PROMISE (Preparing for RSV Immunisation and Surveillance in Europe) has recently announced experts to join the International Scientific Advisory Group (ISAG). This consultive body brings together experts in the areas of epidemiology, immunology, virology, infectious diseases, public health and clinical medicine to offer valuable independent guidance and advice throughout the whole duration of the project on scientific and technical matters.
- Larry Anderson (Emory University), expert in the field of Respiratory Viruses.
- Heather Zar (University of Cape Town), expert in the field of Paediatric pulmonology.
- Mark A. Miller (National Institutes of Health), expert in the field of Public Health, Epidemiology, Virology, Vaccine Discovery/ Development.
- Eric A. F. Simões (University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Colorado School of Public Health), expert in the field of Paediatric infectious diseases.
Embedding ISAG recommendations to ensure project success
The ISAG is set to play an important role in the success of PROMISE by informing the approach and strategies of the project. The different workstreams will regularly consult ISAG members, to ensure that the key gaps and requirements in relation to the different tasks of the project are considered. In addition, by following the guidance and advise from the ISAG experts, the PROMISE teams will guarantee that the results developed while the project course are well accepted and supported by all key stakeholders: patients, health authorities, researchers, clinicians and industry.
PROMISE partners will receive ISAG’s views and input, upholding and optimising the level of scientific excellence and stimulating dissemination of the project results. This will be carried out via annual meetings, attendance to specific workshops or the invitation to participate in specific project activities. Advisors will also be invited to participate in the independent review of deliverables.