26, 2017. The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) welcomes abstract submittals for oral or poster presentations. The deadline for abstract submissions has not yet been confirmed. The 2 ½ day conference provides a forum for high-quality, current reports of scientific progress and best practices, and brings together the diverse disciplines involved in the research and development of vaccines and associated technologies for disease control through immunization. Join international scientists and researchers, healthcare professionals and trainees, veterinarians, vaccine manufacturers, and public health officials at this exciting conference designed to encourage the exchange of ideas across a broad range of disciplines. Additionally, NFID invites individuals in the early stages of their career in any field of vaccinology to apply for the Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award which includes $10,000 to support future research.
The Edward Jenner Vaccine Society has adopted the Latin phrase "eradens contagionem" as the official motto of the Society. Literally translated the phrase means "removing or eradicating contagious disease" and signifies the goal of all vaccinologists.
History of Vaccines
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia presents The History of Vaccines – www.historyofvaccines.org – a website that chronicles the history of immunization, from pre-Jennerian variolation, to the defeat of polio in the Western Hemisphere, to cutting-edge approaches to novel vaccines. The site, developed by the oldest medical society in the United States, highlights the historical contributions of vaccines to human health and explains the role of immunization in healthcare through a set of media-rich timelines, articles, activities, and video interviews with vaccine and public health luminaries such as Maurice Hilleman, PhD, Stanley A. Plotkin, MD, Hilary Koprowski, MD, D.A. Henderson, MD, and Sam Katz, MD.