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July 2019

2019 Summer Workshop on Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Global Health Security: From Anthrax to Zika

July 15 - July 18
George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
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Threats to global health security continue to evolve due to the changing nature of conflict, advances in science and technology, globalization, and the growing threat posed by emerging infectious diseases and pandemics. Pandemics, Bioterrorism and Global Health Security: From Anthrax to Zika is a three-day, non-credit summer workshop designed to introduce participants to the challenges facing the world at the intersection of national security, public health, and the life sciences. The workshop faculty are internationally recognized experts from the government,…

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Managing Media Relations During a Public Health Emergency

July 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Webinar

For the second year in a row, NACCHO is pleased to host a multi-part webinar series to help local health departments build capacity to engage in public health communication. Coordinated by NACCHO and the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), “Managing Media Relations” will help participants learn basic media relations principles; understand what NOT to say; understand how to change the conversation to YOUR message; and where to look for help when things go wrong. Learning Objectives Introduce basic principles of interacting with and…

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Proposals Due: RNCP-Wide Dosimetry Guidance and Monitoring of Sources and Irradiation Protocols

July 19
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Deadline to Submit - Health Security CBRNE Biodefense Opportunity

NIAID is soliciting proposals to assess the current state of radiation dosimetry within the Radiation Nuclear Countermeasures Program to develop a consistent means of comparison and reproducibility across institutes. Consider submitting an offer if you can provide services, facilities, expertise, and capabilities needed to develop a centralized dosimetry harmonization effort. Ideally, you will have preliminary data demonstrating consistent and accurate dosimetry exposures within a clearly defined radiation exposure system that is used for nonclinical radiation animal (and in vitro) studies…

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NASEM Workshop: Enhancing Private Sector Preparedness for 21st Century Health Threats

July 19

The public is invited to participate in an upcoming workshop on Enhancing Private Sector Preparedness for 21st Century Health Threats on 19 July 2019. Hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Board on Health Sciences Policy, the workshop aims to bring together public- and private-sector partners to discuss approaches to aligning health system incentives with the American public’s need for a healthcare system that is optimally prepared for day-to-day duties and responses to public health emergencies.…

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Social Media Monitoring in Public Health Emergencies Webinar

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Webinar

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will "Social Media Monitoring in Public Health Emergencies" webinar on 24 July 2019 as part of a webinar series to help local health departments build capacity to engage in public health communication. Hosted by and presented by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, “Social Media Monitoring in Public Health Emergencies“ will help participants learn how to use social media to monitor and respond to the spread…

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September 2019

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Summit

September 9 - September 10
Dubai, UAE, Dubai, UAE
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Summit

The Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Summit will be held 9-10 September 2019 in Dubai, UAE. This event provides a pivotal platform to explore outstanding strategies in Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Highlighted topic sessions include: Resistance and mechanisms of action of antifungals Immunology of infectious diseases Clinical microbiology Epidemiology of infectious diseases and public health concerns Medical and clinical case reports Diagnostic and laboratory methods Infection control and prevention For additional details and registration, please visit the Diagnostic Microbiology…

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Legionella Conference 2019

September 11 - September 13
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90071 United States

The Legionella Conference 2019, hosted by NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association, will be held 11-13 September 2019 in Los Angeles, California. An international lineup of public health and sustainability experts from four continents will discuss complex hospital water systems, cooling towers, proactive water quality monitoring and other topics at the conference. The 2019 Legionella Conference theme, “Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus,” centers on how both industries can help align water and energy sustainability and public health…

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November 2019

8th FIDSSA Congress – Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa

November 7 - November 9
Indaba Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, William Nicol Dr &, Pieter Wenning Rd
Fourways, 2021 South Africa
FIDSSA Congress 2019

The 8th Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa FIDSSA Congress 2019 will be held at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa from 7-9 November 2019. This biennial FIDSSA Congress attracts local and international experts to lead conversations on a wide spectrum of cutting-edge infectious diseases topics relevant to the region and the African continent. Since its formation, FIDSSA has contributed substantially to an integrated approach of tackling the major problems of infectious diseases in southern…

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ABSA Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference 2019

November 15 - November 20
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

The ABSA Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference will be held 15-20 November 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. Professional development courses will be November 15-17 and the conference presentations (platform/poster) will be November 18-20. Approximately 700 attendees representing a broad spectrum of biosafety and biosecurity, pharmaceutical, biotechnology research, development, and clinical organizations are expected to attend. The conference draws national and international attendees from academic, commercial, research, and governmental sectors. Sessions of interest highlighted by the Global Biodefense staff include: Biosafety Critical…

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