BirdFlu2009: Avian influenza and human health (BirdFlu2009)

Venue: JDP St Hilda\'s College

Location: Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: Apr 10, 2009
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BirdFlu2009, will address most aspects of basic and applied research on avian influenza viruses and their potential health and socio-economic impact on humans. The conference is aimed at bringing together leading experts in the field from both academia and industry, veterinarians, postdoctoral researchers, graduate research students, physicians and doctors, research managers and policy makers. Thus this event will provide an international forum to discover the latest research directions and thinking in this field in academic and commercial settings, to exchange data and ideas and to develop new collaborative links.

General Conference Themes

Epidemiology and evolution of avian influenza viruses, especially of H5N1, in poultry and human populations
Migratory birds in influenza epidemiology
Molecular biology and analysis of viral strains - molecular genetics of host-pathogen interaction
Virulence and pathogenecity
Mathematical models
National and international surveillance, containment, management and contingency strategies
Antiviral drug development and treatment strategies, including vaccination
Advances in viral detection and identification technologies
Economic impact on veterinary industry
Important Dates

Early registration: 10 April 2009
Abstract submission for oral presentation: 10 April 2009
Abstract submission for poster presentation: 30 June 2009
Registration deadline: 31 July 2009
Late/on site registration: Subject to availability of places
10% discount on registration fees for full-time students and NHS employees on application

Scientific and Programme Advisors

Dr John McCauley, National Institute for Medical Research, UK
Dr Munir Iqbal, Institute for Animal Health, UK

Who Should Attend

Academic, Research and healthcare: Group and Lab Heads, Postdoctoral Scientists and Graduate Research Students, Research Managers, Physicians and Doctors
Biotech and Pharma: CEOs, Chief Scientists, Group Heads and Team Leaders, Senior and Junior Research Scientists, Research Managers
Journalists from Scientific and Popular Media


St Hilda's College
United Kingdom