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November 2018

A Century After the 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why Are We Still Concerned Today?

November 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-5
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20418 United States

Please join us on Monday, November 26, 2018, in Washington, DC, for a momentous occasion reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the influenza pandemic of 1918. A panel discussion entitled “A Century After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic—Why Are We Still Concerned Today?” cohosted by the National Academy of Medicine, with the Forum on Microbial Threats, will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, with an exhibit highlighting infectious disease outbreaks and a cocktail reception to follow. Our distinguished panelists will establish why pandemic influenza…

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APPS Pathogen Bioinformatics Special Interest Group Meeting 2018

November 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+11
AgriBio, 5 Ring Road, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus
Bundoora, VIC 3083 Australia
Plant Pathogens - Bioinformatics

The Victorian branch of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society is hosting a Pathogen Bioinformatics special interest group meeting on the 28th November. The scope of this meeting broadly encompasses the genomic and bioinformatic study of pathogen and pest interactions with their hosts. Similar meetings have been previously held under the name of the Australian Pathogen Bioinformatics Symposium, for more information go to https://pathogenbio.info/ Highlighted sessions include: Emergence and evolution of plant infectious disease Developing innovative molecular tools for arbovirus surveillance Effects of…

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December 2018

2018 Arizona Biosecurity Workshop

December 13, 2018 - December 14, 2018
ASU Memorial Union (MU), 1290 S. Normal Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85287 United States
Arizona Biosecurity Workshop

The Arizona Biosecurity Workshop will be held December 13-14, 2018 in Tempe, AZ. This two-day workshop focuses on community engagement with biosecurity concerns to foster awareness and stimulate a robust conversation about the ethical, moral, and social implications of novel biotechnologies. The event will include diverse perspectives on biosecurity, ethical consideration for novel biological applications, and the future impact of biosecurity governance on society. Biosecurity practitioners from academic, medical, pharmaceutical, and other industries will present. Special Agents from the FBI…

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January 2019

Vector Control Workshop for Hurricane-Impacted Areas: Montgomery

January 15, 2019 - January 16, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel and Conference Center, 300 Tallapoosa St
Montgomery, AL 36104 United States
Vector-Borne Diseases

Two workshops will be hosted in January 2019 to help increase the capacity of local vector control programs in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Marie to respond to the increased threat of vector-borne diseases following these natural disasters. The Vector Surveillance and Control Workshops will provide the same hands-on training, tailored instruction, and practical capacity-building activities targeted to vector control programs in hurricane-affected regions. Local vector control programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,…

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February 2019

National Toxicology Program Peer-Review Meeting on Effects of Sarin Exposure

February 4, 2019
Sarin Nerve Agent Effects Research

The National Toxicology Program will host a public webinar on 4 Feb 2019 to discuss the draft findings of a systematic review to evaluate the evidence for long-term neurological effects in humans and animals following acute exposure to sarin. Sarin is a highly toxic organophosphorus nerve agent that was developed for chemical warfare during World War II and continues to be used as a weapon. Long-term neurological effects of acute exposure to sarin are not well characterized. Registration is required for attendance and…

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Fighting the Next War: Defense Against Biological Weapons

February 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
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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October 2019

FBI Biosecurity Workshop

October 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States

The FBI WMD Directorate will host a 4-Hour Biosecurity Workshop on 23 Oct 2019 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. The event is designed to improve cooperation among law enforcement agencies and research institutions to mitigate potential biosecurity issues that may affect public health and safety. The objectives are to: 1) Identify biosecurity roles and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies 2) Identify biosecurity roles and responsibilities of research institutions 3) Identify benefits and potential obstacles to improve cooperation among…

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October Bagels and Bio/Chem Defense

October 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Keck Center, 500 Fifth St NW, Room 100
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Another session of Bagels and Bio/Chem Defense will be held on Friday, October 25th at the National Academies Keck Center (500 Fifth Street NW, Washington DC). This month will be an expanded session (from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) focused on qualitative frameworks that could provide the basis for structured expert discussions of the potential security concerns posed by emerging technologies in the life sciences. In August the National Academies and the InterAcademy Partnership organized a one-day workshop during the BWC…

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