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Seminar 1: “The Importance of Disease Surveillance and Alert Mechanisms: Lessons for the BWC”, 20 November 2018, GCSP


Seminar Programme

“The Importance of Disease Surveillance and Alert Mechanisms: Lessons for the BWC”

20 November 2018
Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Opening of the Seminar

  • Mr Daniel Feakes, Chief, BWC Implementation Support Unit
  • H.E. Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa, Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament
  • Mr Marc Finaud, Senior Programme Advisor, GCSP

Presentation of the Project and Seminar Objectives
Session I – Disease Surveillance Mechanisms - an Introduction
  • Prof Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine Universite de Genève; Mrs Nefti- Eboni Bempong, Research Assistant Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universite de Genève: The evolution of infectious disease surveillance

Session II – Disease Surveillance Mechanisms at the National Level
Session III – Disease Surveillance Mechanisms at the Regional and International Level
Session IV – Other Mechanisms
Session V – Drawing lessons for the BWC
  • Mr Daniel Feakes, Chief, BWC Implementation Support Unit: Wrap up of the discussions and concluding remarks

The full seminar report incl. the speakers’ biographies can be found here.