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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Emerging Infections

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Works: 9 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 15,082 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: RA643, 616.01
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Most widely held works by Institute of Medicine (U.S.).
Biological threats and terrorism : assessing the science and response capabilities : workshop summary by Stacey Knobler( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of September 11"th" and recent anthrax events, our nation's bioterrorism response capability has become a priority for policymakers, researchers, public health officials, academia, and the private sector. In a three-day workshop, convened by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Emerging Infections, experts from each of these communities came together to identify, clarify, and prioritize the next steps that need to be taken to prepare and strengthen bioterrorism response capabilities. From the discussions, it became clear that of utmost urgency is the need to cast the issue of a response in an appropriate framework that can attract the attention of Congress and the public and garner sufficient and sustainable support for such initiatives. Numerous workshop participants agreed that there are many gaps in the public health infrastructure and countermeasure capabilities that must be prioritized and addressed in order to assure a rapid and effective response to another bioterrorist attack
Emerging infectious diseases from the global to the local perspective : a summary of a workshop of the Forum on Emerging Infections by Jonathan R Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And Assessment -- Introduction -- Emerging infections in Latin America -- Emerging infections in Africa -- Emerging infections in Asia and the Pacific -- Emerging infections in Europe -- References -- Appendixes
Antimicrobial resistance : issues and options : workshop report by Polly F Harrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antibiotic resistance is neither a surprising nor a new phenomenon. It is an increasingly worrisome situation, however, because resistance is growing and accelerating while the world's tools for combating it decrease in power and number. In addition, the cost of the problem--especially of multidrug resistance--in terms of money, mortality, and disability are also rising. This book summarizes a workshop on antimicrobial resistance held by the Forum on Emerging Infections. The goal of the Forum on Emerging Infections is to provide an opportunity for representatives of academia, industry, government, and professional and interest groups to examine and discuss scientific and policy dilemmas of common interest that are specifically related to research on and the prevention, detection, and management of emerging infections. Organized as a topic-by-topic synthesis of presentations and exchanges during the workshop, the book highlights lessons learned, delineates a range of pivotal issues and the problems they raise, and proposes some simplified ideas about possible responses
Public health systems and emerging infections : assessing the capabilities of the public and private sectors : workshop summary by Jonathan R Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Forum on Emerging Infections was created in 1996 in response to a request from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the forum is to provide structured opportunities for representatives from academia, industry, professional and interest groups, and government to examine and discuss scientific and policy issues that relate to research, prevention, detection, and management of emerging infectious diseases. A critical part of this mission has been the convening of a series of workshops. Public Health Systems and Emerging Infections summarizes the fourth in a series of five workshops. With a focus on our knowledge and understanding of the role of private and public health sectors in emerging infectious disease surveillance and response, the participants explored the effects of privatization of public health laboratories and the modernization of public health care. The issues discussed included epidemiological investigation, surveillance, communication, coordination, resource allocations, and economic support
The emergence of zoonotic diseases : understanding the impact on animal and human health : workshop summary by Joshua Lederberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The resistance phenomenon in microbes and infectious disease vectors : implications for human health and strategies for containment : workshop summary by Stacey Knobler( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resistance topic is timely given current events. The emergence of mysterious new diseases, such as SARS, and the looming threat of bioterrorist attacks remind us of how vulnerable we can be to infectious agents. With advances in medical technologies, we have tamed many former microbial foes, yet with few new antimicrobial agents and vaccines in the pipeline, and rapidly increasing drug resistance among infectious microbes, we teeter on the brink of loosing the upperhand in our ongoing struggle against these foes, old and new. "The Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors examines our understanding of the relationships among microbes, disease vectors, and human hosts, and explores possible new strategies for meeting the challenge of resistance
Considerations for viral disease eradication : lessons learned and future strategies : workshop summary by Stacey Knobler( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since smallpox eradication, the science of eradication has changed and with it, our definitions of what diseases are possible to eradicate. However, eradication must not beget complacency. As has been learned from past control or eradication attempts with a variety of viral diseases, from yellow fever to influenza, accidental or intentional reintroduction is a real threat -- one that could strike anywhere and for which we need to be fully prepared. The criteria for assessing eradicability of polio, measles, and other viral infections have been debated extensively. With the elimination and eradication of several viral diseases on the horizon, issues surrounding the cessation of immunization activities become exceedingly important. In an effort to better understand the dynamics of disease eradication and post--immunization policies, the Institute of Medicine Forum on Emerging Infections hosted a two-day workshop (February 1--2, 2001) on The Consequences of Viral Disease Eradication. This book explores the principles underlying the biological challenges, medical interventions, the continuing research agenda, and operational considerations for post--immunization strategies for vaccine--preventable viral diseases, and highlights important efforts that may facilitate wise decision making
Orphans and incentives : developing technologies to address emerging infections : workshop report by Polly F Harrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managed care systems and emerging infections : challenges and opportunities for strengthening surveillance, research, and prevention : workshop summary, based on a workshop of the Forum on Emerging Infections, Division of Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine by Jonathan R Davis( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a diverse and committed membership, the Forum on Emerging Infections convened the third in a series of workshops-this one to examine the implications of managed care systems in the fight against infectious disease. As health plans attempt to coordinate and control the use of medical services, there will be inevitable impacts on the management of infectious disease. Early evidence indicates that managed care is making progress, but there is also the potential for problems
 
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Biological threats and terrorism : assessing the science and response capabilities : workshop summary
Alternative Names

controlled identityInstitute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Microbial Threats

Forum on Emerging Infections

Institute of Medicine Division of Health Sciences Policy Forum on Emerging Infections

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Global Health. Forum on Emerging Infections

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Division of Health Sciences Policy. Forum on Emerging Infections

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English (21)

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Emerging infectious diseases from the global to the local perspective : a summary of a workshop of the Forum on Emerging InfectionsAntimicrobial resistance : issues and options : workshop reportPublic health systems and emerging infections : assessing the capabilities of the public and private sectors : workshop summaryThe emergence of zoonotic diseases : understanding the impact on animal and human health : workshop summaryThe resistance phenomenon in microbes and infectious disease vectors : implications for human health and strategies for containment : workshop summaryConsiderations for viral disease eradication : lessons learned and future strategies : workshop summaryOrphans and incentives : developing technologies to address emerging infections : workshop reportManaged care systems and emerging infections : challenges and opportunities for strengthening surveillance, research, and prevention : workshop summary, based on a workshop of the Forum on Emerging Infections, Division of Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine