HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will host its 2007 Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting from February 27 March 2, 2007 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.

There is a continuing need for research that helps better protect the public against not only the traditional agents of bioterrorism, like anthrax, but also against emerging infectious diseases that hold the potential for serious human and economic harm, such as H5N1 influenza. In 2006 the federal government budgeted approximately $4 billion for biodefense research and preparedness and just last month officially created the Biodefense Advanced Research and Development Agency, designed to help speed the development of biodefense countermeasures using an estimated funding of $1 billion dollars in fiscal year 2008.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together individuals who are carrying out research to defend against the threat of bioterrorism with decision makers shaping the future biodefense research agenda, recognizing that emerging infectious diseases serve as a paradigm for handling the public threat of bioterrorism.

This meeting is intended for scientists, public health researchers and policy makers who need to be informed about the latest scientific developments. The meeting will include a series of keynote addresses by leaders in the field of biodefense and poster sessions presenting up-to-the-minute cutting-edge research on biothreat agents, vaccines, detection and diagnostic procedures, animal and plant pathogens, global surveillance, and other vital topics.

The first day of the conference will be devoted concurrent sessions focusing on international public health issues in security and biodefense, large scale decontamination, biodefense informatics and microbial forensics. The focus sessions will be followed by a keynote address by Thomas Monath of the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Pandemic & Biod
'"/>

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology
23-Jan-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. ASM Biodefense Research Meeting
2. Emerging research heralds new era of breast cancer management
3. Emerging disease risks prompt scientists to call
4. 2006 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
5. Ticks, flukes, and genomics: Emerging pathogens revealed
6. Emerging diseases require a global solution
7. Cornell graduate student named 2005 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader
8. UGAs Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases receives grant to train Brazilian scientists
9. Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) presents infectious disease conference
10. Top scientists meet for Global Conference on Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases
11. NSF, NIH award Ecology of Infectious Diseases grants

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/7/2020)... ... January 06, 2020 , ... Myant Inc. , the pioneers ... Vegas) to bring to life its vision of a world where textile-based interfaces knitted ... the AI-powered digital sphere, and the physical IoT-enabled environment. The experience at Myant’s booth ...
(Date:12/30/2019)... SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) , ... December 30, 2019 , ... ... cooking events company has seen its highest sales in 2019, having hosted a multitude ... and Illumina, have all visited the company’s La Jolla-based venue, and the company has ...
(Date:12/18/2019)... ... December 17, 2019 , ... EconoFact, a non-profit media initiative ... Fletcher School, Tufts University, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Macmillan Learning ... using Macmillan Learning’s acclaimed series of economics textbooks. , Under the agreement, Macmillan ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/8/2020)... ... 08, 2020 , ... Anomet Products has introduced ... use in harsh environments inside or outside of the human body. , ... alloys to achieve specific properties such as corrosion-resistance, biocompatibility, or operation at temperatures ...
(Date:1/7/2020)... ... 07, 2020 , ... Vuja De Sciences (“Vuja De”), a biotechnology startup dedicated ... appointments of Chand Khanna, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Onc), and Dr. Lee Helman, MD, to ... are delighted to welcome Chand and Lee as new directors. They will be of ...
(Date:1/7/2020)... ... January 06, 2020 , ... ABCT ... emerging biosciences ventures invited to participate in the annual program. Twelve ventures will ... plans and a professional network. All startups will receive an entrepreneur coach, access ...
(Date:12/30/2019)... ... December 30, 2019 , ... Leak ... instruments for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and Food Packaging Industries is pleased ... 11 compliant software program specific to the custom-built helium leak testing systems it ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: