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December 2019

DARPA DIGET Proposers Day – Detect It with Gene Editing Technologies

December 11, 2019
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree street NE
Atlanta, 30303 United States

The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is hosting a Proposers Day for the potential proposer community in support of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the DIGET (Detect It with Gene Editing Technologies) Program. The Proposers Day will be held on December 11, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA. The DoD requires timely and comprehensive threat detection to support overall readiness, counter the…

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January 2020

Ultraviolet Disinfection Technologies & Healthcare Associated Infections

January 14 - January 15
National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 United States

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is co-hosting a 2-day meeting with the International Ultra Violet Association (IUVA) focused on examining measurement, standards, technology and data research needs to promote innovation in the effective use and implementation of ultraviolet-C (UVC) technology in healthcare settings for the reduction and prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). This unique event provides the community with an opportunity to learn about the current science in HAI prevention with UVC and to discuss standard…

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National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) Meeting

January 23 - January 24
Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814 United States
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The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) will convene 23-24 January 2020 in Bethesda, Md. The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. The meeting will also be videocast. January 23: 12:30 PM – 5 PM Eastern January 24: 9 AM – 2:30 PM Eastern The purpose of this meeting is to discuss considerations regarding security and public transparency when sharing information about research involving enhanced potential pandemic pathogens; as well as other…

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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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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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Yale Forum on Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Winslow Auditorium, 60 College Street, LEPH 109
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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In response to news and concerns about the respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus initially identified in China, the Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale School of Public Health and the Global Health Justice Partnership will hold a discussion and question and answer session on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Panelists will address the epidemiology of the disease, its impact on public health, human rights issues and how information on such outbreaks is communicated to the public. Moderator Saad…

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Containing the Coronavirus: Challenges to Thwarting the Outbreak

February 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #400
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Hudson Institute and the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will host a panel discussion on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and how the United States can respond to the growing outbreak effectively. Confirmed infections of the coronavirus in China have exceeded that of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, with thousands more suspected cases. As the number of cases increases, concerns are mounting that the global community may not be adequately prepared to prevent the disease from significantly spreading. The virus has already spread…

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The Novel Coronavirus: What Do We Know and What’s Next?

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB), 635 Charles E Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies present The Novel Coronavirus: What Do We Know and What's Next?, a symposium and reception. The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. To address what we know and what’s next, join Ron Brookmeyer, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and Michael Berry,…

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WHO Global Research and Innovation Forum: 2019-nCoV Emergency

February 11 - February 12
WHO Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland

The World Health Organization will host a Global research and innovation forum 11-12 February in Geneva to mobilize international action in response to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) emergency. The event is organized in collaboration with the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GLOPID-R), and brings together key players including leading scientists as well as public health agencies, ministries of health and research funders pursuing 2019-nCoV critical research and the development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, among other innovations. The…

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