14th International Rotavirus Symposium

March 14 – March 16, 2023
Bali, Indonesia

The 14th International Rotavirus Symposium will take place March 14-16, 2023 in Bali, Indonesia at the Westin Nusa Dua Hotel. It will bring together interested stakeholders to provide an update on new data and relevant research that will inform public health agendas related to prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis. Learn more about the 14th IRSPhoto courtesy of Sabin.

13th African Rotavirus symposium 2021 

November 3rd – 4th November, 2021

The 12th African Rotavirus Symposium will be held 3-4 November, 2021. The symposium is hosted by the University of Nairobi in partnership with WHO African Regional Office (WHO AFRO), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). The 13th ARS will be held on the 3rd and 4th November 2021 and the format will be one 3-hour session on each day. Learn more about the 13th ARSPhoto courtesy of Sabin.

Rotavirus vaccines: Progress, challenges, and the road ahead

October 28 – November 1, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans and New Orleans Marriott, LA USA

At the annual ASTMH meeting, ROTA Council will hold a session focusing on the current rotavirus disease burden, the vaccine landscape, barriers to access, and solutions to expand vaccine access to those who need it the most. Learn more about ASTMHPhoto courtesy of ASTMH.

In the Philippines, should we be doing more?

February 23, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm
Crown Plaza Manila, Philippines

At this conference, ROTA Cuncil will be hosting several sessions focusing on the epidemiology and the burden of rotavirus vaccine, the history of vaccine inclusion in the Philippines and other Asian countries, the challenges and opportunities of vaccine introduction, and why Asian countries have been lagging behind in vaccine introduction. Learn morePhoto courtesy of Photoshare.

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New opportunities for preventing rotavirus in the region

October 5, 2017 | 12:00-4:00pm
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, Hong Kong
Held in conjunction with 13th Congress of the Asian Society for Pediatric Research, October 6-8, 2017

This advocacy workshop will allow participants to learn more about the evidence for including rotavirus vaccines as part of a comprehensive diarrhea prevention strategy and to develop the skills and tools to effectively advocate for rotavirus vaccines in their countries and the broader Asia Pacific region. Learn more.

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Building the investment case for rotavirus vaccines through evidence

April 27, 2017 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Concorde Hotel, Singapore
Held in conjunction with the Asian Vaccine Conference (ASVAC)

A technical workshop to engage clinicians, researchers, and programmatic leaders from Asia in reviewing available evidence on rotavirus vaccines, discussing challenges and opportunities for rotavirus vaccine introduction in middle-income countries in Asia, and identifying key evidence gaps to support decision-making.

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Common, Severe, Preventable: Rotavirus disease and the role of the media

April 27-28, 2017

Concorde Hotel, Singapore

A media training session to engage journalists from the region.  Discussions will include: the impact of rotavirus disease globally, morbidity and mortality, challenges and opportunities for the media and how scientists and journalists can work together.


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ROTA Council Session

May 28-30, 2017

Mangochi, Malawi

In conjunction with the 11th African Rotavirus Symposium.



The ROTA Council was created in collaboration with an advisory group of 24 child health leaders from around the world. We promote the use of rotavirus vaccines as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing diarrheal disease.

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