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The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Office of Acquisitions Management, Contracts and Grants (AMCG), components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), invite you to participate in our annual conference at which you can learn about U.S. Government medical countermeasure requirements, interact with BARDA and AMCG staff, and network with private sector colleagues working in this space.

BARDA supports the advanced research & development, manufacturing, acquisition, and stockpiling of medical countermeasures (drugs, biological therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, and non-pharmaceutical countermeasures) against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases, under the authority of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, initially approved by Congress in 2006. BARDA also oversees all procurements made under Project BioShield, an act passed by Congress in 2004 to encourage private sector involvement in these activities. BARDA carries out its mission via public-private partnerships with Industry and other organizations, using agreements administered by AMCG. BARDA's work is carried out as part of the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure Enterprise (PHEMCE), a coordinated interagency effort that also includes three primary HHS agencies (NIH, FDA, and CDC), as well as the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Veteran's Affairs, and Agriculture. In 2016, BARDA continues its second decade of preparedness activities, with many notable accomplishments, but with much work still to be done.

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BARDA Industry Day 2016 will be a three-day conference with Days One and Two providing an overview of BARDA's priorities for product development and manufacturing for all threats going forward from FY17, as well as the range of agreements that BARDA and AMCG use to work with the private sector.

In addition to the general sessions held in the Amphitheatre on Days One and Two, BID 2016 will for the first time feature breakout sessions that will focus on more specific strategic, programmatic, and technical topics in an interactive discussion format. These sessions will be held in a conference room adjacent to the Amphitheatre, so attendance will be capped due to space limitations. Conference participants will have the opportunity to pre-register for these sessions on a first-come, first served basis when registering online for the conference. Early registration is recommended since these sessions are expected to fill up quickly.

As in previous years, conference participants can also request one-on-one meetings on Day Three with BARDA Program Staff and AMCG Contracting Officers to discuss their specific interests and questions about working with BARDA. Pre-registration for these meetings will also be available at the time of online registration, and early registration is recommended since these meeting timeslots are also expected to fill up.

Online conference registration, as well as pre-registration for breakout sessions and one-on-one meetings is now available at: