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ASM Biodefense 2016
February 8, 2016 - February 10, 2016
The ASM Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases 2016 Research Meeting will be held February 8-10, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia.
The event draws approximately 1,000 participants from academia, government and industry focused on biodefense research, countermeasure development and policy issues.
Session topics this year include:
- How Biodefense Has Shaped Mainstream Research
- Offensive Biological Weapons Programs: Past and Present
- Vaccine-induced T Cell Immunity to Biodefense Pathogens
- Emerging Parasitic Diseases: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Drug Discovery
- The US Government Biopreparedness Strategy
- The Oncoming Storm: Antibiotic Resistance in the 21st Century
- Breakthroughs in Therapeutics for Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Microbial Forensics
- Can You Hear Me Now? Quorum Sensing in Bacterial Pathogens
- Rift Valley Fever Virus: The Next Arboviral Threat to the United States?
- Biodefense and Agriculture
- Funding Opportunities for Biodefense and Emerging Diseases
- Applied Biodefense
- Bug Off! Arthorpod Vectors and Their Role in Disease Transmission
- Animal Models for Biodefense Medical Countermeasures: Regulatory and Scientific Consideration
- Molecular Interactions of Pathogens with the Host
This year’s meeting features Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the keynote speaker. Co-Chairs for the conference are Catharine Bosio, PhD, NIAID, NIH; and Anthony Griffiths, PhD, Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
Please visit the ASM Biodefense website for more information and to register.