AoE Research Seminars by Dr HAYWARD (7 Nov 2012)

UGC Areas of Excellence Scheme on "Control of Pandemic and Inter-Pandemic Influenza" and the Centre of Influenza Research present the following seminar:


Title: "MRC/Wellcome Flu Watch Study of influenza immunity and burden - England 2006-2011"


Speaker: Dr Andrew HAYWARD, UCL Department of Infection and Population Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School London, UK


Date: 7 November 2012 (Wednesday)


Time: 3:30 pm


Venue: Seminar Room 1-2, G/F Laboratory Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong


Abstract: Flu Watch is the world's largest community cohort study of influenza occurrence and immunity for several decades including 118,000 person weeks of active follow up. The presentation will describe methodology, seasonal rates of infection and disease, population immune profiles through the different waves of the pandemic, severity of pandemic and seasonal influenza, and the role of T cells in immune protection.


All are welcome.