1. Umit Kartoglu
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  3. Sunday, 05 January 2020

Please join us for a webinar on vaccine vial monitor (VVM)-based vaccine management, on the occasion of publishing of “The Book of VVM: Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow” by Umit Kartoglu. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 21st at 4pm CET. During the webinar, the presenters will discuss the critical role of VVM in vaccine management policies as well as the VVM shaping the future of the (digitized) cold chain. The presenters will be:

  • Umit Kartoglu, Co-founder and CEO, Extensio et Progressio, Collonge-Bellerive, Switzerland (author of The Book of VVM)
  • Debbie Kristensen, Director of Vaccine Technology, Strategy, and Policy / Medical Devices and Health Technologies, PATH, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ted Prusik, Co-founder and Senior Vice President, Temptime Corporation, Morris Plains, NJ, USA

For presenter biographies, refer to the attached document.

It is not an overstatement to say that VVM is one of the most important recent innovations in the area of public health, providing health workers with advisable and dependable means of ensuring that the administered vaccine has not been damaged by heat. Amongst all the temperature monitoring devices and tools, VVM is the only one that has dramatically changed the course of vaccine management practices as well as shaped the future of the cold chain. Some critical approaches we have today in vaccine management have only been made possible with the help of VVM, and others have been made more effective.

For a quick review of VVM-induced vaccine management policies and VVM based vaccine management, refer to pages 201 and 245 in The Book of VVM (free download in PDF and ePUB3 formats from http://kartoglu.ch/vvm).

Registration athttps://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/onstage/g.php?MTID=e27289500ca959052459c45ec0e2540e1

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One thing I found fascinating in the book is learning more about the role of TechNet itself ("The role of TechNet", from p105) in the global adoption of the VVM.

VVM has been on the agenda at Technet Conferences since the very first in 1990, all the way to the most recent in 2017 (see links below). It has also been discussed on the TechNet forum (previously the TechNet listserv) over the years.  

Below are some interesting links on the TechNet-VVM connection for those who are interested:

Ted Prusik introducing "the next-generation VVM" at the Pitch-Fest, TechNet Conference, Cascais, Portugal


Other TechNet Conference 2017 resources - recording of all presentations, slide-decks, etc. Conference theme: "Building the next generation of immunization supply chains".


Forum posts about VVM:


VVM-related documents in the TechNet Resource Library:

Go to https://www.technet-21.org/en/library and in the Advanced filter in the sidebar, in the Tag box enter "VVM". Interestingly, some key publications and other resources have not yet been added. We will look to see if a new topics page can be created for VVM.

Conference Reports from all TechNet Conferences from 1990:


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The TechNet webinar on VVM-based vaccine management will take place next week at 4pm CET on Tuesday, 21 January

Save the date and register now at https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/onstage/g.php?MTID=e27289500ca959052459c45ec0e2540e1. If you have any question, don't hesitate to contact me by private message or in this thread. 

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