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January 2020

2020 ASM Biothreats

January 28 - January 30
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

The leading annual conference on biodefense, biosecurity and biological threats, ASM Biothreats, will be held January 28–30, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Hosted by the American Society for Microbiology, this one-of-a-kind meeting draws stakeholders from government, academia and industry for an important exchange of knowledge and ideas that will shape the future of high consequence pathogen research. ASM Biothreats offers a unique program that explores the latest developments and emerging technologies in the industry. A few highlights in this year's outstanding…

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Tick Carrying Lyme Spirochetes Found in Ancient Amber

Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG)

January 28 - January 29
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol, 33 New York Avenue
Washington, DC 20002 United States

The 11th meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will be held on January 28 and 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET on both days (times subject to change). The meeting will be held at the in Washington D.C. and by webcast. Preregistration for public members is advisable and can be accomplished by registering here. The TBDWG was established by Congress in 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act to provide subject matter expertise…

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Registration Deadline: MCMs for Acute and Chronic Effects of Ocular Chemical Toxicity

January 31
Global Biodefense Calendar

Meeting registration will close on January 31, 2020 for the U.S. Trans-Agency Scientific Meeting on Developing Medical Countermeasures to Treat Acute and Chronic Effects of Ocular Chemical Toxicity. The meeting will be held Feb 25-26, 2020 at the NIAID Conference Center in Rockville, Md. The meeting is sponsored by the Chemical Countermeasures Research Program (CCRP), a component of the broader civilian biodefense research effort within HHS and NIH. Learn More

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February 2020

Advancing EUA IVD Products Toward Full Marketing Status

February 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993 United States
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The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) will host a workshop on 3 Feb 2020 to explore key considerations for using real world data to help support in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products available under FDA’s emergency use authorization (EUA) to advance to full marketing status. A roadmap for diagnostic evaluations during emergencies would help enable stakeholders to have templates to use to expedite evaluation of laboratory-based tests and point of care technologies. By convening a broad range of government and industry…

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Developing MCMs to Treat Acute and Chronic Effects of Ocular Chemical Toxicity

February 25 - February 26
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 5601 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20892 United States

A U.S. Trans-Agency Scientific Meeting on Developing Medical Countermeasures to Treat Acute and Chronic Effects of Ocular Chemical Toxicity will be held Feb 25-26, 2020 at the NIAID Conference Center in Rockville, Md. This meeting, sponsored by the NIH Chemical Countermeasures Research Program (CCRP) and organized in collaboration with the National Eye Institute (HHS/NIH/NEI) and U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense (DoD/USAMRICD), will bring together subject matter experts from the civilian and military research communities to discuss the…

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March 2020

Mitigating the Impact of Blast-related Burn Injuries: From Prolonged Field Care to Rehabilitation and Resilience

March 3 - March 5
RAND’s Pentagon City Office, 4th Floor, 1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202-5050 United States
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The 9th DoD State-of-the-Science Meeting on Blast Injury Research will be held March 3-5, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will address epidemiology and outcomes of blast-related burn injuries; prevention and acute management of blast-related burn injuries; prolonged field care and chronic care; and transforming research. This meeting is sponsored by the DoD Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, on behalf of the DoD Executive Agent for Medical Research for Prevention, Mitigation, and Treatment of…

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Virus particle, dna helix and soldier with protective CBRN filter mask

Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium 2020

March 18 - March 19
Mary M. Gates Learning Center, 701 N. Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

DSI’s 8th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium from 18-19 March 2020 will provide the latest updates on US efforts to advance chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense. This forum will convene senior-level officials from throughout the military and federal and state governments to share their unique insights into successful CBRN incident detection, protection, and recovery strategies, as well as R&D initiatives, updates on joint CBRN requirements, and developments in inter-agency cooperation. Symposium speakers will examine the strategies…

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Decennial 2020 – International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections

March 26 - March 30
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Decennial 2020 – The 6th International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections will be held 26-30 March 2020 in Atlanta, Ga. Held once every ten years, the Decennial Conference reviews the advances of the previous decade and the opportunities and trends for the fields of healthcare epidemiology, infectious diseases, and infection prevention and control for the future. Topic areas covered at Decennial 2020 include: Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia/VAE Antimicrobial Stewardship Metrics Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections/CAUTI Outbreaks and Clusters Clostridium difficile…

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Preparedness Summit 2020

March 31 - April 3
Dallas Hilton Anatole, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207 United States

The NACCHO will host the 2020 Preparedness Summit from 31 March – 3 April 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Join experts and stakeholders from across public health, healthcare, disaster relief, emergency management, and related fields nationwide to exchange research findings, best practice training models, tools, or other resources that advance the field of public health and healthcare preparedness and response. Please visit the Preparedness Summit website for more information.  

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