To help lower the impact of influenza on public health in Europe, the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) organizes its Science Policy Flu Summits on an annual basis. The fifth edition of the Science Policy Flu Summit will be held on 28 September 2016 at the International Press Centre in the heart of European Quarter in Brussels.
Building on ESWI’s rich history of working with partner organizations, this year’s Summit will showcase successful collaborations in different fields such as travel medicine, the protection of diabetes patients and asthma patients, and the role of healthcare professionals in flu prevention. Different parties will approach the influenza issue from their specific perspectives and public health authorities will report on the influenza challenges that lie ahead. At the same time, the Summit will provide an informal platform to discuss ways to expand efforts, to exchange good practices and to initiate concrete actions. Participants will include healthcare workers, policy makers, organizations of at-risk patients and senior citizens, and scientific researchers.