100 years ago, an influenza pandemic stunned the world, killing more than 50 million people worldwide. The world remains vulnerable to such outbreaks, and due to the fast evolution of the influenza virus, globalization and intercontinental travel, outbreaks on the scale and severity of the 1918 pandemic would have a devastating effect today. But lessons […]
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During the 37th annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), ESWI and ESPID will organize a joint symposium on “Influenza vaccines for children: current issues and developments”. Confirmed symposium speakers include: Ana Mosterin (Cambridge University) on “Influenza B and the rationale for Quadrivalent vaccines” Abdullah Brooks (Johns Hopkins) on “Childhood flu […]
On 28 September 2018, ESWI brought together 60 influenza stakeholders for a day of presentations and debates on paediatric influenza vaccination. The aim of the meeting was to bring childhood influenza vaccination to the next level and to that end ESWI organized a stakeholders table for partner organizations, combined with a number of scientific contributions, Q&A and debate. The event was available […]
ESWI proudly facilitated the formation of a diabetes/influenza community on 8 November 2018 in Leuven. The group’s action plan is currently under preparation and ESWI looks forward to implementing it in close collaboration with our partners: Diabetes UK Pharmacist Group to the European Union (PGEU) Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) Immunology of Diabetes […]
The Influenza Diabetes Task Force, a newly founded international alliance of organizations dedicated to the protection of people with diabetes against influenza, launches a campaign on influenza & diabetes. It is the first multi-stakeholder international campaign advocating for the need to increase influenza vaccination rates among people with diabetes worldwide. The campaign will start at […]
The 7th ESWI Influenza Conference will take us to the vibrant city of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, from 13 to 16 September 2020. The 7th ESWI Influenza Conference will offer you four days of expert lectures, symposia and workshops on all aspects of influenza and will be the world’s premier influenza meeting in 2020. […]
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards”, Norwegian philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once said. And we could not agree more. That is precisely why ESWI will commemorate the centenary of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic outbreak with a stakeholder roundtable gathering on 22 January 2019 in London. Chatham House kindly agreed to co-host […]
People with diabetes still face a higher risk for influenza and its complications. National and international guidelines therefore advise that diabetes patients be annually vaccinated against influenza. But the attention for the impact of influenza on diabetes patients is low and so is the influenza vaccine uptake in this group, despite the scientific evidence that […]
ESWI’s aim is to reduce the burden of influenza in Europe and it takes an impressive lot of actions to achieve that goal. Here’s our 2017 activity report.
ESWI actively encourages the careers of promising influenza researchers. As part of that endeavour it disseminates awards for the best oral and the best poster presentation by a young scientist at its triennial ESWI Influenza Conferences. During the recent 6th ESWI Influenza Conference in Riga, session chairs and co-chairs had been asked to evaluate Young Scientists […]