International Research Symposium on “Continuing Threats from Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza”

In Honor of Dr WEBSTER


FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!


Dear All,


We would like to invite you to the International Research Symposium on "Continuing Threats from Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza" organized in honor of Dr Robert Webster.

The symposium will be held from 1.45PM to 6.20PM on 16 August 2012 at Pao Yue Kong Auditorium and Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.


Speakers include:

  • Professor Robert G Webster, Rose Marie Thomas Chair in Virology, Department of Infectious Diseases, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA

  • Professor Nancy J. Cox, Director of the Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Director of World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza, Atlanta, USA

  • Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Professor of Virology, University of Wisconsin, USA and University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Professor Sir John J Skehel, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, UK

  • Professor Richard Webby, Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA

  • Professor Kennedy F Shortridge, Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong

  • Professor JSM Peiris, Centre of Influenza Research and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

The symposium is organized by Centre of Influenza Research at The University of Hong Kong and Area of Excellence (AoE) on Control of Pandemic and Inter-Pandemic Influenza, Hong Kong.


Please refer to our website: www.med.hku.hk/cirhku/aoecirsym for more details.

FREE online registration is available before 10 August 2012 at http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&UEID=19379


For further queries, please contact Ms Phoebe CHOW, the Symposium Secretariat, via email: aoeflu@hku.hk or by telephone no. 2819 9866.


Yours sincerely,

Professor JSM Peiris Co-Chairman Organizing Committee


Professor Yi Guan Co-Chairman Organizing Committee