Upcoming Conferences

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...    

GPHEF - Importation and Innovation
09-26-2022 - 09-30-2022

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

Focus on Mitigation

Convened by University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Reino Unido
10-23-2011 - 10-26-2011

Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus on Mitigation Convened by the Institute on Science for Global Policy in partnership with the University of Edinburgh

Biographical information of scientific presenters


Conference Materials


Policy Position papers

ISGP Podcast: C.S.Ecoli: Las Vegas

Prof. Shaun Kennedy
Now that the most recent E. coli outbreak has left the romaine lettuce sphere, have you ever wondered how food safety authorities investigate foodbo...

ISGP Podcast: Synbio: Scary or Solution?

Dr. John Glass
In the first installment in a two-part miniseries on applying synthetic biology to the real world scientists and policy makers must balance the overwh...

EPID: Focus on Mitigation

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...

Innovation, Policy, and Public Interactions in the Management of Infectious Diseases

Joyce Tait, C.B.E., F.R.S.E., D. Univ. (Open), Ph.D., B.Sc
Professor and Scientific Advisor, Innogen Centre, University of Edinburgh Summary This paper focuses on preparedness planning for an influenza p...

Synthetic Biology: A New Weapon in Our War Against Infectious Diseases

John I. Glass, Ph.D.
Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute Summary Prior to the modern age, infectious diseases were the principal cause of human morbidity and morta...

Opportunities for Mitigating Foodborne Illnesses Caused by Emerging and Persistent Infectious Agents

Michael P. Doyle, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Regents Professor and Director, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia Summary Foodborne illnesses caused by infectious agents are a majo...

Proactive Use of Supply Chain Data in Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation

Shaun Kennedy, B.S.Ch.E.
Director, National Center for Food Protection and Defense, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota Summary ...

Planning for Pandemics: The Formulation of Policy

Roy Anderson, F.R.S., F.Med.Sci.
Chair of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London Summary Th...

The Need for Expanded Global Efforts to Mitigate Viral Threats: Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Robert C. Gallo, M.D.
Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director, Global Virus Network Summary There is a critical gap...

Communicating Risk in the Age of Information Plenty: Implications for Policy and Practice of Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases (EPID)

Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer, Institute; Faculty Director, Health Communication Core,...