START will welcome the leading international The Non-Conventional Threat CBRNe event series to the University of Maryland campus April 29-May 1 for its debut in the United States. The conference aims to provide a forum for the armed forces, government agencies, first responders and the industry to discuss crucial challenges of CBRNe (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) preparedness.
Drawing from its well-established experience and expertise in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the NCT USA edition will have two parallel streams: the conference stream and an innovation stream where accepted papers will be presented.
Topics of discussion will include an American perspective on the requirements of international CBRN defense, CBRN operations in a military environment, threat mitigation and decontamination, international threat reduction, critical infrastructure and urban security – challenges for CBRN detection, nuclear and radiation monitoring and surveillance, mass diagnosis and forensics, as well as CBRN preparedness and protection.
- HE Minister Aung Kyaw Nyat, Myanmar,
- Brig Gen Burton, 20th CBRNe Support Command,
- Dr Gerald Epstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for CBRN Policy, DHS.
- Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, US State Department,
- Dr Christine Bent, Director Megaports Initiative,
- Dr Peter Emanuel, ECBC BioSciences Division Chief & JPEO-CBD JUPITR ATD Lead,
- Sen Mike Balboni, frm. State Senator New York and
- Dr Erica Canzler, Director CBRN Consequence Management Advisory.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.cbrneusa.com/.