Led by the Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation (CAIRE) with co-funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada (MRFC), seventeen students submitted applications to the Vaccinology Student Research Program (VSRP). Projects were evaluated based on pertinence to immunization programs in Canada, the methods used as well as originality, timeliness and effort involved. Eleven students were awarded a travel bursary to attend CIC 2016.

During this dedicated poster viewing time, students will have the opportunity to present their data in an oral poster session and discuss their research with experienced Canadian vaccinology researchers. One student will be selected as the recipient of an educational bursary from the Dr. Bernard Duval Foundation. The winning student will be announced on Thursday, December 8. We encourage you to come and listen to the presentations as well browse the posters and engage with presenters.

Session Chair: Dr. Shelley Deeks, Medical Director, Public Health Ontario & Chair, Vaccinology Student Research Program

Travel Bursary Winners:

  • Adverse effects of vaccination with live attenuated intranasal influenza vaccine in a pediatric cohort with Cystic Fibrosis – Constantina Boikos
  • BCG-induced granulopoiesis protects newborns from septic death – Bryon Brook
  • Vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations among young children during the 2010-11 to 2013-14 influenza seasons in Ontario, Canada – Sarah Buchan
  • Urinary pneumococcal antigen detection tests: Comparing diagnostic performance in adult community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) – May Elsherif
  • B-cell responses to 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in patients with severe chronic kidney disease – Gabrielle Gaultier
  • Two-year efficacy of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in a cohort of HIV-positive females – Elisabeth McClymont
  • The health and economic burden of pertussis in Canada: A microsimulation study – Ashleigh McGirr
  • Impact of conjugate vaccines on Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae in children with cancer: A report from the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT) – Joanne McNair
  • Review of encephalitis and encephalopathy cases following Immunization Reported to the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program ACTive (IMPACT) from 1992 – 2012 – Jennifer Tam
  • Vaccine hesitancy in the web 2.0 era – Maryline Vivion
  • Risk of recurrence of adverse events following immunization: Results of 18 years of monitoring in Quebec, Canada- Joseline Zafack

 Student Participants:

  • Using mobile apps to facilitate reporting of vaccination status. Results of a pilot study with ImmunizeCA and Ottawa Public Health – Katherine Atkinson
  • Equity-based childhood immunization policy-making in urban centres across the Canadian prairies: A comparative analysis – Thilina Bandara
  • Haemophilus influenza type A invasive infections at the Montreal Children Hospital and infection rates in Quebec – Andrée-Anne  Boisvert
  • Interventions to increase routine childhood immunizations in low socioeconomic populations: A systematic review – Sarah Edwards
  • Understanding non-vaccination against influenza in Canadian adults: Findings from the 2015-2016 influenza coverage survey – Noushon Farmanara
  • Investigation of an excess of injection site reactions following immunization with measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRC) vaccine in Quebec – Marilou Kiely
  • Effect of human papillomavirus vaccination on cervical cancer screening in Alberta – Jong Kim
  • Evaluation of a brief training on motivational interviewing adapted to vaccination – Stéphanie Lanthier-Labonté
  • A review of cost-utility analyses of vaccines – Jason Lee
  • Pertussis outbreak in a large health region in Saskatchewan – Olanrewaju Medu
  • Quality improvement in clinical services delivered by public health – Mohammed Mosli
  • Maternal perceptions of childhood vaccination: Reasons for and against – Melissa Mueller
  • Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of targeted vaccination campaigns for the containment of pandemic influenza in Canadian metropolitan areas – Patrick Saunders-hastings
  • Vaccine conspiracy beliefs across Canada – Gilla Shapiro
  • Reductions in Antibody Production to the 2014/15 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine in Highly Active Young Men Aged 18-35 – Andrew Stewart
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect of Two Injection Speeds on Infant Distress During Vaccination – Horace Wong