General Information

The 4th African Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology (ANISE) Meeting will be held in Cape Town, South Africa on December 5-6, 2014 following ASLM2014. The ANISE Meeting will bring together approximately 130 participants from over 20 African countries, international public health organizations, and academic institutions working on influenza in Africa.

Important! There will be a pre-meeting Workshop on Influenza Disease Burden for ANISE members held on December 4. The workshop will feature short lectures and hands-on exercises to learn the methodology used to estimate the burden of influenza disease. Participants will be expected to bring their own data to work with during the workshop. If you would like to participate, please email the ANISE inbox at ANISE@cdc.gov.

TITLE OF MEETING:

4th African Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology (ANISE) Meeting

MEETING LOCATION:

Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

MEETING OVERVIEW:

Background: The African Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology (ANISE) was founded in 2009 to help scientists share and standardize influenza surveillance methods in Africa. ANISE encourages African countries to generate and disseminate data on the burden and epidemiology of influenza. Members can use the Network to coordinate with one another and provide laboratory and epidemiologic support to other members.

The objectives of the ANISE Network are to:

  • Generate and disseminate data on the burden and epidemiology of influenza in Africa
  • Share and promote use of standardized surveillance methods in the region
  • Coordinate and provide laboratory and epidemiologic support for the continued surveillance of seasonal influenza and for the detection of pandemic strains

The Network is open to professionals working on influenza-related projects or research in Africa.

Please visit the official ANISE website for more details.

Format: The day and a half meeting will include a keynote address, plenary sessions, and a poster reception.

Who Should Attend: Laboratorians, epidemiologists, veterinarians and other public health practitioners and academics involved in influenza-related public health activities or influenza research in Africa.

Scientific Themes: This ANISE Meeting will focus on Generating Evidence for Influenza Vaccination in Africa. The agenda will address the following themes:

  • Burden of Disease and Risk Groups
  • Virologic Surveillance
  • Co-infections and Other Respiratory Pathogens
  • Vaccines and Other Interventions

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