Our meetings provide a national forum for leaders in the field to explore and discuss priorities, challenges, and policy implications in health security.
Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative
The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) is a competitive fellowship program run by the UPMC Center for Health Security. ELBI identifies and provides networking opportunities for early career professionals in the many diverse fields that make up biosecurity.
2016 Spring Workshop | March 14-16, 2016
Location: Washington DC
March 14 | Afternoon and Evening Events
White House Discussion on Biosecurity
Hosted by: White House National Security Council Staff
March 15 | Workshop Agenda
Tom Inglesby, CEO and Director, UPMC Center for Health Security
William Hostyn and Randall Holmes, Advisory Committees and Programs Office, DTRA
Public Health and National Security
Randall Larsen, National Security Advisor, UPMC Center for Health Security
Ebola: Implications for Future Public Health Emergencies?
Moderator: Tom Inglesby, UPMC Center for Health Security
Dan Hanfling, Contractor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of Emergency Management, HHS
Brooke Courtney, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, FDA
Biosurveillance: The Latest in Theory and Practice
Moderator: Anita Cicero, COO and Deputy Director, UPMC Center for Health Security
Jennifer Nuzzo, Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security
Caitlin Rivers, Computational Epidemiologist, US Army, 2015 ELBI Alumna
Franca Jones, Chief, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, DoD
Where Are We in MCM Creation and What Is the Future?
Richard Hatchett, Acting Director, BARDA, HHS
DHS and Biosecurity: Risk Assessment, Environmental Monitoring, BWC Compliance Review Process
Gerald Epstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Policy, DHS
Tom Inglesby, UPMC Center for Health Security
March 15 | Evening Events
Dinner for Fellows, Speakers, and Alumni
Location: Hilton Hotel, Arlington, Gallery III (2nd floor)
Speaker: Robert Kadlec, Deputy Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence