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International Conference on (RE-) Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICREID)

March 13, 2019 to March 15, 2019

International Conference on (RE-) Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICREID)

MEDIA ADVISORY

International Conference on (RE-) Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICREID)

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WHAT: International Conference on (Re-) Emerging Infectious Diseases

WHO: Representatives of AU Member States, WHO, World Bank, US CDC, China CDC, EU CDC, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and healthcare professionals, researchers, public health experts and policymakers involved in treatment, research, discovery and development of drugs and vaccines in the field of re-emerging infectious diseases from around the world (over 300 participants expected).

WHEN: 13-15 March 2019

TIME: 9.00 am to 5.30 pm daily

WHERE: African Union Commission, Addis Ababa

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Hosted by Africa CDC, ICREID is a global platform that brings together experts from around the world to discuss emerging and re-emerging diseases in an interactive conference setting. It is the first of its kind to be held in Africa and will feature presentations by distinguished healthcare professionals, researchers, public health experts and policymakers involved in treatment, research, discovery and development of drugs and vaccines in the field of re-emerging infectious diseases around the world. It is a highly scientific and educative abstract-driven conference consisting of keynote speeches, state-of-the-art lectures, oral and poster abstract presentations, roundtable discussions, debates, and in-depth discussions to exchange knowledge on the latest clinical developments and updates on ongoing and new trials on various emerging and re-emerging diseases. The conference will provide a platform for new data to be translated into treatment and intervention guidelines and will create a unique opportunity for community-building and networking in Africa.

Journalists are invited to attend and cover the opening ceremony at the African Union Headquarters Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 9:00 am.

About the Africa CDC

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is a specialized technical institution of the African Union that supports Member States in their efforts to strengthen health systems and improve surveillance, emergency response and prevention of diseases.

Learn more at: http://www.africacdc.org

About the African Union

The African Union spearheads Africa’s development and integration in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens. AU Vision: to accelerate progress towards an integrated, prosperous and inclusive Africa, at peace with itself, playing a dynamic role in the continental and global arena, effectively driven by an accountable, efficient and responsive Commission.

Learn more at: http://www.au.int/en

For more information:

Visit: http://www.icreid.com/

Media contact:

Mr. Molalet Tsedeke, Directorate of Information and Communication, AU Commission, Tel: +251911630631, E-mail: molalett@africa-union.org

For further information:

Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@africa-union.org I Website: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

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