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July 2019

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 EDT

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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August 2019

Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC) Meeting

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
The Pentagon Washington, DC 20301–1400 United States

The Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC) will meet Monday, August 26 at the Pentagon to conduct SECRET and higher-level discussions and deliberations on the continued viability of the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention, in as far as current international agreements on chemical and biological weapons and the implementation and enforcement of those treaties. Read more: Pentagon Threat Advisory Committee to Meet

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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 antifungalsImmunology of infectious diseasesClinical microbiologyEpidemiology of infectious diseases and public health concernsMedical and clinical case reportsDiagnostic and laboratory methodsInfection control and prevention For additional details and registration, please visit the Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Summit website.

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Comments Due: 2019 Draft Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lyme Disease

September 9
Global Biodefense Calendar

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are now accepting comments on the “2019 Draft Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease.” Feedback is sought not only from physicians and healthcare professionals, but also individuals affected by Lyme disease, such as patients, care givers, patient organization members, advocates, and researchers. The deadline for submitting comments has been extended until Sept. 9, 2019. To view the draft…

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Legionella Conference 2019

September 11 - September 13
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and 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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2019 FDA Science Forum

September 11 - September 12
FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993 United States

The 2019 FDA Science Forum will be held on 11-12 September 2019 in Silver Spring, Md. The event may be attended in-person or via Webcast (pre-registration is required). FDA’s Science Forum welcomes the public, industry, academia, patient advocates, sister agencies, and current and potential collaborator to learn how FDA's researchers are using novel science and technologies to inform FDA’s regulatory decision-making—and drive innovation. Agenda items of interest highlighted by the Global Biodefense staff include: Emerging & Pandemic Threat Preparedness Bio-Terrorism…

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National Biodefense Science Board: Public Meeting

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
O’Neil Building, 200 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20515

The HHS Office of the Secretary is hosting the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) Public Meeting in Washington, DC, on September 11, 2019. The meeting is also available for remote participation by teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is to gather information to develop expert advice provided by NBSB and guidance to the Secretary on scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to HHS regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological (CBRN) agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental,…

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Lightning Talks Application Deadline – BARDA Industry Day Presentations

September 13
Global Biodefense Calendar

Submit your application to participate in the BARDA Industry Day 2019 Lightning Talks on 16 Oct 2019. Lightning Talks are intentionally designed to be brief, energetic, and full of information to pique the curiosity of industry and government colleagues and prospective partners. If you are interested in submitting a topic to present on behalf of yourself or your company, please enter your information as requested and provide a brief (maximum 500 word) summary of your proposed presentation, with optional 1 slide. Applications…

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