You are invited to the first networking meeting of the Vaccine Quality Control Laboratories, which will take place 30 August to 2 September 2016, in Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
The meeting will bring together the national vaccine control laboratories of 25 countries producing WHO prequalified vaccines, as well as stakeholders interested in vaccine quality control. This meeting will be the first opportunity for Vaccine Quality Control Laboratories collaborating with WHO to get together. Its technical focus will be on national strategies for official lot release procedures. Participants will be able to increase their understanding of country-specific lot release procedures and join working groups for in-depth discussion of selected topics.
In addition to technical topics, the agenda will include an item on potential creation of a network for scientific and technical exchange on vaccine testing and practical strategies for enhancing vaccine quality control at a global level.
All those who deal directly or indirectly with laboratory control of vaccines are welcome to join the meeting.