The international symposium on “Surveillance and Discovery in Respiratory and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases” organized in Phnom Penh from 29th of May to the 31st, brings several regional projects of the Institut Pasteur International Network to a close. This meeting aims to be a forum for Pasteur Institutes and their partners in the Asia Pacific Region to discuss major advances and gaps in the understanding of emerging infectious diseases. It will be an opportunity to outline a way forward implicating scientists health authorities, universities, NGOs and training instances active at the regional level.
The opening of the workshop on May 29 will be presided by His Excellency Dr Mam Bunheng, Ministry of Health of Cambodia and His Excellency Mr Christian Connan, Ambassador of France, in the presence of Diplomatic delegations and high rank personalities. It will be followed by a keynote lecture from the Head of the Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response Unit from the Regional Office for the Western Pacific of the World Health Organization.
International experts and directors of the Asia-Pacific institutes will deliver a unique series of conference. The full programme can be viewed at http://www.pasteur-network-meeting.org/KH2011/
We thank our sponsors (AFD, DHHS/ASPR, Institut Pasteur International Network, DKSH, Sanofi Pasteur, Roche) for supporting this challenging event.