0700 – 2000
Registration & Conference Information
0700 – 1000
Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Installation
0700 – 1400
Exhibit Hall B
Poster Installation
0900 – 0950
Grand Ballroom
Conference Kick-Off
0950 – 1100
Grand Ballroom
Overview of the Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (S&T) Portfolio
DTRA Speakers:
Dr. Richard Schoske, Detection/Diagnostics Division
Dr. John Hannan, Information Systems/Surveillance Division
Dr. David Hone, Vaccines and Therapeutics Division
Dr. Neil Jensen, CB Research Center of Excellence Division
Dr. Brandi Vann, Advanced and Emerging Threats Division
Dr. Charles Bass, Protection and Hazard Mitigation Division
COL Thamar Main, Warfighter Integration Division
1100 – 1230
Grand Ballroom
Special Panel: It's All About the Warfighter
Senior warfighters will discuss chemical and biological-related operational and capability challenges and how to address them through science and technology innovations. A question and answer session will follow the discussion. Panelists include senior level officials and operators representing military units and COCOMS responsible for conducting missions in chemical and biological threat environments.

The Honorable Donald P. Loren
Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

RADM Scott B. Jerabek, USN
Deputy Director for Combat Support
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
MG Richard Gallant
U.S. Army Commanding General
Joint Task Force Civil Support
COL(P) Antonio Munera
U.S. Army CBRN School
Mr. Curry Wright
Director, Emerging Capabilities and Innovative Effects
Commanders Strategic Initiatives Group
U.S. Pacific Command / U.S. Forces Korea
Mr. Scott Kimmell
Deputy Commandant
U.S. Army CBRN School
Mr. Ron Mussone
CBD Program Coordinator
U.S. Special Operations Command
1230 – 1330
Rm 204
Doing Business with DTRA: For Government, Industry, Small Business and Academia
Speakers: Mr. Mark DeGroodt, Ms. Elizabeth Braxton, and Mr. Larry Pollack
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
1230 – 1430
Exhibit Hall B
Lunch On Own – Concession Available in Exhibit Hall B and Promenade Café
1430 – 1630
PM Parallel Sessions
Session 1:
Advances in Fundamental Materials Research | Rm 101
DTRA Session Chair: Ms. Tracee Whitfield
    • Tuesday PM Session1

    "MOF-Fabric" Prepared via Directed Supramolecular Assembly of UiO-66-NH2 Crystals on ALD-coated Cloths for Rapid Catalytic Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants

    Dennis Lee, North Carolina State University
    • Tuesday PM Session1

    Design and Synthesis of Stratified and Gradient MOFs for Selective Capture of CWAs and TICs

    Tian-Yi Luo, University of Pittsburgh
    • Tuesday PM Session1

    Plasmonic Cu Nanoparticles on Aerogel Supports for Thermal and Photodecomposition of CW Simulants and Live Agents

    Jeremy Pietron, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
    • Tuesday PM Session1

    Thiol-Functionalized Block Copolymer Membranes with Dynamic Response

    Qi Zhang, Cornell University
Session 2:
Field-Forward Diagnostics | Rm 102
DTRA Session Chair: Lt Col Elaine Sumera
    • Tuesday PM Session2

    Infectious Disease Diagnostics and Differentiation of Viral vs. Bacterial Infections for Point of Care Applications Using Novel in vitro CAPTURE™ Diagnostic

    Paula Koelle, GeneCapture, Inc.
    • Tuesday PM Session2

    Integrated Solution for Point-of-Need Detection of Pathogens

    Thomas Squier, Western University of Health Sciences
    • Tuesday PM Session2

    Development of a Vertical Flow Paper-Based Immunoassay (VFI) for Multiplexing Detection of Tier I Bio-threat Agents

    Peng Chen, University of Arizona
    • Tuesday PM Session2

    Development of a Multiplexed Microfluidic Detector for Biological Agents

    Chung-Yan Koh, Sandia National Laboratories
Session 3:
Wearable Physiological Monitoring Technologies for Earlier Warning of Health Changes | Rm 103
DTRA Session Chair: Mr. Ed Argenta
    • Tuesday PM Session3

    Wearables At The Canyon for Health (WATCH) Study: Early Predictive Indicators of Fatigue and Performance

    Glory Avina, Sandia National Laboratories, California
    • Tuesday PM Session3

    Pre-symptomatic Detection from Wearable Physiological Sensors as Early Warning and Decision Support Tool

    Sonia Grego, RTI International
    • Tuesday PM Session3

    Fusing Simple Wearables Sensors with GPS Data to Create Sensing Swarms for Environmental Threat Reconstruction

    Nicolas Hengartner, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • Tuesday PM Session3

    Adoption of the Equivital™ Black Ghost Physiological Status Monitoring Systems by the Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Teams (WMD-CST's) to Provide for the Health and Safety of Soldiers

    Anmol Sood, Equivital
Session 4:
Medical Countermeasures to Address Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens | Rm 104A
DTRA Session Co-chairs: Drs. Amanda Horstman-Smith & Julie Boylan 
    • Tuesday PM Session4

    Innate Defense Regulators – Supercharging Antibiotic Treatment for Resistant or Unknown Infectious Disease

    Oreola Donini, Soligenix, Inc.
    • Tuesday PM Session4

    Immunogenicity and Protective Efficacy of an Outer Membrane Vesicle Vaccine Platform against the Intracellular Bacteria Burkholderia Pseudomallei and Burkholderia Mallei

    Lisa Morici, Tulane University School of Medicine
    • Tuesday PM Session4

    Polymer-Based Therapy for Mitigation of Pathogens

    Noah Fine Nathel, International Business Machines, Inc.
    • Tuesday PM Session4

    Targeting Host-cell Metabolism to Address Multiple Intracellular Pathogens

    Lillian Chiang, FORGE Life Science LLC
Session 5:
Science of the Skin and Respiratory Tract, and Related Countermeasures Pertinent to Chemical/Biological Defense | Rm 104B
DTRA Session Chair: Dr. Brian Pate
    • Tuesday PM Session5

    Microneedles to Monitor Health and Human Performance

    Ronen Polsky, Sandia National Laboratories
    • Tuesday PM Session5

    In Vitro Human Skin Model Evaluation of Dermal Decontamination Gel (DDGel)

    Xiaoying Hui, University of California San Francisco
    • Tuesday PM Session5

    PUL-042 – A Novel, Broad Spectrum, Immune Stimulant to Prevent Infection and Mortality from a Broad Range of Respiratory Infections

    Brenton Scott, Pulmotect, Inc.
    • Tuesday PM Session5

    Aerosolized Ceftazidime for Propyhlaxis and Treatment of Melioidosis

    Sara Ruiz, The University of Kansas
Session 6:
Warfighter Integration to Enhance Operational Utility of Emerging Technologies | Rm 104C
DTRA Session Chair: Mr. Ryan Madden
    • Tuesday PM Session6

    Real-Time Physiological Status Monitoring of CBRN Personnel

    Matthew Paquin, JFHQ, MA Army National Guard
    • Tuesday PM Session6

    Layered Sensing/Decision Support Demonstration

    Alan Samuels, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)
    • Tuesday PM Session6

    Expeditionary Analytics for Chemical and Biological Detection

    Cory Bernhards, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)/U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)
    • Tuesday PM Session6

    Micro-Air Vehicle Enabled Remote Environmental Chemical Sensing (MAVERECS)

    Michael von Fahnestock, U.S. Pacific Command
1630 – 1700
1630 – 1715
Rm 103
Speakers: Mr. Gary Wright, Mr. Al Burket and Mr. Tim Belski
Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
Speakers: Mr. Tim Belski, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) & Dr. Robert House, Ology Bioservices
Session Co-Chairs: Dr. Alison Director-Myska, DTRA & Mr. Adam Seiple, ECBC
1800 – 2000
Exhibit Hall B
Exhibits and Poster Session I
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