First International Symposium on the Functional Infectomics of Influenza A Virus

Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2)
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Friday, April 16, 2010 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The University of British Columbia, Office of the Vice-President Research & International, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) invite you to three informative lectures on new insights into the influenza A virus biology, epidemiology, human/animal interface, and development of preventative and therapeutic strategies in light of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Keynote lectures will be delivered by these esteemed international experts:

Dr. Malik Peiris

Scientific Director, Pasteur Research Institute

University of Hong Kong

From Avian Flu to Swine Flu: Epidemiology and Pathogenesis


Dr. John Pasick

Head of Classical Swine Fever & Avian Diseases,

National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Canada

Pandemic H1N1 Virus and the Human/Animal Interface


Dr. Suryaprakash Sambhara

Chief Immunology Section, Influenza Division,

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta

Preventive and Therapeutic Strategies against Avian and Swine Influenza Virus Infections: Challenges and Opportunities


Organized by:

François Jean, PhD

Team Leader, CIHR Team Grant on the Functional Infectomics of Influenza A Virus

Scientific Director, UBC Facility for Infectious Disease and Epidemic Research


Entry to the keynote lectures is free

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Sponsored by:

UBC - Office of the Vice‐President Research & International

Canadian Institutes of Health Research 

UBC FINDER: Facility for Infectious Disease & Epidemic Research