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BioSecurity 2003 to draw top experts in anthrax, smallpox, SARS

WASHINGTON, D.C. Medical, public health, research professionals and journalists, who must prepare for, respond to, and cover biological and chemical threats are encouraged to attend BioSecurity 2003 http://www.biosecuritysummit.com, organized by Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical International, in conjunction with the RAND Center for Domestic and International Health Security and Jane's Information Group.

Attendees will learn from world experts how to best protect their communities from, and respond to biological or chemical events involving anthrax, smallpox, SARS and more.

The three-day summit, October 20-22 in Washington D.C., will bring together leaders in medicine, public health, law enforcement, first response, defense and policy to share the latest intelligence, techniques and lessons learned from the biosecurity trenches. Interested parties should register now (http://www.biosecuritysummit.com/registration) to ensure their place at this important gathering. Please use priority code EURB100 when registering.

RECEIVE CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AACME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Medical School designates this educational activity for up to 23.5 hours in category 1 toward the AMA/Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.

Application has been made for nursing contact hours.

BIOSECURITY 2003 SPEAKERS AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS INCLUDE:

  • Anthony Fauci, Director, NIAID
  • Barry Bloom, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health
  • David Heyman, Exec. Director, Communicable Diseases, WHO

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Contact: Alison Harris
public_affairs@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0442
Harvard Medical School
9-Oct-2003


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