The 3rd International Workshop on Community-based Data Synthesis, Analysis and Modeling of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 in Asia

November 14 – 15, 2011, Beijing, China


The first workshop was held in Bangkok, Thailand in June 15-17, 2009, which established a network for data sharing, exchange and synthesis in Asia. The 2nd workshop was held in May 31 – June 4, 2010 aimed to initiate and facilitate epidemiological data analysis and modeling in Asia.


The 3rd international workshop on “community-based data synthesis, analysis and modeling of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI, H5N1 subtype) in Asia” will be held on November 14-15, 2011, Beijing, China. This 3rd workshop is a follow-up of the 2nd workshop (Beijing, China, May 31 – June 4, 2010) and the 1st workshop (Bangkok, Thailand, June 15-17, 2009). The overall objectives of this workshop series are twofold: (1) to identify and assemble available geospatial datasets relevant to HPAI (H5N1), and identify major gaps in data and models, which would assist prioritization of future research in data collection and models; and (2) to facilitate capacity building for a network of researchers and institutions, and infrastructure for data synthesis, analysis and modeling. 

Workshop Scope

This workshop will focus on three topics: (1) agricultural intensification and influenza dynamics, (2) spillovers of influenza at the human – pigs – poultry – wild birds interface, and (3) mathematical and statistical modeling of avian influenza. It will discuss both large-scale data analyses and process-based case studies at selected sites (e.g., risk factors, surveillance, contact rates). Participants will also spend half-day to discuss and outline joint data analysis, publication and a plan for the 4th workshop in 2012. 

Scientific Organizing Committee

Marius Gilbert (Belgium)
Vincent Martin (Italy)
Scott Newman (Italy)
Dirk Pfeiffer (UK)
Yuelong Shu (China)
John Takekawa (USA
Xiangming Xiao (USA)
Baoping Yan (China).

Sponsoring Institutions


Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Workshop Organizer

Xiangming Xiao, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA;

Vincent Martin, FAO-China Office, Beijing, China;


Workshop Venue

Hotel: Beijing Landmark Towers Hotel ( 北京亮马河大厦

Meeting location: Beijing Landmark Tower Hotel


Workshop Logistics Contacts

FAO, Beijing, China: Feng LU, (local logistics)

CAS, Beijing, China: Ze LUO, (visa)

Univ. of Oklahoma, USA: Melissa L. Scott,; (finance)



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