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May 2019

ASM Clinical Virology Symposium 2019

May 5 - May 8
Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, 1 International Drive
Savannah, GA 31402 United States

Hear the latest on microbiome-virome interactions, RNA sequencing for viral diagnosis, the challenges and opportunities for a universal influenza vaccine, and more at the 2019 ASM Clinical Virology Symposium, May 5-8, 2019. With presentations on the latest research in the field, you won't want to miss your chance to hear from top biomedical scientists, physicians, and laboratorians about the findings that will shape the future of clinical virology. In addition, the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) will host…

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

May 6

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is continuing its efforts to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia with its third Edit-a-Thon on May 6, 2019. Using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference, NNLM will be working to add citations to existing Wikipedia articles related to health equity. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM…

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Integration of Opioid and Infectious Disease Prevention Efforts in Select Programs

May 6
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20418 United States

The National Academies Health and Medicine Division will host a public meeting of the Committee on Examination of the Integration of Opioid and Infectious Disease Prevention Efforts in Select Programs on 7 May 2019. The workshop will take place in Washington D.C. The committee will hear from invited speakers regarding topics pertaining to the statement of task. Primary session topics include: Multi-site HIV Program with Integrated Opioid Treatment Comprehensive Treatment of Substance Abuse and Infectious Disease Integration of Hepatitis C…

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MAD-ID 2019: Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases

May 8 - May 11
Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819 United States

The 22nd Annual MAD-ID Meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida, May 8-11, 2019. Pharmacists physicians, nurses and other providers will be given the opportunity to participate in a 3-day educational symposium specifically designed to apply recent research to patient care and antimicrobial stewardship. Highlighted sessions include: The AMR Challenge: How to Meet the Challenge at Your Institutions New Tests and Technologies for the Microbiology Steward Point of Care Diagnostic Testing, the Next Frontier for ASPs New Gram-Negative Agents, Gram-Positive Agents…

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3rd Annual NPC Pandemic and Biosecurity Forum

May 14
National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States

The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service presents the Third Annual Pandemic & Biosecurity Policy Summit on 14 May 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The discussion will address the 100th anniversary of the 1918-19 influenza outbreak and consider global health security challenges of the 21st Century. This event is designed to foster strategic dialogue with influential thought leaders, senior U.S. and host country government officials, and pandemic and…

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NIAID Small Business Workshop – Los Angeles

May 15 - May 16
California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, 570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) SBIR/STTR Small Business Workshop 2019 will take place 15-16 May 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Biotechnology entrepreneurs, faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and interested innovators starting a new enterprise can learn about NIH-supported entrepreneurship opportunities, writing successful grant applications, and NIH SBIR/STTR policies and regulations. The purpose of this workshop is to prepare current and next-generation biomedical entrepreneurs to compete in NIAID's (and other Federal) SBIR/STTR programs, and survey other resources for…

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Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife: A Biosecurity Threat

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Medimmune, One Medimmune Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States

A ChABSA Technical Seminar will be held in Gaithersburg MD and by webcast on 15 May 2019 on Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife: A Biosecurity Threat. Speaker Bio Dr. Karen Lips, Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland is the presenter. She has a B.S. in Zoology from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami. She is a field ecologist who studies how global change affects biodiversity. She is interested in…

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DARPA ReVector Proposers Day

May 17
Executive Conference Center (ECC), 4075 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203 United States

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office is holding a Proposers Day meeting on 17 May 2019 to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the new ReVector program and to facilitate teaming. The goal of ReVector is to develop an easily delivered treatment — for example, a topical solution — that safely and temporarily modifies the human skin microbiome to alter scents and thereby reduce attraction of disease-spreading mosquitoes. The Proposers Day will include…

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RFI Deadline – Malaria Prophylactic Drug Tafenoquine

May 20
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The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) located at FT. Detrick, MD, has issued a solicitation outlining plans to conduct User Acceptance Testing for the malaria prophylactic drug (Tafenoquine) brand name Arakoda. The operational testing will look at the drug’s performance attributes and usability. The DoD is seeking sources, capability statements, and industry feedback for this requirement for one commercial lot of ~120,000 tablets (7,500 packages) of Tafenoquine brand name Arakoda immediately, with base Contract Line Item Number (CLIN)…

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