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December 2-5, 2024 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

December 2-5, 2024 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Empowering the Warfighter: Resilience Through Innovation

Explore change-making discoveries in basic and applied research, and collaborate with thought leaders in the chem-bio defense landscape.

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The Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference brings together the most innovative and influential chemical and biological defense community members from around the world to share insights and collaborative ideations on the pressing 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 the Chemical and Biological Defense Program, as we explore change-making concepts in the chem-bio defense landscape. 

The 2022 CBD S&T Conference will be held December 6-9, 2022, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

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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 hundreds of poster presentations.


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


Connect with colleagues, exchange ideas, and discuss the common chem-bio defense issues we all face together. In fact, we encourage this important dialogue and camaraderie between scientists and researchers, government agencies, industry, and academia.


Have an idea? We hope you’ll share it with us. This event gives you direct access to the industry’s best and brightest. Sometimes the most disruptive ideas come directly from attendees!

Key Focus Areas

Join us in our mission to protect the nation with disruptive change in chemical and biological technology.
View the complete list of session descriptions!

  • Approaches to Characterizing the Threat from Chemical and Biological Agents
  • Developing Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Threats
  • Developing Medical Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats
  • Enhancing Warfighter Understanding Through Detection and Diagnostics Capabilities
  • Generating Actionable Information in the Digital Battlespace
  • Mitigating CB Contamination for the Warfighter and Mission    
  • Protecting the Warfighter from CB Threats
  • Warfighter Integration

Important Dates

Call for Papers opens

Abstract submission deadline extended

Conference registration opens

Exhibitor registration opens

Notice of abstract acceptance/rejection

Full conference agenda posted to the conference website

Presentation upload opens

Exhibitor registration deadline

Presentation upload deadline

Registration deadline

2022 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference

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Join the most innovative and influential members of the chemical and biological defense community at the premier chem-bio defense conference! By exploring today’s most disruptive ideas and the emerging threats of tomorrow, the CBD S&T Conference offers significant experiences for anyone committed to safeguarding our warfighters and our nation through chem-bio defense. Sign up now to receive conference updates.

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