Dr. David Scheifele

Director, Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC) at BC Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Scheifele is one of the original founders of the Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC) at the Child and Family Research Institute, and has been the director there for the past 25 years. The VEC, established in 1988, was Canada’s first academic vaccine research center and remains one of the largest and most active. Dr. Scheifele is a founding investigator of IMPACT, a surveillance network of 12 pediatric hospitals across Canada that actively monitors certain vaccine-preventable diseases and adverse events following immunization. He is the founding chair of the Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation. Dr Scheifele received the Ross Award from Canadian Paediatric Society in 2010, for distinguished career achievement and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013 for service to Canada. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers.