ASM Biodefense Research Meeting 2006

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ASM Biodefense Research Meeting 2006

2006 ASM Biodefense Research Meeting
February 15 18, 2006
Hyatt Regency Washington, Washington DC

Dear Colleague,

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will hold its fourth annual Biodefense Research Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC, February 15-18, 2006. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together researchers from academia, industry, and government agencies who are carrying out research to defend against the growing threat of bioterrorism and decision makers shaping the future biodefense research agenda. It is intended for scientists, public health researchers and policy makers who need to be informed about the latest scientific developments. The meeting will include a series of keynote addresses by leaders in the field of biodefense and poster sessions presenting up-to-the-minute cutting-edge research on biothreat agents, vaccines, detection and diagnostic procedures, animal and plant pathogens, biosecurity facilities, global surveillance, the training of individuals in BL3 and BL4 labs, and other vital topics.

Dr. Michael J. Buchmeier, PhD is the Chairperson for this meeting. Dr. Buchmeier is a Professor in the Department of Neuropharmacology at the Scripps Research Institute. His current research includes viral glycoprotein structure and function, molecular mechanisms of viral pathogenesis, and pathogenesis of new and emerging virus infections. Dr. Buchmeier is joined by Dr. Virginia Miller, PhD as Vice Chair of the meeting. Dr. Miller is a Professor of the Departments of Molecular Microbiology and Pediatrics, at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Miller has done extensive work in molecular and genetic analysis of Yersinia, Salmonella, and Klebsiella. ASM is pleased to have two such distinguished individuals lead the ASM Biodefense Research Meeting Program Committee. A complete list of Program Committee members can be found at http://www.asmbiodefense.org

Additional details including the Draft Program, Call for Abstracts, hotel information, and online registration can be found at http://www.asmbiodefense.org . Should you need any additional information, please contact Lauren Power, Manager, Program Development and Continuing Education via email at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%4c%70%6f%77%65%72%40%61%73%6d%75%73%61%2e%6f%72%67%22%3e%4c%70%6f%77%65%72%40%61%73%6d%75%73%61%2e%6f%72%67%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).