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Bringing Childhood Influenza Vaccination to the Next Level: Summit report now available

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 […]

Diabetes/Influenza Community established

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 […]

ESWI participates in the Influenza Diabetes Task Force and helps launching the first International Campaign to better Protect People with Diabetes against Influenza

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 […]

SAVE THE DATE for the 7th ESWI Influenza Conference: 13 – 16 September 2020

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. […]

Influenza and diabetes patients: new infographics

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 2017 activity report

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 Best Presentation Awards: congrats to the laureates!

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 […]

Roundtable on influenza prevention strategies for people with diabetes

On 25 October 2017, the diabetes community joined forces to pave the way towards an improved protection of diabetes patients. In fact, patient organizations, healthcare professionals and academic experts assembled in Leuven, Belgium, for a roundtable discussion organized by the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) and ESWI. The main take home messages of […]

Benefits of flu vaccination for persons with diabetes mellitus: A review

People with diabetes face a higher risk for influenza and its complications. National and international guidelines therefore advise that diabetes patients be annually vaccinated against influenza. The evidence that underpins these guidelines has long been fragmented and underexposed. Consequently, attention for the impact of influenza on diabetes patients is low and so is the influenza […]