Conferences and Events
CoMO organises Global or Regional Conferences each year to provide our members with the opportunity to meet, share ideas, attend workshops and develop best practice skills to support their organisations.
A mix of presentations and interactive workshops fill the agenda, whereby members receive information relevant for their advocacy, such as scientific surveillance updates and training workshops based on members’ self-reported gaps in knowledge.
Guest speakers and experts in their field are invited to provide such training workshops and in the past they’ve focused on: events fundraising, social media campaigns, and volunteer recruitment and management - to name just a few. Member case studies complement the sessions and help ground the learnings into best practice for patient groups.
Global Conferences are an opportunity for our global membership base to connect and learn skills together that will benefit their advocacy. These conferences highlight the true global burden of the disease and allows members to form global partnerships over a shared vision.
Regional Conferences provide an opportunity for CoMO members to connect and share best practice with other members in their region (Europe Africa, Asia Pacific or the Americas). Recognising the need for regional specificity and coordination to defeat meningitis, these conferences are structured around regional-specific issues that members wish to discuss.
Meningitis Research Foundation Conferences
Booking is now open for the thirteenth Meningitis Research Foundation Conference taking place virtually on 1-3rd November 2021. The conference will bring together world-leading experts discussing latest advances and today's challenges for meningitis and septicaemia, including burden and impact of diseases, the development of new vaccines and global impact of existing programmes and campaigns, the development of new diagnostic tests, advances and controversies in treatment, scientific advances to enable future action against these infections, aftercare and advocacy. The conference programme is aligned to the new WHO Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030. Learn more and book your place here.
Collaborator Conferences and Events
We collaborate with organisations that have similar aims and interests to ours, attending and speaking at relevant events to raise awareness of meningitis and share the human cost of the disease. Please find upcoming events below.
DRIVE Annual Forum
Expected to be held at the end of September, DRIVE's Annual Forum is an opportunity to evaluate the progress of this IMI Horizon 2020 project which aims to establish robust vaccine effectiveness estimates for influenza vaccines.
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