Influenza

WHO Consultation and Information Meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere 2013-2014


WHO Information Meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere 2013-2014

21 February 2012 (morning)

Meeting venue

Geneva Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Participants

Representatives from national or regional vaccine regulatory agencies, influenza vaccine manufacturers and members of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS).

Registration is required and free of charge. For registration to the information meeting, please send an email to gisrs-whohq@who.int, by 15 February 2013 with subject: Registration Information Meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines.
For security reasons, failure in registration before the deadline may result in rejection of admission into the meeting venue.

Provisional agenda

  • Opening and welcome
  • Selection of Chair
  • Summary report of influenza in the world and virus characterization
  • Vaccine serology studies
  • WHO recommendation for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for the northern hemisphere 2013-2014
  • Availability of candidate vaccine viruses and reference reagents
  • Round-table discussion
  • Closure of the meeting
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Directions to the Geneva Ecumenical Centre

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    Ecumenical Centre
    150 route de Ferney
    1211 Geneva 2
    Switzerland