Agenda

Annual CEIRS Surveillance Meeting for the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance Network

 

November 14 -16, 2016 in Columbus, OH

CEIRS - Develop tools and strategies to lessen the impact of influenza on public health

Monday, November 14
  Breakfast at hotel (provided as part of the food package)
7:30 am Bus departs hotel
8:00 am Welcome – Andrew Bowman (SJCEIRS), Rustin Moore (The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine), Diane Post (NIAID)
8:15 am  Group Discussion “CEIRS Surveillance Top 3s” – Andrew Bowman (SJCEIRS)
10:00 am Break (provided as part of the food package)
10:30 am Avian surveillance - Nichola Hill (CRIP)
12:00 pm  Addressing sequencing bias of avian influenza isolates – Marjolein Poen (CRIP)
12:30 pm Lunch (provided as part of the food package)
1:30 pm Pandemic preparedness and response: The CEIRS surveillance contribution in the event of a major event – Lauren Sauer (JHCEIRS)
2:30 pm Working groups meet to discuss progress made to date and devise plan for on-going collaborative effort
3:30 pm Break (provided as part of the food package)
4:00 pm Isolates and reagent sharing discussion – Stacey Schultz-Cherry (SJCEIRS)
4:30 pm Swine and other mammals surveillance – Thomas Fabrizio (SJCEIRS)
6:00 pm Bus departs for hotel
7:00 pm Optional group dinner at El Vaquero – pay on your own (adjacent to hotel)
Tuesday, November 15
          Breakfast at hotel (provided as part of the food package)
7:30 am Bus departs hotel
8:00 am Human surveillance – Christopher Anderson (NYICE)
Human side of the human/animal interface
9:30 am  Virus characterization pipeline – David Topham (NYICE)
10:00 am Break (provided as part of the food package)
10:30 am DIGS Sequencing update and discussion – Constantinos Kyriakis (Emory-UGA CEIRS)
11:00 am Uninformed models – Tavis Anderson (CRIP)
12:00 pm Lunch (provided as part of the food package)
1:00 pm DPCC Data standards – Stephan Bour (DPCC)
1:30 pm  Working groups report progress and plans for future projects:
Swine surveillance
Avian surveillance
Human surveillance
Virus characterization – Bioinformatics
3:00 pm  Revisit “CEIRS Surveillance Top 3s” – Andrew Bowman (SJCEIRS)
3:45 pm Final thoughts – Diane Post (NIAID)
Should we continue to have surveillance meetings?
4:00 pm  Bus departs for hotel or depart on your own for the airport
  Dinner on your own
Wednesday, November 16
6:00 am   Vans depart hotel (breakfast en route)
9:00 am Arrive at Winous Point Marsh Conservancy (WPMC) for sampling
12:00 pm Depart WPMC (lunch en route)
3:30 pm Arrive back to the Hilton Garden Inn