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Bali to Host Bird Flu Summit

H5N1 Avian Flu Experts to Meet in Bali March 27-28, 2008.

(1/19/2008) The State News Agency ANTARA reports that world experts on Bird Flu (H5N1) will gather in Bali later this year.

Organized by New Fields Exhibitions, Inc., the conference will bring together companies working in the fields of Avian Influenza Prevention, scientist and government health officials. Among the topics to be discussed are prevention, planning for pandemic handling and care for those infected with the disease.

Seeking to identify "best practice" among those working in the field internationally, the conference will be held in Bali March 27-28 and is the fifth in a series of similar meetings. Past summits have attracted a distinguished list of experts, including Dr. David Nabarro, the U.N. Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza, Alex Thiermann of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Wenqing Zhang of the WHO Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response, Adolfo Garcia-Sastre of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, John Thompson of the National Sheriffs Association, Prof. Oleg I. Kiselev of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Anna Thorson of Sweden's Karolinska Institute and Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality for Perdue Farms.