ASM to hold biodefense meeting January 27-29

The American Society for Microbiology recently announced it would hold its 2014 ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting on January 27-29 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

The meeting brings together decision makers shaping the future of the biodefense research agenda with individuals carrying out research to defend against the threat of bioterrorism. The ASM said the individuals on hand recognize that emerging infectious diseases serve as a paradigm for how to handle the public bioterrorism threat.

The meeting includes a panel called Global Threats - Collaborative Solutions, along with sessions for exhibits and poster hall, concurrent symposia, poster presentations, highlighted oral abstract presentations and exhibitor workshops.

The program committee for the 2014 meeting includes representatives from the National Institutes of Health, the San Antonio-based Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the Paris-based Pasteur Institute, the Wiltshire, U.K.-based Health Protection Agency Center for Emergency Preparedness & Response, the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance, the Maywood, Illinois-based Loyola University Medical Center and the Washington-based Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority.

Last year's ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting included panels called H5N1: One Year Later and Teaching Biodefense to Hollywood. There were over 230 accepted abstract submissions in 2013.

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American Society for Microbiology 1752 N St NW Washington, DC 20036

National Institutes of Health 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20892

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