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

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.


  • 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.


All information can be found on http://www.oie.int/eng/BIOTHREAT2017/programme.htm