Scientific Program

28.4.2016

Hilton Reykjavk Nordica - Hall A

07:30 -          Registration

8:30 - 8:35    Welcome

I.  HPV vaccines - updates and prospects.

Chairman:  Haraldur Briem, Iceland

08:35 - 09:15   Evaluation of different HPV vaccines for public use
                        Speaker:   Joachim Dillner, Sweden 

09:15 - 09:35   HPV vaccination of diverse groups  and coverage in the Nordic countries
                        Speaker:    Palle Valentiner-Branth, Denmark

09:35 - 09:55   The epidemiology of perceived side effects: Challenges for HPV vaccination in Denmark
                         Speaker:  Kaare Mölbak, Denmark

09:55 - 10:25   Panel discussion: Future plans of HPV vaccination in the Nordic countries
                        Presenters:  
                        Iceland - Thorolfur Gudnason
                        Denmark –  Palle Valentiner-Branth
                        Sweden – Ingrid Uhnoo
                        Norway – Lill Trogstad
                        Finland - Tuija Leino

10:25-11:00 Coffee break & posters

II.  Hepatitis B vaccination - relevance for the Nordic countries

Chairman:  Valtyr Stefansson Thors, Iceland

11:00 - 11:30    Epidemiology of Hepatitis B in the Nordic countries and current practices
                         Speaker:  Margrethe Greve-Isdahl, Norway

11:30 - 11:50    Evaluation of universal Hepatitis B vaccination program in Finland
                         Speaker:    Tuija Leino, Finland

11:50 - 12:10    Panel discussion: Future plans of HB vaccination in the Nordic countries 
                         Presenters: 
                         Iceland - Thorolfur Gudnason
                         Denmark – Bolette Söborg
                         Sweden – Adam Roth
                         Norway – Margrethe Greve-Isdahl
                         Finland -  Tuija Leino 

12:10 -1 3:10 Lunch

III. Vaccines preparedness and seasonal influenza vaccination

Chairman:  Thorolfur Gudnason, Iceland

13:10 - 13:40   Nordic Preparedness on vaccines, antitoxins and immunoglobulins
                        Speaker:   Jostein Johnsen, Project Manager NIPH, Norway

13:40 - 14:10   Seasonal childhood influenza vaccination-experience from Finland
                        Speaker:  Hanna Nohynek, Finland

14:10 - 14:30  Obstacles to procurement of vaccines
                        Speaker:  Pertti Sormunen, Finland

14:30 - 15:00  Panel discussion: Vaccine shortages in the individual Nordic countries
                       Presenters: 
                       Iceland - Thorolfur Gudnason
                       Denmark – Brgit Neale
                       Sweden –  Eva Netterlid
                       Norway – Ivar W. Grosvold
                       Finland - Taneli Puumalainen

15:00-15:30 Coffee break & poster


IV. Various aspects of vaccinations - can we do better?

Chairman: Asgeir Haraldsson, Iceland

15:30 - 15:50   Varicella vaccination in the Nordic Countries - pros and cons
                        Speaker:   Hanne Nøkleby, Norway

15:50 - 16:10   Zoster vaccination in the Nordic Countries - pros and cons
                        Speaker: Katarina Widgren, Sweden

16:10 - 16:30   First year experience of the MR Scandinavian Verification Committee 
                         Speaker:  Peter H. S. Andersen, Denmark 

16:30 - 17:00   Health economic evaluation of vaccinations - possibilities and pitfalls
                         Speaker:  Heini Salo, Finland

17:00 - 17:30    How are new vaccines implemented in vaccination programs - NITAGs
                         Speaker:   Ole Wichman, Germany
 

18:00-19:30 Welcome reception


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V.  Impact of childhood pneumococcal vaccination in the Nordic Countries

Chairman: Sigurveig Th. Sigurdardottir, Iceland

08:30 - 08:50   Finland - PCV10 in Finland; data from clinical trial and after vaccine introduction
                        Speaker:  Arto Palmu

08:50 - 09:10   Impact of childhood pneumococcal vaccination in Norway
                        Speaker:  Marianne Bergsaker

09:10 - 09:30  Pneumococcal infections in Iceland
                         Speaker:  Asgeir Haraldsson

09:30 - 09:50   Sweden - Impact of childhood pneumococcal vaccination in Sweden
                        Speaker:    Ann Lindstrand

09:50 -1 0:10    Denmark
                         Speaker:  Zitta Barella Harboe

 10:10-10:40 Coffee break

VI. Update on new and old vaccines

Chairman: Ingileif Jónsdóttir, Iceland

10:40 - 11:20  Update on Maternal immunization
                        Speaker:   Janet Englund, USA

11:20 - 12:00   Improving vaccine responses in early ife
                        Speaker:  Ingileif Jónsdóttir, Iceland

12:00 - 12:30   Malaria Vaccines
                        Speaker:  Thor Theander, Denmark

12:30 - 13:00   Ebola vaccine efficacy trials in West Africa
                        Speaker:  Sara Viksmoen Watle, Norway

13:00-14:00   Lunch

VII. Asylum seekers – health evaluation and vaccination. Reports from the Nordic countries  Chairman:  Sigurður Guðmundsson, Iceland

14:00 - 14:15   Iceland
                        Speaker:  Thorolfur Gudnason

14:15 - 14:30   Sweden
                        Speaker:  Bernice Aronsson

14:30 - 14:45   Norway
                        Speaker:  Ingunn Heiene Tveteraas

14:45 - 15:00   Denmark
                        Speaker: Lisbeth Høeg-Jensen

15:00 - 15:15   Finland
                        Speaker:  Taneli Puumalainen

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

VIII.  Plenary session

Chairman: Thorolfur Gudnason, Iceland

15:45 - 16:25   Vaccination and prevention of transmission
                         Speaker:  Adam Finn, England

16:25 - 17:05   Resurgence of pertussis – and a search for solutions
                        Speaker:  Jann Storsaeter, Norway

17:05  Concluding remarks

19:00  Conference dinner