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Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats. Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.

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Globalization, Movement of Pathogens (and Their Hosts) and the Revised International Health Regulations

December 16–17, 2008

Keck Building, Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, DC

DAY 1: DECEMBER 16, 2008

8:30–9:00Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:15Welcoming Remarks: David Relman, M.D., Chair, and Margaret A. “Peggy” Hamburg, M.D., Vice-Chair, Forum on Microbial Threats

Session I Overview of Globalization and Its Impact on Public and Environmental Health

Moderator: James M. Hughes, M.D.

9:15–9:45Migration and Development: Past, Present, and Future
 Mark J. Miller, Ph.D.
 University of Delaware
9:45–10:15People, Borders, and Disease—Health Disparities in a Mobile World
 Brian Gushulak, M.D.
 Office of the Director General (Canada), Singapore
10:15–10:45Public Health, Global Governance, and the Revised International Health Regulations
 David Heymann, M.D.
 World Health Organization
11:00–11:30Viral Sovereignty, Global Governance, and the IHR—The Case of H5N1 Virus Sharing Controversy and Its Larger Implications for Global Disease Surveillance
 David P. Fidler, J.D.
 Indiana University School of Law
11:30–12:00Incentives and Disincentives to Timely Disease Reporting and Response: Lessons from the Influenza Campaign
 David Nabarro, M.D.
 United Nations
12:45–1:30Break and lunch; continued discussion of Session 1

Session II The Global Exchange of People and Disease

Moderator: Rima Khabbaz, M.D.

1:30–2:00Global Travel and Emerging Infections
 Mary E. Wilson, M.D.
 Harvard University School of Public Health
2:00–2:30Armed Conflict and Infectious Disease
 Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H.
 Tufts University School of Medicine
2:30–3:00Global Trade Security and the International Health Regulations
 David M. Bell, M.D.
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3:00–3:30Globalization of the Food Supply: Time for Change in Approach
 David Acheson, M.D.
 Food and Drug Administration
4:00–4:30Asian Tigers, Polka Fever, Yellow Jack, West Nile Virus … Its Globalization, Not Global Warming!
 Paul Reiter, Ph.D.
 Institute Pasteur
4:30–5:00Quantitative Glimpses of Emerging Pathogens as Invasive Species
 Andrew Dobson, Ph.D.
 Princeton University
5:45–6:00Summary remarks
 David Relman, M.D.
6:00Adjourn Day 1
6:30–9:30Working dinner for Forum members, speakers, and staff

DAY 2: DECEMBER 17, 2008

8:30–9:00Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:15Summary of Day 1: Margaret A. “Peggy” Hamburg, M.D.

Session III Movement of Animal Diseases—Globally and Locally

Moderator: Lonnie King, D.V.M.

9:15–9:45Risky Trade and Emerging Infections: The Sequel Ann Marie Kimball, M.D., M.P.H.
APEC Emerging Infections Network
9:45–10:15Animal Health Regulations
Alejandro B. Thiermann, D.V.M., Ph.D.
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)/U.S. Department of Agriculture
10:45–11:15Public Health Impact of Trade in Animals
 Nina Marano, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl ACVPM
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
12:00–12:45Break and lunch; continued discussion of Session III

Session IV Novel Approaches to Disease Surveillance and Response (Normative vs. Reality)

Moderator: James LeDuc, Ph.D.

12:45–1:15WHO Activities in Relation to the OIE
 Ottorino Cosivi, D.V.M.
 World Health Organization
1:15–1:45Capacity Building Under the IHR to Address Public Health Emergencies of International Concern
 May C. Chu, Ph.D.
 World Health Organization
1:45–3:00Panel Discussion of the “Intent” of the IHRs and the “Realities” of Their Implementation
  • Oyewale “Wally” Tomori, D.V.M., Ph.D., Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
  • May C. Chu, Ph.D.
  • David M. Bell, M.D.
  • David P. Fidler, J.D.
3:45–4:00Concluding Remarks/Meeting Adjourns
Copyright © 2010, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK45723


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