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February 2019

Fighting the Next War: Defense Against Biological Weapons

February 5 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Council on Foreign Relations, 1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense will host an in-depth discussion on the role of the U.S. Defense Department in biodefense on February 5th, 2019 in Washington, DC. Participants will share their experiences regarding the current threat environment, research and development programs, and the Department's biodefense policies. RSVP by January 30, 2019. Attendance is free, but registration is required. This event will also be webcast.

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Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance

February 20
John Snow Lecture Theatre – LSHTM, Keppel Street
London, WC1E 7HT United Kingdom
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Mass Drug Administration and AMR

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Antimicrobial Resistance Center, together with the MARCH and Malaria Centres will jointly host the Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium on 20 February 2019 in London, UK and by live stream. Mass Drug Administration is an intervention proposed to reduce morbidity and mortality of entire populations. This symposium will bring together academics from a range of relevant disciplines to discuss the state of evidence, and draw out a future integrated research agenda that…

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March 2019

Vaccine Strategies for Endemic Fungal Pathogens

March 5 - March 6

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will host a Vaccine Strategies for Endemic Fungal Pathogens meeting on 5-6 March 2019 to discuss the scope of endemic fungal disease, learn about the latest discoveries, and determine actionable steps to advance fungal vaccines. This meeting will take place at the NIAID Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland and also be webcast. Please indicate when registering whether you will be attending in person or via webcast. Editor's note: This event registration is now…

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Long-Term Health Monitoring following Nuclear & Radiological Emergencies

March 12 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 12:30 pm
Keck Center, 500 5th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

The National Academies’ Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board (NRSB) will host “Challenges in Initiating and Conducting Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations following Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in the United States: A Workshop” on 12-13 March 2019 in Washington, D.C. Workshop participants will discuss the following topics: Environmental Consequences of Radioactive Material following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident The need to Prepare for Population Monitoring Radiation Dose Reconstruction Biodosimetry Tools for Long-Term Health Monitoring Follow-up of the Atomic Bombing Survivors Communicating…

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Planning Webinar: Tools and Resources for Upcoming National Infant Immunization Week

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Infant Immunization Week Planning Conference - Webcast

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a planning webinar on 12 March 2019 to learn about National Infant Immunization Week planning tools, digital communication resources, and how to get involved with CDC activities planned for the week. This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). From April 27-May 4, 2019, NIIW will highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and will celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy…

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Biosafety Concerns of Cell Sorting: Policies, Procedures, and PPE

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood College Coblentz Hall, 650 Blazer Trail
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
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Biosafety Concerns of Cell Sorting

The ChABSA will host a technical seminar by Drs. Kristen Reifel and Brandon Swan on the biosafety concerns involved in cell sorting on March 12, 2019 in Frederick, Md. Remote participation is available via webcast. Dr. Kristen M. Reifel is a Principal Investigator in the Genomics group at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC). She is also a member of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Biosafety Committee, and recently selected as an ISAC Shared Resource…

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CDC Second Wednesday Webinar: Medical Countermeasure Planning

March 13
CDC Webinar: Medical Countermeasures Planning

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present the March Second Wednesday Webinar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 13. The presentation will highlight anthrax and pandemic influenza readiness key components in preparation for the next Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement performance period. Registration is not required to join this webinar via Adobe Connect. Participants can log onto https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/r6ooog3mlz5/ to view the webinar. To listen to the audio portion via a…

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May 2019

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

May 6

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is continuing its efforts to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia with its third Edit-a-Thon on May 6, 2019. Using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference, NNLM will be working to add citations to existing Wikipedia articles related to health equity. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM…

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Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife: A Biosecurity Threat

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Medimmune, One Medimmune Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States

A ChABSA Technical Seminar will be held in Gaithersburg MD and by webcast on 15 May 2019 on Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife: A Biosecurity Threat. Speaker Bio Dr. Karen Lips, Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland is the presenter. She has a B.S. in Zoology from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami. She is a field ecologist who studies how global change affects biodiversity. She is interested in…

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