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Avian Influenza: Breaking News, Public Health and Surveillance Readiness

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) cordially invite you to attend a symposium providing breaking news on the global spread of avian influenza and assessing public health and surveillance readiness.

World-renowned speakers will include:

  • Nancy J. Cox, Chief, Influenza Branch, and Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
  • Robert A. Lamb, HHMI Investigator and John Evans Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Northwestern University, Evanston, and Professor of Microbiology-Immunology at Northwestern University School of Medicine;
  • Matthew Lorence, Associate Director, Emerging Markets, Affymetrix, Inc.
  • Farzad Mostashari, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;
  • David Nabarro, Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza for the World Health Organization;
  • Jeffery K. Taubenberger, Chair, Department of Molecular Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Speakers will discuss how the 1918 influenza pandemic may serve as a model for understanding the impact of a 21st century global influenza pandemic. Presentations will also address the adequacy U.S. and global public health infrastructure and surveillance systems.

This symposium is the first in a series of sessions examining the current state of the global avian influenza threat and U.S. and international vulnerability to this and other infectious diseases. Subsequent sessions are scheduled for April 6, May 11 and June 8.


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Contact: Jim Keeley
keeleyj@hhmi.org
301-215-8858
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
15-Mar-2006


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