Tackling Microbial Threats – Dec. 4 and 5 Workshop

On Dec. 4 and 5, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a workshop to examine scientific, technological, and social innovations that are helping address emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases around the globe, including polio and Ebola. 

Presentations will focus on the role of predictive modeling, big data, and mobile health technology in disease surveillance and response; the development of new vaccines and diagnostic tools; and how effective community outreach can help build support for these innovations in diverse social and cultural contexts.

The workshop will feature speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Doctors without Borders, U.S. Army, and UNICEF.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST
Thursday, Dec. 5, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
The National Academies’ Keck Center
500 Fifth St. N.W., Room 100
Washington, D.C.
Agenda | Webcast

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