Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bangkok International Conference on Avian Influenza 2008

 

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In late January of next year an impressive group of world-class scientists and researchers will gather in Bangkok, Thailand for the 2008 International Conference on Avian Influenza

 

The cost of registration goes up after November 15th, so anyone interested should act soon.

 

Thailand, btw, is a delightful country with some of the friendliest people on earth. My brother has lived there for the past year, and has nothing but good things to say about the experience. 

 

The conference  program is enough to induce a Pavlovian response in anyone who follows avian influenza.   This is a veritable `Who's Who' of influenza experts.  

 

 

 

 

 

Bangkok International Conference on Avian Influenza 2008 : Integration from Knowledge to Control


January 23-25, 2008 at Napalai Ballroom, The Dusit Thani, Bangkok, Thailand

23 January 2008

07.30-09.30
Registration & Poster set-up

09.00-09.30
Opening ceremony

09.30-10.10

Keynote lecture by Prof. Robert G. Webster
Subject : H5N1 influenza: Continuing evolution and spread

10.10-10.50
Keynote lecture by Prof. Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus
Subject : Development of pandemic influenza vaccines

10.50-11.10
Coffee break

11.10-11.40
Plenary lecture by Prof. Malik Peiris
Subject : -to be announced-

11.40-12.10
Plenary lecture by Prof. Yong Poovorawan
Subject : -to be announced-

12.10-13.30
Lunch & Poster set-up

Track I : Animal virus sequencing and epidemiology

13.30-14.00
Plenary lecture by Prof. Lei Fumin
Subject : Protect wild birds and their wetland environments from the current HPAI H5N1 prevalence

14.00-14.30
Invited lecture by
Dr. Scott H. Newman
Subject : The truths about HPAI in wild birds

14.30-14.50
Correlation of human pathology of H5N1 infection with exvivo models
Dr.John M. Nicholls, The University of HongKong, China

14.50-15.10
Subject : -to be announced-
Dr. Mongkol Uiprasertkul, Mahidol University, Thailand

15.10-15.30
-to be announced-

15.30-15.50
Coffee break

15.50-18.00
Oral and poster presentation session

18.00-19.30
Welcome dinner

24 January 2008

Track II: Virology

09.00-09.40
Keynote lecture by Prof. Kennedy Shortridge

Subject :
Confronting pandemic influenza : Just don’t let it start

09.40-10.20
Keynote lecture by Prof. Yoshihiro Kawaoka

Subject :
Pandemic influenza

10.20-10.40
Coffee break

10.40-11.10

Plenary lecture by Prof. Yasuo Suzuki
Subject :
Highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses – Mutations responsible for the binding to human-type receptor

11.10-11.40
Plenary lecture by Dr. Mikhail Matrosovich
Subject : Receptor specificity and host range of influenza viruses

11.40-12.10
Plenary lecture by Prof. Prasert Auewarakul
Subject : Determinants of the avian influenza viral adaptation to human hosts

12.10-13.00
Lunch

Track III:  Immunology, pathogenesis, and antiviral

13.00-13.30
Plenary lecture by Prof. Pilaipan Puthavathana
Subject :
Antibody response to H5N1 virus infection
in humans

13.30-14.00
Plenary lecture by Dr. Menno D de Jong
Subject : -to be announced-

14.00-14.30

Plenary lecture by Prof. Frederick G. Hayden
Subject : Antiviral drugs and antiviral resistance

14.30-14.50
Coffee break

14.50-15.20
Plenary lecture by Dr. Jacqueline M. Katz
Subject : -to be announced-

15.20-15.50
Plenary lecture by Prof. George F. Gao
Subject : -to be announced-

15.50-16.20
Plenary lecture by Dr. Richard Webby
Subject : Genetic factors affecting H5N1 disease in murine models

16.20-16.40
-to be announced-

16.40-17.00
-to be announced-

17.00-17.20
-to be announced-

25 January 2008

Track IV: Vaccine development

09.00-09.40
Keynote lecture by Prof. Peter M. Palese

Subject:
Can we improve influenza virus vaccines?

09.40-10.10
Plenary lecture by Dr. Kanta Subbarao
Subject : Active and passive immunization against avian influenza viruses

10.10-10.30
Coffee break

10.30-11.00
The use of vaccine for the control of Avian Influenza in Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Tien Dzung, National Institute of Veterinary Research, Viet Nam

11.00-11.30
-to be announced-

11.30-12.00
-to be announced-

12.00-13.00
Lunch

13.00-13.30
International Pandemic Preparedness; Requirements and Responsibilities
Prof. Michael T. Osterholm, University of Minnesota, USA

13.30-14.00
-to be announced-

14.00-14.30
-to be announced-

14.30-14.50
Coffee break

14.50-15.50
Panel discussion
Subject : -to be announced-

15.50-16.00
Closing ceremony


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

will the lectures be made public
or is it somehow "copyright" ?