The Consortium of Animal Market Networks to Assess Risk of Emerging Infectious Diseases through Enhanced Surveillance (CANARIES) Workshop in Phnom Penh: June 12th-14th, 2019
The Consortium of Animal Market Networks to Assess Risk of Emerging Infectious Diseases through Enhanced Surveillance (CANARIES) Workshop was held last week in Phnom Penh from June 12th-14th, 2019 with over 45 participants including those from Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) and Cambodian partners, as well as international experts from around Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. The meeting was organized through IPC by Dr. Erik Karlsson, and is supported by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Biological Threat Reduction Program and the UK Global Challenges Research Fund. The consortium seeks to apply a multisectoral, multi-level approach, integrating programs policies, legislation, and research to achieve better One Health outcomes. Further, this network aims to complement existing early warning activities and directly influence surveillance, prevention, and control programs that would have both health and economic impacts worldwide. The workshop included presentations from experts, panel discussions, group planning, and even a guided tour of O’Russey live bird market in Phnom Penh.