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March 2020

Center for the Study of WMD Spotlight Seminar: Coronavirus and Biosecurity

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
National Defense University, 300 5th Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20319 United States

The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus is the latest global health crisis to capture the headlines and the fears of the world. With daily updates from health officials, there is both a surfeit of information and plenty of misinformation about the disease, its spread, and its origin. Please join us at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction March Spotlight Seminar on "Coronavirus and Biosecurity." The panel will feature experts in the fields of bioterrorism, biosurveillance, and…

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IABS-CEPI Vaccine Technology Platforms Meeting

March 16 - March 17
Palais de l’Académie Royale des Sciences Brussels, Belgium

A cross-learning symposium on vaccine licensure based on technology platforms, the IABS-CEPI-ZAPI Technology Platforms Meeting, will take place 16-17 March 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The scientific committee for this workshop is co-Chaired by: Daniel Brasseur, former CHMP-PDCO-VWP chair at EMA; CEPI consultant Murray Lumpkin, former Deputy Director, FDA; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Highlighted topics of interest on the agenda include: WHO regulatory preparedness activities to facilitate access to emergency vaccines Human influenza vaccine successes and failures Lessons for emergency…

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Next Evolution: Overhauling Key Elements of Biodefense

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:45 pm EDT
Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #400
Washington, DC 20004 United States

The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will convene a meeting entitled ‘Next Evolution: Overhauling Key Elements of Biodefense' on March 18, 2020 in Washington D.C. and made available by webcast. This meeting aims to inform the assessment of biodefense programs with structural challenges that impede the government’s ability to safeguard the Nation. Topics to be discussed at this meeting include the: Select Agent Program BioWatch Program Hospital Preparedness Program Speakers will share their perspectives, experiences, challenges, and recommended solutions with regard…

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BIO Coronavirus Collaboration Initiative Virtual Summit

March 24 - March 25
Webinar

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is hosting a virtual summit to help companies working on COVID-19 treatments, diagnostics and vaccines to come together to discuss challenges and opportunities with government officials and other stakeholders. The two-day summit will take place on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25, and will be led by BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood and Dr. George Scangos, President and CEO of Vir Biotechnology. BIO Board Chairman Dr. Jeremy Levin, CEO of Ovid Therapeutics, appointed…

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Responding to COVID-19 Webinar: The Science of Social Distancing

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Virtual-Webcast

Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, The Science of Social Distancing webinar series will explore the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care. Brought to you by the American…

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CANCELLED: 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

Notice from organizers 17 March 2020 After much deliberation and consideration of the Decennial participants’ substantial role in addressing COVID-19 globally, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Board of Trustees unanimously decided the 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections will no longer occur March 26 – 30, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in agreement with the decision to cancel. Please be patient with us as we navigate through questions, concerns, refunds,…

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Policy vs. Pandemics: Polarization and Public Health Emergency Preparedness

March 26
Webinar

George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government Biodefense, MPP and MPA Programs will co-host a no-fee webinar event, "Policy vs. Pandemics: Polarization and Public Health Emergency Preparedness" on March 26, 2020 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern. The sweeping effects of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic on the social, economic, and political framework of the United States highlights the vital importance of a resilient public health infrastructure. In the aftermath of this unprecedented pandemic, the United States will need to…

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APIC AIHA Webinar – Ventilation, Surface Disinfection and PPE Considerations for the IP and IH

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Webinar

Amidst the flood of information about the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the greatest risks is missing key intelligence that can protect health and save lives. This town hall-style webinar, co-hosted by AIHA and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), will address occupational health and safety professionals’, industrial hygienists’ and infection preventionists’ questions about ventilation, surface disinfection, respirators, construction issues, occupational health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full webinar description. Are you a 2020 Full eLearning…

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SMi’s 22nd Annual Superbugs & Superdrugs – Remote Access Conference

March 30 - March 31
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Rd
London, SW7 4DN United Kingdom

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19 this conference is now available with remote access only SMi’s 22nd Annual Superbugs & Superdrugs 2020 Conference will be held  30-31 March 2020. A Focus on Non-traditional Approaches in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance Sponsored by Scynexis CO-CHAIRS FOR 2020: Cara Cassino, Chief Medical Officer, Contrafect & Michael Dawson, Director, Mike Dawson Antimicrobial Research Consultancy As one of the most impactful pharmaceuticals for maintaining public health, antibiotics have been around since early 20th century…

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