Q. Who should attend the Advanced Vaccinology Course in India (INDVAC)?
A. Specialists in infectious diseases, microbiologists, virologists, paediatricians, physicians, research nurses, team members of vaccine trials, members of contract (or clinical) research organizations (CRO) and vaccine industry professionals would be best suited to attend INDVAC.
Q. When is INDVAC conducted?
A. INDVAC is usually conducted in the cooler month of September in Vellore. This year, the course will be conducted from September 20-29, 2021.
Q. When can one apply for INDVAC 2021?
A. The applications for INDVAC 2021 are open from April 1st 2021 to May 31st 2021. You can apply using the apply tab in this website.
Q. When will I know if I am selected for INDVAC 2021?
A. Each of the applicants will be informed of their Selection Status by July 1, 2021.
Q. Are scholarships available to attend the course?
A. There is provision for scholarship for deserving candidates. Scholarships will be awarded based on an assessment by the organizing committee.
Q. Is there an online option for the course?
A. The course will be conducted in person at CMC, Vellore. There is no online option at present.
Q. Where can I stay during the course?
A. The course will be conducted within the picturesque CMC, Vellore college campus. Accommodation can be arranged within the CMC campus or in some of the hotels in Vellore. Transport will be arranged from the place of accommodation to the course venue.
Q. Can I attend part of the course and obtain a certificate?
A. The course is structured in such a way that all aspects of vaccinology are covered in a systematic manner with assignments and discussions that run through the course. Hence, the course has to be fully attended to be eligible to obtain a certificate.
Q. Will I need internet access during the course?
A. Internet access will be provided at the course venue for the duration of the course.
Q. Will a course certificate be provided?
A. A certificate will be provided at the end of the course for all participants who attend the full course.
Q. Are there any accreditation or CME credits for attending the course?
A. The course is accredited by the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University for 30 CME credits.