LabRoots Kicks off Educational Session on “Influenza” In the Past, Present and Future, to be held November 6th 2019

Leading infectious disease experts gather to share the importance of influenza prevention and vaccines, and latest developments to improve preparedness

LabRoots, the leading scientific social networking website offering premier, interactive virtual events and webinars, will commence an educational gathering at its free Influenza Virtual Event to be held on November 6, 2019, sponsored by Cepheid, Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company dedicated to improving healthcare and delivering a better way to improve patient outcomes.

Despite influenza viruses being the most common during fall and winter seasons, flu viruses are identified year-round. Dedicated to influenza control and treatment, Influenza 2019 assembles academia and industry, clinicians, top scientists, research scholars, and virologists to explore the spectrum of influenza research from basic science to the development of vaccines and antivirals, to pathogenesis and routine laboratory diagnostics.

Heightened readiness is needed on a worldwide scale and discussions will explore Prevention Strategies for Influenza and Influenza Vaccines, the Structure and Function of the Influenza Virus, and Impact of Influenza Beyond Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment. Featured recognized speakers with unique specialties include:

Rafael Medina Silva, PhD, Associate Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine, Tisch Cancer Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH, Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Jun Wang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona


Edward Hutchinson, PhD, Research Fellow, Center for Virus Research, University of Glasgow

As a result of the agenda, attendees will understand the pathogenesis of human influenza virus – a systems virology approach, learn new technologies for the discovery of improved influenza antivirals and vaccines, find out about drug discovery and pharmacology of antivirals targeting drug-resistant influenza viruses, delve into a dose of the flu – influenza’s variable virus particles, and know how to protect your health in the 2019 flu season.

“This timely meeting addresses the need for more effective methods to fighting the burden of influenza viruses and the goal of identifying transformative concepts,” said Greg Cruikshank, Chief Executive Officer of LabRoots. “The informative talks rounding out the program highlight our continued commitment to share the most up-to-date research with our global audience.”

Offering live-streaming webcasts, poster hall, and a networking lounge the interactive platform enables participants to learn and connect seamlessly across all desktop and mobile devices. As an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program, 1 Education Credit per presentation for a maximum of 14 credits can be earned.

To register for the event and for more information, click here. Use #LRflu to follow the conversation!

About LabRoots 
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, and primary source for scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars and more. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events.

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