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 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