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Vaccinology 101

Vaccinology 101

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This on-demand webinar will explain how immune responses are initiated, and how vaccines are designed to take advantage of that to provide protection from subsequent infections. The webinar discusses the steps and mechanisms involved in immune activation, the ways in which the immune system surveys for infectious organisms, how memory responses are formed and how secondary (memory) responses differ from primary immune responses. Vaccine deign, registration, and manufacture will also be discussed. Earn 1 hour of CE credit by participating in this webinar.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will better understand:

  • What vaccines do
  • How immune responses develop
  • How different characteristics of the immune response
    may impact the outcome of certain vaccinations
  • How vaccines are developed and licensed
  • How vaccines are manufactured

Speaker Bio

Leigh O'Mara PhD

Dr. O'Mara is the Technical Marketing Director for Vaccines and Therapeutics US at Merial. She works closely with field veterinarians, R&D, and manufacturing to ensure good communication regarding product needs and performance in the field. Dr. O'Mara also works with KOLs in the field, and with agencies to ensure the technical accuracy of product descriptions and activities. Prior to her current position she has worked in R&D as a project manager on the development of new vaccines and pharmaceuticals, and in academia on new vaccine development.

RACE Credits 

This program 249-36206 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credits (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Scientific using the delivery method(s) of: Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.