PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS FOR PANDEMIC INFLUENZA

Session I: Global and National Preparedness Strategies

Moderator: Adel Mahmoud, MD, PhD, Chair, Forum on Microbial Threats/President, Merck Vaccines

9:05–9:35

WHO: Priority Public Health Interventions Before and During an Influenza Pandemic

Klaus Stöhr, DVM, Project Leader, Global Influenza Programme, Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response, World Health Organization, Geneva

9:35–10:05

U.S. Government Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan Bruce Gellin, MD, Director, National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

10:05

Q&A/Open Discussion

10:30

Break

Session II: Response and Discussion of Preparedness Planning

Moderator: Stanley Lemon, MD, Vice Chair, Forum on Microbial Threats and Dean of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

10:45

Discussion Panel: David Fedson, MD, Sergy Haut, France

Nancy J. Cox, PhD, Chief, Influenza Branch, CDC and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza

Dennis Perrotta, PhD, State Epidemiologist, Texas

Peter A. Shult, PhD, Director, Communicable Disease Division and Emergency Laboratory Response, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

11:15

Open Discussion

12:00

Lunch



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