Entries by annickmannaerts

VaxHunt: “The Quest to Prevent the Next Pandemic” winners!

Congratulations to Guha, Sila, and Julia, winners of VaxHunt: The Quest to Prevent the Next Pandemic,  an online game launched by the Influenzer Initiative at #ESWI2020. This interactive game engages players in one of science’s greatest challenges- universal vaccine protection against influenza. If you missed your chance to play, fear not, a new in-person VaxHunt […]

World Immunization Week 2021 – Vaccines bring us closer

World Immunisation Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunisation saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 […]

Coronavirus, flu and RSV colliding in the fall: conclusions of ESWI’s webinars and recommendations

ESWI organised four webinars in June 2020 to address these questions and discuss them amongst peers, clinicians and policymakers. INFLUENZA AND RSV IN A COVID-19 WORLD CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF COVID-19, INFLUENZA AND RSV INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR COVID-19, INFLUENZA AND RSV CORNERSTONES OF PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND URGENT ACTIONS The following is a summary of the main […]

ESWI Young Scientist Awards 2020

The fifth edition of the ESWI Young Scientist Best Body Of Work award goes to Dr. Robert de Vries, Utrecht University, The Netherlands for his substantial accomplishments to date in the field of understanding influenza virus dynamics. The first edition of the ESWI Young Scientist Innovative Award, a research grant supported by Seqirus, goes to Dr. […]

Influenza Preparedness Stakeholder Conference: meeting report and video summary of stakeholder debate available

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 […]

ESPID 2019 webcasts available to all

To support the education of health care professionals on paediatric infectious diseases, the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases offers free access to 5 top sessions from ESPID 2019 until July 31. This is a great opportunity for anyone who missed these live-streamed sessions or who would just like to watch them again. https://espidmeeting.org/live-streamed-sessions/

ESWI Summit on Influenza Vaccination Programs for Healthcare Professionals

The question of flu vaccination for healthcare professionals is an urgent and highly relevant one. After all, the devastating impact of flu is widely recognized, and flu vaccines are estimated to prevent thousands of admissions and millions of illnesses with current usage. At risk groups are well defined. Health care professionals work with the patients […]

Joint ESPID/ESWI symposium at ESPID 2019 (8 May 2019)

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 […]