Readiness for Microbial Threats 2030: Lessons Since the 1918 Flu Pandemic

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Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

500 Fifth Street NW

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Washington, DC 20001

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Join the Forum on Microbial Threats for a public 1.5-day workshop on "Readiness for Microbial Threats 2030: Exploring Lessons Learned Since the 1918 Influenza Pandemic." The workshop will provide a venue to examine lessons—both applied lessons and missed opportunities—from a century of major outbreaks and pandemics. As we reflect on the world’s current readiness to prevent, detect, and respond to pandemic influenza and other potential novel diseases, the workshop will focus on overcoming the structural and behavioral obstacles to achieving greater preparedness, in order to identify immediate and short-term actions that will have the greatest impact on global health security by 2030.

Discussions will also touch upon recent progress achieved in global, regional, and national governance and public health capacities; challenges and opportunities with medical countermeasures; tools to enhance detection, laboratory confirmation, and public communication in major disease outbreaks; and ethical and operational considerations for coordination among stakeholders.

Invited speakers and discussants will contribute perspectives from government, academia, private, and nonprofit sectors at the global, national, and local levels. This workshop will be held at the National Academies Keck Center in Room 100 at 500 5th St. NW, in Washington, DC.

The workshop will also be livestreamed during the times below here:

www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Activities/PublicHealth/microbialthreats/2018-NOV-27.aspx.

Day 1 (Tuesday, November 27): 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET

Day 2 (Wednesday, November 28): 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM ET

Capacity in the room is very limited, so as a courtesy to other guests, please only register in-person if you are certain that you can attend.

Whether you are joining us in person or via webcast, tweet using #MicrobialThreats to add to the conversation. Visit our workshop page to learn more and check out our agenda as it becomes available!




Please note that on November 26, prior to this workshop, the Forum on Microbial Threats is cohosting a panel discussion event with the National Academy of Medicine on “A Century After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Why Are We Still Concerned Today?” to be held at the National Academy of Sciences Building (2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418). You will also have the opportunity to register for this panel as you complete your registration for the Forum workshop.

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Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

500 Fifth Street NW

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Washington, DC 20001

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