Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 8th Annual

Biosurveillance Integration

Integrated Management of Threats to Public Health & Safety

June 17-18, 2019


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 conference will address implementation strategies for the national strategy for biosurveillance identified core functions.

This event is in conjunction with our 27th International Biodetection Technologies: Point-of-Care for Biodefense as well as our 27th International Biodetection Technologies: Biothreat and Pathogen Detection conferences. Together, these events will provide three full days of programming around biodetection technologies and biosurveillance in both the field and the lab.

Preliminary Agenda

Risk Anticipation

The $7-Billion Branch: Making Biotechnology Better, Stronger, Faster

Stacey Broomall, Chief, BioTechnology Branch, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, U.S. Army

Biodefense to Support the Homeland Security Enterprise

Luther Lindler, PhD, Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Aberration Detection

Analytics for Investigation of Disease Outbreaks (AIDO) – A Web-Based Analytic Facilitating Situational Awareness in Unfolding Disease Outbreaks

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

Information Integration, Analysis & Sharing

Roles that the Environment and Natural Resources Play on Security, Tactics, Behavior, and Terrorism

David Stiefel, Policy Analyst, Presidential Management Fellow, USDA

Federal Response and Recovery to CBR Events – The Defined Need for Time and Space to Make Decisions

Christopher Russell, Managing Partner, Global Systems Engineering

Threat Identification & Characterization

Immunology & Surveillance and Preparedness Plans

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

Real-Time Heterogeneous Data Fusion Approaches to Predict Dengue

Sara Del Valle, PhD, Project Leader, Los Alamos National Lab

Development of Portable and Wearable Platforms to Detect Threats and Measure Human Performance in Resource Limited Environments

David L. Hirschberg, PhD, Lecturer and Scientist, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Global Engagement, University of Washington, Tacoma

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Craig Wohlers

Executive Director, Conferences

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-6260


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Jon Stroup

Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-5483