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Influenza programme for public health officials and policy makers

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 […]

ESWI Young Scientist Fund: call for applications

The Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference offers early career scientists a unique opportunity to present their latest work, and to meet and foster collaborations with the international influenza community in a three days high-level conference totally dedicated to influenza. If you are interested in attending the conference, you are welcome to apply for a travel and […]

Best Body of Work Award 2017: winner announcement

The scientific quality of this year’s submissions for ESWI’s Best Body of Work Award was of an exceptionally high level. The Evaluation Committee members fully agreed that it is a great pleasure to see so many talented young flu researchers and to review their work. But it also made their task to assess the applications a complex and […]

ESWI paper on travellers and influenza now published!

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) […]

ESWI Best Body of Work Award: the Evaluation Committee

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 […]

Download the Best Body of Work Application Form here

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 […]

Global Influenza Summit

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 […]

Influenza and travel medicine: ESWI press release

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 […]

Influenza vaccine for international mass gatherings

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 […]

Key facts about flu vaccination for general practitioners

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 […]