Focus on Pandemic Preparedness

Convened by Ursinus College
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA
04-11-2014 - 04-12-2014

Sponsored by ISGP in cooperation with the Center for Science and the Common Good at Ursinus College, and supported by funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this ISGP-Ursinus College conference emphasized the importance of clear communication among the scientific community, policy makers, and the public concerning pandemic preparedness.

The ISGP-Ursinus College conference broke new ground by opening the conference's critical debates and caucuses to the public and the press.  The ISGP-Ursinus partnership made it feasible for Ursinus students to organize and convene ISGP-styled conferences for their institution and members of the local community, without the restriction of the Chatham House Rule (not for attribution).  Under the control of Ursinus students, this ISGP-styled conference addressed a topic of important scientific and technological concern to societies worldwide.

Conference speakers:

  • Dr. George W. Korch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Dr. Stephen S. Morse of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Dr. Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath of the Harvard School of Public Health