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December 2-5, 2024 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

December 2-5, 2024 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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The CBD S&T Conference brings together the most innovative and influential chemical and biological defense community members from around the globe to share insights and collaborate on the emerging chem-bio threats of tomorrow. Join the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Chemical and Biological Technologies Department in its role as the Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO) for Chemical and Biological Defense, an integral component of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program, as we Focus Forward to uncover novel concepts and propel beyond the boundaries of innovation within the chem-bio defense landscape.

The 2024 CBD S&T Conference will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, December 2–5, 2024. 

Call for Papers opens March 19. Stay connected for detailed information on topics and submission guidelines. Subscribe to our mailing list and follow us across our social media channels for additional conference updates.

Why Attend?


Hear from thought leaders and experts on the latest ideas and innovations in chem-bio defense research. Participants can look forward to thought-provoking keynote speakers, parallel sessions, special sessions, and poster presentations.


Connect with colleagues, exchange ideas, and discuss chem-bio defense issues we all face together. We encourage this critical dialogue and camaraderie between our chem-bio defense stakeholders — including scientists and researchers, government agencies, national and government laboratories, industry, academia, and students.


Learn about DTRA JSTO’s current and upcoming research opportunities for small and large businesses, academia, and national and government laboratories directly from science and technology managers, small business contracting representatives, contracting officers, and program managers.


Have an idea? Share it with us! This event provides direct access to the best and brightest individuals in the chem-bio defense community. Sometimes the most disruptive ideas come directly from attendees sitting in these very seats!

Key Focus Areas

Join us in our mission to protect the Joint Force and the nation with transformational solutions in chemical and biological technology.

  • Approaches to Characterizing the Threat from Chemical and Biological Agents
  • Developing Medical Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats
  • Envisioning the Future of CB Detection and Diagnostics
  • Innovations to Make Hard Decisions Easier – Generating Actionable Information in the Digital Battlespace
  • Medical Countermeasures
  • Mitigating CB Hazards for Joint Forces and Mission
  • Protecting the Joint Forces from CB Threats

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The CBD S&T Conference offers significant experiences for individuals committed to safeguarding the joint force and our nation through chemical and biological defense. 

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