iHEA pre-congress session, Basel 2019


As part of the 2019 iHEA biennial world congress in Basel, Switzerland, the Immunization Economics Special Interest Group (SIG) will organize a pre-congress session on July 13-14. The intended audience for this session is individuals interested in the generation and use of information surrounding immunization costing, financing, and value of vaccination. Audience span from early career to seasoned researchers, EPI managers, policymakers, multinational organizations, and donors. Draft program attached below, and includes:

  1. featured updates on research findings, methodology, and cases;

  2. concurrent sessions on economic analysis refresher course and implementation/advocacy workshop;

  3. panel sessions on effective dissemination and future direction.

Registration to the pre-congress session is open and free for the public, and includes two full day of activity, meeting materials, lunch, and coffee breaks. Participants are to arrange and pay their own travel and hotel reservations. The limited capacity is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now to put your name on the attendance list.


Community members are invited to present a poster presentation, selected presenters are included in the pre-congress guest list, and there is no charge in participating. Participants are to arrange and pay their own travel and hotel reservations. Funding support towards travel and accommodation costs will be given to 5 high-scoring submissions. Timeline below:

  • Mar 31, 2019: Deadline to complete submission form - which includes general info, resume, 100-word research statement, and a 300-word abstract. One person (presenter) can only submit one abstract. No multiple submissions allowed.

  • Apr 19, 2019: 40 poster submissions will be invited to present in Basel (others will be put on waitlist). Abstracts will be blindly judged by a panel of experts from international institutions. Resume will be reviewed in the event of a tie. Five submissions will receive $2500 towards travel and accommodation costs to Basel.

    • 1 best overall poster

    • 1 best poster (advanced researcher / practitioner)

    • 3 best posters (early career* researcher / practitioner)

    *individuals whose level of experience post-bachelors degree is below the median of all submissions

  • May 1, 2019: Deadline to confirm participation to the pre-congress session. Submissions on the waitlist will be invited to join as space become available

  • May 27, 2019: Poster file due: 36x42 inch, portrait mode. The poster will be printed in-house at no charge to you and will be prepared at the pre-congress in Basel

  • July 13, 2019: Presentation of poster # 1-20

  • July 14, 2019: Presentation of poster # 21-40

  • July 14, 2019 18.30 pm: Award ceremony for 5 high-scoring posters, 3 best communication and design, and 2 audience favorite