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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 save lives by providing essential information for better decision making at all levels.

This symposium will address implementation strategies for the national strategy for biosurveillance identified core functions which include:

Aberration Detection – Define and prioritize R&D needed to establish the baseline condition of the environment and/or human (including vulnerable subpopulations), animal, or plant populations that is sufficiently robust to permit rapid identification of aberrant incidents to drive preparedness and timely, focused investigation.

Risk Anticipation – Define and prioritize R&D needed to identify antecedent conditions and characterize complex interactions that permit prediction of an impending natural or intentional incident and to forecast impacts from such incidents.

Threat Identification and Characterization – Define and prioritize R&D needed to ensure exposures and health threats are identified rapidly and accurately and can be sufficiently characterized to provide needed information to decision makers, including responders and healthcare providers.

Information Integration, Analysis, and Sharing – Define and prioritize R&D needed to enable improved integration, sharing, and analysis of BSV data in near real-time and in a format that provides essential information to decision makers, including responders and healthcare providers.

Who should attend: Scientific Program Developers, Defense Business Sector, Civil and Environmental Engineers, Defense Analysts Researchers, Government policy analysts, Staff Researchers, Preparedness Business Managers, Director of Special Projects, Emergency Managers, Policy Directors, Research Scientists, Science & Technology Managers, Program Managers, Vice President of Strategic Development, Director of CBRNE Programs, Professor of Policy Development, Principal Investigator, Senior Members of the Technical Staff, Senior Manager, Manager of Lab Operations, Lab Director, Director of Emergency Management, Senior Scientist, Plant Pathologist, Physical Scientist, Engagement Manager, Biologist 

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.  

The deadline for submission is December 22, 2017.

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the highest quality conference program.  Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to manufacturers, product designers, component, equipment and material suppliers, applications engineers and research scientists. Additionally, vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

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