Thank you for your interest for the upcoming Immunization Economics iHEA pre-congress in Basel, Switzerland, July 13-14. The response we have received to our iHEA pre-congress session has been overwhelming! We're thrilled to announce that it filled up so fast that we secured a larger space for the event, to ensure we will be able to accommodate everyone who wants to attend!
Please add your name to the invitation list by June 15th to secure your spot. Throughout the two-day event, you will interact with over 120 other participants and speakers that include top MoH/MoF officials, HTA and Immunization Economics experts from governments and universities representing over 40 countries and 75 organizations including the WHO, UNICEF, GAVI, CDC, USAID, IHME, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Although participants are to arrange and pay their own travel and hotel reservations, your registration to this pre-congress session is free and includes two full days of activity, meeting materials, lunch, social night, and coffee breaks.
We have plenty of updates surrounding the planning of the pre-congress session. In a couple of weeks, we will post an updated agenda which covers a wealth of content that is guaranteed to pique your interests. In particular, we will have featured updates on research findings and methodological resources; concurrent capacity building sessions covering analytic methods and knowledge translation; and distinguished panelists and speakers covering a broad topic from stakeholder engagement, broader use of data, capacity-building, policy, and decision-making, all while maintaining our focus topic on the economics of immunization.
In addition to the main agenda, we will also have a poster presentation session throughout this two-day event. We will implement the new #betterposter design that took the internet by storm. In addition to awarding the five high-scoring presentations with travel support, we also extended support to a handful of incredible poster submissions to mitigate their financial barrier and allow them (mostly from LMICs) to come to present their findings. These posters, representing works from over 20 countries, share insights that will undoubtedly enrich your learning experience in Basel. We are also working on a social event on Saturday night so participants can get to know each other and establish new connections -- more on this to come!
Lastly, please share this email with your colleagues who might be interested in attending this Immunization Economics pre-congress session in Basel. They can add their name on the invitation list at Immunizationeconomics.org/basel.