21 Jun 2018

MRF Meningitis Symposium 2018

Bristol, England
Conference & symposium
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About the event


The Bristol Meningitis Symposium is a regular MRF event presenting the latest public health and clinical advances in combatting meningitis and septicaemia and showcasing translational research, including research supported by MRF.

It will provide an update on changes and progress in prevention of all forms of meningitis and septicaemia in the UK and will be of interest to anyone involved in immunisation or immunisation training, and anyone involved in meningitis research.

We are offering this event free of charge for health professionals, scientists, other research staff and those working in public health agencies. For delegates from commercial companies there is a fee of £160. Places are limited so to avoid disappointment book your place now.
Delegates at our 2016 symposium said:

"Very useful, learning, networking and thought provoking symposium…"

"Really informative and fascinating day - many thanks to the presenters and the organisers for making the event so streamlined and smooth!"

Final agenda

9.30        Coffee and Registration

10:00     Welcome and introduction – Vinny Smith, CEO, Meningitis Research Foundation

10:20     A personal experience of meningitis – TBC

10:40     ‘B on the Team’, a national study to evaluate the impact of MenB vaccination on meningococcal carriage in adolescents Dr Jeremy Carr, Oxford Vaccine Group

11:10     Current issues with variability in vaccine uptake and what can be done to improve it – Dr Vanessa Saliba, Public Health England Colindale

11.40     Coffee Break

12.10     Prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in the UK and potential impact of a 1+1 immunisation programme  Prof Nick Andrews, Public Health England Colindale

12.40     Recent epidemiology of meningococcal disease and impact of immunisation programmes in the UK Prof Ray Borrow, Public Health England Manchester

13.10     Lunch

14.10     Understanding what people want: prioritising vaccines and perception of peace of mind benefits –  Dr Gemma Lasseter, University of Bristol 

14.40     Transparency in reform of government rules that determine vaccine decision making – Rob Dawson and Claire Wright, MRF

15.10     Progress and challenges in meningitis prevention in the African meningitis belt Prof James Stuart, University of Bristol

15.40     Complexities in the early recognition and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia: The unstoppable force of sepsis hitting the immovable object of antibiotic resistance Dr Andrew Riordan, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital 

16:10     Close

Meningitis Research Foundation is grateful to the Bank of Ireland for providing the auditorium free of charge.  Thanks to their generosity we are able to offer this seminar to delegates free of charge. 

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