Established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in April 2007, the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) sponsor a range of experimental research and surveillance initiatives aimed at enhancing understanding of the diversity, reassortment, and transmission of influenza viruses, including the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus.
CEIRS has developed an online training portal that provides e-learning modules on topics related to avian influenza and influenza in general.
Three training series, Avian Influenza, General Influenza, and pH1N1 2009 Influenza, are currently available through the CEIRS Online Training Portal. The individual modules within each are listed below, with links to detailed summaries. Each module contains several e-learning lessons and a knowledge check to reinforce your learning (Note: Currently, the modules on pH1N1 2009 influenza are not being actively maintained and reflect a historical perspective.)