Call for Abstracts for the 2nd International BioThreat

Reduction Symposium (IBTRS)

24-27 October 2022, virtual

Call for Extremely Late-Breaker Abstracts
Extremely Late-Breaker Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2022.

2022 IBTRS Information
2022 IBTRS Registration/Log in
2022 IBTRS Guidelines

Download Abstract Guidelines HERE

Download Abstract Template HERE

Download Submission Instructions HERE

Download detailed Symposium topics HERE

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the conflict in Ukraine, the 2022 IBTR Symposium has been postponed. However, we
continue our preparations to host a meaningful and impactful event. Submitted abstracts remain under review and will later be published as planned.
In addition, the Science Writing Mentorship Program (SWMP) will continue. For researchers interested in joining the SWMP, follow the links on this website to apply. Finally, the international research community has launched several initiatives to support you. This includes funding opportunities, academic programs, jobs, and other scholarly activities. On our resource pages, you will find links to these opportunities. There you will also find a list of international conferences to which we offer our financial support.
you need help identifying or applying for any of these opportunities, please contact us. We want to help further your professional development.
Please remember that your safety and
security remain our greatest priorities. Be well and be safe.
For any questions or requests, please contact us through our email:
Please follow and share our updates on the Symposium website.

Kind regards,


The International BioThreat Reduction Symposium is sponsored by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP). The Symposium team now invites infectious disease researchers to submit abstracts for the 2022 IBTRS Symposium. In alignment with DTRA’s objective to support next-generation researchers, early- to mid-career researchers are especially encouraged to present. Presenters will gain experience in scientific communication, receive expert feedback on their research, and have opportunities to network with infectious disease researchers throughout Ukraine and beyond.

The 2022 IBTRS Symposium will feature lightning talks from early career researchers, expert panel discussions, research presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities through virtual roundtables and person-person interface applications. IBTRS is focused on infectious disease research with emphasis on:

  • Especially Dangerous Pathogens
  • Microbes in Veterinary Medicine and Food Safety
  • Human Infectious Diseases
  • Molecular Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • One Health and Zoonotic diseases
  • Infectious Disease Methodologies and Diagnostics
  • Biosafety, Biosecurity and BioRisk Management

Pre-conference workshops are scheduled to take place on 16 May 2022 are currently under development. A separate announcement will be sent out at a later date.

Please visit and monitor the Science Writing Mentorship Program website for 2022 IBTRS registration, abstract instructions and submission, and updates on pre-symposium workshops: or email for more information.

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