Interdisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness and response

Fri, February 21, 2020

Today the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Medical Research Council, launched a workshop report on interdisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness, a topic of high relevance as the world watches the outbreak of the novel coronavirus unfold.

"The current coronavirus epidemic clearly demonstrates that this publication is very timely. Across four key phases – ‘prepare’, ‘prevent’, ‘respond’ and ‘recover’ for any potential epidemics, multi- and interdisciplinary cooperation research shoud be facilitated to meet needs,” says Depei Liu, IAP co-President and co-chair of IAP-Health.

“The recommendations towards multidisciplinary research presented in the report point a way to a safer future for us all," he adds.

Interdisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness and response” is a report that highlights the main issues tackled during a workshop IAP organised in October 2019 in London, UK, with the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Medical Research Council, and Bach Tran, a Young Physician Leaders Alumnus, was on steering committee for this report.

Check the Academy of Medical Sciences’ website to read a Q&A with Professor Jimmy Whitworth, Chair of this new report