Infectious Disease Intelligence: Predicting the Next Pandemic

Can we predict the emergence and spillover of infectious diseases like Ebola or COVID-19? Can we develop an infectious disease warning system that is analogous to weather forecasts, that pinpoints the origin and path of disease spread?

On March 24th at Noon Eastern, John Drake will deliver a webinar with UIDP, a unique forum that works to strengthen University-Industry Partnerships. In this webinar, Dr. Drake, will describe the surveillance tools used to understand how interactions between humans and pathogenic reservoir-species may lead to spillover events. He’ll also discuss the dynamical models that researchers use once an outbreak has been reported to understand how an infectious disease spatially spreads.

Drake will also introduce the Global Infectious Disease Intelligence Consortium, which brings together leaders in academia, federal agencies, industry, and NGOs to discuss the challenges that pandemics create and how they can be collectively solved.

The webinar will focus primarily on:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has increased awareness of the need for timely information about infectious disease threats;
  • Real-time data and analytics can aide individuals, government agencies, industry, and organizations as they make decisions to mitigate human and economic suffering; and
  • Viewers will develop an understanding of how modeling can be used to inform decisions and the need for academic-corporate partnerships.

This webinar is open to all, and will be of interest to business leaders, biologists, ecologists, and infectious disease experts.

To learn more, or register, click here.