2014 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Virtual Conference

Finding Tomorrow’s Solutions in Today’s Environment

2014 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Virtual Conference

Connect, Interact, and Engage

Connect, interact, and engage with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) during the 2014 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Virtual Conference. DTRA, executing the Joint Science and Technology Office function within the Chemical and Biological Defense Program, is holding this unique event held entirely in a virtual environment capable of housing videos, presentations, real-time chats and messaging. The virtual event will be held in the Spring 2014.

The 2014 CBD S&T Virtual Conference offers attendees the opportunity to examine the best, newest, and most dynamic developments in basic and applied research within the chemical and biological defense landscape. Attendees will be able to interact and collaborate with other researchers concerning the medical and physical sciences related to chemical and biological defense. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with DTRA science and technology managers and other members of the chem-bio technologies team.

Through keynote, oral, and poster presentations, the virtual 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; and
  • Systems Biology and Engineering

Plus areas of increased focus, including:

  • Disease Surveillance, Characterization and Point of Need Diagnostics;
  • Adaptive Medical Therapeutics and Technologies;
  • Rapid Response and Recovery Science and Technology; and
  • Threat Activity Sensing and Reporting

Connect with DTRA to learn more about science and technology in the Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program!

Why Should I Attend?

Premier Event

  • Be part of a unique event that combines scientific and technological interchanges in a virtual platform.
  • The 2011 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Conference brought together more than 1,700 attendees, with nearly 200 oral presentations, six keynote speakers and 700+ posters. Be part of what we hope to be an even more-expanding venue for your ideas!
  • Create a profile, upload conference documents into your virtual briefcase, attend sessions, start your own conversation in the lounge, and stop by a poster booth to chat real time questions with presenters.
  • No travel? No problem! – Engage with presenters and attendees from the convenience of your office or home.
  • Interactions are limitless in this environment.
  • Learn about key issues in the Chem Bio Defense industry as a whole (and your area of interest in particular) as seen by leading researchers.

Business Opportunities

  • DTRA invests in transformational technologies to save and improve lives.
  • DTRA pursues research opportunities with small and disadvantaged business entities as well as industry, academia and national laboratories.
  • Learn about current and upcoming research opportunities and interact with DTRA science and technology managers, small business representatives, contracting officers, and program managers.

Learning Opportunities

  • Participate in keynote, platform, and poster presentations on current developments in chemical and biological defense research.
  • Interact with other researchers and DTRA science and technology managers.
  • Take home knowledge and skills that apply to your profession.

Networking Opportunities

  • Previous conferences attracted more than 1,700 attendees. Connect with many peers you may not otherwise be able to. Conference agenda provides ample opportunities for attendees to interact.
  • Take advantage of the medical and physical disciplines gathering online at one time in one environment.
  • Interact with other researchers, organizations and universities addressing the same key issues you’re facing in your research.
  • Gain insight into the experiences of others who face challenges similar to yours.
  • Forge partnerships with colleagues who address key common issues/concerns.
  • Engage with leaders in the field.

Submit Abstract

Call for Papers

The 2014 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Virtual Conference is accepting abstracts for presentation. The Conference will consist largely of oral presentations and poster presentations encompassing basic and applied research conducted in specific chemical and biological defense areas. The Conference is particularly interested in innovations and developments yet to be introduced to the defense community.

Click here to view the call for papers

All abstracts should include the following information:

  • Background (purpose/objective/rationale of the research, relationship to other areas if any)
  • Methods
  • Preliminary results
  • Preliminary conclusion
  • Potential impact to mission/warfighter (if known)
  • Abstracts must be public releasable and non-proprietary

The abstract should be between 250-500 words. This does not include abstract title or abstract authors.

Accepted papers will be presented by pre-recorded video and corresponding slides in simu-live (pre-recorded video with live Q&A and chat) sessions. Notifications regarding the disposition of each abstract will be sent via email. Only registered participants are permitted to present.

Click here to Submit Your Abstract


Accepted Presenters will be required to provide a video and slides in order to participate in the virtual conference. More details to follow on video formats upon selection.

Oral Presenters

  • If accepted as an oral presenter, the presenting author must submit a 20 minute pre-recorded video and provide slides in PowerPoint.

Poster Presenters

  • If accepted as a poster presenter, the presenting author must submit a 5 minute pre-recorded video and provide a poster in PDF.


Disclaimer: All videos and slides must be cleared by your organization and the DTRA PAO. This material is available for public consumption. No proprietary or for official use only material may be presented.


Registration for the Conference will open in April 2014. Notifications will be sent once registration is open. Please continue to visit the conference website for the most up-to-date information.

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About the
Virtual Site

The virtual platform provides a unique experience for attendees by offering audio and visual presentation capabilities using simu-live (pre-recorded video with live Q&A and chat) and on-demand video options.

The virtual interface contains interactive tools such as live chat, Q&A, and polling questions that drive engagement. The interface’s webcasting layouts are customizable to meet audience needs and mobile options are available so connectivity can be made anywhere.

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