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December 2019

Personalized Protective Biosystem (PPB) Proposers Day

December 4, 2019
George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office is holding a Proposers Day meeting and webinar covering the new Personalized Protective Biosystem (PPB) program on Dec 4, 2019 in Arlington, Va. PPB aims to develop technology that reduces the need for burdensome protective equipment while increasing individual protection against chemical and biological threats. The program comprises two technical areas: 1) reactive materials that prevent threat agent access to the body; 2) a configurable barrier countermeasure that neutralizes threat…

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January 2020

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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CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. A number of countries, including the U.S., are actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan. Starting January 21, 2020, CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. The call schedule is currently set…

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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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CDC COCA Call: Outbreak of 2019-nCoV: Interim Guidance for Clinicians

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The CDC will hold a COCA (Clinicians Outreach and Communication Activity) call this afternoon with their latest recommendations. Due to the high demand we anticipate for this COCA Call, we kindly ask participants to access it in a group format, if at all possible, to allow for the maximum number of participants to attend. Target audience: Physicians Nurses Pharmacists Veterinarians Physician Assistants Health Educators Other Clinicians Please note, there will be only a few introductory slides for this presentation. The subject matter…

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February 2020

CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. A number of countries, including the U.S., are actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan. Starting January 21, 2020, CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. The call schedule is currently set…

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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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CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. A number of countries, including the U.S., are actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan. Starting January 21, 2020, CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. The call schedule is currently set…

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