Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccines: A Global Success Story

Official Sponsored Symposium of the 9th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID)

Join Drs Sáfadi, Goldblatt, Mulholland, and Oselka, for a provocative discussion on the prospect of vaccination programs to ensure prevention of pediatric pneumococcal disease.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Event Time  
12:30 - 14:00
SulAmérica Convention Center, Av. Paulo de Frontin,
1- Cidade Nova - Centro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hall B

Note: Registration to the conference is required to attend this event


Marco Sáfadi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil


David Goldblatt, MB, ChB, PhD, MRCP
Consultant Pediatric Immunologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital;
Professor, Vaccinology and Immunology;
Head, Immunobiology Unit at the Institute of Child Health
University College London, London, United Kingdom

E. Kim Mulholland, MD, FRACP
Professor of Child Health and Vaccinology
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, UK;
Menzies School of Health Research
Darwin, Australia

Gabriel Oselka, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of São Paulo;
President, Immunization Committee
São Paulo State Health Dept.
São Paulo, Brazil

Learning Objectives

After participating in this symposium, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for public health and preventive medicine specialists, pediatricians, and primary care physicians, and other healthcare providers who may be in a position to discuss pediatric pneumococcal vaccination.

Activity Overview

In this unique symposium, leading experts in infectious diseases will discuss the prospect of pneumococcal vaccination program implementation, highlighting successful examples and exploring strategies to overcome real-world challenges and advance widespread vaccination implementation among countries and global regions.


Program Agenda

Welcome and Introduction
Marco Sáfadi, MD, PhD

Worldwide Success of Pediatric Pneumococcal Disease Immunization
Marco Sáfadi, MD, PhD

Impact of PCVs: A Modern Day Success
E. Kim Mulholland, MD, FRACP

Higher-Valent PCV Implementation: One Country's Experience
Gabriel Oselka, MD, PhD

Do Differences Among Available PCVs Influence the Effectiveness of Vaccination?
David Goldblatt, MB, ChB, PhD, MRCP

Discussion and Q&A: The Story Continues

Conclusion: Effective Implementation of Pneumococcal Disease Immunization Is Critical: A Call to Action
Marco Sáfadi, MD, PhD

Accreditation Statement

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 1.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

This independent educational activity is supported by: