Biodefense Conference Advance Rates End September 23

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UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY - SCHOOL OF PUBLIC 
HEALTH JOINS IN SPONSORING EVENT
The Second BioDefense Mobilization Conference & Exhibition will occur 
October 22-24, 2002 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Workshops on 
bioterrorism and biotechnology are scheduled October 21. Advance 
registration fees-$595 for public employees, elected officials, and 
academics ($795 for others)-apply through Sept. 23. Program and 
registration information is available at www.bio-defense.org.

CO-SPONSORS
* The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-School of 
Public Health (UMDNJ-SPH), with Rutgers, The State University of New 
Jersey; New Jersey Institute of Technology; and the Public Health 
Research Institute
* Center for Biodefense, New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ
* Homeland Defense Journal
* Consultants in Disease & Injury Control
* Homeland Defense Technology Council
* Public Health Foundation

A LEADER IN HOMELAND DEFENSE
The involvement of the UMDNJ-SPH in the conference is significant 
because it played such a strong role in dealing with last year's acts 
of terrorism, including the World Trade Center and the anthrax 
attacks. School staff trained many Port Authority personnel and 
rendered technical assistance immediately after the disaster. Other 
assistance was provided to the main Trenton Post Office. In addition, 
more than 25 SPH faculty members with a wide range of expertise have 
been assembled to investigate and respond to bioterror events. The 
New Jersey Medical School Center for Biodefense is also a leader in 
training responders. The UMDNJ Biosafety Level Three Facility has 
several biodefense-related projects underway, including a 
collaborative effort with the Public Health Research Institute to 
test hand held assays.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
All individuals registered for the conference are invited to submit 
an abstract for either a breakout talk (by Sept. 15) or poster 
presentation (until Oct. 15) for any of the tracks below. See Call 
for Presentations at www.bio-defense.org for details.

CONFERENCE TRACKS
* Public Safety & Responder Protection
* Terrorism Law & Policy
* Workplace Preparedness & the Built Environment
* Science & Technology
* Public Health & Private Medicine
* Communications & Training

FEATURED SPEAKERS
DR. WILLIAM HALPERIN, Chair and Professor, Department of Preventive 
and Community Medicine, New Jersey Medical School; co-author of 
Public Health Surveillance

SERGEI POPOV, Senior Scientist, Advanced Biosystems; former Soviet 
weapons designer

AMY SMITHSON, Director, Chemical and Biological Weapons 
Nonproliferation Project, Henry L. Stimson Center

GEORGE STRAIT, Media Consultant and former ABC Health/Medical Correspondent

DR. LEAH Z. ZISKIN, Associate Dean, UMDNJ - School of Public Health, 
Stratford/Camden Campus, former New Jersey Deputy Commissioner of 
Public Health

FRANK RAPOPORT, head, Public Health and Pharmaceutical Compliance 
Practice Group, McKenna Long & Aldridge

A.D. VICKERY, Chair, InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization 
and InterOperability; Deputy Chief, Special Operations, Seattle Fire 
Department

NANCY CONNELL, Director, Center for Biodefense, New Jersey Medical 
School; Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 
UMDNJ

GERRY ELMAN, Elman & Associates; Editor-in-Chief, Biotechnology Law Report

HOWARD COLEMAN, CEO, Genelex Corporation; Executive Director, 
Homeland Defense Technology Council

TERRY O'BRIEN, former Assistant Attorney General, State of Minnesota; 
Appointee, Cantigny Conference on State Emergency Health Powers and 
the Bioterrorism Threat

COL. DANNY MCKNIGHT, U.S. Army (retired), commander of the ground 
convoy in the initial Black Hawk Down assault, on "The Price of 
Preparedness and the Cost of Panic"

DR. KAREN BECKER, Senior Health Advisor, Office of Public Health 
Emergency Preparedness, Dept. of Health and Human Services

MITCHEL ROSEN, Director, Office of Public Health Practice, UMDNJ - 
School of Public Health; Manager, New Jersey/New York Hazardous 
Materials Worker Training Center

MURRAY COHEN, President, Consultants in Disease and Injury Control; 
member, federal bioterrorism task forces; former CDC epidemiologist

DR. VICTOR SIDEL, Professor of Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical 
Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine; former president, 
American Public Health Association

BRENDAN MCCLUSKEY, Deputy Director/Director of Training and 
Education, Center for Biodefense, New Jersey Medical School

DR. DAVID FRANZ, Vice President, Chemical and Biological Defense 
Division, Southern Research Institute; former commander, USAMRIID 
(Bioterrorism Workshop only)

The unthinkable now seems inevitable. Preparedness is our only defense.

REGISTER NOW! EXHIBIT! CO-SPONSOR!
Register by Sept. 23 and qualify for advance rates of $595 for public 
employees, elected officials, and academics, $795 for others. 
Register online, at www.bio-defense.org. If your organization 
provides products or services for homeland defense, learn about 
exhibitor and sponsor opportunities at www.bio-defense.org or call 
Michele Dionne, Exhibition Director, 206  937-2570.

If you are responsible for any element of biodefense, this is the one 
meeting you don't want to miss!

PLEASE PASS THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON TO OTHERS.

CONTACT: Eric Swenson, Program Director
BioDefense Mobilization Conferences
206 334-7333
eric at bio-defense.org

www.bio-defense.org

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