Will We See the Next One Coming?: Debating the Pandemic Likelihood of Three Unexpected Threats
In monitoring pandemic threats, researchers often focus on fast-evolving pathogens that have gone global in the past, such as influenza, antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and coronaviruses. But what other unexpected threats should concern us? In this unique Think Global event, experts in evolutionary medicine and infectious diseases will make the case for one viral, one fungal and one bacterial pathogen that should be on the radar of public health officials. Co-sponsored by the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine, the discussion will be presented as a debate, with opportunities for the audience to engage and respond. The event will also highlight the work of a National Science Foundation-funded project on Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention, awarded to TriCEM and the Duke Network Analysis Center. Don't miss this thought-provoking look into the future of public health and the need for robust preparedness in our ever-evolving world.
This is a hybrid event with both in-person and remote attendance options. Attendance in person is encouraged. Lunch will be available.