3rd National Conference on Environmental Sampling and Detection for Bio-Threat Agents  
 
Contact Hotel
(800) 325-3535
(303) 893-3333
Contact Us
Conference Coordinator
(410) 297-2561
Registration/Exhibits
(410) 297-2300

Introduction

Welcome to the Fifth National Bio-Threat Conference

Sponsored By:

The Department of Defense's Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, Joint Project Manager Biological Defense, Joint Project Manager Guardian the Department of Homeland Security, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Joint Project Manager for Biological Defense Joint Project Manager Biological Defense JPM Guardian Department of Homeland Security Environmental Protection Agency

Dates:

Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29, 2012

Location:

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, Colorado 80202

Description:

The Fifth National Bio-Threat Conference will provide a forum for dialogue between government, industry, academia, and first responders to address critical issues in environmental sampling, bio-detection, clinical diagnostics, biosurveillance and more! The conference will consist of three days of presentations, discussions, and exhibits to identify gaps and define next steps for sampling and detection.

The conference will be held at The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and will consist of three days
of presentations, discussions, and exhibits to identify gaps and define next steps for sampling and detection.

Why Attend?

A critical component of combating the biological threat is to ensure that our Warfighters, first responders, and laboratory technicians are prepared and equipped.

  • First responders from military and civil defense can exchange techniques, ideas, and lessons learned
  • Industry professionals will demonstrate new and innovative equipment and methodologies
  • Leaders in the sampling and detection communities can exchange strategies for defending our homeland

This year, guest speakers will discuss their vision for environmental sampling, detection, clinical diagnostics, biosurveillance and more. There will be a large exhibitor lounge where attendees may browse the latest in environmental sampling, detection, and surveillance equipment.

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Accommodations

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, Colorado 80202

(800) 325-3535
(303) 893-3333

Room Registration:

Reservations can be made by calling The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel at
(800) 325-3535 or (303) 893-3333. Or you can make your reservation online by
using the following link: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/dod5thbiothreat.

If you make your reservation by phone, please identify yourself as part of the “Bio-Threat Conference” when you call. Space is limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a Government Per Diem Rate of $149 per night at the hotel (in accordance with 5 CFR 410.4). All hotel reservations should be made by March 5, 2012. All guests receive complimentary high-speed internet as well as access to the fitness center. This is a Starwood brand hotel so you will receive points if you are a Starwood Preferred Guest member.

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Schedule

Monday,
March 26, 2012

Tuesday,
March 27, 2012

Wednesday,
March 28, 2012

Thursday,
March 29, 2012

 

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

 

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Break

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Break

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Break

 

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sessions

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sessions

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sessions

 

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break

 

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

1 - 5 p.m.
Early Registration and Exhibitor Setup

1 - 2:30 p.m. Sessions

1 - 2:30 p.m. Sessions

1 - 2:30 p.m. Sessions

 

 

 

1:30 - 5 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown

 

2:30 - 3 p.m. Break

2:30 - 3 p.m. Break

2:30 - 3 p.m. Break

3 - 4:30 p.m. Sessions

3 - 4:30 p.m. Sessions

3 - 4:30 p.m. Sessions

 

 

5 - 7 p.m. Poster Session

 

 

 

7 - 9 p.m. Formal Dinner
& Keynote

 

 

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Agenda

Conference Agenda

Click on image to view draft agenda. Adobe Reader is required to view this document.

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Registration

Registration is now CLOSED. Please email sampling_conf@bah.com if you are interested in attending.

Conference badges must be worn by attendees at all times during the conference to obtain entrance to conference and exhibition functions. Conference check-in will be available on March 26, 2012 from 1-5 p.m. and from 8-9 a.m. each morning of the conference.

All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Any cancellation or refund request made or received by phone will not be accepted. Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellation. Cancellations must be received by February 24, 2012 to receive a refund.

The dress code for conference participants is as follows:
Military: Class B
Civilian: Business Attire

For dinner please dress in business formal attire and be considerate, no sneakers or t-shirts.

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Speakers and Poster Presenters

The speaker abstract submission deadline has passed and speaker abstracts are no longer being accepted. If you would still like to be considered for a poster presentation, please email to inquire about whether space is still available.  

