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March 2020

Panel 8: Vaccines and immunology

Review and highlight of the significant advances made towards vaccine development and understanding of the immunology of otitis media

Published research Infectious Diseases Bacterial Respiratory Infectious Disease Group
March 2020

Panel 4: Recent advances in understanding the natural history of the otitis media microbiome and its response to environmental pressures

Advances in understanding bacterial dynamics in the upper airway microbiome are driving development of microbiota-modifying therapies to prevent or treat disease

Published research Ear Infections Bacterial Respiratory Infectious Disease Group
March 2020

Panel 7 – Pathogenesis of otitis media – A review of the literature between 2015 and 2019

The most urgent areas appear to be to continue monitoring the emergence of novel otopathogens, and the need to develop prevention and preventative therapies

Published research Ear Infections Vaccine Trials Group Bacterial Respiratory Infectious Disease Group
February 2020

Bacterial Reservoirs in the Middle Ear of Otitis-prone Children Are Associated With Repeat Ventilation Tube Insertion

Presence of bacterial otopathogen in the middle ear during ventilation tube insertion was a predictor of children at-risk of repeat ventilation tube insertion

Published research Ear Infections Bacterial Respiratory Infectious Disease Group