A Conference On The Global Threat Of Pandemic Influenza

Director: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health
November 16, 2005 - November 16, 2005

This day-long conference, which was held at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, examined preparedness and planning efforts in the United States as the world faces the possibility of an influenza pandemic caused by H5N1, the avian flu virus.

Agenda and Bios
Summary Report
Transcripts
Audio
Video

Further Readings

Foreign Affairs

A special section in the July/August 2005 issue of Foreign Affairs.
http://www.foreignaffairs.org/background/pandemic/

The following reading materials are made available to help attendees to prepare to participate in the conference sessions.

Policy

A Killer Flu? (Trust for America's Health Report)
http://healthyamericans.org/reports/flu/Flu2005.pdf

BMO Nesbitt Burns Research: An Investor's Guide to Avian Flu
http://www.bmonesbittburns.com/economics/reports/20050812/avian_flu.pdf

Responding to the avian influenza pandemic threat: Recommended strategic actions (WHO)
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/influenza/WHO_CDS_CSR_GIP_05_8-EN.pdf

Influenza Pandemic: Challenges in Preparedness and Response (GAO)
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05863t.pdf

Preparing for Pandemic Vaccination: An International Policy Agenda for Vaccine Development
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/fedson.pdf

Pentagon Eyed for Avian Flu Control
http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20051005-122400-1526r.htm

Bush military bird flu role slammed
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/10/05/bush.reax/

Global Outbreak of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) and International Law
http://www.asil.org/insights/insigh125.htm

Global Pathogen Surveillance Act of 2003
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d107:s.02487:

Science

Transmission of Avian Influenza Viruses to and between Humans
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v192n8/35079/35079.web.pdf

Serological Analysis of Serum Samples from Humans Exposed to Avian H7 Influenza Viruses in Italy between 1999 and 2003
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v192n8/34097/34097.web.pdf

Drug Therapy: Neuraminidase Inhibitors for Influenza
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/353/13/1363.pdf

Current Concepts: Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Infection in Humans
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/353/13/1374

More Information/Materials

Foreign Affairs

A special section in the July/August 2005 issue of Foreign Affairs.
http://www.foreignaffairs.org/background/pandemic/

The following reading materials are made available to help attendees to prepare to participate in the conference sessions.

POLICY

A Killer Flu? (Trust for America's Health Report)
http://healthyamericans.org/reports/flu/Flu2005.pdf

BMO Nesbitt Burns Research: An Investor's Guide to Avian Flu
http://www.bmonesbittburns.com/economics/reports/20050812/avian_flu.pdf

Responding to the avian influenza pandemic threat: Recommended strategic actions (WHO)
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/influenza/WHO_CDS_CSR_GIP_05_8-EN.pdf

Influenza Pandemic: Challenges in Preparedness and Response (GAO)
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05863t.pdf

Preparing for Pandemic Vaccination: An International Policy Agenda for Vaccine Development
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/fedson.pdf

Pentagon Eyed for Avian Flu Control
http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20051005-122400-1526r.htm

Bush military bird flu role slammed
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/10/05/bush.reax/

Global Outbreak of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) and International Law
http://www.asil.org/insights/insigh125.htm

Global Pathogen Surveillance Act of 2003
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d107:s.02487:

SCIENCE

Transmission of Avian Influenza Viruses to and between Humans
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v192n8/35079/35079.web.pdf

Serological Analysis of Serum Samples from Humans Exposed to Avian H7 Influenza Viruses in Italy between 1999 and 2003
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v192n8/34097/34097.web.pdf

Drug Therapy: Neuraminidase Inhibitors for Influenza
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/353/13/1363.pdf

Current Concepts: Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Infection in Humans
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/353/13/1374