National Security


Bioinformatics Workshops

The next revolution in biosurveillance is data, and that is why building a community of partners is essential to achieving an effective national biosurveillance capability. It will be a partnership between the public and private sectors that gathers and shares information that works to improve existing networks and to develop new ones to respond to new threats.

To establish this community of partners, a series of biosurveillance workshops will be organized beginning in the Fall of 2011. Through these workshops, we can:

  • Identify and document current state of the art
  • Develop consensus for critical information needed for planning and decision making
  • Develop a vision for the future of biosurveillance that meets and integrates the needs of the community

The workshops will be audio/video taped and will be posted on this website along with a workshop report summarizing the discussions and presentations, and a copy of all presentations.

Workshops Held


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