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Project Title: Strategies for Identifying and Addressing Biodefense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology

PIN: DELS-BCST-16-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology
Board on Life Sciences

RSO:
Shelton-Davenport, Marilee

Subject/Focus Area:
Biology and Life Sciences; Math, Chemistry and Physics; National Security and Defense


Biodefense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology - Meeting 2
March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Tamara Dawson
Email: SynBioDefense@nas.edu
Phone: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3428777/SynBioMtg2
Fax:


Agenda:

Please note: if you are a member of the public and would like to attend the open question and answer session with the sponsor in person, you must register at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3428777/SynBioMtg2. Registration will remain open until Monday, March 27, 2017 or until spaces are filled.

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Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 5th Street NW
Keck 206
Washington, DC 20001

March 30, 2017 | 3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern*

3:00pm
Question and Answer Session with Sponsor
D. Christian Hassell, DOD

4:30 Adjourn Open Session

March 31, 2017 | 9:00am-10:30am Eastern*

9:00am
“Back Up” Question and Answer Session with Sponsor
D. Christian Hassell, DOD
(Note: This session will be canceled if the 3/30 session takes places as scheduled.)

10:30 Adjourn Open Session

*Exact meeting times are subject to change.

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Please note: if you are a member of the public and would like to attend the open question and answer session with the sponsor in person, you must register at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3428777/SynBioMtg2. Registration will remain open until Monday, March 27, 2017 or until spaces are filled.

The Keck Center is a secure building, so we must have your name on a list at the security desk to allow you access into the facility. Relatedly, space in Room 206 is limited, so you may be asked to participate via WebEx teleconference if all seats are taken.

To join the open session remotely:

• Navigate to: https://nationalacademies.webex.com/nationalacademies/j.php?MTID=mb3d12c428d1e0e184d5fe739fdddeeca
• If prompted, provide your name and email address and the meeting password: nassynbio
• Click the green “join” button
• Please select the option to run a temporary application to launch WebEx on your computer (this will hopefully negate firewall issues.) If you can use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to launch the web browser, that is also preferable to Internet Explorer – we encounter many issues with IE and WebEx.
• Once the WebEx program begins, you will be asked (on the left side of the page) how you could like to connect with audio. Please choose to have the program call you directly – this will link your audio line to your name on the screen sharing page, which will make it easier for NAS staff to manage the call.
• Should the call you directly feature not be working, direct dial-in access is as follows:
o 1-866-668-0721 and enter conference code 817 897 5364
• You will be muted for the duration of the open session as this is a conversation between the sponsor and the committee and is not a workshop, so we will not be accepting any questions or comments from anyone outside of the sponsor or his team.



Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Dr. Michael J. Imperiale (Chair)
Dr. Patrick M. Boyle
Dr. Peter A. Carr
Dr. Diane DiEuliis
Dr. Andrew Ellington
Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall
Dr. Charles N. Haas
Dr. Joseph Kanabrocki
Dr. Kara Morgan
Dr. Kristala Jones Prather
Mr. Tom Slezak
and Dr. Jill Taylor.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1) Standard Academies discussion of policies, procedures, bias, and conflict of interest.
2) Committee’s statement of task and its approach to its task.
3) Information discussed during the open session.
4) Committee assignments, project schedule, and agendas for future meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 8, 2017