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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Biodefense Summit

Implementation of the National Biodefense Strategy

Biological threats to humans, animals, agriculture, and the environment are among the most serious threats facing the United States and preparing for biothreats is a critical aspect of our national security.  The National Biodefense Strategy sets the course for the United States to combat the serious biothreats our country faces, whether they arise from natural outbreaks of disease, accidents involving high consequence pathogens, or the actions of terrorists or state actors.

The Biodefense Summit aims to engage the biodefense stakeholder community to inform national biodefense enterprise efforts to counter biological threats, reduce risk, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from biological incidents. The Summit will inform implementation of the National Biodefense Strategy.  Learn More >>

Date and Time:

April 17, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Registration is now closed

Meeting Location:

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20418.


The Webinar will convene from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  Registration is required for both on-site and virtual attendance.


Brief Agenda  |  Detailed Agenda

Call for Public Comments
Comment Period Closed May 1, 2019


The Biodefense Summit is sponsored by Federal Departments and Agencies with responsibilities or capabilities pertaining to biodefense.

  • This page last reviewed: May 14, 2019