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A Roadmap for Biosecurity

2023 Global Conference

A Roadmap for Biosecurity

Monday, May 1, 2023
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Palm

Many experts refer to climate change as a "threat multiplier" because it can exacerbate such global stressors as poverty, food insecurity, and political instability. Climate change is also linked to an increased risk of infectious diseases, as rising temperatures enable more pathogens to survive and spread. That risk is compounded as we encroach ever more on the natural habitat, creating more opportunities for human-animal interaction, thus increasing the risk for zoonotic spillover. To mitigate these risks, there must be greater coordination across and within government agencies, but the public sector cannot and should not do it alone. In this panel, experts will lay out a path to enable broader multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration in responding to the threats to global biosecurity. 

Yong-Bee Lim
Deputy Director of The Converging Risks Lab, Council on Strategic Risks
Nita Madhav
Head of Epidemiology & Global Risk Analytics, Ginkgo Bioworks
Mariana Matus
CEO and Co-Founder, Biobot Analytics
Robert Nelsen
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Arch Venture Partners
Raj Panjabi
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense, National Security Council, The White House
Peter Sands
Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria