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Princeton holds symposium on bioterrorism, Oct. 11

An academic symposium titled "Bioterrorism: Science, Security and Preparedness" will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in 003 Lewis Thomas Laboratory.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together recognized experts working in the area of bioterrorism defense and preparedness with the academic and scientific community. It will provide an opportunity for academics to learn from experts in the field, while contributing their viewpoints to the debate over bioterrorism preparedness. Individuals from the industrial and the public health sectors also have been invited to attend.

President Tilghman will make opening remarks. A panel of noted experts will lead the three discussion sessions of the symposium: "Science and Technology"; "Security"; and "Preparedness/Response." Speakers will include representatives of universities, the State Department and the National Institutes of Health.

Advance registration is requested. For more information, visit the symposium Web site .

The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Molecular Biology, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Program on Science and Global Security and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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