Save the Date – MISMS Influenza Workshop – Bethesda

SAVE THE DATE

MISMS Influenza Workshop:

Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

November 7-10, 2016, Bethesda, MD

The Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is holding an influenza research workshop on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD (see draft agenda) from November 7 – 10, 2016. This will be the 17th 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. Topics will include, but are not limited to: visualizing and predicting the antigenic evolution of flu, pandemic influenza and the animal-human interface, spatial dynamics, and integrating different kinds of data sets related to immunity, evolution, and epidemiology.  Hosting the workshop at the NIH provides the opportunity for better integration between the experimental work underway at NIH intramural and those studying evolution and epidemiology.

These workshops are structured as two days of scientific sessions (Nov 7-8) and two days (Nov 9-10) of hands-on workshop in methods of phylogenetic analysis (including the BEAST program) and infectious disease modeling (including time-series analysis and mechanistic transmission models). During the scientific sessions the schedule will be structured to allow for ample discussion time. 

Please put these dates on your calendar. Details about registration and abstract submission with be forthcoming in the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at ficmisms@mail.nih.gov.