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2000 National Symposium
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Symposium sponsored by:

Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies

Department of Health and Human Services

Infectious Diseases Society of America

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Overview

The Second National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism was held November­ 28-29, 2000, in Washington, DC, as a collaborative effort among the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies [now the Center for Biosecurity ], the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

The symposium was intended to increase understanding of the threat of bioterrorism among national policy makers and medical and public health leaders. It also served as a platform for considering actions that the nation and its leaders might take to diminish the risk of bioterrorism and, should it occur, its potentially serious consequences.