Homeland Security for Chemical Engineers | AIChE

Homeland Security for Chemical Engineers

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:30am CDT
In-Person / Local
The Engineering Center
4359 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States

The BioWatch Program is an early warning system to allow for life-saving treatment to begin in a timely manner. BioWatch is a cornerstone in the Department of Homeland Security’s comprehensive strategy for countering terrorism. BioWatch monitors the air for biological agents likely to be used in a bioterrorism attack. If a detection occurs, public health and other local and state officials use the information to coordinate emergency response, including prompt medical care and other actions to protect public health and safety. This combination of early warning and rapid response may potentially reduce illness and death from a bioterrorism attack. BioWatch jurisdictions and federal agencies work together to ensure the overall resilience of the program. Effective working relationships between federal, state, and local public health, laboratories, law enforcement, and environmental health agencies are key to BioWatch’s success.

Our speakers, Wayne Wilhelm and Beth Bussmann, are biowatch advisory committee members with significantly different roles.

For national security reasons, the BioWatch Program has certain aspects that are FOUO (For Official Use Only), so that Wayne and Beth can only discuss program aspects that are in the public domain.

Note: 1 PDH will be awarded for this meeting. Buffet lunch is included.

Menu: Salad, grilled BBQ meatloaf, chef's vegetables, fresh baked rolls, butter, desert, coffee and tea

Cost: $17 for local member, $20 for National only member, $24 for guest, $10 student

RSVP: Tom Blackwood at aiche@att.net or (314) 367-1260 by March 13. No-shows after that date will be invoiced.