Since its inception, IMED has been a summit that unifies our approach to pathogens in the broadest ecological context. Drawing together human, veterinary, and environmental health specialists, IMED serves as a true One Health forum where those working in diverse specialties and diverse regions can meet, discuss, present and challenge one another with findings and new ideas. Representatives of the international One Health “tripartite”—WHO, FAO and OIE—have been invited to participate in developing IMED’s program. While pathogens emerge and mutate, our methodology for detection, surveillance, prevention, control, and treatment also continue to evolve. New approaches to vaccination and isolation, the uses of novel data sources, genomics, novel laboratory methods, rapid point-of-care diagnostics, risk communication, political and societal responses to outbreaks have all seen innovation and change that were explored at IMED 2016.
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