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Biodetection Technologies 2013 and Oak Ridge National Lab’s Biosurveillance Symposium to Bring Together Leading Organizations in Alexandria, VA from June 17-19, 2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

Industry leaders from around the world will convene in Alexandria, VA for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Biosurveillance Symposium on June 17th which will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Held in conjunction will be the Biodetection Technologies 2013 conference on June 18 - 19.

Join the Many Organizations Already Participating:

American Elements
Applied Research Associates
Benedictine University
Brandeis University
Clinical Research Management
Crystal IS, Inc
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation
Emory University
Fierce Biotech
Global Biodefense
Henry Jackson Foundation
Homeland Security Council & Office of Secretary of Defense
Homeland Security Research
Homeland Security Today
Industrial Hygiene News
Iowa State University
Izon Science Ltd
Joint Science and Technology Office
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Luminex Corporation
Luna Innovations
Merck and Co
Merck Millipore
microfluidic ChipShop GmbH
NanoSight Ltd
Naval Research Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Orbis Technologies, Inc
Pharma Voice
Pollution Equipment News
Positive ID - Microfluidic Systems
PRTM Management Consultants
Public Health Agency of Canada
Signature Science, LLC
Technology Networks
Tetracore, Inc.
The Boeing Company
The University of Michigan
TriCore Reference Labs
U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency
United States Capitol Police
Universiti Sains Malaysia
University of Cologne
University of Freiburg
University of North Carolina
University of Potsdam
West Virginia University
White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biosurveillance Symposium 2013 Program topics will include:

  •     Improve point of care (POC) diagnostics capabilities
  •     Accurate and real time collection for physicians and clinicians
  •     POC decision support capabilities – diagnoses and drug interactions
  •     POC DNA sequencing
  •     Link POC results to public health databases and near real time feedback mechanisms
  •     Data standards for interoperability of POC system, the electronic health record, and biosurveillance-related databases
  •     Data analysis and modeling supporting POC-generated data – determining relationship between the completeness of sampling of a population and the size of outbreaks of diseases that can be detected

Biosurveillance Symposium Distinguished Speaker Faculty:

-Richard Stouder, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
-Franca Jones, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
-Harshini Mukundan, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory
-Arvind Ramanathan, PhD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
-William M. Nelson, MD,Tetracore, Inc.
-Richard Allen, PhD, Luminex Corporation
-Bob Kadlec, formerly Staff Director, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism, Homeland Security Council & Office of Secretary of Defense
-Rolf Müller, PhD, Biomatrica, Inc.
-Subhamoy Pal, Henry Jackson Foundation
-Betty Lee, PhD, U.S. Department of Commerce

Biodetection Technologies 2013 Program topics will include:

  •     Point-of-care/clinical applications for pathogen/virus/threat detection and identification
  •     Rapid/cost-effective/sensitive/selective/reliable detectors for low resource conditions
  •     Simple, easy-to-use devices for air-, water-, and food borne pathogens without PCR
  •     End-users, vendors, OEMs, and first-responders perspective and experience from deployed and near deployment stages
  •     Point-of-care assays for resource limited, lab and clinical settings; mobile labs
  •     Technological challenges for rapid/early/specific sensitive detection; multi-sensing
  •     Reagentless vs. reagent biodetection systems
  •     Use Raman, Mass spectroscopy, LIBS, TRPS and other spectral methods for robust biodetection
  •     Role of nanotechnology and system miniaturization; MEMS and bioMEMS
  •     Use of biochip technology; microfluidics
  •     Advances in microarray and sequencing technologies
  •     Bioinformatics and forensics for biodefense
  •     Reducing false positives vs. detector sensitivity
  •     Field-deployable devices: portability/compatibility/reliability/scalability
  •     Non-PCR vs. PCR based detection techniques
  •     Feedback from end-users; issues of sensitivity/testing/evaluation/validation

Biodetection Technologies 2013 Distinguished Speaker Faculty:

-Bradley R. Ringeisen, PhD, Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO), U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
-Jacob Grun, PhD, Naval Research Laboratory
-Steve Velsko, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
-Arne Kloke, PhD, HSG-IMIT, Germany
-Robert Duncan, PhD,U.S. Food and Drug Administration
-R. Paul Schaudies, PhD, GenArraytion Inc.,
-COL Bret Purcell,USAMRIID
-Bruce Davidson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate
-Arthur H. Reis, Jr, PhD, Department of Biology, Brandeis University
-Szi-Fei Feng, PhD, Merck and Co., Inc.
-Kimothy L. Smith, DVM, PhD, Positive ID - Microfluidic Systems
-Claudia Gärtner, PhD, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany
-Christopher J. Cowen, United States Capitol Police
-Raoul Kopelman, PhD, The University of Michigan
-Harshini Mukundan, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory
-Frank Bier, Prof Dr, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, Germany
-Darby Kozak, PhD, Izon Science, Ltd
-Panagiotis Karanis, PhD, University of Cologne, Germany
-Patty Olinger, Emory University & Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation
-Sergei Makarov, PhD, AttaGene, Inc.
-Letha J. Sooter, PhD, West Virginia University
-Rosalie Multari, PhD, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

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