Summary: More than 1,400 Researchers from all corners of the globe convened in Hong Kong, SAR, China for Options for the Control of Influenza VII. While critical subjects such as healthcare policy, mathematical modeling and host genomics were covered, response to the 2009 pandemic and future pandemic preparedness took center stage at Options VII.
Summary: The conference provided comprehensive scientific guidance for all disciplines involved in influenza prevention, control, diagnosis, and treatment, including seasonal and pandemic planning. Topics addressed at Options VI ranged from basic science to healthcare policy. Options VI provided a forum for genuine international and multidisciplinary collaboration supporting the full spectrum of influenza research, and was structured to maximize the opportunities for informal discussions and exchange of ideas between representatives of government agencies, academia, and industry.