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OPTIONS X - Pre-conference Workshop

School of Influenza - Preparation Session

28 August  9am-1pm  ROOM 320 Suntec Convention Centre ( OPTIONS X Venue)

COST :  SGD $50  - Lunch provided

About the course -

This is an education programme aimed at young scientists that provides a comprehensive grounding in the influenza virus with opportunity to interact with world-renowned experts in this field.

The School is aimed at graduate students and young scientists who are starting, or in the early stages of a career in influenza, public health, surveillance, research or product development. The original concept for the ISIRV School was to provide a comprehensive understanding of influenza viruses, as well as many aspects of control and prevention strategies for influenza. This mini School will provide participants with the background and content for maximal understanding and learning at the OPTIONS X meeting.

Programme

The scientific programme is an intensive 1/2 day before the start of the OPTIONS X meeting with presentations by world renowned experts and academics that will provide participants with a comprehensive scientific grounding in many aspects of influenza ranging from theoretical concepts to basic techniques used in research and surveillance. The course is designed for a minimum of 30 students and around 80 students are expected.


   Wednesday 28 August 2019
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks
ECOLOGY and EPIDEMIOLOGY

9:05

 

 

9:40

 Influenza (past and present) with focus on human influenza and diagnosis
 University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
 
 
 Influenza at the human animal interface
 HKU School of Public Health, Hong Kong
VIROLOGY
 10:10
 Influenza Virus Structure, Replication, Pathogenesis 
 Imperial College London, UK
 
10:40 Coffee Break
PREVENTION AND CONTROL: VACCINES

 

11:00

 

11:25

  Influenza Vaccines and Immune Correlates of Protection
Prof. Rebecca Cox
University of Bergen, Norway
 Next Generation 'Universal' Vaccines
 Icahn School of Medicine, USA
 
PREVENTION AND CONTROL: ANTIVIRALS

   

 11:50 

 

 12:20  

  Mechanisms of Action and Resistance of Antivirals
  American University of Beirut, Lebanon
 
  Future Perspectives on Prevention of Influenza
  University of Nottingham, UK
 
12:50  CLOSE / LUNCH