As the U.S. government seeks to build its National Biodefense Strategy, more than 200 heavy hitters from federal, state and local agencies, national stakeholder organizations, academia and the private sector informed its future implementation during the April 17 Biodefense Summit held in Washington, D.C.

Robert Kadlec, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), last month announced the public summit to engage the biodefense stakeholder community on how to counter biological threats, reduce risk, and prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from biological incidents.

 

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