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March 2020

Center for the Study of WMD Spotlight Seminar: Coronavirus and Biosecurity

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
National Defense University, 300 5th Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20319 United States

The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus is the latest global health crisis to capture the headlines and the fears of the world. With daily updates from health officials, there is both a surfeit of information and plenty of misinformation about the disease, its spread, and its origin. Please join us at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction March Spotlight Seminar on "Coronavirus and Biosecurity." The panel will feature experts in the fields of bioterrorism, biosurveillance, and…

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IABS-CEPI Vaccine Technology Platforms Meeting

March 16 - March 17
Palais de l’Académie Royale des Sciences Brussels, Belgium

A cross-learning symposium on vaccine licensure based on technology platforms, the IABS-CEPI-ZAPI Technology Platforms Meeting, will take place 16-17 March 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The scientific committee for this workshop is co-Chaired by: Daniel Brasseur, former CHMP-PDCO-VWP chair at EMA; CEPI consultant Murray Lumpkin, former Deputy Director, FDA; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Highlighted topics of interest on the agenda include: WHO regulatory preparedness activities to facilitate access to emergency vaccines Human influenza vaccine successes and failures Lessons for emergency…

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Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium 2020

March 18 - March 19
Mary M. Gates Learning Center, 701 N. Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

DSI’s 8th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium from 18-19 March 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 successful CBRN incident detection, protection, and recovery strategies, as well as R&D initiatives, updates on joint CBRN requirements, and developments in inter-agency cooperation. Symposium speakers will examine the strategies…

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EZ BAA Deadline: Novel Coronavirus Rapid Diagnostic

March 18
Global Biodefense Calendar

Under this EZ BAA, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, will review concise abstract submissions for development funding of 2019-nCoV molecular diagnostics. The diagnostics must utilize platforms already cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with a viable plan to meet requirements for the FDA to consider Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) within 12 weeks of an award. This area of interest will be open for…

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Next Evolution: Overhauling Key Elements of Biodefense

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:45 pm EDT
Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #400
Washington, DC 20004 United States

The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will convene a meeting entitled ‘Next Evolution: Overhauling Key Elements of Biodefense' on March 18, 2020 in Washington D.C. and made available by webcast. This meeting aims to inform the assessment of biodefense programs with structural challenges that impede the government’s ability to safeguard the Nation. Topics to be discussed at this meeting include the: Select Agent Program BioWatch Program Hospital Preparedness Program Speakers will share their perspectives, experiences, challenges, and recommended solutions with regard…

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University of Toronto Global Health & AI Challenge

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 507
TORONTO, ON M5T 3M7 Canada
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HOW WILL YOU AND YOUR TEAM USE AI TO SOLVE SOME OF THE MOST COMPLEX GLOBAL HEALTH CHALLENGES The Global Health & AI Challenge, a partnership between the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Vector Institute will engage students in critical dialogue and problem-solving scenarios on some of the most complex global health challenges of our time. The top ten threats to global health in 2019 include the climate crisis and air pollution; noncommunicable diseases; an impending influenza pandemic;…

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Decennial 2020 – International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections

March 26 - March 30
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Decennial 2020 – The 6th International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections will be held 26-30 March 2020 in Atlanta, Ga. Held once every ten years, the Decennial Conference reviews the advances of the previous decade and the opportunities and trends for the fields of healthcare epidemiology, infectious diseases, and infection prevention and control for the future. Topic areas covered at Decennial 2020 include: Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia/VAE Antimicrobial Stewardship Metrics Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections/CAUTI Outbreaks and Clusters Clostridium difficile…

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MDIC 2020 Patient Engagement Forum

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Join MDIC for our 2020 Patient Engagement Forum in Washington, DC on March 26. The Patient Engagement Forum is both a learning opportunity and educational workshop on best practices for communicating benefit, risk, and uncertainty to patients. During the forum, we will discuss communication gaps and challenges in healthcare related communication with patients as well as discuss techniques for engaging patients and communicating benefit, risk and uncertainty of treatment options. For more information visit the MDIC website. If you have…

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Preparedness Summit 2020

March 31 - April 3
Dallas Hilton Anatole, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207 United States

The NACCHO will host the 2020 Preparedness Summit from 31 March – 3 April 2020 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 public health and healthcare preparedness and response. Please visit the Preparedness Summit website for more information.  

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