Event
Meeting of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

The Cost of Resilience: Impact of Large-Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance, and the Economy

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
10:00 am - 4:15 pm
US Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

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On July 31, 2018, the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense will hold a public special focus meeting to address The Cost of Resilience:  Impact of Large-Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance, and the Economy.

A biological attack could have devastating economic, social, and political consequences. Despite recognition of the important role of industry and other private sector elements in defending the nation against biological threats, the United States has yet to adequately plan for and support private sector engagement in preparing for biological incidents. Therefore, the Panel intends to examine private sector roles and responsibilities before, during, and after the response to large-scale biological events.

This meeting of the Study Panel, chaired by former Representative Jim Greenwood and co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, will provide the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense with a better understanding of private sector views on:
Financial impacts of large-scale biological incidents;
Public-private partnerships and collaboration in advance of such incidents; and
How the private sector can contribute to biodefense, especially before federal assets are mobilized and after federal resources are exhausted.

Congressional, industry, and academic leaders will provide their perspectives, experiences, challenges, and recommended solutions with regard to the biological threats of greatest concern to them, vulnerabilities of various industries, and economic consequences.  


RSVP by July 25. Attendance is free.  Registration is required.  This event will also be webcast--further details to come. Lunch will be served.

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