University of Manitoba/ CIHR Café Scientifique

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The Battle Against The Flu Virus

October 24, 2013 – 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
To assist in seating arrangements RSVP to:, (204) 474-6689

Every year thousands of Canadians catch seasonal influenza , resulting in a substantial number of hospitalizations and deaths (anywhere from 2-8,000 depending on the severity of the flu season).

Join our experts for the latest on the fight against the ever-evolving virus: from diagnosis to prevention and the development of a better vaccine.


Dr. Fred Aoki
Professor, Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology,
Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba

Dr. Kevin Coombs
Professor, Medical Microbiology; Assistant Dean
(Research), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Joanne Embree
Board Member of Canadian Paediatric Society;
Professor, Medical Microbiology, Pediatrics and Child
Health, University of Manitoba; Scientist, Manitoba
Institute of Child Health

Dr. Trina Racine
Research Scientist, Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Greg Hammond
Board Member, Pan Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT);
Professor, Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba