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MISMS Research Workshop on Influenza (Indonesia)
Ministry of Health, Indonesia & Fogarty International Center (NIH)
Soon to be announced, 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Ministry of Health, Indonesia are planning an influenza research workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia June 24th - 28th, 2013. This will be the twelfth regional meeting held as part of the FIC-initiated Multinational Influenza Seasonal Mortality Study (MISMS), an international research collaboration that analyzes epidemiologic and phylogenetic patterns associated with influenza virus circulation. This workshop will be focused on the ecology, epidemiology, evolutionary and transmission dynamics of influenza viruses along with the disease burden of influenza, vaccine issues, and the animal/human interface.
Registration will be open soon
Originally called the Multinational Influenza Seasonal Mortality Study, MISMS was initiated in 2001 to analyze national and global mortality patterns associated with influenza virus circulation. The focus of MISMS has since expanded to include evaluating the interaction between the epidemiology, ecology, and evolutionary dynamics of influenza, including natural selection, reassortment, migration, and antigenic change.