Centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic: preparing for the next one



7th - 10th September 2018

Beijing Conference Center
88 Laiguangying West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

This year marks the centenary of the first recorded influenza pandemic with devastating mortality globally in 1918. We had also experienced three subsequent influenza pandemics with the latest in 2009. Many lessons were learnt and influenza pandemic preparedness plans were revised and improved. However, many challenges remain and the 2018 World Influenza Conference is aimed at addressing the question on whether we are prepared for the next one.

The 2018 World Influenza Conference will be hosted by the Chinese Association of Preventive Medicine (CPMA), China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), and the Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI). The conference is organized in collaboration with the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI), the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) and the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (isirv).

The overriding aim of the meeting is to generate dialogue between policy makers, public health officials, field workers, and industry.

The 3 day meeting will examine our preparedness for the next pandemic and develop a pathway forward based on the lessons learned from past pandemics.

7th Sep. – Registration
Day 1 (8th Sep.) – Plenary lectures
Day 2 (9th Sep.) – Breakout discussions to address challenges
Day 3 (10th Sep) – Forum on policy and best practices in influenza preparedness plan for Asia and China

Draft program

Conference registration (Password required)

Accommodation at the Beijing Conference Center


Abstracts to be received by July 31st.

Abstract format

Please nominate one of the following categories for your poster (and include in your abstract):

1. Ensuring adequacy of countries' pandemic preparedness plans
2. Pandemic influenza surveillance, laboratory diagnosis and early warning systems
3. Effectiveness of anitviral treatment and non-pharmaceutical interventions for influenza in pandemics
4. Implementation of seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccination
5. Influenza virology and basic research to address pandemic readiness

The E-poster format will be in PowerPoint. Click here for the template.

Poster registation


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