Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2006 World Congress

14-06-2006 | |

The latest advances on prevention, therapies and protective measures.

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, June 29-30 2006

For the first time, more than two hundred international specialists (ministry of health, police and army, crisis management, Transports companies, public association, mayors, researchers, pharmaceutical laboratories…) will gather on 29-30 June 2006 at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, to discuss the latest advances on Avian Influenza, especially new therapeutic targets for treatment and prevention in humans. The congress will also plan the strategies to prevent or stop a human pandemic. A special session will be reserved to discuss the management of a catastrophic scenario, in the case of a pandemic outbreak.

The following topics will be approached:

1) Overview about the Avian Influenza propagation in the world

2) Focus on H5N1

3) Treatments and perspectives

4) New detection tools and kits

5) Prevention of influenza

6) Alternative Solutions and Pathways in Influenza Prevention and Treatments

7) Disaster management response

Dr Marvin Edeas, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2006 says: “our aim is to launch the discussion between the different actors involved in the fight against Avian Influenza starting from medical and scientific specialists to government crisis management specialists and we will try to answer many questions: is the medical profession ready to fight against a pandemic? Is the world ready to face a human avian flu pandemic? How will we manage the crisis at all levels and sectors?”

The congress will also gather: government members of several foreign countries, the different international organisations involved in he fight against human and avian influenza (WHO, OIE, World Bank, EISS, GROG), and the world specialists in the field (A. Osterhaus, S. Van der Werf, M. De Jong, E. DeClerq, D. Swayne, E. Hoffmann…)

Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2006 will also provide the opportunity to scientists and industrials to present their work on H5N1, new targets, new tracks or products that have shown their efficiency in the fight against influenza or new tools and kits to detect the virus.

Many international companies will be present at this meeting : Applied Biosystems, Battelle, Baxter, Biomerieux, Biorad, Boeing, Combimatrix, GSK, Green Hills Biotechnologies, Procter and Gamble, Roche, Rockeby Biomed, Sanofi Pasteur, Solvay Pharma, Triosyn…

Programme and useful information

Contact : Dr Sandra Huguenin

Phone : 00 33 1 55 04 77 55


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