3rd Global NITAG Network meeting

This year’s meeting objectives are to: 

  1. Review the Global NITAG Network activities and regional support to NITAGs
  2. Strengthen NITAGs in dealing with conflict of interests & setting priorities
  3. Discuss the results of the NITAGs evaluation
  4. Engage with NITAGs for the revision of training materials
  5. Identify priority activities for the GNN and its global partners.

The meeting was organized with the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada, in Ottawa. 

10:00 - 10:30
Official opening talks
  • Joachim Hombach (WHO HQ)
  • Gina Charos (Director General, Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Caroline Quach (Chair, National Advisory Committee on Immunization)
10:30 - 11:00
Report on GNN activities (Ms Louise Henaff)
11:00 - 00:00
Regional reports
  • Jayantha Liyanage: NITAG and ITAG (by teleconference)
  • Nathalie El-Omeiri: The use of economic evaluations in decision-making
  • Liudmila Mosina: NITAG trainings
  • Nyambat Batmunkh: Sub-regional NITAG (by teleconference)
  • Blanche Anya: Advocating for NITAGs
01:00 - 03:00
2018 At a Glance
  1. Success Stories of the Year: CiTAG, China and Norway
  2. Off-label Recommendations – Results of the Survey by Karina Top
  3. Legal Basis for Implementation of NITAG Decisions – Results of the Survey by Shawn Harmon
  4. NACI Survey on Therapeutic Vaccines by Matthew Tunis
15:45 - 17:00
Executive Secretaries: Structure and Functions (panel discussion)
  1. Andrew Earnshaw (UK)
  2. Magdalena Bastias Garcia (Chile)
  3. Yin Zundong (China)
  4. Thomas Harder (Germany)
17:00 - 18:15
Conflict of interest (Experiences and Lessons Learned )
  • Presentation of guidelines by Philippe Duclos
  • panel discussion with Australia, Zimbabwe, France and SAGE