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AVG Committee

The AVG committee co-ordinates the various activities and represent the interests of the isirv-AVG. Its composition reflects the range of interests and activities of the AVG and is geographically representative of its membership. Committee members have responsibility for organizing particular activities of the group and collating information on particular subject areas for the website or publication, and integrating contributions from the AVG membership.

Members are elected for a period of three years. The procedure and rules for electing new members to the committee is consistent with that adopted for election to the isirv Board. Additional Members may be co-opted from the general AVG membership to serve on the Executive Committee to ensure a balance of geography, gender, scientific interests and skills.

Members will participate in an Annual Meeting, typically held during an AVG-sponsored meeting. Members will also participate in conference calls to generate ideas for isirv meetings/workshops, to advise on publications and other initiatives for scientific exchange, as well as to promote the activities of the Group, and isirv as a whole.

The AVG Executive Committee will also select a Chair and Co-Chair of the Group from among the members of the Executive Committee, typically at the annual meeting of the committee. Currently the Chair of the committee is Alan Hay and Co-chair is Michael Ison.

Committee members:


 Karoline Bragstad

National Influenza Centre, Oslo, Norway
 Bin Cao

 Bin Cao

Capital Medical University, Beijing, China


John DeVincenzo

University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, USA
 Alicia Frey


Alicia Fry 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA.
Elena Elena Govorkova St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA 
Gubareva Larisa Gubareva Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Alan Hay Alan Hay

The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK


fred hayden Small Frederick Hayden University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA
Aeron Hurt Aeron Hurt WHO Influenza Collaborating Centre, Melbourne, Australia


Michael Ison 


Northwestern University, Evanston, USA


R Krug Robert Krug University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
Jenny McKimm Breschkin Jenny McKimm-Breschkin Melbourne, Australia
 Adam Meijer Adam Meijer National Institute for Public Health, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
monto 32 head shot Arnold Monto

University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, USA

Past Co-chair


Nahoko Shindo


World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
N Sugaya Norio Sugaya Keiyu Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
Silvie van der Werf Small Sylvie van der Werf Institut Pasteur, Paris, France


 Hui-Ling Yen


University of HongKong, Hongkong SAR, China
Maria Zambon Small Maria Zambon Public Health England, London, UK

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Karoline Bragstad 



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