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2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference

A ‘must-attend’ event! Exchange innovative ideas for the next generation of science and technology defense at the 2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference. DTRA will host the event in Long Beach, California, at the Long Beach Convention Center November 28-30, 2017.

The 2017 CBD S&T Conference offers the opportunity to review the latest and most dynamic developments in basic and applied scientific research within the chemical and biological defense arena. Collaborate with more than 1,500 scientists, program managers and leaders from across the globe who are committed to making the world safer by confronting chemical and biological defense challenges. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with DTRA science and technology managers as well as other members of DTRA’s Chemical and Biological Defense team.

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Key Focus Areas

Through keynote, oral and posters presentations, the conference will address key areas of foundational research, including:

Novel Threat and Disruptive Chemical and Biological Discovery

Dynamic Functional Materials

Applied Mathematics and Innovative Computational Tools

Flexible Design, Synthesis and Manufacturing

Systems Biology and Engineering

Disease Surveillance, Characterization and Point of Need Diagnostics

Adaptive Medical Therapeutics and Technologies

Rapid Response and Recovery Science and Technology

Threat Activity Sensing and Reporting

Interested in presenting? View our full list of conference sessions.

Why Attend

The 2017 CBD S&T Conference is an important event for scientists, researchers, program managers, leadership and students within the chemical and biological defense community. Charged with safeguarding our warfighters and our nation, DTRA’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department hosts the conference and brings together the chem/bio defense community’s best and brightest from around the world.

By attending the conference, attendees can join an expanding group of chem/bio defense professionals and exchange ideas, information, and research in a collaborative setting. The conference is a premier event that combines and showcases the latest developments in the medical and physical science disciplines of chemical and biological defense. By exploring the potential of today’s technologies, the emerging threats of tomorrow, and business opportunities with more than 1,500 attendees, the 2017 CBD S&T Conference offers an important experience for anyone committed to improving our world through chem/bio defense.


Next-Level Learning

Attendees can learn from world-class leaders and experts about current developments in chem/bio defense research during a variety of conference events, including keynote addresses, and hundreds of session speakers and poster presentations.


Engaged Networking Through Collaborative Connections

The conference provides a variety of formal and informal networking opportunities to encourage the exchange of ideas and information to address common key chem/bio defense issues and concerns, as well as forge partnerships between chem/bio defense stakeholders, including scientists, researchers, government agencies, industry and academia.


Business Development Opportunities

Attendees can learn about DTRA’s current and upcoming research opportunities for small and large businesses, academia and national laboratories directly from science and technology managers, small business contracting representatives, contracting officers and program managers.

Important Dates

March 14, 2017

Call for Papers opens.

May 23, 2017

Registration opens.

June 16, 2017

Extended abstract submission deadline.

June 20, 2017

Exhibitor registration opens.

August 29, 2017

Notice of abstract acceptance/rejection.

September 19, 2017

Full conference agenda posted to the conference website.

October 3, 2017

Exhibitor registration deadline.

October 11, 2017

Presentation upload opens.

October 20, 2017

Hotel reservation deadline.

November 9, 2017

Extended registration deadline.

November 15, 2017

Extended presentation upload deadline.

November 28-30, 2017

2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference.

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