Past Event

PCR Standards for the BioWatch Program

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
June 12, 2014 - June 13, 2014

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001


8:30 AM Welcome
? Kenneth Berns, MD, PhD and Georges Benjamin, MD, Co-Chairs

8:45 AM Perspective on the process of development and use of biosurveillance standards
? Jayne Morrow, National Institute of Standards and Technology

9:15 AM Perspective on history of federal biosurveillance standards efforts and activities within the Department of Defense
? Peter Emanuel, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
? David Norwood, Diagnostic Systems Division, USAMRIID
? Bruce Goodwin, Critical Reagents Program
? Joan Gebhardt, Naval Medical Research Center

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Perspectives on the standards development process and framework for establishing performance characteristics
? Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University
? Stephen A. Morse, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control
? Luther Lindler, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Perspective on performance standards
? Alexander Garza, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice

1:30 PM Public Comment Period