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2020 ASM Biothreats

ASM Biothreats is a one-of-a-kind meeting offering professionals in biodefense, biosecurity and biological threats the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas that will shape the future of this emerging field. ASM Biothreats offers a unique program that explores the latest developments and emerging technologies in the industry. Check out the 2019 program

2020 ASM Biothreats will be held January 28–30, in Arlington, Virginia, featuring a strong focus on what’s new in high consequence pathogen research. Mark your calendar to join us! 

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens: Sept. 9
Abstract Submission Closes: Oct. 21, 5 p.m. (ET)

About Arlington

Arlington, Virginia sits on the banks of the Potomac River across from the nation's capital. There's so much to explore in one of the most popular cities in the Greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Experience outdoor festivals, revel in historic memorials, dine in chic cafes, view iconic landmarks and more when you visit for 2020 ASM Biothreats. 

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Program Committee

Jason Huntley, Co-Chair
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 

Anthony Griffiths, Co-Chair
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Matthew Lawrenz
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY


Anna Honko
Vaccine Research Center, NIAID/NIH, Washington, DC

Carol Sabourin
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Washington, DC

Monica Borucki
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA


Alfredo Torres
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

H. Carl Gelhaus
MRI Global, Kansas City, MO