ESWI activities

10th Influenza Conference 2025
20 - 23 October 2025
Valencia, Spain
The European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI) will organise the 10th edition of its ESWI Influenza Conference in Valencia from 20 - 23 October 2025.
ESWI Airborne: Life as a scientist
Listen to the new ESWI podcast series featuring Early Career Scientist and explore the joys and sorrows of establishing a scientific career.
Webinar: Immunisation & Treatment
30 November 2023
Online webinar
ESWI Airborne: Immunisation & Treatment
New ESWI podcast series diving into immunisation & treatment with a line-up of renowned experts in the field of respiratory virus infections.


ESPID 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark
The European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases is organising its 42nd Annual Meeting between the 20th and the 24th of May in Copenhagen.
Long-Term Outcomes of Respiratory Infectious Diseases and the Potential Role of Vaccination
This webinar will explore the persistent challenges and strategies to manage long-term outcomes of respiratory infectious diseases.
Mitigating the burden of SARS-CoV-2 in at-risk populations with adapted COVID-19 vaccines
More information on this webinar will follow shortly.
World Influenza Conference 2024
Boao, Hainan, China
The coexistence of multiple respiratory infectious diseases such as influenza and COVID-19 in the world poses a major challenge to susceptible populations and healthcare delivery systems, and poses a serious threat to global public health.
European Respiratory Society Congress 2024
Vienna, Austria
The ERS Congress 2024 will be held from 7–11 September in Vienna, Austria at RX Wien GmbH, Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna.
EASD Annual Meeting 2024
Madrid, Spain
The EASD Annual Meeting 2024 is an excellent opportunity to stay up to date with recent developments in the diabetes field. It is the interface between science and clinical practice where key discussions take place that will move the field forward.

Education hub

What is the pandemic potential of avian influenza A(H5N1)?
On March 25, 2024, a national authority in Viet Nam notified WHO of a case of human infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza. Then on April 1, a second but unrelated human infection with (H5N1virus was reported in Texas, USA.
Wastewater testing finds H5N1 avian flu in 9 Texas cities
Researchers who sequenced viruses from wastewater samples from 10 Texas cities found H5N1 avian flu virus in 9 of them, sometimes at levels that rivaled seasonal flu.
WHO's Science in 5: Avian Influenza
Why is WHO concerned about Avian Influenza or Bird Flu? Who is at risk? How can you protect yourself and which foods are safe to eat during an outbreak? Dr Wenqing Zhang explains in Science in 5.
Updates on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
Although bird flu viruses do not normally infect humans, sporadic human infections have occurred. It is important to note that “highly pathogenic” refers to severe impact in birds, not necessarily in humans.

ESWI networks & communities

Influenza Diabetes Community

The Influenza Diabetes Community (IDC) unites scientists, healthcare professionals, patient -and other stakeholder organisations to discuss, share best practices and to network with the objective to raise awareness of the burden of influenza, Covid-19 and RSV in people living with diabetes.

Early Career Scientists Network

Some of the best and most innovative ideas come from early career scientists, they are the future of the influenza field. For this reason, ESWI has been actively encouraging the careers of early career scientists for many years.