Planning Retreat - March 10, 2008
On March 10, 2008, the Infectious Diseases Planning Retreat was held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Invitations to participate in the retreat were sent by deans to faculty members in their respective colleges.
The purpose of the planning and information sessions was to:
- Identify the various physical and human resources engaged in infectious diseases research at Virginia Tech.
- Define and discuss the directions that can be taken to foster collaborative research resulting in the submission of grant applications in the infectious diseases arena.
Retreat Agenda & Presentations
- View the retreat agenda and presentations.
Retreat Discussion Overview
The organizing committee tentatively identified four areas of research focus for discussion:
- molecular pathogenesis
- infectious disease ecology & epidemiology
- host-pathogen interaction
- prevention & control
Faculty participating in the retreat were asked to consider these areas of focus prior to the retreat and come prepared to comment on the proposed approach, suggest possible alternatives and discuss additional strategies for collaboration. The sessions were designed to encourage a collective approach to discussion and planning. The schedule also included breaks as well as a luncheon.