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 […]
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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/
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: The International Diabetes Federation (IDF Europe) Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) Pharmacist Group to the European Union […]
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 […]
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. […]
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards”, Norwegian philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once said. And we could not agree more. That is precisely why ESWI will commemorate the centenary of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic outbreak with a stakeholder roundtable gathering on 22 January 2019 in London. Chatham House kindly agreed to co-host […]