APACI Influenza Workshop 2021 2021Malaysia


The APACI Influenza Workshop Malaysia will be held 20 March 2021. The meeting will be virtual, interactive, and international in their scope.

This meeting will be of interest to Healthcare Professionals, Virologists, Microbiologists, Epidemiologists, and Government & Public Health Officials.

Registration is free.

Conference Objectives
•    Review surveillance of influenza in the region
•    Consider mechanisms for controlling outbreaks in institutional settings
•    Understand the interface between clinicians and laboratory, and the data used for patient management
•    Receive updates on best practices for prevention and treatment of influenza
•    Review progress in pandemic preparedness and planning
•    Highlight new developments in Malaysia

Speakers and Topics

Surveillance & Preparedness
•    Siti Aisah (Malaysia) - Surveillance systems & epidemiology of influenza in Malaysia
•    Speaker TBC - Comparison of influenza surveillance systems in Australia, China, Malaysia
•    John Tam (Hong Kong) - WHO Pandemic preparedness plans

Influenza vaccination
•    Yasmin Gani (Malaysia) - Clinical impact of influenza in Malaysia
•    Zamberi Sekawi (Malaysia) - Influenza vaccination advocacy in Malaysia
•    Zulkifli Ismail (Malaysia) - Vaccination hesitancy
•    Holly Seale (Australia) - Healthcare workers
•    Raja Dhar (India) - Influenza & chronic lung disease
•    Suchitra Narayan Pandit (India) - Vaccination of pregnant women to protect mother & infant
•    Navin Kumar Devaraj - (Malaysia) - Paediatric flu vaccination; individual protection & herd immunity
•    Cheah Wee Kooi (Malaysia) - Influenza vaccination for older people

Detection and Treatment of Influenza
•    Robert Booy (Australia) - Controlling Institutional outbreaks
•    Jamal I-Ching Sam (Malaysia) - Molecular diagnostics of respiratory viruses in Malaysia
•    Gary Grohmann (Australia) - Effectiveness of rapid diagnostics
•    David Smith (Australia) - Development of antivirals as treatment for influenza


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