Dra. Gabriela Echániz-Aviles

Coordinator of GIVEBPVac, a collaboration between INSP and hospitals throughout the country in a passive laboratory-based surveillance system for invasive bacterial pathogens which can be vaccine preventable. INSP, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Gabriela Echániz is Professor of Bacteriology and Head of the Department of Vaccine Evaluation at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP). She is also member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico.
Professor Echániz graduated in Chemistry and Microbiology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and continued her post-graduate training in Biotechnology and Biology, after spending a period of time at the University of Texas Medical School in the US. She got her PhD degree with honors in Biomedical Sciences in 2007.
She has been coordinator of the SIREVA network in México since its origin in 1993 until 2013. Currently, she coordinates GIVEBPVac, a collaboration between INSP and hospitals throughout the country in a passive laboratory-based surveillance system for invasive bacterial pathogens which can be vaccine preventable. GIVEBPVac also provides antimicrobial susceptibility data and molecular characterization of particular strains. Currently, GIVEBPVac conducts surveillance for Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus. Professor Echániz has published in the field of vaccine preventable bacterial diseases with emphasis in pneumococcal diseases

Speaker at session 10, 24th November: "Resistant patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae"
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