APACI Influenza Workshop 2020

Kuala Lumpur event (October 15th) - deferred indefinitely 

The Influenza Workshop in Malaysia planned for October 15th has been postponed indefinitely, with the Park Royal Hotel (KL) closing for the next 15 months due to COVID-19 restrictions.

While COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect on everyone around the world, we are investigating the possibility of running a digital meeting, or series of digital meetings, that will be interactive, and international in their scope.

Thank you for your patience in regard to this matter. APACI is committed to ongoing influenza education in the Asia-Pacific region and I hope that you will be able to participate once we have certainty on how we will proceed.

This meeting is for Healthcare Professionals, Virologists, Microbiologists, Epidemiologists, and Government & Public Health Officials.

Speakers and topics may include:

Lance Jennings (New Zealand) - Global impact of influenza

Wan Noraini Wan Mohamed Noor (Malaysia) - Surveillance systems & epidemiology of influenza in Malaysia

Yasmin Gani Malaysia (Malaysia) - Clinical impact of influenza in Malaysia

Zamberi Sekawi (Malaysia) - Vaccination program in Malaysia

Zulkifli Ismail (Malaysia) - Vaccination hesitency

Navin Kumar Devaraj (Malaysia) - Paediatric Influenza Vaccination, individual protection and herd immunity

Holly Seale (Australia) - Influenza & healthcare workers

David Smith (Australia) - Development of antivirals as treatment for influenza

Robert Booy (Australia) - Controlling institutional outbreaks of influenza

John Tam (Hong Kong) - WHO pandemic preparedness plans

Suchitra N.Pandit (India) - Vaccination of pregnant women to protect the mother and the infant

Philip Poi Jun Hua (Malaysia) - Influenza vaccination for older people

Jamal I-Ching Sam (Malaysia) - Molecular diagnostics of respiratory viruses in Malaysia

Gary Grohmann (Australia) - Effectiveness of rapid diagnostics