Programme

Conference Programme

DRAFT PROGRAMME
12th African Rotavirus Symposium 2019

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

08h30 – 10h30   

Welcome remarks, opening ceremony and Plenary Session/Keynote lecture

10h30 – 11h00

TEA BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

11h00 – 13h00

Rotavirus burden and epidemiology (AFRO and EMRO updates; global update)

13h00 – 14h00

LUNCH

14h00 – 15h30

Understanding diarrheal disease and pathogens in Africa (AFRO and EMRO)

15h30 – 16h00

TEA BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

16h00 – 17h30

Molecular epidemiology and rotavirus strain diversity in Africa

Wednesday 31 July 2019

08h30 – 10h30

Rotavirus vaccine implementation in Africa (AFRO and EMRO)

10h30 – 11h00

TEA BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

11h00 – 13h00

Rotavirus vaccine development updates

13h00 – 14h00

LUNCH

14h00 – 15h30

Diarrheal related economic cost studies in Africa

15h30 – 16h00

TEA BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

16h00 – 17h30

Vaccine policy in Africa

Thursday 1 August 2019

08h30 – 10h30

Advances in rotavirus research in Africa

10h30 – 11h00

TEA BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

11h00 – 13h00

Selected poster presentations by young African scientists

13h00 – 14h00

LUNCH

14h00 – 15h30

New rotavirus vaccines and approaches to vaccination

15h30 – 16h00

Closing ceremony: Remarks /call for action