Important Dates

  • Call for session proposals: Closed
  • Abstract submission: NOW OPEN
  • Abstract submission closes: Oct 27, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Registration opens to ASM premium members: Nov 3, 2016
  • Registration opens to all: Nov 10, 2016
  • Early bird registration deadline: Jan 12, 2017

Past Meeting Materials


Anthony Griffiths, PhD
Wyndham Lathem, PhD

Program Committee Members

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"This is a great meeting to see the latest in research and developing policies concerning agents of biothreat interest."
2016 Biodefense Attendee

Formerly known as the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Meeting, the 2017 ASM Biothreats: Research, Response, and Policy meeting (February 6–8, 2017, Washington, DC) will discuss a wide-range of biological threats and emerging infectious diseases to stimulate knowledge-sharing amongst stakeholders in academia, industry and government; and to help the overlapping communities prepare for, mitigate, and prevent these global threats.

This year, the meeting incorporates three major tracks, “Research, Response, and Policy” to cover relevant topics in basic and applied research; public health, emergency response and preparedness; and biosecurity, government, and policy responses. The exchange between these multidisciplinary communities will shape the future of this very important field.

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