Empowering the defense community to recognize, assess and act on biological threats while preparing for the unknown unknowns

Successful biodefense requires a multi-faceted and coordinated approach from assay to technology to reporting. At the Knowledge Foundation's Biodefense World Summit, leaders from government, academia, and industry will come together to discuss pathogen detection, point-of-care technologies, and biosurveillance, demonstrating threat detection and assessment from start to finish. This three-track event will provide attendees with comprehensive coverage of biodefense and allow for exceptional networking opportunities with members of the defense community from technology providers to policy makers.

Keynote Speakers


Steve BennettSteve Bennett, Ph.D.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Charles ChiuCharles Chiu, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California, San Francisco

Peter EmanuelPeter Emanuel, Ph.D.

U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

Gerald EpsteinGerald Epstein, Ph.D.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Matthew ShawMatthew J. Shaw

Battelle Memorial Institute

Michael SmithMichael Smith, M.Phil., Ph.D.

U.S. Department of Defense

 The Biodefense World Summit Includes Three Back-to-Back Conference Tracks

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Biodetection Technologies: Point-of-Care for Biodefense Banner 2

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