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December 2-5, 2024 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

December 2-5, 2024 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Join thought leaders and experts from around the globe who are committed
to making the world safer by confronting chem-bio defense challenges.

2024 CBD S&T

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 examine groundbreaking discoveries within the chem-bio defense landscape.

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

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Why Attend?

Dynamic Learning Experiences

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.

Captivating Collaboration

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.

Business Opportunities

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.

Get Inspired

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 through transformational solutions in chem-bio defense science and technology.

Approaches to
Characterizing the Threat
from Chemical and Biological Agents


Approaches to Characterizing the Threat from Chemical and Biological Agents using WMD Simulants

Developing Medical Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats

Envisioning the Future of CB Detection and Diagnostics

Innovations to Make Hard Decisions EasierGenerating Actionable Information in the Digital Battlespace

Medical Countermeasures

Mitigating CB Hazards for Joint Forces and Mission

Protecting the Joint Forces from CB Threats


March 19, 2024

Call for papers open

May 10, 2024

Abstract Submission Extended Deadline

June 17, 2024

Registration Opens

June 17, 2024

Exhibitor registration opens

August 20, 2024

Notice of abstract acceptance/rejection

August 26, 2024

Presentation upload opens

September 17, 2024

Full Conference agenda posted on conference website

September 27, 2024

Presentation upload deadline

October 4, 2024

Exhibitor registration deadline

November 8, 2024

Registration deadline

December 2-5, 2024

2024 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference

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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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