2nd OIE Global Conference on Biological Threat Reduction
31 October 2017 - 08:15 to 2 November 2017 - 17:15
The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9H4, Canada
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE? The Conference will host up to 400 participants including: leading scientific experts, international organisations, official National Delegates of OIE Member Countries, donors, and stakeholders from animal production and trade, animal health and welfare, public health and security communities.
WHAT WILL IT COVER?
Current developments in nonproliferation instruments and global security initiatives: the 8th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, update on Security Council Resolution 1540, Global Partnership Initiatives, other biological security initiatives or programmes;
Global conversations on the risks and benefits of technology: impact of scientific breakthroughs and developments, ethics for scientists, scientific and health diplomacy;
Assessing systems, investing in collaborations to foster preparedness: lessons learned from outbreaks, disaster risk reduction, role of modelling for risk assessment, surveillance, civilmilitary cooperation, public-private partnerships;
The way into the future: the role of animal health, biodiversity, globalization, climate change.