4th Global Influenza
Expert Meeting

20 January 2016
Paris, France


CONSISE is pleased to announce that the 4th Global Influenza Sero-epidemiology Expert Meeting for Epidemiology working group members 
 will be held on 20 January 2016 in Paris, France.

At the CONSISE meeting, we will present the online draft version of the question bank for CONSISE influenza protocol templates and the remaining influenza protocol templates undergoing revision and finalization.

The Consortium for the Standardization of Influenza Seroepidemiology (CONSISE) is a global partnership aiming to standardize influenza seroepidemiology and develop comprehensive influenza investigation protocols to inform public health policy. To learn more about CONSISE, please visit https://consise.tghn.org/.

Tentative Programme

Wednesday 20 January 2016
Time Topic Speaker/Facilitator
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and introduction of Participants Maria Van Kerkhove, Institut Pasteur
09:15 - 09:30 Update from the epidemiology working group Maria Van Kerkhove, Institut Pasteur
09:30 - 9:45 Update from the laboratory working group John Wood, retired, formerly from NIBSC, UK
09:45 - 10:00 Discussion
10:00 - 11:00 Development and application of CONSISE Tools
Influenza: Household Studies Ben Cowling, University of Hong Kong
Influenza: WHO and CONSISE Kaat Vandemaele, WHO
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:20 Development and application of CONSISE Tools (continued)
MERS-CoV: Experience in Qatar Elmoubasher Farag, Supreme Council of Health, Qatar
MERS-CoV: Experience in KSA Maria Van Kerkhove, Institut Pasteur
12:20 - 13:00 Discussion All
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Ethical considerations of the use of such tools in epidemics Abha Saxen, WHO (via WebEx)
14:30 - 15:00 Guidance on the reporting from Seroepidemiology studies: ROSES-I Statement Peter Horby, University of Oxford UK
15:00 - 15:30 PCR vs. Serology – how to interpret results in seroepidemiologic studies Christian Drosten, University of Bonn, Germany
15:30 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:45 Question Bank Development and Illustration of online platform TBD
16:45 - 17:30 Next steps for CONSISE Discussion
17:30 Thank you and close of meeting
Institut Pasteur

25-28 Rue du Docteur Roux, 75015 Paris, France


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