Interestingly enough, they will also address alternative med solutions! I do hope they cover some of the ones I have found.,+06:00+PM

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PARIS, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, more than twohundred international specialists (ministry of health, police and army,crisis management, transports companies, public association, mayors,researchers, pharmaceutical laboratories) will gather on June 29-30 2006 atthe Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, to discuss about the latest advanceson Avian Influenza, especially on new therapeutic targets for treatment andprevention in humans, and plan the strategies to avoid or stop a humanpandemic. A special session will be reserved to discuss the management of acatastrophic scenario, in the case of a pandemic outbreak. The following topics will be approached: 1) Overview about the Avian Influenza propagation in the world 2) Focus on H5N1 3) Treatments and perspectives 4) New detection tools and kits 5) Prevention of influenza 6) Alternative Solutions and Pathways in Influenza Prevention andTreatments 7) Disaster management response Dr Marvin Edeas, Chairman of the Organising Committee of ParisAnti-Avian Influenza 2006 announces that, "Our aim is to launch thediscussion between the different actors involved in the fight against AvianInfluenza starting from medical and scientific specialists to governmentcrisis management specialists and we will try to answer many questions: isthe medical profession ready to fight against a pandemic? Is the worldready to face a human avian flu pandemic? How to manage the crisis at alllevels and sectors?" Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2006 will also gather: government members ofseveral foreign countries, the different international organisationsinvolved in he fight against human and avian influenza (WHO, OIE, WorldBank, EISS, GROG), the world specialists in the field (A. Osterhaus, S. Vander Werf, M. De Jong, E. DeClerq, D. Swayne, E. Hoffmann) Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2006 will also provide the opportunity toscientists and industrials to present their work on H5N1, new targets, newtracks or products that have shown their efficiency in the fight againstinfluenza or new tools and kits to detect the virus. Many International Companies will be present at this meeting: AppliedBiosystems, Battelle, Baxter, Biomerieux, Biorad, Boeing, Combimatrix, GSK,Green Hills Biotechnologies, Procter and Gamble, Roche, Rockeby Biomed,Sanofi Pasteur, Solvay Pharma, Triosyn. Programme and useful information on</PRE>SOURCE Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2006 World Congress

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