International Military Forum on Emerging Infectious Diseases

The «International Military Forum on Emerging Infectious Diseases(EID): The Military’s Role Under International Health Regulations(IHR)» was held September 14–16, 2010 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The Forum was organized by the US Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center/GEIS, International Committee on Military Medicine (ICMM), WHO, and the Research Institute of Influenza representing the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. It gathered 143 medical officers, physicians and researchers from USA, Australia, Russia, Italy, France, Germany and other countries of Europe, Asia and Africa.

The attendees delivered presentations and discussed the global challenges of EID preparedness, surveillance, detection and prevention, the military’s role in these activities, promotion of military-to-civilian cooperation and support of organizations and institutions working within the WHO framework for EID surveillance in compliance with International Health Regulations.

To find out more about the agenda, presentations and resolutions of the Forum, and to watch a photo report, please proceed to H. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and International Committee on Military Medicine websites.

Opening ceremony

Participants registration
Opening ceremony. Moderator – K. Russell (USA)
K. Russell's speech

Forum in progress

O. Kiselev's report on the status of A/H1N1 influenza in Russia

Forum panel. Moderators — O. Kiselev and I. Kholikov

Presenting the participants with medals and certificates

Research Institute of Influenza representatives