Seasonal influenza is the most frequent vaccine preventable infectious disease in travellers. Yet, surprisingly, recommendations regarding influenza in travel medicine are scarce. It is therefore high time to harmonize international and national travel medicine guidelines for influenza prevention and treatment. To that end, an expert group of ESWI and ISTM (International Society for Travel Medicine) […]
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14 December 2016 was the deadline for participation in the 2017 ESWI Best Body of Work Award competition. No less than 19 young scientists have entered the competition and from these entries one award winner will receive a cash award of €10,000 and an invitation to present at the Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference (Riga, September […]
ESWI launches the fourth edition of its Influenza Award for Young Scientists. The most promising body of work in flu research will be awarded a prize of €10,000 and an invitation to lecture at the Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference (Riga, 10-13 September 2017). The competition is open to all young scientists worldwide. Eligibility criteria are listed […]
A global influenza meeting was held in Chicago on 24 August 2016, with representation from the three different Summits – the ESWI Science Policy Flu Summit, the APACI Flu Summit, and the US National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit. The discussion, however, progressed into broader issues of mutual interest that could ultimately improve the control of […]
ESWI has issued a press release to highlight the fact that flu prevention deserves more attention in travel medicine. This press statement is released at the occasion of Dr. Marco Goeijenbier’s lecture at the Science Policy Flu Summit, to be held at the International Press Centre in Brussels on 28 September 2016. Download the press […]
ESWI and its partner organization ISTM (International Society of Travel Medicine) are about to publish a review paper on influenza vaccination of travellers. The paper has been submitted for publication in the Journal of Travel Medicine. In the mean time, ISTM member Robert Steffen has published a Lancet paper that elaborates on the benefits of influenza vaccination for […]
A group of European experts, including ESWI member Ted van Essen, has now published an overview of key facts about influenza vaccination for general practitioners. The aim of their effort is to harmonise the diagnosis of seasonal influenza and the approach of European general practitioners to seasonal influenza vaccination in order to move towards reaching […]
ESWI is now part of the business platform LinkedIn. Follow the latest influenza related news and ESWI’s business updates by clicking the Follow button on ESWI’s LinkedIn page.
FLUNIVAC aims to pave the way to the development of a universal influenza vaccine. ESWI is FLUNIVAC’s communication partner and has now prepared a brand new version of the FLUNIVAC newsletter, highlighting the project’s recent advances. The newsletter is available here. Feel free to disseminate the document to anyone you think might be interested.
ESWI is delighted to announce that the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA) has joined the Influenza Coalition, ESWI’s cooperative partnership with organizations of healthcare professionals, the elderly and at-risk patients. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with EFNNMA as we are convinced that nurses and midwives play a crucial role in […]