Carol West Suitor and Maria Oria, Rapporteurs, Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
The Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board and the National Research Council's Policy and Global Affairs Division convened a workshop in Washington, D.C., entitled Foodborne Disease and Public Health: An Iranian-American Workshop. The overall goals of this workshop were to facilitate the exchange of ideas about foodborne disease and public health and to promote further collaboration among Americans and Iranians on this topic of mutual interest. Experts invited to participate in this workshop addressed a variety of topics, ranging from the surveillance of outbreaks of foodborne illness to approaches to medical training in the Iranian and U.S. educational systems. The workshop was part of a series of cooperative efforts between the United States and Iran as the two countries have collaborated in the past on similar projects relating to foodborne disease.
Glen Schweitzer, Editor; Committee on the U.S.-Iran Workshop on Science and Technology and the Future Development of Societies; Office for Central Europe and Eurasia; Development, Security, and Cooperation; National Research Council