Emergencies preparedness, response

Conference on SARS Research

Singapore, 19 June 2003

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) are joint organizers of this conference. The event is aimed at providing a broad spectrum for discussions and information exchange on local and international efforts in SARS research and to reach a consensus for an international action plan for research in the areas of SARS diagnostics, therapeutics, immunology and pathobiology.

This conference is also supported by Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the National University of Singapore.

Conference Details

Date: 19 June 2003, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Swissotel, Singapore
2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882


Plenary Sessions (9.00 - 12.00) on:

  • Molecular Biology of Coronavirus
    Distinguished Professor Michael M C Lai, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, University of Southern California
  • Priorities in SARS Research
    Professor Edison Liu, Executive Director, Genome Institute of Singapore
  • SARS Diagnostics: PCR and beyond
    Professor Malik Peiris, Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hongkong
  • Vaccine Development
    Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, World Health Organization
  • SARS Therapeutics
    Dr Mark Salter, World Health Organization

Closed door technical sessions (held concurrently from 12.00 -17.00) on:

  • SARS Diagnostics
  • SARS Therapeutics
  • SARS Vaccine Development
  • Molecular Modeling and Research on Coronavirus

Conference fees have been waived. However, pre-registration is required. Please pre-register online at http://www.ols.nus.edu.sg/sars/
The detailed conference programme is also available on the web site.