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Opening Meeting of the 186th Session (2006-2007)
The RSSA Winter Lecture

Avian Flu - Are We All Doomed?

Professor Hugh Pennington
Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology
University of Aberdeen

In the Anatomy Lecture Theatre,
University of Edinburgh Medical School,
Teviot Place, Edinburgh
On Monday 16th October 2006, at 7pm

Professor Pennington will give a review of the history of influenza from its pre-1918 days, through the epidemic of 1918, when millions died, to those of 1957, 1968 and 1977. He will cover the salient features of the disease of influenza and its appearance in birds and in humans as well as how influenza has evolved over the years. As he looks at the prevention and treatment of the disease he will ask - and hopefully give an answer to - the question - 'Are we all doomed?'.

Hugh Pennington is Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology,University of Aberdeen. He has just demitted office as President of the Society for General Microbiology,and is currently Chair of the Public Inquiry into the 2005 E.coli outbreak in South Wales.

Location of meeting

This is a Public Lecture - Admission Free

Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161

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