Prof David Salisbury
Professor Salisbury was previously Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, London and responsible for the national immunisation programme. Post “retirement” he works on the WHO Global Programme for Vaccines. He chaired the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Vaccines, chairs the European Region Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis Eradication, and is a member of the Polio Elimination Certification Commissions for other WHO regions. Also he had extensive experience in Global Health Security as co-chair of the G7 working group on Pandemic Influenza. He chairs the Jenner Vaccine Foundation Board, is President of the International Association of Immunisation Managers and Associate Fellow, Centre for Global Health Security Chatham House. In his talk to the Association he described the significance of vaccination in general and explained how the impact of such campaigns was analysed and interpreted. The positive impact of both human papillomavirus and influenza virus vaccines had been considerable, and he explored some of the ongoing studies being undertaken in the field at present.