Meeting

Meeting 2: Public Workshop of the Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public


When: February 28, 2011 - March 1, 2011 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Washington Plaza Hotel • 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Topics Biomedical and Health Research, Public Health
Activity: Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

The Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public will host a public workshop on Monday February 28 and Tuesday March 1, 2011. The workshop will be held 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. and 1:00 - 5:00p.m. on both days. The committee will meet in closed session from 12:00 - 1:00p.m. each day for lunch; lunch will not be provided for the public. The workshop agenda is available via the link on the right-hand side of this page.

There is no charge to attend this meeting but registration is required; please use the link on the right-hand side of this page.

Workshop Goals

  1. Identify gaps and challenges in the existing infrastructure and strategies for dispensing antibiotics to protect the public against a terrorist attack using Bacillus anthracis or a similar pathogen.
  2. Assess current prepositioning efforts and identify challenges.
  3. Discuss appropriate target population groups, advantages, issues, and challenges associated with a range of prepositioning strategies, including workplace caches, hospital caches, caches in schools/universities/daycares, caches in institutional facilities for older adults, and household stockpiles.
  4. Examine ethical, legal, regulatory, and safety issues relevant to the development of prepositioning strategies.
  5. Discuss methods, metrics, and available data for evaluating the cost and effectiveness of prepositioning strategies.

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