Quick Response for Special Needs. Task 13. Symposium on the Tranmission of Disease at Airports and on Aircraft

An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a public symposium that will feature invited presentations on the status of research on or related to the transmission of disease on aircraft and/or in airports. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for the research community to share data, models and methods; discuss findings and preliminary conclusions of ongoing research; and identify gaps to inform future research projects. Specifically, a symposium agenda will be developed by the planning committee to examine some or all of the following topics: (1) the status of research on or related to the transmission of disease on aircraft and in airports; (2) the potential application of research results to the development of protocols and standards for managing communicable disease incidents in an aviation setting; and (3) areas where additional research is needed in the future. An individually authored summary including synopses of presentations at the symposium will be prepared. In addition to facilitating discussion within the research community, this event will provide other participants from the public sector (federal agencies, state and local agencies including public airports) and private sector (airlines, consultants with expertise in the various facets of airport emergency response) an opportunity to learn about current research and to consider ways that future research might be conducted and funded. The committee will include a mix of individuals with the appropriate expertise, including representation from the public sector (federal agencies, state and local agencies including public airports), private sector (airlines, consultants with expertise in the various facets of airport emergency response), and research institutions. The planning committee will meet at least twice to develop the symposium program. One or more of these meetings will likely be held by teleconference. The committee will identify topics and issues to be addressed in the presentations, which will provide overviews of completed and ongoing research in this area. The resulting report will be an individually authored summary including synopses of the presentations from the symposium.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-02, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gerencher, Christine

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20080801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01541121
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-02, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2014 2:45PM