Event Date/Time: Nov 05, 2009
End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
Early Registration Date:
Aug 20, 2009
Abstract Submission Date:
Jul 22, 2009
Paper Submission Date:
Jul 22, 2009
The 15th in our Detection Technologies Conference Series - an internationally recognized meeting for experts in technologies for detection and identification of biological and chemical agents and threats, will explore the latest R&D developments as well as ready-to-market technologies and systems for:
â€¢ New generation of smart sensors
â€¢ Rapid reliable continuous automated chemical and biodetection
â€¢ Chemical and biological agents sampling / preparation / pre-concentration / analysis
â€¢ PCR vs. non-PCR based detection techniques
â€¢ Reagent and reagentless detection systems
â€¢ Point-of-care pathogen detection
â€¢ Field-ready devices: compatibility / reliability / scalability
Our group of leading experts from government, academia and industry will also address the following discussion issues and areas of focused technology development and implementation:
â€¢ Threat agent evolution
â€¢ Emerging pathogens and threats
â€¢ Detection systems integration
â€¢ Informatics for detection: modeling and prediction
â€¢ Origin and types of biological and chemical threats and hazards
â€¢ Reducing false positives vs. detector sensitivity
â€¢ Progress in sensor/detector/lab-on-a-chip technology
â€¢ Genomic and computational approaches for pathogen detection
â€¢ New assay and sequencing technologies
â€¢ Field vs. lab vs. clinic analysis and identification
â€¢ Issues of sensitivity / testing / validation / standardization
Registration fee includes lunch on the first day, refreshments, access to posters and exhibit, and all documentation made available to us by speakers.
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* On-site registration - add US $100 to below amounts
Non-member: US $1199.00
Member: US $1019.00
Non-member: US $799.00
Member: US $679.00
Poster Space Reservation fee: US $65 (you must be registered for the Conference)
The academic/government rate is extended to all participants registering as full time employees of government and universities. To receive the academic/government rate you must not be affiliated with any private organizations either as consultants or owners or part owners of businesses.
All payments must be made in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank. Please make check(s) payable to The Knowledge Foundation and attach to the registration form even if you have registered by phone, fax or e-mail. To guarantee your registration, payment must be received prior to the conference. Confirmation of your booking will follow.
Discount Accommodations and Travel:
A block of rooms has been allocated at a special reduced rate. Please make your reservations by October 1, 2009 to obtain this rate. When making reservations, please refer to The Knowledge Foundation. Contact The Knowledge Foundation if you require assistance.
Marriott Washington Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
For Hotel Reservations Contact:
Andersen Travel at
Tel: (508) 429-6494 or 1-800-229-6494
Fax: (508) 429-7380
The Knowledge Foundation's official travel agent, Andersen Travel will assist you in making all or a portion of your travel arrangements.
A substitute member of your company may replace your attendance at any time at no charge if you find your schedule prevents you from attending. Please notify us immediately so that materials can be prepared. If you do not wish to substitute your registration, we regret that your cancellation will be subject to a $100 processing fee. To receive a prompt refund, we must receive your cancellation in writing 30 days prior to the conference. Unfortunately cancellations cannot be accepted after that date. In the event that The Knowledge Foundation cancels an event, The Knowledge Foundation cannot resume responsibility for any travel-related costs.