Meetings

  • Exploring Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident: A Workshop Date: August 22, 2018 - August 23, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a two-day public workshop on August 22-23, 2018 at the National Academies Building (Fred Kavli Auditorium) called Exploring Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident. Through this workshop, participants from government, NGO and private sector organizations will explore current assumptions behind and the status of medical and public health preparedness for a nuclear incident, examine potential changes in assumptions and approach, and discuss challenges and opportunities for capacity building in the current threat environment.
  • Engaging the Private Sector Health Care System in Building Capacity to Respond to Threats to the Public’s Health and National Security Date: March 20, 2018 - March 21, 2018 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a two-day public workshop on March 20-21, 2018 at the National Academies Building (NAS Auditorium) called Engaging the Private Sector Health Care System in Building Capacity to Respond to Threats to the Public’s Health and National Security. Through this workshop, the committee will bring together public and private sector partners to discuss approaches to aligning healthcare system incentives with the American public’s need for a healthcare system that is optimally prepared and scalable to manage acutely ill and injured patients during a disaster, public health emergency, or other mass casualty event.
  • The Future of Disaster Health Volunteerism: 2042 - A Workshop Date: April 26, 2017 (1:30 PM Eastern)

    A panel of leading experts will engage participants in an aspirational discussion on possibilities for disaster health volunteerism in the next 25 years.
  • Opportunities for the Future of Healthcare and Public Health Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: A Workshop Date: March 8, 2017 - March 9, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    On March 8-9 the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies will host a public workshop in Washington, DC on Opportunities for the Future of Healthcare and Public Health Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.
  • Exploring the Use of Health Approaches in Community-Level Strategies to Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization: A Workshop Date: September 7, 2016 - September 8, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    Exploring the Use of Health Approaches in Community-Level Strategies to Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization: A Workshop
  • Applying the Disaster Risk Reduction Model for Health Systematically in the United States - A Panel Session at the 2016 Preparedness Summit Date: April 21, 2016 (1:30 PM Eastern)

    DRR strategies can reduce susceptibility while building resilience, and are often already applied at the local level through existing programs and planning in communities. Once environmental and other potential risks unique to communities are more holistically understood, community members can work to develop self-reliant strategies in order to reduce their vulnerability and potential reliance on federal assistance during a disaster. Encouraging the public health preparedness communities at the local level to work across other sectors and engage all partners can help to socialize the concept of DRR while also creating better awareness and synergy between ongoing efforts in practice by varying groups with similar goals. The widespread uptake of DRR at the community-level could have far-reaching effects, from more resilient communities, to innovative climate change adaptation efforts, to more robust local food systems. This workshop will introduce the concepts of DRR for health, facilitate conversations between participants about what DRR activities are already ongoing in their communities, and highlight opportunities for partnership and synergy between sectors to reduce the underlying factors that make communities vulnerable to disaster. Linking DRR concepts for health to sustainability can better prepare the nation for a coming century of extreme events.
  • Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness: International Emergencies and Domestic Implications - Panel Session at the 2015 Preparedness Summit Date: April 15, 2015 (1:30 PM Eastern)

    Emerging infectious disease events present a threat to national security, and improved efforts to coordinate the response both domestically and with international partners are required. SARS, MERS and the threat of pandemic influenza are additional examples of why a global health security agenda is required.
  • Enabling Rapid Response and Sustained Capability with Medical Countermeasures to Mitigate Risk of Emerging Infectious Diseases: An Institute of Medicine Workshop Date: March 26, 2015 - March 27, 2015 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    This workshop, hosted by the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation, and the Forum on Microbial Threats will bring together public and private stakeholders to discuss how to achieve rapid and nimble medical countermeasure development for new and emerging threats. Discussions will include real-world case studies to elucidate how past events were handled from a policy, budget, and operational standpoint, and contribute to a better aggregate picture of how future “worst case scenarios” might unfold. This workshop will examine principles that either enable or challenge strong public/private partnerships and consider the needs of the private sector to successfully ramp up research, development, and production in a rapid and nimble manner once a threat warrants the need.
  • Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Workshop #3 (New Orleans, LA) Date: November 15, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Institute of Medicine’s Preparedness Forum is organizing a series of 3 workshops, each of which will explore a specific set of issues: Community Planning and Engagement, Information Sharing and Management, and Surge Management. The focus of this third workshop in New Orleans, LA will be on issues of medical surge across a region, including patient transportation and evacuation, relationships between acute medical and extended care facilities, and coordination responsibility of surge incidents.
  • Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Workshop #2 (Minneapolis, MN) Date: July 24, 2014 (8:30 AM Central)

    An ad hoc planning committee will organize and conduct a series of three regional workshops that will explore opportunities to strengthen regional coordination in response to a large-scale multi-jurisdictional disaster. Each regional workshop will explore mechanisms to strengthen coordination between multiple jurisdictions in individual regions to ensure fair and equitable treatment to communities from all impacted jurisdictions.