Fourth Global Influenza Seroepidemiology Expert Meeting (CONSISE)
A two-day workshop of CONSISE (the Consortium for the Standardization of Influenza Seroepidemiology) took place back-to-back with the global influenza conference Options for the control of influenza.
A two-day workshop of CONSISE (the Consortium for the Standardization of Influenza Seroepidemiology) took place back-to-back with the global influenza conference Options for the control of influenza. CONSISE is engaged in the development of the seroepidemiology protocols and laboratory standardisation regarding serological methods.
The specific objectives of this meeting were to:
- Finalise CONSISE seroepidemiology protocol templates and question bank for field validation
- Review of laboratory assay comparisons and future work on standardisation of laboratory methods
- Discuss the role and lessons to be learned from CONSISE involvement in MERS-CoV and influenza A(H7N9)
- Involve more experts and end users to discussion of CONSISE activities
- Promote wider use of CONSISE tools and network for influenza and emerging respiratory viruses
This meeting followed the 3rd Global Influenza Seroepidemiology Expert Meeting held in January 2013 in Hong Kong SAR, China.
ISIRV and ECDC influenza epidemiology meeting 16-18 January 2019
16 Jan 2019 to 18 Jan 2019 - The ISIRV (International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases) Epidemiology Group and ECDC are holding an influenza epidemiology meeting at ECDC in Stockholm 16-18 January 2019.
Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, 2018
6 Jun 2018 to 8 Jun 2018 - The joint annual influenza surveillance meeting by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe took place on 6 - 8 June 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited participants were epidemiological and virological surveillance experts nominated by national health authorities as well as representatives from international institutions, covering the 53 countries of the EU/EEA and the WHO European region. The meeting was by invitation only.
ECDC Expert meeting on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for Pandemic flu
16 May 2018 to 17 May 2018 - The meeting focused on the evidence base for the revision of the updated “Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe”, with a specific emphasis on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for pandemic flu.