To celebrate the 3rd World Flu Day

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2020 World Influenza Conference (WIC)
1 – 2 November 2020
Beijing Cenference Center, Beijing, China

The 2020 World Influenza Conference (WIC) is organized from 1 to 2 November 2020 as an event with both online and on-site attendees. The theme of the Conference “Influenza Control and COVID-19 Pandemic Response” is even more relevant now than ever before. Stakeholders, scientific organizations, governmental agencies, research institutes around the world will get together to discuss the approaches to promote influenza prevention and control during the COVID-19 pandemic while reducing the risk of co-infection with influenza and COVID-19 to further improve the overall influenza prevention and control capacity of China and strengthen academic exchanges among influenza prevention and control experts around the world. 



The 2020WIC is co-hosted by the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association (CPMA), the Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI), China CDC and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), 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). 



Topics will include:
•    Integrating seasonal influenza control policy development and pandemic preparedness
•    Advances in the clinical management of influenza
•    Advances in influenza antiviral treatment
•    Progress in universal influenza vaccine development
•    Molecular evolution of SARS-CoV-2 virus and epidemiological significance
•    Challenges in infection control practices presented by SARS and COVID-19
•    Progress on the use of “Big Data” for the surveillance of COVID-19 and influenza pandemics
•    Innovative approach in the application of vaccines for the control of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza infections

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