• Breaking Down Silos: The Convergence of Infectious Diseases and Noncommunicable Diseases – A Workshop Date: June 11, 2019 - June 12, 2019 (1:00 PM Eastern)

    This is a 1.5-day workshop that will explore the growing understanding of how microbes interact with and affect humans in multiple ways, ranging from affecting normal physiological functions to chronic diseases. The workshop will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of how the distinction between infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases is blurring and how this is extending to new approaches, such as the use of vaccination to treat certain cancers.
  • Readiness for Microbial Threats 2030: Exploring Lessons Learned Since the 1918 Influenza Pandemic - A Workshop Date: November 27, 2018 - November 28, 2018 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    A 1.5-day workshop to examine lessons—both applied lessons and missed opportunities—from 100 years of major outbreaks and pandemics, and identify immediate and short-term actions that will have the greatest impact on global health security by 2030.
  • Understanding the Economics of Microbial Threats—A Workshop Date: June 12, 2018 - June 13, 2018 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    A 1.5-day public workshop that will examine the interaction of economic activity and microbial threats, including infectious disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Urbanization and Slums: New Transmission Pathways of Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment—A Workshop Date: December 12, 2017 - December 13, 2017 (1:00 PM Eastern)

    A 1.5 day workshop to examine new transmission pathways in the urban built environment that affect human health, starting with the current state of science on microbial communities to bridging the drivers and interventions.
  • Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat—A Workshop Date: June 20, 2017 - June 21, 2017 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    A two-day workshop to examine key areas in human, animal, and environmental health that contribute to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
  • Workshop on Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats Date: December 13, 2016 - December 14, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    Building communication capacity is critical for the preparedness, detection and response to infectious disease threats. The International Health Regulations (IHR) establish risk communication as a core capacity that member states must fulfill to strengthen the fight against these threats.
  • Workshop on Big Data and Analytics for Infectious Disease Research, Operations, and Policy Date: May 10, 2016 - May 11, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will plan and conduct a 1.5-day public workshop to explore the scientific, policy, and operational aspects of big data in relation to microbial threats and public health.
  • Global Health Risk Framework Task Force: Governance for Global Health – A Workshop Date: September 1, 2015 - September 2, 2015 (4:00 AM Eastern)

    This is the fourth workshop under the Global Health Risk Framework Initiative and will be held in London, UK. The workshop will promote discussion about challenges and opportunities for institutional reforms of the international framework for identifying and responding to global public health, infectious disease, events.
  • Enabling Rapid Response and Sustained Capability with Medical Countermeasures to Mitigate Risk of Emerging Infectious Diseases: An Institute of Medicine Workshop Date: March 26, 2015 - March 27, 2015 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    This workshop, hosted by the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation, and the Forum on Microbial Threats will bring together public and private stakeholders to discuss how to achieve rapid and nimble medical countermeasure development for new and emerging threats. Discussions will include real-world case studies to elucidate how past events were handled from a policy, budget, and operational standpoint, and contribute to a better aggregate picture of how future “worst case scenarios” might unfold. This workshop will examine principles that either enable or challenge strong public/private partnerships and consider the needs of the private sector to successfully ramp up research, development, and production in a rapid and nimble manner once a threat warrants the need.
  • Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Date: March 24, 2015 - March 25, 2015 (8:45 AM Eastern)

    On March 24th and 25th (2015) the IOM’s Forum on Microbial Threats will convene a public workshop on the “Ebola Epidemic in West Africa.” The public workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions that will focus on such potential topics as: the source(s) and spread of this disease from its epicenter to other countries in West Africa; factors driving the unprecedented scale of this outbreak; factors impeding country responses; and opportunities to mobilize the domestic and international health communities in a coordinated response to this dread disease to stop the geographic spread of this disease. The meeting is free and open to the public but registration is required.