For more information, please contact the conference organizers at:
info@sampling-conference.com
Phone: (410) 297-2300
Fax: (410) 297-2570

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Exhibitors

WAITING LIST AVAILABLE!
Our exhibit space is sold out, but we have a waiting list available. To be placed on the waiting list, send a completed registration form (below) to sampling_conf@bah.com or fax to (410) 297-2570.

Registration fees for exhibitors:
1 booth - $375
2 booths - $750

Waiting List Registration Form

Please download the Exhibitor Registration form, complete, and e-mail to sampling_conf@bah.com or fax to (410) 297-2570.

The Fifth National Bio-Threat Conference will draw program managers, technical experts, and key decision makers from a diverse collection of state and federal agencies. This is an excellent opportunity to display the latest sampling, detection, and surveillance technologies. This year, we are providing a large and well-traveled exhibition area to ensure maximum visibility.

Exhibit space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

All Exhibitor cancellation requests must be made in writing prior to January 15, 2012 and will only be refunded if the space can be resold. Any Exhibitor cancellation request made after this date will not be honored.

Exhibitor Information:

  • Exhibit cost includes piping and draping for a 10ft wide x 10ft deep space, table (1), chairs (2), and a waste basket. Exhibitors are responsible for services over and above those described. The exhibit hall is carpeted.
  • Exhibit cost includes only one registration for booth personnel. All additional booth personnel must register as attendees.
  • An exhibitor kit will be sent to the exhibitor point of contact.
  • There will be a staff member at all times in the exhibit hall to answer questions.
  • Staff members are not responsible for your personal effects or equipment. Please secure these items while the exhibit is left unattended. Neither the hotel nor conference staff is responsible for unsecured, lost, or stolen personal effects.
  • Please complete and submit the Exhibitor Registration Form either online or send via fax to (410) 297-2570.
  • Exhibit space will be assigned by the conference organizers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shipping:

  • Exhibitors are asked to ship their exhibit booth and materials through the conference drayage company.
  • Shipping forms and labels will be provided with the exhibitor kits mailed to your organization's exhibitor point of contact.

Setup:

  • Exhibit setup is scheduled for Monday, March 26, 2012, 1-5 p.m.
  • Your exhibit materials will be brought to your designated exhibit booth space at the beginning of setup.
  • At least one member of the conference staff and one representative from the drayage company will be available in the exhibit hall to assist exhibitors during setup.

Breaks:

  • At least one registered exhibit booth attendant is expected to man their exhibit at all scheduled breaks and social events held in the exhibit hall.

Tear Down:

  • Exhibit tear down is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2012, 1:30-5 p.m.
  • Exhibitors attempting to tear down their exhibits outside of the designated tear down hours will be assessed a cost of no less than $200.

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Steering Committee

Lance Brooks
Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Erica Canzler
National Decontamination Team, Office of Emergency Management, EPA

Jim Carney
Sandia National Laboratories

Joe Cartelli
Joint Project Manager Biological Defense, DoD

Calvin Chue
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, U.S. Army

Leslie Custer
Booz Allen Hamilton

Jennifer Dabisch
Joint Product Management Office for Biosurveillance, DoD

Peter Emanuel
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, U.S. Army

Meg Holahan
Booz Allen Hamilton

Karen House
Joint Project Manager Guardian, DoD

Franca Jones
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Randy Layton
Food Emergency Response Network, USDA/FDA

Alan Lindquist
National Homeland Security Research Center, EPA

Latisha Mapp
Office of Water, EPA

Jayne Morrow
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Nels Olson
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Kristin Omberg
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Kate Ong
Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, DoD

Jason Roos
Joint Product Management Office for Biosurveillance, DoD

Chris Russell
Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Sanjiv Shah
National Homeland Security Research Center, EPA

Martina Siwek
Joint Product Management Office for Biosurveillance, DoD

Margaret Sobey
Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, DoD

Eric van Geison
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DoD

Christian Whitchurch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DoD

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Contact Us

Fifth National Bio-Threat Conference

For questions regarding the conference, registration, exhibits or posters, or presenting a technical paper, please contact us at:

info@sampling-conference.com
Phone: (410) 297-2300
Fax: (410) 297-2570

Address:
2012 Bio-Threat Conference
Booz Allen Hamilton
4694 Millennium Drive
Suite 300
Belcamp, MD 21017-1535

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