Vaccine-derived Polioviruses and their Implications – State of the Art, 30 May-1 June, Geneva, Switzerland


The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ministry of Health Japan, is organising a scientific meeting on vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) – ‘VDPVs and their Implications:  State of the Art’ – on 30 May to 1 June 2012 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.
The meeting will review the available scientific information on VDPVs; discuss the scientific, policy and programmatic implications of continued VDPV emergence and transmission; and, help inform the ‘roadmap for VDPV elimination’ for the post-oral polio vaccine (OPV) era.  More information on the meeting’s objectives are available at the following link:
WHO will sponsor a limited number of attendees (primarily speakers) to the meeting. However, a number of spaces will be reserved for open participation, based on a first come/first serve basis (exclusively for attendees able to fully fund their own participation).

Contact: The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, World Health Organization Fax: +41 22 791 1571 Email:

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