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34th ECCMID pneumococcal disease symposium
27-30 April 2024 • Barcelona, Spain
Optimizing prevention of adult pneumococcal disease and addressing vaccine confidence among adults

Featured faculty
ESCMID-appointed Chair
Mario Ramirez
Faculdade de Medicina
Universidade de Lisboa
Instituto de Microbiologia
Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Lisbon, Portugal
José Yuste
Staff Scientist, Pneumococcal Unit
Reference and Research Laboratory in Immunepreventable bacterial diseases
National Center for Microbiology
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Ctra Majadahonda-Pozuelo Km 2, 28220
Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
Carmen Ardanuy
Head of Section/Associate Professor
Microbiology Service/FMiCS
University Hospital of Bellvitge/ IDIBELL/ University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Heather Platt
Distinguished Scientist
Global Clinical Development, Vaccines 
Litjen (LJ) Tan
Chief Policy and Partnerships Officer
Immunize.org (formerly, Immunization Action Coalition)
Co-Chair, National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit
Oak Park, IL, USA

Symposium sponsored by MSD

Sunday, 28 April 2024

12:15 - 13:15 (CEST) - Fira Gran Via • Hall N

ESCMID-appointed Chair: Mario Ramirez (Portugal)

Chair: José Yuste (Spain)

Agenda Details Speaker
12:15 - 12:20 Welcome and introduction  Mario Ramirez, José Yuste
12:20 - 12:35 Impact of conjugate vaccines on serotype epidemiology in adults and implications for pneumococcal vaccine development Carmen Ardanuy
12:35 - 12:50 An investigational adult-specific pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: Key considerations and rationale for development Heather Platt
12:50 - 13:00 Evidence-based strategies to improve vaccination confidence in adults LJ Tan
13:00 - 13:15 Panel discussion and Q&A Mario Ramirez, José Yuste

Agenda may be subject to change pending speaker confirmation
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