18-20 November 2015: 4th WHO Informal Consultation on Improving Influenza Vaccine Virus Selection

18 to 20 November 2015, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

With growing awareness of influenza as an important global disease, increasing demand for influenza vaccines, development of new laboratory tests and scientific researches, and emerging new and high throughput technologies, WHO held three informal consultations so far in Geneva 2010, 2011 and 2014. The aim of these consultations was to explore ways to improve the process of vaccine virus selection by providing a platform for exploration and potential application of new approaches and technologies. The 4th WHO consultation is to further the process, with a focus on the new development since the last WHO consultation early 2014.