Scientific strategies from recent outbreaks to help us prepare for Pathogen X

Monday 29 to Tuesday 30 August 2022 Time: 11:00 to 18:00 CET (Geneva time)
Hybrid Meeting: In-person & Online

The WHO R&D Blueprint is organizing a consultation to apply scientific lessons learned during the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic and other recent outbreak to address the research needs for unknown agents capable of future pandemics – Pathogen X.

Main discussion points include the following, with reference to research and development leading to safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics:

     Review of previous pandemics with an emphasis on COVID-19

  • What relevant scientific information did we have before the pandemic?
  • What scientific strategies were successful?
  • What scientific strategies could be improved?

    What will the next pandemic look like?

  • What research will facilitate identification of the next pandemic?
  • What needs to be done to prepare for possible pathogens, including unexpected or re-emerging pathogens (e.g., AMR)?

    What can be done in advance of the next pandemic?

  • What are the scientific and research gaps? And how can they be met?
  • How can scientific and research findings facilitate vaccine and therapeutic development?
  • How can other approaches, such as TPPs and regulatory convergence, facilitate response to a future pandemic?

To find out more information and to register please visit the WHO website.

Paul Willis

will be speaking about the Pandemic Response Box.