Many individuals and groups have expressed the intent to attack the United States with biological and chemical weapons. In order to further their plans, these individuals may target laboratories, biotechnology companies, scientists, and students. The workshop goal is to improve the cooperation among law enforcement agencies and research institutions to mitigate potential chemical and biosecurity issues that may affect public health and safety.
NC State Emergency Management and Mission Continuity is partnering with the FBI Charlotte office to provide this Academic Chemical & Biosecurity Workshop.
The workshop will begin at 8:00 am and end at 12:30 pm. Location and parking information will be provided in advance of the event.
The agenda will include:
- Increase awareness of potential chemical and biosecurity risks,
- Identify chemical and biosecurity roles and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies,
- Identify chemical and biosecurity roles and responsibilities of research institutions,
- Identify benefits and potential obstacles to improve cooperation among law enforcement agencies and research institutions regarding chemical and biosecurity,
- Identify methods of improving communications among chemical and biosecurity stakeholders, and
- Establish and solidify mutually beneficial relationships between law enforcement, research institutions, and community stakeholders.
To register for this free event (parking is free also), please visit the registration page before October 8, 2018.
Should you have questions regarding this workshop, please contact Emergency Management and Mission Continuity for assistance, 919-515-9657.