• 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.
  • 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.
  • Symposium on Phylogenetic Approaches to Innate Immunity Date: December 2, 2014 - December 3, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)
  • Vector-Borne Diseases: Exploring the Environmental, Ecological, and Health Connections Date: September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    In September 2007, the IOM’s Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a workshop on vector-borne diseases which explored the dynamic relationships between the host, pathogen, vector, and environment. On September 16 - 17, 2014, the Forum will convene a two-day public workshop to highlight recent developments in the incidence and prevalence of such diseases in the face of an increasingly interconnected, and warming, world. The public workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions that will focus on such potential topics as: global movement of vector-borne diseases; emerging domestic and global vector-borne diseases; research priorities in understanding the biology and ecology of vector-borne diseases; vector-borne disease preparedness; and vector-borne disease prevention, control, and therapeutics. The meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
  • Emerging Viral Diseases: The "One Health" Connection Date: March 18, 2014 - March 19, 2014 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    On March 18th and 19th, 2014, the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats will host a public workshop to explore factors driving the appearance, establishment, and spread of emerging, reemerging and novel viral diseases; the global health and economic impacts of recently emerging and novel viral diseases in humans; and, the scientific and policy approaches to improving domestic and international capacity to detect and respond to global outbreaks of infectious disease.