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2017 Biodefense World Summit

June 26, 2017 - June 29, 2017

Biodefense World Summit

The Cambridge Healthtech Institute will host the Third Annual Biodefense World Summit from June 26-29, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.

This one-of-a-kind event offers comprehensive discussions of the latest technologies and methods in pathogen detection, sample prep, point-of-care, and biosurveillance.

Highlighted session topics include:

  • Field Portable Platforms for Multiplex Detection of Biothreat Agents
  • Recent Advances in Radiation Biodosimetry for Partial and Total Body Exposures
  • Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Biosurveillance
  • The BARDA CBRN Diagnostics Portfolio
  • Biodetection Capability Gaps and Requirements at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Operational Environments
  • Empowering Rapid Diagnostics with Sample Preparation Methodologies
  • An Affordable System for a Rapid Mass Casualty Response to a Large Area Coverage Biological Incident
  • Implementing Key Biowatch Program Priorities in the Near- and Mid-Term
  • A Case Study of the Biosurveillance Unclassified (BSP-U)
  • Point-of-Care Laboratory Testing for Pathogen Detection and Patient Management in Biodefense Settings

Leaders from government, academia, and industry are scheduled to participate. Highlighted speakers include:

  • Harshini Mukundan, Ph.D., Team Leader, Chemistry Division, LANL
  • Donna Boston, Project Officer, BARDA
  • Kurt Schaecher, Deputy Director, Division of Medicine, USAMRIID
  • Alina Deshpande, Ph.D., Group Leader, Biosecurity and Public Health, LANL
  • Romelito L. Lapitan, Ph.D., Director, Ag/Bio-Terror Countermeasures, DHS
  • Michael Walter, Ph.D., Biowatch Program Manager, DHS
  • Mary Sproull, Ph.D., Biologist, Radiation Oncology, NIH/NCI
  • Chris Taitt, Ph.D., Research Biologist, United States Naval Research Laboratory
  • Neeraja Venkateswaran, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Research and Development, Tetracore, Inc.
  • Willy Valdivia-Granda, Ph.D., CEO, Orion Integrated Biosciences
  • Harshini Mukundan, Ph.D., Team Leader, Chemistry Division, LANL
  • Eric Garber, Ph.D., Division of Bioanalytical Chemistry, FDA CFSAN
  • Vincent Gau, Ph.D., President, Genefluidics, Inc.
  • Tammy R. Beckham, D.V.M., Ph.D., College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
  • Bob Buchanan, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Center for Food Safety & Security Systems
  • John Besser, Ph.D., Deputy Chief of the Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Please visit Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Biodefense World Summit website for more information on how to participate.

CBRNE Central is an official media partner of the 2017 Biodefense World Summit


June 26, 2017
June 29, 2017
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Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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Cambridge Healthtech Institute
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