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John R. La Montagne Memorial Symposium on Pandemic Influenza Research

Meeting Proceedings


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-09731-2ISBN-13: 978-0-309-09731-4


The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Science held a symposium, in memory of Dr. John R. La Montagne on April 4-5, 2005, to discuss the current state of the art of research on pandemic influenza and to identify gaps in research. The symposium serves as a first step of discussion towards a combined and coordinated research effort among Department of Health and Human Services agencies, other governmental agencies, international partners and the private sector. The statement of task that guided the Symposium agenda included these specific questions: 1. What is the current state of the science on pandemic influenza research? 2. What are the pressing unmet scientific questions and technical issues? 3. What administrative, logistic or legal impediments exist that block progress towards the development of interventions to respond to pandemic influenza? 4. How can collaboration among Global Health Security Action Group nations be strengthened to address unmet scientific questions and technical issues related to research on pandemic influenza? 5. What do experts believe are the most important next steps to take to advance research on pandemic influenza?


This study was supported by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139, Task Order No. 159 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK25576PMID: 20669459DOI: 10.17226/11448


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