CSIEO seminar on bird flu, Fri 10 March

Subject: CSIEO seminar on bird flu, Fri 10 March
From: David McDonald <>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 12:43:55 +1100 (EST)
You are invited to the following CSIRO Sustainable
Ecosystems Seminar  this week .......

Friday 10 March 2006

Epidemiological perspectives on the spread and control
of bird flu 

Prof Adrian Sleigh 
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population health

3.30 pm

Venue: Seminar Room, Caughley Bldg, Gungahlin
Homestead, Crace  

The entrance to Gungahlin Homestead is from Bellenden
Street  (off Barton Highway, approx 500m north of
Gungahlin Drive overpass). The visitor car park is to
the right of entrance near front of Homestead

Enquiries:  ph 6242 1608 (Mon pm,
Tues-Thurs) or phone Gungahlin reception - ph 6242

Abstract and Bio

Adrian Sleigh approaches this topic as an
epidemiologist and physician. He has not specialised
in flu but who has worked for 30 years on research to
control infectious diseases in poor communities in
many parts of the world, including most of Asia and in
Sth America. He began to work on influenza as a
service to colleagues who requested inputs in 2004,
and after being sent to Hong Kong to help out during
the SARS outbreak in 2003. The talk will lay out the
background of avian and human influenza, noting how
they are transmitted and how they highlight our
regional connectedness. He will point to some puzzling
questions regarding spread and control of influenza.
Many of these questions derive from wild life biology,
others from viral evolution, and most intersect with
multiple disciplines. Transdisciplinary dialogue is
needed and the seminar will highlight this aspect most
of all.

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Anne Towill
CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
'Gungahlin Homestead'
GPO Box 284
Canberra ACT 2601

ph 02 6242 1665 (Mon & Fri)
fx: 02 6242 1536


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