Conference Support for 5th ISIRV International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses

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PROJECT SUMMARY Instructions: The summary is limited to 250 words. The names and affiliated organizations of all Project Directors/Principal Investigators (PD/PI) should be listed in addition to the title of the project. The summary should be a self-contained, specific description of the activity to be undertaken and should focus on: overall project goal(s) and supporting objectives; plans to accomplish project goal(s); and relevance of the project to the goals of the program. The importance of a concise, informative Project Summary cannot be overemphasized. Title: Conference Support For 5th ISIRV Symposium On Neglected Influenza Viruses PD: Chambers, Thomas M. Institution: University of Kentucky CO-PD: Li, Feng Institution: University of Kentucky CO-PD: Institution: CO-PD: Institution: CO-PD: Institution: CO-PD: Institution: CO-PD: Institution: Influenza viruses are pathogens of many animals including land and sea mammals both wild and domesticated, plus poultry and waterfowl, making influenza a significant threat to livestock. There is abundant evidence that these ‘neglected’ influenza viruses can transmit from one species to another, and from animal reservoirs into humans. The series of conferences on the ‘neglected’ influenza viruses, organized by the International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Diseases (ISIRV), explores the status of these pathogens, circulation in their hosts, and potential for spread. This is relevant to the goals of the NIFA Program Area A1221, Diseases of Agricultural Animals, and its listed Priority topics of: (a) Cellular, molecular, genomic/genetic or whole-animal aspects of animal health and disease; and (c) Disease prevention and control. The main purpose of this proposal is to provide funds to support travel awards for young scientists to attend and present at the 5th ISIRV International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses, to be held in Lexington, KY on April 8—10, 2024. This meeting will provide an opportunity to bring together scientists from around the world, stimulate collaboration, and foster a commitment to this area of agricultural research. We hope to encourage a new generation of young scientists to focus on the ‘neglected’ influenza viruses, an understudied and underrepresented area of research with significant agricultural and public health concerns. An additional purpose is the support of audio- visual and poster expenses associated with the presentations given by these young scientists. This file MUST be converted to PDF prior to attachment in the electronic application package.
Effective start/end date4/15/244/14/25


  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture: $25,000.00


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