CBRNe Convergence 2019

The Nissan stadium, home to the Tennessee Titans, is going to be the home for CBRNe Convergence 2019. This is the 12th year we have run the event, and we have been to a range of amazing venues, but it will take a lot to beat the home ground in Music City! Three days of CBRNE excellence, with speakers from around the world, will be joined by the largest CBRNE exhibition in North America and a live demo done by Nashville responders.

CBRNe Manchester

An event designed for individuals tasked with preparing counter terrorism strategies for HVE. With speakers from around the world that have managed HVE and all elements examined, pre and post incident, Interdicting and disrupting attacks, minimising casualties and safeguarding evidence. Perfectly timed for preparation for the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship as this event is being hosted in 12 stadia across Europe.

What was the primary mode of smallpox transmission? Implications for biodefense

This review examines evidence from the history of variolation, data on mucosal infection collected in the last decades of smallpox transmission, aerosol measurements, animal models, reports of smallpox lung among healthcare workers, and the epidemiology of smallpox regarding the potential importance of fine particle aerosol mediated transmission.

Exercise Mataika: White Paper on response to a smallpox bioterrorism release in the Pacific

A smallpox epidemic in the Pacific could spread globally and could be challenging to contain due to dispersed island geography, informal maritime travel and shortage of human resources. In this context, a smallpox simulation exercise was held in August 2018, with a focus on bringing together international stakeholders from a wide range of sectors including health, defence, law enforcement, emergency management and relevant non-government organizations.

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019

This report examines the United States' level of public health emergency preparedness on a state-by-state basis using 10 priority indicators. Taken together, the indicators are a checklist of priority aspects of states’ readiness for public health emergencies. 

Transnational Biological Threats and Global Security.

This video is a recording of the meeting of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. It covers: 

  • Current transnational biological threats;
  • Homeland defense and security in the global context;
  • Global security efforts to combat these threats;
  • International public health security efforts; and
  • The need to elevate global health security as a national and global priority.

Confronting the threat of bioterrorism: realities, challenges, and defensive strategies

The local and international response to infectious disease epidemics, such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome and west African Ebola virus epidemic, revealed serious shortcomings which bioterrorists might exploit when intentionally initiating an epidemic.