ESWI activities

Webinar: H5N1
4 June 2024
Online webinar
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


Mitigating the burden of SARS-CoV-2 in at-risk populations with adapted COVID-19 vaccines
The webinar will explore how the burden of SARS-CoV-2 variants may be mitigated with adapted vaccines.
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.
International Workshop on Pediatric RSV Infection 2024
Munich, Germany, & Online
RSV is a leading cause of acute lower respiratory infection and respiratory mortality among young children globally. It is responsible for an estimated 3.6 million hospital admissions each year.
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.
20th EuGMS Congress
Valencia, Spain
“From Healthy Ageing to Complex Needs in Older Adults“ is the main topic of the EuGMSCongress which will take place in Valencia (18-20 September).

Education hub

Does pasteurization inactivate bird flu virus in milk?
Data provide direct evidence that the standard pasteurization methods used by dairy companies are effective in inactivating all tested subtypes of influenza viruses in raw milk.
Inactivation of Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus in Raw Milk at 63°C and 72°C
Findings highlight the need for research on HPAI A(H5N1) virus in dairy production.
Avian Influenza: keeping careful watch to keep the EU safe
With avian Influenza increasing, two European Commission health threat management experts, Francisco Reviriego and Ingrid Keller, explain the risks of its spread in Europe and what the EU is doing to keep people, animals and the environment safe.
Avian Influenza A (H9N2) - India
the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) for India reported to WHO a case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) virus detected in a child resident of West Bengal state in India.

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.