Misconceptions about influenza vaccination
- 10 years
“You only catch the flu once every 10 years.”
5 February 2014
As part of its commitment to the future of the influenza field, ESWI launched the third edition of the Influenza Award for Young Scientists on 15 October 2013. Among 15 other submissions, the work of Dr. Damian Ekiert (University of California) received the highest rates after evaluation by the 10 jurors of the International Selection Committee. The jurors unanimously recognized the high scientific quality and relevance of the submissions. All applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for a travel and accommodation grant, should they be interested in attending the Fifth ESWI Influenza Conference (14-17 September 2014 in Riga, Latvia). In total, ESWI will provide some 50 travel and accommodation grants through the ESWI Young Scientist Fund. More info on the conditions and the application procedure is to be found here.
ESWI 2014 conference registrations now open
23 January 2014
ESWI will hold the fifth edition of its ESWI Influenza Conferen-ces in Riga, Latvia, on 14–17 September 2014. While the Organizing Committee is going to all lengths to develop top-level programmes for scientific experts and public health officials, the conference website now features general delegate and sponsor information, important dates, preliminary programmes and a registration module. Kindly check www.eswiconference.com or download the first announcement.
ESWI commissioned study confirms: Influenza vaccination of the elderly does make sense
21 October 2013
This alternative analysis of the Cochrane review counters misconceptions about influenza vaccination and provides evidence of its effectiveness in the elderly. The study has been published in Vaccine and is available online in ScienceDirect. Media and press have been alerted through this press statement.