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Avian Flu: The Virus and its Pandemic Threat


for Members

Avian Flu: The Virus and its Pandemic Threat

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hunter College - Hunter West, Faculty Dining Room 8th Floor

Presented By

Presented by the Microbiology Section and Hunter College


The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to co-sponsor a public forum with Hunter College. This meeting is open to the public and free of charge.

Avian influenza is an uncertain epidemic which claimed many lives in Asia but has yet to fully reach the Western Hemisphere. A year ago the president unveiled a national health campaign to prepare for the threat of avian flu, and New York City is a public health concern. Selected topics by the panelists include, The pandemic threat of avian influenza from Asia, Epidemiology of Avian Flu and New York City Response to Avian Flu.


The Pandemic Threat of Avian Influenza from Asia
Ruben Donis, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Influenza Branch

Avian Flu Vaccines
John Treanor
, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Dominick Iacuzio, PhD, Hoffmann-La Roche

New York City Response to Avian Flu
Judith C. Lovchik, PhD, New York City Department of Health

Epidemiology of Avian Flu Pandemic?
Philip Alcabes, PhD, Hunter College of CUNY


Doris Bucher, PhD, New York Medical College

The forum will conclude with a panel discussion among five noted speakers prompted by questions from the audience.

Questions from the audience, submitted on index cards distributed during the presentations, will be organized and asked of the panelists by the moderator.


  • Chiron-Novartis
  • Sanofi-Pasteur
  • Hunter College