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       We kindly wish to invite you to the following seminar:

          Influenza – Unity in Complexity
                                  Hosted by
 the Centre for Infectious Diseases, Stellenbosch University
LHPG Western Cape Branch of the SA Veterinary Association

 The seminar will take place at the Wallenberg Centre (STIAS)
                       Marais Street, Stellenbosch
                      Wednesday, 24th June 2009
                                 8:30 – 17:30
                          (followed by an optional dinner)

                        R.S.V.P. before 18th June to:
                 Tel: (021) 808 5001 or fax: (021) 808 7619

For map of location please see:
                Secure parking is available at the STIAS Centre.
                                 Seminar programme

          Influenza – Unity in Complexity
Objective: To provide scientific information in order to stimulate a trans-disciplinary
    understanding regarding the complexity of the human-animal-environment
  interface of influenza in the context of the one world, one health, one medicine
                               Date: Wednesday, 24th June 2009
                               Venue: STIAS, Stellenbosch
                               Time: 8h30 – 17:30
 TIME            TOPIC                                     SPEAKER
 8:30 – 9:00                         REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
 9:00 – 9:10     Opening and welcome                 Dr. Gininda Msiza
                                                             Chief-Director: Veterinary Services,
                                                             Western Cape Department of
 9:10 – 9:30     Defining Influenza from the perspective     Prof. Paul Cilliers
                 of complexity theory                        Centre for Studies in Complexity,
                                                             Stellenbosch University
 9:30 – 9:40     On overview of the history of Influenza     Dr. Stephen Korsman
                 pandemics                                   NHLS, Umtata
 9:40 – 10:00    Influenza in human beings: Viruses,         Prof. Wolfgang Preiser
                 transmission, prevention and treatment      Division of Virology, Stellenbosch
 10:00 – 10:20   Epidemiology and surveillance of            Dr. Lucille Blumberg
                 influenza in the human population and       NICD
                 vaccine supply
 10:20 – 10:40                                        TEA
 10:40 – 11:00   Animal Influenza: Virology, host range,     Dr. Baltus Erasmus
                 and factors influencing pathogenicity       Veterinary Virologist: Deltamune
 11:00 – 11:20   Specialist Veterinary Pathologist and Pig   Dr. Tertius Gous
                 Herd Health Consultant                      Specialist Veterinary Pathologist
                                                             and Pig Herd Health Consultant
 11:20 – 11:40   Migration patterns and environmental        Dr. Dirk Verwoerd
                 influences on the epidemiology of Avian     Veterinarian, Pfizer Animal Health
                 Influenza in wild birds
 11:40 – 12:00   Surveillance and molecular epidemiology     Dr. Celia Abolnik
                 of avian influenza in wild birds in South   Molecular Biologist, Onderstepoort
                 Africa                                      Veterinary Institute
 12:00 – 12:20   Avian Flu in commercial poultry and         Dr. David Allwright
                 ostrich production systems, surveillance    Veterinarian, Eikenhof Poultry
                 and epidemiology
 12:20 – 12:35   Human Influenza vaccine logistics           Dr. Brian Greenblatt
                                                             sanofi pasteur
 12:35 – 12:50   General question session                    Chaired by Dr. Annelie Cloete
                                                             State Veterinarian, Western Cape
                                                                      Department of Agriculture
  12:50 – 14:00                                      LUNCH
  14:00 – 14:15     Animal influenza outbreak response     Dr. Pieter Koen
                                                                      Deputy-Director: Animal Health,
                                                                      Western Cape Department of
  14:15 – 14:30     Pandemic Response                                 Dr. Neil Cameron
                                                                      Centre for Infectious Diseases,
                                                                      Stellenbosch University
  14:30 – 14:45     Decision making in a time of scarcity             Prof Leslie London
                                                                      Public Health, UCT
  14:45 – 15:00     The media and public perceptions                  Rika Allen
                                                                      Stellenbosch University
  15:00 – 15:30                                         TEA
  15:30 – 15:50     Developing a better understanding of the          Prof. Paul Cilliers
                    complexity of influenza and pointers on           Centre for Studies in Complexity,
                    the way forward                                   Stellenbosch University
  15:50 – 17:30     Opening for discussion and deliberation           Chaired by Prof. Paul Cilliers
                                                                      Centre for Studies in Complexity,
                                                                      Stellenbosch University
  17:30 - 18:00                                        NETWORKING
  18:00 – 21:00                                          DINNER*

*Dinner (including wine and soft drinks) optional at additional fee of R160.00 (Please indicate
separately on application form).

                                             Registration form
         Please send completed registration form together with proof of payment to:
    Tel: (021) 808 5001 or fax: (021) 808 7619
                                    before 18 June 2009

Note: Registration fee is not refundable in case of cancellation.

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              Registration fee:          R 600.00
  (includes coffee and tea, lunch)
                               Dinner:   R 160.00              Total:
    (includes wine and soft drink)

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