Informing Blueprint 2.0: Please, Look Up!

Tuesday March 21, 2023
10:45 am - 2:30 pm
600 14th St. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

PLEASE NOTE NEW START AND END TIMES:  meeting starts at 10:45am and ends at 2:30pm.

In this upcoming meeting, the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense intends to further explore preparedness needs and efforts, new solutions to improve biosurveillance, and data modernization.  The discussion will delve into how preparedness coordination between federal and state efforts can be better harmonized and how the nation can best ensure having eyes on the ground during the emergence of a biothreat.  This meeting will inform the Commission’s refresh of the National Blueprint for Biodefense, which we will issue later this year.

Speakers include:

  • The Honorable Dawn O’Connell – Assistant Secretary Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Umair A. Shah – Secretary of Health, Washington State Department of Health
  • Dr. J. Nadine Gracia – President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health
  • Thierry Bernard – Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, QIAGEN
  • Dr. Mauricio Santillana – Professor of Physics, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Affiliate Faculty at the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Associate at Institute for Applied Computational Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Jennifer LaydenActing Director for the Office of Public Health Data, Surveillance, and Technology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The meeting will be held at 600 14th St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005

Lunch will be provided.

This meeting will NOT be live-streamed.

COVID SURVEY:  To attend this meeting, you must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of entering. Masks are optional. If you are currently fully vaccinated, please complete this survey. If you plan to obtain a PCR test between March 18-20, please wait to complete the survey once you have the negative results.

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