Saturday, October 23, 2021
News on Pathogens and Preparedness

World Polio Day

Global Biodefense Calendar
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Join us on October 24 for World Polio Day to share the progress of health experts and partners on the road to polio eradication. Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in […]

VRBPAC Meeting on Pfizer Data on Its COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11

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The FDA anticipates receiving a request from Pfizer to amend its emergency use authorization to allow the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 through 11 years of age. In anticipation of the request, the FDA is scheduling an Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) meeting on Oct. 26 to inform the […]

GET Africa – Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium

The Civic Center Ozumba Mbadiwe AvenueLagos,

The 7th African Conference on One Health and Biosecurity  - GET Africa 2021 - will be held 27-29 October 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria. GET was established in 2014 as a direct response to the 2014-16 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa and ongoing outbreaks of Lassa Fever, Meningitis, Multidrug resistance (MDR) enteric fevers and […]

Innovations in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing on the Horizon: A Virtual Dissemination Workshop

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Emerging technologies have the potential to modernize pharmaceutical manufacturing and advance the quality of drug products. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology; Committee to Identify Innovative Technologies to Advance Pharmaceutical Manufacturing released a report which identifies these innovative technologies, including manufacturing processes, control and […]

Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information about Biological Threats through Scientific Collaboration and Communication: Committee Meeting 5

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In this fifth meeting of the committee on Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information about Biological Threats through Scientific Collaboration and Communication, the committee will meet in closed session to discuss the structure and content of the report, and will establish a plan for the committee’s activities moving forward. As part of this evaluation, the committee […]

A Family Drama: The Sexual Politics of Smallpox Vaccination in the Spanish Empire

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The National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Scientific Interest Group will host a webcast entitled "A Family Drama: The Sexual Politics of Smallpox Vaccination in the Spanish Empire" on October 28, 2021. In 1804, the Spanish Crown introduced the smallpox vaccine to its empire, along with orders that vaccination be voluntary and that parents had a […]

Vaccine Hesitancy and the Anti-Vaxxer Movement

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Dr. Peter Hotez weighs in on identifying innovative strategies to tackling vaccine hesitancy and the anti-science movement. This free event is brought to you by the 2021 ASM Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS), one of a 4-part CVS Online: SARS-CoV-2 Webinar Series featuring leading experts in the field discussing the most pressing topics around COVID-19. ABOUT THE SPEAKER […]

Eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium

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The Arab-American Frontiers program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the 22 countries of the Arab League for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields. Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the new COVID-19 variant, the Eighth Symposium will now take place online, November […]

Africa CDC Inaugural One Health Conference

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The Africa CDC Inaugural One Health Conference taking place virtually from 1 - 3 November 2021. One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral and transdisciplinary approach used to attain optimal health outcomes for people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. Practically, One Health involves the collaboration between human, animal, and environmental health sectors as well as other relevant stakeholders, […]