GloPID-R and PREPARE Reaching Out: A Meeting to Advance Clinical Research Preparedness for Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Report of Proceedings and Key Outcomes [open pdf - 0B]
"This year marks the centenary of the 1918 Influenza pandemic: a stark reminder of our global vulnerability to infectious disease (ID) outbreaks. Features of modern day life such as urbanisation, changes in land use, climate change, and an increase in global travel and trade, have rendered epidemics and pandemics inevitable, particularly when considered alongside the burgeoning threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) . For many emerging infectious diseases, effective diagnostics, medications and vaccines are simply not available. Where these medical counter measures are available, the evidence for their use in specific ID outbreaks is often limited. [...] This meeting sought to 'reach out' to the different networks and stakeholders working on ID outbreak preparedness to explore, collaborate, and closely consider the PEARLES [political, ethical, administrative, regulatory, logistic, economic, and social] factors shaping preparedness research in order to advance our capacity to deliver clinical research as a core part of outbreak response."
Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness; Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics
Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness: http://www.glopid-r.org/
Reaching out: A Meeting to Advance Clinical Research Preparedness for Infectious Disease Outbreaks. Brussels, Belgium. September 20-21, 2018