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Global Biodefense – 6 February 2020


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“ As I look around me at the staff working on this outbreak here at CDC, I see a lot of people who worked on the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Rather than coming from abroad, that virus was on our doorstep when we recognized it. We didn’t have much chance to prepare. Today we are again seeing the emergence of the new virus that poses a very serious public health threat. This time we do have time to prepare, and we are preparing as if this were the next pandemic.”

  Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of CDC National Center for Respiratory Diseases

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Pandemic Preparedness Ready.gov

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Myth-Busters WHO

Look Out for Coronavirus-Related Investment Scams – Investor Alert SEC

HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus HHS

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Report a Fraudulent 2019-nCoV Product FDA


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FEATURED EVENTS

Feb 6: Yale Forum on Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus

In response to news and concerns about the respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus initially identified in China, the Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale School of Public Health and the Global Health Justice Partnership will hold a discussion and question and answer session on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Learn more.

Feb 10: The Novel Coronavirus: What Do We Know and What’s Next?

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies present The Novel Coronavirus: What Do We Know and What’s Next?, a symposium and reception. Learn more.

Feb 10: Containing the Coronavirus: Challenges toThwarting the Outbreak

Hudson Institute and the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will host a panel discussion on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and how the United States can respond to the growing outbreak effectively. Learn more.

Feb 12: Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee: Protecting the U.S. from Global Pandemics

The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs will convene a Full Committee hearing on Feb.12 to examine protecting the United States from global pandemics. Learn more.

Feb 24: CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. Learn more.

Feb 25-26: Developing MCMs to Treat Acute and Chronic Effects of Ocular Chemical Toxicity

A U.S. Trans-Agency Scientific Meeting on Developing Medical Countermeasures to Treat Acute and Chronic Effects of Ocular Chemical Toxicity will be held Feb 25-26, 2020 at the NIAID Conference Center in Rockville, Md. Learn more

Feb 26: Emerging Bioethical Issues in Biomedical Research: A Workshop

A planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will conduct a one day workshop on Feb 26, 2020 to bring together stakeholders to discuss potential ethical issues that may arise from new and emerging trends in biomedical research. Event is also webcast. Learn more.

Mar 2: CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. Learn more.

Mar 3-5: Mitigating the Impact of Blast-related Burn Injuries: From Prolonged Field Care to Rehabilitation and Resilience

The 9th DoD State-of-the-Science Meeting on Blast Injury Research will be held March 3-5, 2020 in Arlington. The meeting will address epidemiology and outcomes of blast-related burn injuries; prevention and acute management of blast-related burn injuries; prolonged field care and chronic care; and transforming research. Learn more REGISTRATION IS FULL

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Mar 18-19: Joint Civil + DoD CBRN Symposium

An annual gathering of the most respected minds in the CBRN defense community, including operational leaders, intelligence providers, key policymakers and solution providers from Industry and Academia. Register now

Mar 26-30: Decennial 2020 – International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections

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. Learn more

Mar 31-Apr 3: Preparedness Summit 2020

The NACCHO will host this year’s 2020 Preparedness Summit from 31 March – 3 April 2020 in Dallas, Texas.

Apr 20-24: Achieving Data Quality and Integrity in Maximum Containment Laboratories Training Event

This BSL-4 training event 20-24 April is co-sponsored by the FDA and UTMB Galveston National Lab. Learn more.

May 28-29: Critical Public Health Value of Vaccines in the Age of Pandemics

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Global Health will host a 1.5-day public workshop May 28-29 that will examine the current state of vaccine preventable diseases and the impact of vaccine access and hesitancy globally, and the multidimensional drivers and impacts of declining vaccine confidence. Learn more


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