The global human population is projected to peak at over 11 billion this century. Accelerated human population growth and corresponding changes in demography, along with associated food and companion animal population increases, are altering disease dynamics and will continue to drive emerging infections and transmission over the course of the next century. This session will explore the connections among infectious disease emergence, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and changing human and animal population dynamics. We will explore the state-of-the-art in emerging disease and AMR detection and forecasting and answer the question, “How can we minimize emerging disease and AMR risks linked to changing demography.”
This session aims to explore and address the impacts of growing human and animal populations and unplanned mega-cities and peri-urban settlements on disease emergence, amplification, and global distribution. Accordingly, presenters will also tackle the risks associated with surging global trade and travel and illustrate how forecasting can inform risk mitigation.