Workshop on IRC Research Roadmaps: Shortening the Innovation Pipeline, 13 December 2018

A workshop was held on the 13th December in Washington DC which brought together research program owners across the public and private sectors in the US to discuss how they can engage with the IRC’s research roadmaps and move forward collectively to shorten the innovation pipeline and tackle disease in the livestock sectors.

A high-level reception was held the previous evening to galvanize political support for a global research initiative on the development of new and improved animal disease control strategies, including vaccines,  aimed to reduce the dependence on antibiotic use in livestock production and thus reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to the public and animal health as well as the environment.

The workshop was opened by Dame Sally Davies, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer and Co-Covener on the UN Inter-agency Coordination Group on AMR and involved a series of presentations:

Animal Production and the Environment, Ed Topp

Encouraging Research to Combat AMR – the Role of the OIE, Stefano Messori

Prioritization of Diseases for which Vaccines Could Reduce the Antimicrobial Use in Animals, Cyril Gay

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – A US-UK Bilateral Funding Initiative, Sadhana Sharma

ERAnet Co-fund on Animal Health – Platform for an International Joint Funding Initiative, Scott Sellers

Overview of STAR-IDAZ IRC, Alex Morrow

Via – Making system innovation happen, Chris Thompson

Introduction to IRC Research Roadmaps – Vaccines, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Epidemiology and Control, Luke Dalton


The workshop report is now available: Improving Knowledge Exchange & Shortening the Research Pipeline

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