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Te Niwha Webinar - Avian Influenza: How Prepared Are We?

22 May 2024
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Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Time: 1 PM - 2 PM

You are invited to join us for the webinar:

Avian influenza is evolving and presents a growing threat globally.

Te Niwha, the Infectious Diseases Research Platform, is hosting a webinar featuring avian influenza experts and leaders of the Te Niwha-funded research project: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. As part of the ongoing work by Te Niwha and the range of project partners, this session will describe and discuss what developments in the virus mean for Aotearoa New Zealand and our future preparedness. The webinar will extend on the current research activities and ongoing initiatives, complementing numerous media interviews by our research leaders sharing their expertise and understanding. 

Questions can be submitted before and during the seminar by email to:

Speakers include Distinguished Professor Nigel French (Te Niwha Chief Science Advisor, Massey University); Professor Jemma Geoghegan (University of Otago, Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka); Dr David Winter (ESR); and Dr Rachel Stanyer (Department of Conservation). For a panel discussion the speakers above are joined by: Dr Mary van Andel (MPI); Dr Emma Sherwood (Health NZ); and Dr Nick von Randow (Ministry of Health). 

We understand the recent pandemic experiences brought about a range of views about infection control, public health and vaccinations. This webinar is an academic and science kōrero that seeks to share information from a research perspective.