We are delighted to announce that the 17th TechNet Conference will take place in Panama City in October 2023!
The preliminary agenda is available here.
To apply to attend the TechNet Conference, please complete the online application form. Applications for the conference will close at 17:00 CET on Friday, June 30, 2023.
This page contains information on:
- Conference dates
- Conference agenda
- Conference venue
- Call for Abstracts
- About the TechNet Conference
- The TechNet Conference Planning Committee
- Previous TechNet Conferences
The conference will begin at 16:00 on Monday, October 16, 2023 and finish at 13:00 on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
More information the format and session times will be provided shortly.
The title of the conference will be:
Immunization Programs That Leave No One Behind
Presentations given at the TechNet Conference will be organised into the seven Immunization Agenda 2030 Strategic Priorities.
Daily "perspectives" will be based on the four Core Principles of the Immunization Agenda 2030: People-centred, Country-owned, Partnership-based, and Data-guided.
As in previous conferences, there will be a focus on topics related to both vaccine supply chain and immunization service delivery. However, many other key immunization topics related to the Immunization Agenda 2030 will also be showcased.
The preliminary agenda for the TechNet Conference is available here.
The Technet Conference will be held in a hotel conference venue in Panama City, Panama. The name and location of the hotel will be made available shortly.
Photo: Skyline, Panama city. Credit: Visit Panama visitpanama.com
Call for abstracts
A Call for Abstracts was issued on Thursday, April 6, 2023 and closed on Friday, May 5, 2023. Almost 300 submissions were received. Many thanks to all those who submitted abstracts.
The Planning Committee are currently reviewing all submissions and will endeavour to respond to all submitters before Wednesday, June 14, 2023. Accepted abstracts will be organised into plenary, breakout, Innovations Cafe, or Poster Gallery sessions. The format of submissions may be adjusted as necessary.
About the TechNet Conference
The TechNet Conference is held every two or three years and enables immunization professionals to meet and discuss the latest developments in immunization practices and policy. The TechNet Conference gathers together key stakeholders in immunization programmes from around the world: managers of national immunization programmes, WHO and UNICEF staff members, vaccine and cold chain equipment manufacturers, representatives from public health agencies, development partners, academia, and independent experts. Events at the conference are typically organized into plenary and interactive sessions, with a variety of side events including a Manufacturers Marketplace, Innovations Cafe, and Project Gallery. Learn more about the TechNet Conference.
Photo: Participants at the 15th TechNet Conference in Cascais, Portugal in October 2017. Credit: TechNet-21
The TechNet Conference Planning Committee
The TechNet Conference Planning Committee is composed of one nomiated representative from each member of the Gavi Alliance Immunization Supply Chain Strategy Steering Committee (ISC2). The Planning Committee is responsible for drafting and finalising the formal agenda of the conference, in particular plenary and breakout sessions, but also including Innovations Cafe sessions and Poster Gallery submissions.
The 16th TechNet Conference took place in October 2020 as a virtual (online) event. The theme of the conference was: "Shaping a resilient and adaptive immunisation program”. View the recordings or read the Conference Report.
The 15th TechNet Conference took place in Cascais, Portugal in October 2017 as an in-person event. The theme of the conference was: "Building the next generation of immunization supply chains".
The inaugural TechNet Consultation was held in Nicosia, Cyprus from March 12-16, 1990. Read the report here. Since then, 15 more conferences have taken place in venues across the world. Information on every conference, including the Conference Report, presentation slides, photos and other resources, can be found in the Conference archive.
Report from the 1st TechNet Consultation, held in Nicosia, Cyprus in March, 1990.
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