CORDS Conference 2018, Bangkok

Connecting Organisations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS), The Rockefeller Foundation, and Ending Pandemics (formerly Skoll Global Threats Fund) held a conference in Bangkok, Thailand on the 29th and 30th January 2018. The event, a side meeting of the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, was held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

CORDS is a global initiative that works to catalyze collaboration among regional disease surveillance networks across the world in order to improve their capacity to prevent, detect, and control the spread of epidemics. Our vision is a world united against disease. CORDS is comprised of six international networks which include: the Asia Partnership on Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (APEIR), the East African Integrated Disease Surveillance Network (EAIDSNet), the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Consortium (MBDS), the Middle East Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS), the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS), and the Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID). The two-day CORDS Conference was an integral component of PMAC 2018, reinforcing the overarching theme “Making the World Safe from the Threats of Emerging Infectious Diseases.” Under the specific topic “Advancing Regional Collaboration for Improved Global Health Security”, the conference brought together 173 participants from 45 countries and 5 continents, with 10 regional networks represented.

Over the two days there were four sessions following CORDS strategic objectives: i) Building capacity; ii) Promoting Innovation; iii) Advancing One Health; and iv) Building sustainable networks.

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Event begins 29-01-2018
Event ends 30-01-2018