MISMS Research Workshop on Influenza (USA) - Fogarty International Center (NIH)
June 30 - July 03 (2014), Washington DC, United States

The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has successfully held an influenza research workshop in Washington DC, U.S..  This was the twelfth regional meeting held as part of the FIC-initiated Multinational Influenza Seasonal Mortality Study (MISMS)

Click here for the meeting program.


Originally called the Multinational Influenza Seasonal Mortality Study, MISMS was initiated in 2001 to analyze national and global mortality patterns associated with influenza virus circulation. The focus of MISMS has since expanded to include evaluating the interaction between the epidemiology, ecology, and evolutionary dynamics of influenza, including natural selection, reassortment, migration, and antigenic change.

Meet our research team



  1. To analyze the transmission patterns of influenza viruses, quantify time trends and geographical variations in age-specific disease burden, and evaluate control strategies.
  2. To understand the interaction between the health impact and the antigenic, genomic, and evolutionary characteristics of influenza viruses in human, avian, and swine populations.

Recent Meetings

Thanks to everyone who attended all of our recent training workshops and for making them such a great success! Please let us know what sorts of collaborations you have forged through our meetings and how our workshops have helped you in the analysis of your data.

MISMS Progress-to-date

Genomic and epidemiologic data have been acquired/analyzed from 24 countries:

Argentina - Australia - Brazil - Canada - Colombia - Denmark - Egypt - France - Hong Kong - Iceland - Israel - Italy - Japan - Mexico - Netherlands - New Zealand - Nicaragua - Peru - South Africa - South Korea - Taiwan - United Kingdom - USA - Vietnam

Ongoing data collection in 5 countries:

Bolivia - Russia - Singapore - Spain - Uruguay

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(Updated July 2012)


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