Upcoming Conferences

Priorities of Island Communities
03-08-2022 - 03-11-2022

Introduction: The often-dramatic advancements in science and technology that have characterized the outset of the 21st century are now important tools...    


Foresight from the COVID-19 Pandemic (FCP)
06-01-2022 - 12-31-2022

Introduction COVID-19 has taught the world, once again, the painful lesson that the lack of preparedness for infectious disease pandemics is a tragic...    


Agricultural Biosurveillance, Biosecurity, and Biodefense (ABBB)
06-01-2022 - 12-31-2022

Introduction: The vulnerabilities of the U.S. food and agricultural systems to natural and intentional attack and alteration have long been recognize...    


Production and Exportation
07-04-2022 - 07-08-2022

Introduction: The often-dramatic advancements in science and technology that have characterized the outset of the 21st century are now important tools...    


Foresight from the COVID-19 Pandemic (FCP)

he FCP Program recognizes that effective societal efforts to combat significant impacts on human health under infectious disease outbreaks and pandemic conditions depend on: Science for scientific progress: formulating and implementing policies derived from an accurate understanding of the peer-reviewed results of credible scientific research that are accurately articulated and broadly endorsed with respect to advantages and potential risks; Science for statecraft: communicating the resultant, evidence-based options to governmental, private sector, and public advocacy leadership that accurately reflect the current scientific understanding needed to reach effective policy decisions and develop implementation strategies; Science for public understanding and accurate communication: motivating a widely respected, well-informed cross-section of societal leadership to candidly convey the practical information needed to promote sustained public confidence and support for the often controversial, real-world implementations of policies tailored to address specific pandemic challenges.