Past Program


This session is by invitation only

"Microbes are not deterred by borders, and neither are we."

In an ever-connected world, the need to identify, prepare for, and deter outbreaks at the national, regional and global level has never been so important. Ending Pandemics and Salzburg Global Seminar are convening an immersive, invitation-only program to advance a common framework for monitoring progress towards pandemic preparedness in every country. We will explore a framework for measuring outbreak timeliness metrics that can help guide progress toward meeting the goals of the Global Health Security Agenda and ensure compliance with the International Health Regulations. This multi-sectoral meeting will include up to 65 participants  representing countries and organizations from around the world. The fully residential program held at Schloss Leopoldskron is designed to be more intimate, dynamic and collaborative than a typical conference. Rather than being just a space for speakers to deliver presentations and papers, Salzburg Global programs are designed to move participants beyond their “comfort zones” by being participatory, prompting candid dialogue and fresh thinking, and constantly in the search for innovative but practical solutions. 

Session Goals
This program:

  • Reviewed and finalized the outbreak metrics framework to account for lessons learned during pilot studies in 28 countries and incorporated meeting participants' feedback.
  • Identified key barriers to implementation at the national and transboundary levels and developed guidance to address these barriers.
  • Mapped concrete steps to align an outbreak metrics framework with key global governance initiatives (e.g. Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), Joint External Evaluations (JEE)).
  • Operationalized the outbreak metrics framework for prospective measurement in every country.


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Final Executive Summary

Graphic Notes 

Final Report  



Mark Smolinski
President, Ending Pandemics, USA
Nomita Divi
MSPH, Director, Ending Pandemics, U.S.A.
Adam Crawley
Program Officer, Ending Pandemics, USA
Amy Kircher
Co-director, Collaboratory, University of Minnesota & Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, U.S.A.
Melissa Mueller
Program Manager, Food Protection and Defense Institute, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
Diana Arsenian
Graphic Facilitator, USA
Ray Arthur
Director, Global Disease Detection Operations Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.A.
Donewell Bangure
Epidemiologist, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), African Union, Ethiopia
Philippe Barboza
Senior Epidemiologist, Detection Verification and Risk Assessment Unit, WHO, Switzerland
Silvia Bino
Head, Control of Infectious Disease Department, Institute of Public Health, Albania
Meesha Brown
Executive Vice President, PCI Media, U.S.A.
Becky Bunnell
Deputy Director for Science, Policy and Communications, Division of Global Health Protection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.A.
Hao-Yuan Cheng
Medical Officer, Epidemic Intelligence Center, Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan
Osman Dar
Director, One Planet-One Health Project, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, UK
Vikki De Los Reyes
Public Health Specialist and FETP Program Manager, Philippines/U.S.A.
Angela Hilmers
Senior Associate Director for Science, TEPHINET, U.S.A.
Olga Jonas
Senior Fellow & Economic Adviser, Harvard Global Health Institute, U.S.A.
Maria Jose Sagrado
Epidemiology Sdvisor, Medecins Sans Frontiers, Spain
Nirmal Kandel
Technical Officer, Department of Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR, WHO, Switzerland
Rebecca Katz
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University, U.S.A.
Shaba Kilasi
Field Epidemiologist, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children, Tanzania
Andrew Kitua
Epidemiologist and African Region Director, DAI, Uganda
Christopher Lee
Senior Technical Officer, Preventing Epidemics, Resolve to Save Lives, U.S.A.
Pia MacDonald
Senior Research Epidemiologist, RTI International, U.S.A.
Jas Mantero
Public Health Expert & Independent Consultant, Ending Pandemics, Italy
Kujtim Mersinaj
One Health Expert, Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID), Albania
Vladimir Mikikj
Epidemiologist, Sector for Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases,Institute of Public Health of Macedonia and IHR national focal point, Macedonia
Melinda Moore
Senior Physician Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation, U.S.A.
Aslam Pervaiz
Scientific Officer, Research & Innovations NSTOP (FELTP), Pakistan
Afifah Ismat Rahman-Shepherd
Research Analyst, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, UK
David Saul Rodriguez Araujo
Regional Coordinator, Central American Field Epidemiology Network, Executive Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America, El Salvador
Robert Salerno
Technical Manager, DAI Global Health, U.S.A.
Aïcha Marceline Sarr
Project manager, Senegal and West Africa Projects, Foundation Merieuxas, Senegal
Jan Carlo Semenza
Head, Health Determinants Programme, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Sweden
Ibrahima Sonko
Medical Epidemiologist, Public Health Emergency Operations Center, Senegal
Viduthalai Virumbi
Medical Officer, Directorate of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, India
Bao-Ping Zhu
Medical Epidemiologist,Center for Global Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.A.