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The national strategy for biosurveillance calls for a coordinated approach for threats to public health and safety. This coordinated approach brings together federal, state and local governments, private sector, nongovernmental organizations and international partners to enhance existing biosurveillance capabilities and develop new ones that provide decision-makers and responders with the essential information to manage these threats. This strategy recognizes that a well-integrated national biosurveillance enterprise can saves lives by providing essential information for better decision making at all levels. This conference will address implementation strategies for the national strategy for biosurveillance identified core functions.

Preliminary Agenda


Risk Anticipation

FEATURED KEYNOTE: Applying Strategy and Analysis to the Biodefense Enterprise

Susan Coller Monarez, PhD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategy and Analysis, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

FEATURED KEYNOTE: The Next Generation of Deployable Biodefense Capabilities for the Warfighter

C. Nicole Rosenzweig, PhD, BioSciences Division Chief, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, US Army

BioWatch at Age 15: Maturing or Arrested Development?

Tom Slezak, PhD, Program Leader Informatics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Biodefense to Support the Homeland Security Enterprise

Luther Lindler, PhD, Senior Scientist (ST), Biological Programs, Chemical and Biological Defense Division Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Threat Identification & Characterization

Visual Analytics for Enhancing Infectious Disease Surveillance

Alina Deshpande, PhD, Group Leader, Biosecurity and Public Health, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Immunology & Surveillance and Preparedness Plans

Ivana Haluskova Balter, PhD, Medical Advisor for R&D and Science, French Society of Immunology

Community Health Resilience Toolset: An All-Hazards Web-Based Approach to Enhance a Community’s Ability to Prepare, Respond and Recover from Manmade or Naturally Occurring Biological Events

Jeffrey Stiefel, PhD, Executive Coordinator, Climate Change and Health Resilience, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Advances in Fieldable Technologies and Assays

Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Biosurveillance

Harshini Mukundan, PhD, Team Leader, Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Agro-Defense - A Holistic, All of Enterprise Approach

Tammy R. Beckham, D.V.M., PhD, Dean, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University




For more details on the meeting, or to submit a proposal for presenting, please contact the conference organizing committee:

Craig Wohlers
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781-972-6260
Email: cwohlers@healthtech.com

For sponsorship and exhibit sales information, please contact:
Sherry Johnson
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781-972-1359
Email: sjohnson@healthtech.com