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2019 CBD S&T Conference

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) will host the 2019 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference at the Duke Energy Convention Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18-21, 2019. 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.


Why Attend?

Next-Level Learning

Next-Level Learning

Attendees can learn from world-class leaders and experts about current developments in chemical and biological defense research during a variety of conference events, including keynote speakers, more than 70 session speakers and hundreds of 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 and researchers, government agencies, industry, academia and students.

Business Development

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.

Key Focus Areas

Approaches to Characterizing Large-Scale Chemical and Biological Releases

Approaches to Characterizing the Threat from Chemical and Biological Agents

Developing Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Threats

Developing Medical Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats

Generating Actionable Information in the Digital Battlespace

Novel and Enhanced Detection and Diagnostic Technologies

Shielding the Warfighter from CB Threats

Sustaining the Warfighter and Mission through CB Hazards


Important Dates

May 7, 2019

Call for Papers opens.

June 28, 2019

Abstract submission deadline.

July 9, 2019

Registration opens.

July 23, 2019

Exhibitor registration opens.

August 30, 2019

Notice of abstract acceptance/rejection.

September 10, 2019

Full conference agenda posted to the conference website.

October 1, 2019

Exhibitor Registration Deadline.

October 8, 2019

Presentation upload opens.

October 10, 2019

Hotel reservation deadline.

November 8, 2019

Extended Registration Deadline.

November 8, 2019

Presentation upload deadline.

November 18-21, 2019

2019 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference

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