Appendix 5: Other pandemic priority areas identified by researchers for the next five years (96 responses from 60 respondents – 38%; uncorrected verbatim responses)

Midterm Evaluation of the Pandemic Preparedness Strategic Research Initiative

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Themes related to international issues

  • Alignment with global health
  • Best practices for International communication and notification and coordinated response
  • Better understanding of global linkages and movement of diseases and people
  • Global disparities in infec disease
  • Global health governance issues
  • Identification of specific target areas where Cdn foreign policy can support WHO IHR implementation

Themes related to surveillance, applied epidemiology

  • Assess real time surveillance
  • Disease Surveillance Tools
  • Novel, "smart" surveillance tools (the next generation of GPHIN, MediSYS, etc.)
  • Tesponsive surveillance system as part of pandemic influenza response
  • Surveillance (2)
  • Surveillance and Detection
  • Surveillance capacity
  • Surveillance system development that can track the influenza realtime and work during pandemic
  • Validation des données de surveillance de l'influenza

Themes related to virus evolution

  • Ecology and evolution
  • Prevention of viral mutation
  • Viral evolution

Themes related to immune systems, host response

  • Host immune response
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Mechanisms of host immune memory development
  • Immunogenetics
  • Molecular understanding of  virus host interaction, virulent factors
  • Normal (and abnormal) immune responses to Influenza virus
  • Vaccine effects in immune compromised subpopulations

Themes related to other forms of treatment

  • Non pharmaceutical interventions
  • NOT pathogen-specific antiviral drug development
  • Novel strategies for treatment

Themes related to epidemic management, community health, public health

  • Behaviour of HCPs and the citizenry during an outbreak
  • Business continuity planning
  • Community based research
  • Community health
  • Emergency Management
  • Enhance Community communications
  • Handling the dead
  • Infection control
  • Infrastructure to support response
  • Logistic aspects of mass vaccination
  • Operational management of pandemic / disasters
  • Optimal use of key logistics during a pandemic
  • Organisation des soins de santé
  • Organisationnel
  • Pediatric psychosocial care
  • Prevention and control of seasonal influenza
  • Public and Population Health
  • Public Education
  • Public engagement
  • Public health
  • Resilience training
  • Response & Logistics
  • Response training
  • Risk assessment
  • Training / evaluating competence
  • Translation of policy into action - how to reach at risk populations, how to best engage community

Themes related to behavioral, social, ethical and political dimensions

  • Comportemental
  • Économique
  • Education
  • Political, geographical and environmental aspects
  • Politique
  • Psychologique
  • Public policy processes
  • Social determinants of health (2)

Themes related to animal-human transmission, animal response

  • Veterinary aspects
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Veterinary vaccines
  • Virulence factors that enable replication in chickens

Themes related to environmental issues

  • Atmospheric studies
  • Quality of the air and airborne diseases
  • Quality of the waters
  • Quality of wildlife
  • Transportation research

Themes related to the development of antivirals

  • Antiviral development
  • Antiviral drug development
  • Broad spectrum antiviral drug development
  • Host antiviral responses
  • New antivirals that are less prone to resistance development

Themes related to specific methodologies, including  modeling

  • Accurate epidemiological and in-host math models to test scenarios and inform pub health decisions
  • Comparative studies
  • Cross-sectoral research
  • Epidemic disease modeling
  • Health economic evaluations
  • Mathematical modeling (effectiveness of intervention, logistics of mass vaccination,  ...)
  • Mathematical models for prediction
  • Mixed methods research
  • Modeling (2)
  • Modeling & Data Collection/analysis during a pandemic
  • Modeling and comparison of strategies
  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration. (We only need better diagnostics if we have viable interventions)
  • Participatory action research
  • Qualitative research
  • Transmission modeling

Other themes

  • Anti-carbohydrate antibodies
  • Bacterial agents and threats
  • Droplets transmission
  • Pathogenesis
  • Rapid diagnosis
  • Pandemic preparedness program evaluation
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