2012 Global Biosecurity Conference – Program and Events

Program and Events

We’re exploring the issues impacting the life sciences around the globe, Wednesday, June 20 – Thursday, June 21! Join us for this important event!

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June 20, 2012

8:30am – 9:45am
Opening Roundtable Discussion: Preventing a Real-World Contagion: the Science, Policy, and Public Perception of Pandemics

  • Robert Kadlec, Consultant, RPK Consulting (Invited)
  • Dr. Harvey Rubin, Director, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (Confirmed)
  • Eric Rose, MD, CEO & Chairman, SIGA Technologies; Co-Chair, Alliance for Biosecurity (Confirmed)
  • Brian Kamoie, Senior Director for Preparedness Policy, National Security Staff, The White House (Confirmed)

10:00am – 11:30am
Innovative Strategies to Develop New Countermeasures

  • Robin Robinson, Director, BARDA, Moderator (Confirmed)
  • Alan Liss, Director, MCMI PHSAT, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, FDA (Confirmed)
  • Alan Rudolph, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (Confirmed)
  • Bert Liang, CEO, Pfenex (Confirmed)
  • Michael Eichberg, Achaogen (Confirmed)
  • Ram Mandalam, President & CEO, Cellerant (Confirmed)
  • Vas Narasimhan, Novartis Vaccines (Confirmed)

12:30pm – 1:45pm
BIO Keynote Address and Luncheon

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Ensuring Local Preparedness and Response: Managing Bioterrorism and Pandemics at the State Level

  • Erin Mullen, RxResponse, Moderator (Confirmed)
  • Richard Patrick, Chief, Medical First Responder Coordination, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security (Invited)
  • Dr. Ali Khan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Confirmed)
  • Brooke Courtney, Regulator Counsel, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, FDA (Confirmed)

3:45pm – 5:15pm
From Cows to Cantaloupe: Ensuring the Security of the Global Food Supply

  • Raphael Della Ratta, Partnership for Global Security, Moderator (Confirmed)
  • Jamie Johnson, Office of Laboratory Programs, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
  • Mark Walton, CEO, Feed the Real World (Confirmed)
  • Dr. Cara Cuite, Food Policy Institute, Rutgers University (Confirmed)

June 21, 2012

8:30am – 9:45am
Implementing the Biologics Weapons Convention: Maximizing Global Biotechnology Benefits While Minimizing Risk

  • Dr. Harvey Rubin, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, Moderator (Confirmed)
  • Richard Lennane, BWC Implementation Support Unit, United Nations Geneva Office (Confirmed)
  • Chris Park, Director of Biological Policy Staff, International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau, U.S. Department of State (Confirmed)
  • Ben Fontes, International Federation of Biosafety Associations (Confirmed)
  • Todd Peterson, Life Technologies (Confirmed)

10:00am – 11:15am
Closing Roundtable Discussion
H5N1 and the Dual-Use Debate

  • Richard Besser, ABC (Invited)
  • Dennis Dixon, Chief, Bacteriology and Mycology Branch, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (Confirmed)
  • Barbara Jasny, Deputy Editor, Science (Confirmed)
  • Vikram Savkar, Publishing Director, Nature Publishing Group (Invited)
  • Courtney Corley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Confirmed)