Conference 2011

Meningitis and septicaemia in children and adults 2011


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Day one

Burden of meningitis, advances from research, prevention of pneumococcal disease

Session 1 - Counting the cost of meningitis and septicaemia; burden of illness

Chair: Prof George Griffin
St George's University of London
 
The personal costs of meningitis
Scottie Kern, Member of Meningitis Research Foundation
*Presentation now available to download*
Current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in the UK and Europe, including issue relating to surveillance relating to a MenB vaccine
Dr Mary Ramsay, HPA Colindale, London
*Presentation now available to download*
Neurological impact of meningitis
Dr Peta Sharples, University of Bristol
*Presentation now available to download*
Counting the cost of meningitis
Claire Wright, Meningitis Research Foundation
*Presentation now available to download*

Session 2 - Cost of illness, cost effectiveness analysis and decisions about introducing vaccines

Chair: Dr Mary Ramsay
HPA Colindale, London
Modelling the potential impact of meningococcal B vaccines in England
Dr Hannah Christensen, University of Bristol
*Presentation now available to download*

Meningococcal outcomes study in adolescents and in children
Prof Russell Viner, Institute of Child Health, University of London
Any questions: Meningococcal vaccines and objective policy and purchasing decisions
Prof Adam Finn, University of Bristol - moderator

Session 3 - Advances from research: implications for prevention and treatment

Chair: Professor Christoph Tang
University of Oxford
Reducing the very high mortality rate for adult meningitis in Africa
Professor Robert Hyderman, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust
*Presentation now available to download*
Genetic susceptibility to meningococcal disease - the role of Factor H and Factor H-related proteins
Prof Michael Levin, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London
*Presentation now available to download*
Bacterial meningitis in infants: the burden of disease and prospects for improving the outcome
Prof Paul Heath, St George's University of London
*Presentation now available to download*

Session 4 - Preventing pneumococcal disease

Chair: Prof David Goldblatt
Institute of Child Health, University College London
Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in England
Pauline Kaye, HPA Centre for Infections, London
*Presentation now available to download*
Need for and development of protein-based pneumococcal
Dr William Hausdorf, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Wavre, Belgium
*Presentation now available to download*

Pfizer Vaccines satellite session

Preventing pneumococcal disease: Where have we come from and what does the future hold?
Chair: Dr John Porter BA (Hons) MBBS PhD

Day two

Novartis Satellite Breakfast Session

Real lives, real costs; the toll of meningococcal disease
Chair: Dr Peter Dull, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Cambridge, MA, USAa
Speakers: Mr Fergal Monsell, Dr Liam Norris and Dr Stuart Clarke
*Speaker's presentations now available to download*

Treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, prevention of meningococcal disease

Session 1 - Tackling meningitis in Africa

Chair: Professor Robert Heyderman
Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust
Introduction of meningococcal serogroup A vaccine in the African meningitis belt
Dr Marc LaForce, Meningitis Vaccine Project, PATH/WHO, Ferney-Voltaire, France
*Presentation now available to download*
Carriage and spread of meningococcus in the meningitis belt: the MenAfriCar project
Dr Caroline Trotter, University of Bristol
*Presentation now available to download*

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation activity to combat meningitis in Africa
Prof Richard Adegbola, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

*Presentation now available to download*

Session 2 - Current issue in recognition and treatment

Chair: Dr Simon Nadel
St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London
Pitfalls in recognition of meningitis and septicaemia in teenagers
Dr Nelly Ninis, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London
*Presentation now available to download*
Overview of evidence for managing children with sepsis, including fluid management in children in shock
Dr Mark Peters, Institute of Child Health, University College London
*Presentation now available to download*
Current advances in sepsis management in adults
Prof Mervyn Singer, University College London
*Presentation now available to download*

Session 3 - Prevention of meningococcal disease

Chair: Professor Ray Borrow
Vaccine Evaluation Unit, Health Protection Agency, Manchester
Changes to the UK immunisation programme, including prospects for a teenage meningococcal booster
Professor Andrew Pollard, University of Oxford
*Presentation now available to download*
Dealing with a localised MenB epidemic - the Cumbrian situation
Dr Paul Cleary, HPA Northwest, Liverpool
*Presentation now available to download*

Session 4 - Prospects for prevention of meningococcal B disease

Chair: Prof Ian Feavers
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
Prospects for use of Novartis 4CMen B vaccine
Dr Peter Dull, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Cambridge, MA, USA
Pfizer Strategy for prevention of meningococcal B disease
Dr Kathrin U Jansen, Pfizer Inc, NY, USA
Interactive session: implementing a MenB vaccine
Modertor: Prof Andrew Pollard, University College London

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