Chemical threats — both accidental and deliberate — are of critical concern globally. The NIH CounterACT program was initiated by the United States government in 2006 to facilitate research aimed at improving therapeutic countermeasures and diagnostic technologies against chemical threat agents. In order to convene NIH CounterACT researchers and other leaders in the chemical defense field, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, New York Medical College, and the New York Academy of Sciences will host the 9th Annual CounterACT Network Research symposium titled, Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats, on June 15–17, 2015. This symposium will bring together chemists, toxicologists, drug developers, pharmacists, clinicians, and public health researchers. The convening will offer NIH CounterACT scientists the opportunity to present their latest research findings for the purpose of sharing this information with their fellow researchers and Program Officials.
If you are interested in attending this symposium and have not received an invitation, please submit a Letter of Inquiry on organizational letterhead to Siobhán Addie, PhD, Program Manager, Life Sciences, by email at email@example.com no later than May 22, 2015. Please indicate your particular activities that justify favorable consideration of you as a participant and contributor to this meeting. This information is important, as it allows the Scientific Organizing Committee to make an informed decision when reviewing and accepting applications. Invitees will be issued a code that must be entered at the time of registration. Registrations will not be honored without this code. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.
A group of preeminent investigators in the fields of chemistry, disaster preparedness, and toxicology have aided the scientific staff at the New York Academy of Sciences in shaping the preliminary Conference program.
- Jeffrey D. Laskin, PhD, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Debra L. Laskin, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
- Diane E. Heck, PhD, New York Medical College
- Donald Gerecke, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
- Marion Gordon, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
- Patrick J. Sinko, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
- Ned Heindel, PhD, Lehigh University
- Laurie B. Joseph, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
- David A. Jett, PhD, National Institutes of Health
Local Organizing Committee
- Paul J. Lioy, PhD, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Brooke Grindlinger, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
- Siobhán Addie, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
The following registration options will be available:
- Full Conference (June 15, 16, and 17)
- Days 1 and 2 Only (June 15 and 16)
- Day 1 Only (June 15)
- Day 2 Only (June 16)
- Day 3 Only (June 17)
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