Center for Biosecurity Events

Our meetings provide a national forum for discussion of priorities, challenges, and policy implications in biosecurity, national security, and nuclear security.


Recent Meetings 

Improving Epidemic Response

Improving Epidemic Response: Building Bridges Between the U.S. and China
May 15, 2012

This conference brought together leaders from China and the U.S. who represent federal government, city and county government, research organizations, industry, think tanks, and academia. Conference website | Videos | Report


Considerations for the Reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA)
March 1, 2012

The Center for Biosecurity and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convened Congressional staff, government officials, biosecurity organizations, and key stakeholders to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). Event website | Speakers


2011 Events

U.S. Preparedness for a Nuclear Detonation
October 17, 2011

The Center for Biosecurity held the second of 3 briefings in a congressional seminar series on biological and nuclear security, co-hosted by the United States Senate Caucus on WMD Terrorism. Event website | Speakers


Charting the Future of Biosecurity:
Ten Years After the Anthrax Attacks

October 4, 2011

The Center for Biosecurity convened this meeting to provide a forum for leaders in the biosecurity community to reflect on progress made since 2001 and to consider priorities for the biosecurity policy agenda in the years ahead.
Conference website | Videos | Report


Rad Resilient City Preparedness Checklist Launched September 27, 2011

The Center released this new initiative and Preparedness Checklistat the National Press Club, Washington, DC. The checklist converts the latest federal guidance and technical reports into 7 clear, actionable steps for communities to take to protect their residents from radioactive fallout. The website includes an implementation plan for cities and their neighbors, guidance for using buildings as shelters, a community preparedness education plan, and strategies for developing effective public messages that could save lives. Event website including videos


Advancing U.S. Resilience
to a Nuclear Catastrophe

May 19, 2011

This meeting was convened to examine policies, practices, and new proposals to strengthen the capacity of major U.S. cities, and the nation as a whole, to withstand a nuclear catastrophe. Discussion focused in particular on response to a terrorist detonation of a nuclear weapon.
Conference website | Videos | Report


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