Influenza remains a source of public health concern. Though the disease may not always be dominating the headlines, influenza confronts scientific researchers and policy experts with major challenges. In the 2016/17 season, for instance, influenza has put further strain on already besieged hospital services in many European countries, while the contagious H5N8 bird flu strain has had a major impact on the European poultry sector.
Since there is no time for complacency, the Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference will provide a highly needed platform to discuss Europe’s preparedness and response for influenza outbreaks. Public health officials, policy makers and influenza experts are kindly invited to join the discussions in the Science Policy Interface at the Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference.
The Science Policy Interface track is a separate programme specifically designed to foster the exchange of evidence and practice at the interface of science and health policy. In seven sessions, the world’s leading experts will address some of the most intriguing issues, while distinguished public health professionals will share their insights and experience.