U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will host a Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Stakeholder’s Workshop Jan. 6-7, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland.
This two-day workshop will highlight past progress and future directions in developing, stockpiling and effectively utilizing the drugs, vaccines, and devices that may be required in public health emergencies caused by either naturally occurring epidemics or intentional chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks.
The workshop will feature a mix of plenary sessions and in-depth breakout sessions along four tracks, addressing topics which include:
- Clinical Guidance on the Use of Medical Countermeasures
- Biosafety and Biosecurity
- Post-Marketing Data On Safety and Efficacy for MCMs Approved Under Animal Rule
- The Strategic National Stockpile
- Science Needs During Crisis Response
- Focusing On Populations with Special Needs
- Influenza and Respiratory Pathogens Update
- NIH Support and Services for Medical Countermeasure Development
- Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Program
- Past, Present and Future of the MCM Initiative at FDA
- The MERS CoV Connection
- Ebola Response – After Action Report
Advance registration is required for the PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop. Registration will close on December 11, 2015 or when the event reaches capacity.
Source: PHE.gov, adapted.