Announcements

Announcements

Sabin Vaccine Institute Launches Vaccine Acceptance and Demand Program — Now recruiting for a number of positions
Senior Manager, Vaccine Acceptance
Reports to: Vice President, Vaccine Acceptance and Demand Location: Washington, DC
Vice President, Vaccine Acceptance and Demand
Reports to: President, Global Immunization Location: Washington, DC
Senior Manager, Social Media Research
Reports to: Vice President, Vaccine Acceptance and Demand Location: Washington, DC
Senior Manager, Immunization Advocates
Reports to: Vice President, Vaccine Acceptance and Demand Location: Washington, DC

 

Vaccine Confidence Project [to 22 Feb 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Latest News & Archive
World must fight anti-vaccine drive, says Women in Science winner from Bangladesh
18 February 2020

 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 22 Feb 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 22 Feb 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 20 February 2020
Ideas to reimagine research culture: what we’ve heard at our university town halls
by Ben Bleasdale

Opinion | 19 February 2020
COVID-19: how researchers around the world are racing to understand the virus and prevent future outbreaks
by Josie Golding
As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread in China and countries around the world, a global community of researchers are working to find out more about the virus and assess what research needs to be done to stop it.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 22 Feb 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
Feb. 19, 2020
New Molecular Mechanism Involved in Cellular Senescence That Modulates Inflammation and Response to Cancer Immunotherapy
The newly identified pathway may be modulated during chemotherapy to enable response to immune checkpoint blockade.

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 22 Feb 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
Press Releases
2nd OIE Rinderpest Challenge: the winners
Today, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announces the winners of the 2nd OIE Rinderpest Challenge. For four weeks, players across the globe competitively diagnosed livestock and helped laboratories manage at-risk materials in order to find the virtual outbreak of Rinderpest. The challenge is now closed, yet players can continue to train!
Paris, 12 February 2020 – Over 12,300 participants from 121 countries participated in the 2nd OIE Rinderpest Challenge between 15 January and 12 February 2020. An exciting opportunity which gathered ten times more participants than the first edition held in 2019. For the past four weeks, participants have been playing the serious game to collect points for their countries. Meanwhile, they learned how to diagnose Rinderpest among several other diseases with similar clinical signs, as well as how to cautiously handle materials that potentially contain the rinderpest virus in laboratories.
According to the points displayed on the leaderboard at the close of the challenge, Uzbekistan is the winning country. With a total of 4,129,060 points, a new record has been set…

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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 22 Feb 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
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BIO [to 22 Feb 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
BIO Asia Conference in Tokyo Cancelled Amid
COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, DC – February 21, 2020 – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today, it is canceling the annual BIO Asia conference in Tokyo scheduled for March 10-11. The decision was based on the global impact of COVID-19 and Japanese government recommendations.
“Our attendees’ health and safety are our utmost priority,” said Jim Greenwood, BIO President & CEO. “We offer our support and sympathy to all of those who’ve been impacted by the virus around the world.”…

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 22 Feb 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News
Advanced Pharmacovigilance workshop and WG meeting
16 March 2020 to 19 March 2020, Shanghai / China

 

IFPMA [to 22 Feb 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
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PhRMA [to 22 Feb 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
Helping those affected by the coronavirus
Stephen J. Ubl   |     February 20, 2020
America’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to developing solutions to help diagnose and treat those with COVID-19, a novel strain of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. In addition to applying their scientific expertise to find ways to diagnose, treat and prevent infections from the virus, the biopharmaceutical industry is providing financial support and in-kind donations to organizations and collaborating with U.S., Chinese and global health authorities to combat this global public health emergency.
More than half of PhRMA members have R&D efforts under way or are providing donations of medicines and critical medical supplies as well as providing financial donations to support patients and first responders in addressing this evolving crisis…