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National Biodefense Science Board Public Meeting

September 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

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The National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will convene to discuss the strategy and planning for the National Special Pathogen System and other high priority issues related to national public health emergency preparedness and response.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held in a virtual format on September 28, 2021. The NBSB invites those who are involved in or represent a relevant industry, academia, health profession, health care consumer organization, or state, Tribal, territorial or local government to request up to seven minutes to address the board in person via Zoom.

Requests to provide remarks to the NBSB during the public meeting may be sent to Please include the name of the speaker, organization, and a full explanation of the intended comments. Please submit your request by 5PM ET on September 24, 2021.


The National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB or the Board) is authorized under Section 319M of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as added by Section 402 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006 and amended by Section 404 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act. The Board is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The NBSB provides expert advice and guidance on scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to the Department regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate.

Members of the public may attend the meeting via a toll-free phone number or Zoom teleconference, which requires pre-registration. The meeting link to pre-register will be posted on​nbsb. Members of the public may provide written comments or submit questions for consideration by the NBSB at any time via email to Members of the public are also encouraged to provide comments after the meeting.


September 28, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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