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Opening Plenary Session: Keynote Address

Nancy Cox, PhD
Past Director of the Influenza Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Director of CDC's World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of influenza

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Public Health Plenary Session:
Addressing the Public Health Threat of Influenza: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment

Nahoko Shindo, MD, PhD
World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland

Werner Bischoff, MD, PhD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Salem, NC, USA.

Yuelong Shu, PhD
Chinese National Influenza Center, National Institute for Viral Disease, Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

Virology & Pathogenesis Plenary Session:
Molecular Studies for Vaccines and Antivirals

Structure, Mechanism and Drug Targeting of Influenza Polymerase (not available)
Stephen Cusack, PhD, FRS
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Grenoble Outstation, Grenoble, France.

Peter Palese
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

Influenza Countermeasures (not available)
Yoshihiro Kawaoka, DVM, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison/University of Tokyo, Madison, WI, USA

Clinical Science Plenary Session: 
Newer Therapies for Influenza: Hurdles and Progress
Menno de Jong, MD, PhD
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Novel Antiviral Agents in Advanced Development (not available)
Frederick Hayden, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

Combination Antivirals and Antibody-Based Therapies (members' section)
John Beigel, MD
Leidos/NIAID, Bethsheda, MD, USA.

Closing Plenary Session: 
The Future Threats from Influenza
David Swayne, DVM, PhD
National Poultry Research Center - USDA, Athens, GA, USA.

Trevor Bedford, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA.

Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.