The 2nd International Workshop on Community-based Data Synthesis, Analysis and Modeling of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 in Asia

May 31 – June 1, 2010, Beijing, China (Scientific Presentation/Discussion)

June 2 – 4, 2010, Qinghai Lake, Qinghai, China (Field Trip)



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 2ndworkshop, to be held in May 31 – June 4, 2010 in China, aims to initiate and facilitate epidemiological data analysis and modeling in Asia.



The objectives of the planned two workshops are twofold: (1) identify and assemble available geospatial datasets relevant to HPAI (H5N1) spread, and identify any major gaps in knowledge and data, which would inform and allow prioritization of future research and data collection activities; (2) facilitate capacity building for a network of researchers and institutions, and infrastructure for data synthesis, analysis and modeling.

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
Qinghai Lake National Nature Reserve, Qinghai, China

Scientific Committee:

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

Xiangming Xiao, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA;
Vincent Martin, FAO-China Office, Beijing, China;
Scott Newman, FAO-EMPRES, Rome, Italy;
Baoping Yan, CAS-CNIC, Beijing, China;

Workshop Secretaries
Dr. Ze Luo, CAS CNIC, Beijing, China;
Melissa Scott Brown, University of Oklahoma, USA


Meeting Venue

CAS CNIC, Beijing, China, 



Meeting Agenda


Identifying Risk Factors of Higly Pathenogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 subtype) in Indonesia

Poultry Distribution Modeling in China and Monsoon Asia

Wild Bird Satellite Telemetry in China & South Asia: a Review

Drivers, Consequences and Projections of Poultry Demand in Asia


Spatial Multi-Criteria Decision Making Models for Defining HAPI H5N1 Suitability in Asia/Africa


Rock-paper-scissors: Cna we integrate phylogeography, ecological niche modeling, and spatially coded time series?


Spatial Modeling of HPAI H5N1: a review

Wild waterfowl - domestic poultry - human inferfaces: An Integrated Pilot Study in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi, China


Field Trip Schedule





Workshop and Discussion Notes

Workshop and Discussion notes

Discussion Notes

Discussion Slides