The IAIM Inaugural Conference was held 3-4 March 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.
The two-day program included the following sessions:
- An introduction to IAIM and membership benefits
- Informational presentations featuring best practices in immunization program management
- Networking sessions and break-out sessions for members to engage in in-depth discussion of specific management solutions
- The election of the IAIM Governing Council (the association’s governing body) from among the membership
- Ratification of the IAIM Bylaws
- Speakers included:
- Dr. William Foege, former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Senior Fellow in the Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Dr. David Heymann, Chairman of Public Health England, United Kingdom and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London
- Dr. Thomas Cherian, Coordinator of the Expanded Programme on Immunization, WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
- And many more, including immunization managers from the IAIM membership
IAIM Inaugural Conference Proceedings
IAIM is pleased to share the proceedings of the IAIM Inaugural Conference in Istanbul. You can access a PDF copy of the Proceedings here, or read the Proceedings directly on this page by clicking the icon below.
IAIM Inaugural Conference Presentations
Were you unable to join us for this historic event? Access presentations from the Conference here.
IAIM Inaugural Conference Photos
Conference photos are available here.
IAIM Joint Regional Meetings
IAIM regional meetings are open to IAIM members within each region (operationally defined as WHO regions). The agenda for regional meetings are based on the collective priorities of the members within each region. Unstructured time is built in to each regional meeting so that immunization managers have an opportunity to openly discuss regional issues of importance:
On February 1-2, 2017, 70 participants from 30 countries convened in Madrid at the International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM) Joint Regional Meeting for the Americas and Europe to discuss an issue of increasing concern to public health experts around the world: vaccine acceptance and demand. This meeting served as a valuable opportunity for immunization managers to share their experiences with peers from other countries and leverage their collective knowledge to increase global vaccine confidence. Representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe and the Pan-American Health Organization presented recent data on the state of vaccine uptake in the American and European regions, and attendees discussed best practices to effectively identify and address the barriers to vaccination within the populations of their home countries. The International Association of Immunization Managers Joint Regional Meeting for the Americas and Europe was organized by the Sabin Vaccine Institute in collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
-Access the Vaccine Hesitancy Presentation Series here!
-Acess the meeting photos here!
- The Inaugural IAIM Joint Regional Meeting for Asia and the Pacific was held 22-23 September 2016 in Beijing, China. This meeting brought together immunization managers and other immunization professionals from Asia and the Pacific to share their experiences, successes, and challenges in managing immunization programs. The event featured presentations from international speakers and IAIM members on immunization program management topics, and provided the opportunity to meet other immunization managers and professionals in Asia and the Pacific.
Access the meeting agenda here and the meeting pictures here.
- The Inaugural IAIM Regional Meeting for members from the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa was held on 25-26 September 2014 in Durban, South Africa. Nearly 50 members from across these two regions came together to share their experiences and challenges in managing national immunization programs and to begin shaping the association. Participants engaged in networking and breakout sessions to exchange best practices and lessons learned in order to improve the impact of their programs. Access our photo album of the event here.