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Press Release - Paris - Mai 27 2007

Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2007 World Congress

2nd International Conference on Avian Influenza in Humans:

Recent Developments and Perspectives
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, May 31- June 1, 2007

The second edition of Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2007, will take place at the Institut Pasteur in Paris from May 31 to June 1, 2007. Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2007 will gather more than 200 specialists from 23 countries.

The hot topics of Anti-Avian influenza 2007 will be:

- Political and economic issues of Avian Influenza

- Latest scientific advances on the H5N1 virus

- Latest scientific advances on H5N1 detection

- Prevention and treatments: Focus on vaccine and drugs development

- Prevention of Avian influenza in animals

- Management of a catastrophic scenario, in the case of a pandemic outbreak: Disaster Management Response

Avian Influenza eradication: Why is it so difficult?

Dr M. Edeas, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2007 announces: ”Our aim is to launch the discussion between the different actors involved in the fight against Avian Influenza, starting from medical and scientific specialists to government crisis management specialists. We will try to answer many questions: Pandemic preparation: Is Europe ready? Can the pandemic be predicted? What are the ethical outcomes of a pandemic outbreak? Practical measures and controlling of pandemic Influenza spread: The example of travel restrictions.

Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2007 will also provide the opportunity to scientists and industrials to present their work on H5N1, new targets, new tracks or products that have shown their efficiency in the fight against influenza or new tools and kits to detect the virus (N Pourmand- Stanford University, Rockeby Biomed Ltd).

GSK, Applied Biosystems, Sanofi Aventis, Sanofi Pasteur, Novavax, Dupont de Nemours, Rockeby Biomed Ltd, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Hemispherx Biopharma, Jado Technologies, Green Hills Biotechnology, SEPPIC, Diagnosctics AB

This conference will be held with the following organisations:

World Veterinary Poultry Association

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

Japanese Research Group on Avian Influenza

The Japanese Research Group on Emerging Viral Diseases

International Society of Preventive Medicine

Program and useful informations on

Contact: Celine Mecier

Phone: +33 1 55 04 77 55


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