Focus on Prevention

Convened by Institute for Science and Global Policy
Estancia La Jolla Hotel
San Diego, California
06-05-2011 - 06-08-2011

This ISGP conference addressed topics involving prevention issues related to Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases (EPID) as well as aspects of Food Safety and Security (FSS) and Synthetic Biology (SB) related to infectious diseases.

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Policy Position papers

ISGP Podcast: Quoth the Raven

Dr. Timothy C. Rodwell
Not long ago, tuberculosis was relatively easy to treat: give the patient a long course of isoniazid or rifampin and let the drugs run their course. B...

ISGP Podcast: No Debate: Vaccinate

Dr. David Markovitz
The WHO estimates that immunization currently averts 2.5 million deaths every year in all age groups from diseases that once crippled and killed milli...

EPID: Focus on Prevention

This book was developed by the ISGP from the policy position papers, debates, and caucuses at the Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus o...
This book was developed by the ISGP from the policy position papers, debates, and caucuses at the Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus o...

Synthetic Biology and Infectious Disease: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Bruce Hay
California Institute of Technology, United States Summary The tools of molecular biology (e.g., genetic engineering or synthetic biology) have a...

Would You Ever Recommend Driving a Motorbike Without a Helmet?

Dr. Sergio Abrignani
National Institute of Molecular Genetics and University of Siena School of Medicine, Italy Summary Vaccines prevent infections by mimicking them...

The Use of Farm-to-Fork Surveillance and New Genome Sequencing Techniques to Prevent and Control Foodborne Disease Globally

Dr. Jørgen Schlundt
The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Summary In the future, it is likely that all clinical microbiological labo...

Moving from Hazard-based to Risk-based Microbial Food Safety Systems to Promote Public Health and Foster Fair Trade Practices

Dr. Robert Buchanan
Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, College of Agricultural and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, United States Summary Food...

Preventing the Untreatable: Why Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Must Be Prevented

Dr. Timothy Rodwell
Division of Global Public Health, University of San Diego School of Medicine; Refugee Health Assessment Program; and Utopia Scientific, United States ...

Vaccines: Very Successful, Strangely Controversial

Dr. David Markovitz
Division of Infectious Diseases, and programs in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, and Immunology, University of Michigan, United States...

Bugs and Bucks: Infectious Disease Persistence is a Matter of Economics

Dr. David Fisman
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and School of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada S...