2020 World Influenza Conference

(WIC) Chengdu, China

1/2 November 2020

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In September 2018, the first World Influenza Conference (WIC) was organized in Beijing, China to mark the centenary of the influenza pandemic of 1918. More than 1,200 participants from 37 countries attended the conference. Representatives included experts and scholars from global and national health authorities, health commissions, universities, research institutes, medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies. Participants gathered together to discuss the scientific bases in the global prevention and control of seasonal and pandemic influenza, anticipate public health preventive strategies and seek collaborative platforms in public health to promote world-wide pandemic preparedness.

The second WIC will take place in Chengdu, China on 1 – 2 November 2020 to coincide with the World Flu Day Initiative and again being 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 will also be 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 main theme of the conference is centered on reviewing new evidence in support of public health policy as well as research and innovations for the control of seasonal and pandemic influenza. The overarching goal is to   generate dialogue between policy makers, public health officials, field workers, and industry on addressing the key challenges in influenza control. 

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