CoViPa Masterclass III

Januar 12, 2022 - Januar 14, 2022



The Vaccines Study Group of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI) meets on January 12 to 14, 2022 in a hybrid format. The meeting wil take place  online via Zoom,  and on-site at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig (“2G plus” – vaccinated or recovered with a valid recent negative test only).

Today, we are proud to announce a highlight of this meeting:

A Panel Discussion will be held in the evening program of Wednesday, January 12 featuring

 –          Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch, University of Erfurt

–          Prof. Dr. med. Christian Bogdan, University Hospital of Erlangen and STIKO

–          Prof. Dr. Melanie Brinkmann, HZI, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and TU-Braunschweig

–          Prof. Dr. Klaus Cichutek, Paul-Ehrlich-Institute

–          Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Carsten Watzl, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

Focusing on “Vaccines in the Public Eye”, the discussion will address communication strategies that help improve general acceptance of vaccination, combat misinformation, and facilitate professional exchange within the scientific community.

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch is an acclaimed expert in the psychology of vaccine hesitancy and the laureate of the German Psychology Award for 2021. Prof. Dr. Christian Bogdan is the director of the Institute for Microbiology in Erlangen and a member of the Standing Committee on Vaccinations at the Robert Koch Institute. Prof. Dr. Klaus Cichutek is the president of the Paul-Ehrlich Institute, the regulatory agency in charge of vaccine approvals in Germany. Prof. Dr. Melanie Brinkmann and Prof. Dr. Carsten Watzl are experts in virology and immunology who have substantially contributed to the understanding of infectious medicine and prevention in the German public space.

Together, the panel shall provide a detailed and accurate insight into strategies for scientific communication in the public arena, with the possibility for a discussion with audience members.

The 3-day meeting provides exciting scientific updates in the fields of basic and applied vaccine research, vaccines development and deployment. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

To be part of it all, we encourage you to submit your abstract for oral and/or poster presentation.

Registration (40 € online, 160 € on-site) has opened and ends on December 3, 2021.

For additional information on keynote speakers, program agenda, registration, and abstract submission, visit the official website of the study group frequently.

We have also included information on suitable hotel accommodation for you there.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to interested colleagues.

We warmly welcome you to join our meeting in January 2022 and look forward to receiving your presentation proposal!

Kind Regards

Luka Cicin-Sain,

Helmholtz Zentrum für Infektionsforschung / Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

 Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding,

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut & ZEPAI – Center for Pandemic Vaccines and Therapeutics