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June 2020

Biotechnology for Materiel and Defense Symposium

June 17
Virtual-Webcast

The Biotechnology for Material and Defense Symposium virtual event will be hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association on June 17, 2020. Recent advances in Synthetic Biology, Biotechnology, and their supporting infrastructure—biodesign, automation, artificial intelligence, and data analytics—are affording transformational impacts beyond traditional opportunity spaces to produce natural polymers and composites, synthesize new molecules for coatings and resins, and 'grow' structural materials such as leathers and foams. Future capabilities such as biosensors and nano-structure material production are on the cusp…

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[CANCELLED] ASM Microbe 2020

June 18 - June 22
TBA – Chicago Chicago, IL United States

Update from ASM on March 30, 2020 After much thoughtful discussion, the American Society for Microbiology Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel ASM Microbe 2020, scheduled for June 18-22, 2020, in Chicago, Ill. ASM Microbe 2020 will be held 18-22 June 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Save the date! More details will be posted as the event draws closer. ASM Microbe 2020, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, showcases the best microbial sciences in the world,…

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[CANCELLED] CSTE Annual Conference 2020

June 28 - July 2
Seattle Seattle, WA United States

For attendees that have already registered for the 2020 Annual Conference and booked hotel accommodations through CSTE’s official housing provider, Orchid Events, no action is required on your part. Your meeting registration will automatically be cancelled, and a full refund will be issued via your original payment method within 30 days.  The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists will host the CSTE Annual Conference from June 28 - July 2, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. This event is attended by more…

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July 2020

Deadline for NIBIB Technology Accelerator Challenge: Handheld Diagnostics

July 2
Global Biodefense Calendar

NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge: Non-invasive Diagnostic Technologies for Global Health This challenge seeks designs for non-invasive technology platforms to diagnose sickle cell disease, malaria, and anemia. While not constrained to any specific technology, the inspiration for this challenge comes from the widespread availability of mobile phones and the potential for mobile phone-linked sensor technologies to non-invasively detect changes in the blood and vasculature associated with these treatable diseases. Key Dates Release Date: January 31, 2020 Estimated Competition Opening Date: March…

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Achieving Data Quality and Integrity in Clinical Trials Involving High-Consequence Pathogens

July 27 - July 30
National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) Omaha, NE United States

The FDA and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston National Laboratory (UTMB) are sponsoring an annual training course 27-30 July 2020 on how to meet good laboratory practice (GLP) requirements in biosafety level (BSL)-4 facilities. The event will be hosted at the National Ebola Training and Education Center in Omaha, Nebraska. This  course offers a unique opportunity for the regulatory and scientific communities to discuss complex issues in an interactive environment and identify and share best practices for ensuring…

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August 2020

Preparedness Summit 2020

August 21 - August 26
Dallas Hilton Anatole, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207 United States

NOTE: Due to the intensifying public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the 2020 Preparedness Summit Postponed from 31 March - 4 April 2020. The meeting will now take place 21-26 August 2020. The NACCHO will host the 2020 Preparedness Summit from 21-26 August in Dallas, Texas. Join experts and stakeholders from across public health, healthcare, disaster relief, emergency management, and related fields nationwide to exchange research findings, best practice training models, tools, or other resources that advance the field of…

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October 2020

CBRN Mask and DNA Strand

[NEW DATES] Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium 2020

October 7 - October 8
Mary M. Gates Learning Center, 701 N. Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 health concerns nationwide, the 18-19 March event has been rescheduled. The Joint Civil & DoD CBRN is now scheduled to take place 7-8 Oct 2020. DSI’s 8th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium from 7-8 Oct 2020 will provide the latest updates on US efforts to advance chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense. This forum will convene senior-level officials from throughout the military and federal and state governments to share their unique insights into…

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December 2020

SYNChronicity 2020 – National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health

December 15 - December 17
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW
Washington DC, 20001 United States

NOTE: This meeting was originally scheduled for May 2020. Rescheduled to December 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic The National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, SYNChronicity 2020, will be held Dec 15-17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. SYNChronicity (SYNC 2020) brings together medical professionals, service providers, government officials, and health advocates to sync effective approaches to address HIV, HCV, STI, and LGBTQ health in the changing and dynamic health care landscape, with a focus on underserved racial/ethnic minorities…

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February 2021

Application Deadline: Expanding Existing Research Grants, CRADAs for Novel Coronavirus Response

February 6, 2021
Global Biodefense Calendar

A Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) was issued on Feb. 6, 2020 to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) jointly by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from February 6, 2020 through February 6, 2021 by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization. This NOSI expires on February 6, 2021. An application submitted in response to…

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