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International Symposium: Centenary of the 1918 Spanish Influenza, the Worst Pandemic in the Recent History of the World: Lessons for the future

Life and Matter Sciences | Madrid, September, 27 and 28, 2018

Program


Coordinators:
Estanislao Nistal Villán 
Facultad de Farmacia. Universidad CEU San Pablo. Madrid, España. 
Gustavo del Real
Laboratorio de gripe. Departamento de Biotecnología. Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA). Madrid, España 
Adolfo García-Sastre
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. New York, USA.


Thursday, 27

9:30 Welcome reception
Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra 
Director Fundación Ramón Areces.
Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Consejo Científico Fundación Ramón Areces.
José María Medina Jiménez
Consejo Científico Fundación Ramón Areces.
Agustín Probanza
Vicerrector de Profesorado e Investigación. Universidad CEU San Pablo. 
Adolfo García Sastre
Coordinador.

1918 influenza virus: Historical, epidemiological and social aspects

10:00 History and some reflections on the Spanish Influenza pandemic (1918-1919)
Anton Erkoreka 
Universidad del País Vasco (UPV-EHU).
Museo Vasco de Historia de la Medicina.


10:45 The search for the origin of "the monster" known as Spanish Influenza
Robert G. Webster
Emeritus faculty, Division of Virology.
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, USA. 

11:30 Break

12:00 Influenza, populism and post truth
Ilaria Capua
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie. Italia.
University of Florida. USA.


12:45 The serologic imprint of Spanish Influenza in humans
Raúl Ortiz de Lejarazu Leonardo
Servicio de Microbiología e Inmunología. Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid. España.

13:30 Break

Influenza virus virulence factors

16:00 Influenza prevention and control
Yoshihiro Kawaoka 
University of Wisconsin-Madison. USA.
The University of Tokyo. Japan.


16:45 Influenza virus-host interactions
Adolfo García Sastre
Coordinador.

17:30 Break

17:50 Viral proteins and viral RNAs; a coordinated mechanism to increase influenza virus pathogenicity
Amelia Nieto 
Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB).
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. España.


18:35 The RNA synthesis machine of influenza viruses and innate immune sensing
Ervin Fodor 
Exeter College, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. University of Oxford. United Kingdom.

19:20 Closing of the first day of the Symposium

Friday, 28

Host Factors, animal reservoirs and immunology affecting influenza virus infection pathogenesis

9:30 Life-threatening influenza: a genetic disease
Jean-Laurent Casanova
Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Rockefeller University Hospital.
Université Paris Descartes.



11:20 Break

11:50 Mechanisms and consequences of avian influenza virus polymerase adaptation to the human host
Wendy Barclay
Imperial College London. United Kingdom.


12:40 Local and systemic distortion of microbiota homeostasis by influenza A virus infection gives rise to bacterial super infection
Mirco Schmolke
Université de Genève. Suisse.

13:35 Break

Monographic session on vaccines against influenza virus

16:00 Influenza vaccine effectiveness and impact: current knowns and unknowns
Amparo Larrauri
Centro Nacional de Epidemiología. Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP). Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Madrid, España.


16:55 Influenza virus and annual influenza seasons
Inmaculada Casas 
Centro Nacional de Microbiología. Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, España. 

17:50 Break

18:10 Steps towards a universal influenza virus vaccine
Peter Palese
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. USA.

19:10 Closing ceremony
Beatriz Pascual Teresa
Decana Facultad de Farmacia. Universidad CEU San Pablo. España.
Robert Webster
Emeritus faculty, Division of Virology.
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, USA.
Peter Palese
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. USA.

General information

Venue:
Fundación Ramón Areces
C/ Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Registration

All those wishing to attend this event should fill out this registration form until the day 09/28/2018, and send it to: International Symposium: Centenary of the 1918 Spanish Influenza, the Worst Pandemic in the Recent History of the World: Lessons for the future

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