On December 13-14, 2016, the Forum on Microbial Threats will host a public workshop that will examine the role communication plays in countering infectious disease threats. This workshop’s objectives are to examine the key elements of communication capacity necessary to address infectious disease threats; review the current state of science regarding public engagement and trust, the understanding of risk and health-protective behaviors, and behavioral responses; assess the implications of the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) and lessons learned from recent outbreaks; and discuss research needs, opportunities, and barriers for collaboration among, across, and within the epidemiology, biomedical, and social and behavioral science communities.
Workshop speakers and discussants will contribute perspectives from government, academia, private and nonprofit sectors at the global, national, and local levels. This two-day workshop will be held at the Keck Center at 500 5th St. NW in Washington, DC, so be sure to register for both days to attend. Whether you are joining us in person or via live webcast, tweet using #MicrobialThreats to add to the conversation. Visit the workshop page to learn more.
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