Conclusions of the conference on flu organized by the CReSA and SEV

A total of 118 veterinarians and human health professionals attended the 1st Conference on Zoonosis and Emerging Diseases. Different aspects related to the avian, swine and human influenza were discussed.

The conference “Avian and Swine Flu: current situation and perspectives of future” was held last June 17-18th 2010. Speakers with recognized expertise responded to a number of doubts about the influenza virus (immunology, surveillance, pathology, epidemiology and molecular biology, among other issues).

Fernando Rodríguez (researcher of the CReSA) and Esteban Domingo (president of the Spanish Society for Immunology, SEV) conducted a conference characterized by the excellent quality of the communications and also the interesting debate generated. One of the main conclusions obtained is that institutions involved in human and animal health should work more closely and create collaborations and synergies in research, surveillance and control of the flu.

The Conference was sponsored by Laboratorios Syva, Pfizer, Gripovac-3 (Merial), Algenex, Sociedad Española de Virología, Thomson Reuters Drug News and Sociedad Española de Inmunología; and is also supported by the Comissionat per a Universitats i Recerca del Departament d'Innovació, Universitats i Empresa of the Generalitat de Catalunya (ARCS2009).

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  • Evasión del sistema inmune y vías de transmisión de la gripe. Adolfo García-Sastre (Profesor Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York)
  • Interacciones del virus de la influenza porcina con el sistema inmune: enseñanzas in vitro e in vivo. María Montoya González (Investigadora CReSA, Bellaterra)
  • Vigilancia veterinaria de la gripe. Concepción Gómez-Tejedor (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Marino)
  • Vigilancia y control de la gripe en el sistema nacional de Salud humana. Pilar Pérez Breña (Investigadora Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid)
  • Dinámica de la infección por el virus de la gripe en aves. Natàlia Majó Masferrer (Investigadora CReSA y Profesora UAB, Bellaterra)
  • Epidemiología de la gripe aviar y porcina. Jordi Casal Fàbrega (Investigador CReSA y Catedrático UAB, Bellaterra)
  • La pandemia de gripe A/H1N1 en Cataluña. Tomás Pumarola Suñé (Catedrático de Microbiología Universitat de Barcelona y Jefe de sección de Virología del Servicio de Microbiología del Hospital Clínic de Barcelona)
  • Biología molecular del virus de la gripe. ¿Qué lo hace tan especial?. Amelia Nieto Martín (Investigadora Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC, Madrid)
  • Consolidación de información biomédica y enfermedades emergentes. Álvaro Arjona Saz (Editor Jefe Thomson Reuters Drug News, Barcelona).

Round table with the speakers of the Conference

Round table with the speakers of the Conference

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Dr Fernando Rodríguez González
Researcher of the CReSA
Edifici CReSA. Campus UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) España
Telephone no.: +34 93 581 45 62
Fax: +34 93 581 44 90

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