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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.


February 8, 2016
February 10, 2016
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American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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+1 703 418 1234
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