Avian Influenza: Breaking News, Public Health and Surveillance Readiness

March 15, 2006

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) cordially invite you to attend a symposium providing breaking news on the global spread of avian influenza and assessing public health and surveillance readiness.

World-renowned speakers will include: Speakers will discuss how the 1918 influenza pandemic may serve as a model for understanding the impact of a 21st century global influenza pandemic. Presentations will also address the adequacy U.S. and global public health infrastructure and surveillance systems.

This symposium is the first in a series of sessions examining the current state of the global avian influenza threat and U.S. and international vulnerability to this and other infectious diseases. Subsequent sessions are scheduled for April 6, May 11 and June 8.
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If you would like to attend the March 23 symposium, please RSVP by email to biotech@csis.org with your full contact information. Questions can be directed to Torrey Shallcross at (202) 775-3181.

The Russell Senate Office Building is located Northeast of the Capitol on a site bounded by Constitution Avenue, First Street, Delaware Avenue, and C Street, N.E.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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