October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Past Conferences 2016-12-11T23:10:34+00:00

Past Year’s Preconference Courses 1995-2015

The 58th Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held October 9-14, 2015
at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

Preconference Courses (Oct. 9-11)

Scientific Program (Oct. 11-14)

Posters

Presenter Bios

Certain program items have been recorded and are available for purchase.

Presentations available for download where indicated on the agenda

Photos

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Session IABSA1501

Developing a Culture of Awareness; Biological Arms Control, Dual Use Research, and
Responsible Conduct of Science (PDF 1MB)

Nancy Connell, PhD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Session IIABSA1502

The Anatomy of an Exposure (PDF 867KB)
Thomas H. Winters, MD, FACOEM, FACPM, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Proper Management of Incident Reporting in Biological Research Labs (PDF 1MB) (ID #210 abstract)
Brian O’Shea, PhD, CBSP, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH
Bio-related Exposure Monitoring and Follow-up System at the University of California—San Francisco (PDF 162KB) (ID #243 abstract)
Peili Zhu, PhD, RBP, University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
[testimonial author=”2015 Conference Attendeee”]I enjoyed the wide topic range of the Scientific Program and feel that I gained extremely useful knowledge from the conference.[/testimonial]

Session IIIABSA1503

Session VABSA1504

Strategies for Risk Assessment and Institutional Oversight of Emerging RNAi Technologies (PDF 442KB)
Angela Birnbaum, RBP, CBSP, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Rebecca Caruso, MPH, RBP, CBSP, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Session VIABSA1505

WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual Updates (PDF 1MB)
Kazunobu Kojima, MD, PhD, World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland

Session VIIABSA1506

Biosafety and Containment Considerations for U.S. Hospitals Preparing for Ebola Virus Disease (PDF 2MB) (ID #262 abstract)
Betsy Weirich, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Biosafety-Healthcare Interaction Beyond Ebola (PDF 2MB) (ID #231 abstract)
Kalpana Rengarajan, PhD, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Avian Influenza Risk Perception among Egyptian Poultry Handlers (PDF 777KB) (ID #254 abstract)
Lamiaa A. Fiala, Faculty of Medicine, Ismailia, Egypt
Survival of Hepatitis C Virus is Temperature, Syringe Type, and Volume Dependent: Implications for Infection Control Strategies (PDF 2MB) (ID #220 abstract)
Elijah Paintsil, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Session IXABSA1507

Gain-of-Function Research: The Eye of the Storm—The University of Wisconsin Story (PDF 4MB) (ID #216 abstract)
Rebecca Moritz, CBSP, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI
Poliovirus Containment: Mitigating Facility-related Risks in the Endgame and Post-Eradication Eras (PDF 445KB) (ID #247)
Steven Oberste, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Why Did the Salmonella-Spiked Chicken Cross the Auger? Adventures in Interdisciplinary Research Risk Assessment (PDF 2MB) (ID #232 abstract)
Shane Gillooly, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Session XABSA1508

Session XIABSA1509

National Biosafety Stewardship Month: A Glimpse into Institutional Safety Activities (PDF 204KB)
David A. Martinson, PhD, National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program, Bethesda, MD

Session XIIIABSA1510

United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (PDF 2MB) (ID #58 abstract)
Kathryn L. Harris, PhD, RBP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Using Peer-Review Faculty Committees to Obtain Biosafety Consensus (PDF 1MB) (ID #250 abstract)
Molly S. Stitt-Fischer, PhD, SM(NRCM), CPH, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Zombies, Mad Scientists and Superheroes: An Approach to Promoting Safety Culture with Research Lab Personnel (PDF 5MB) (ID #222 abstract)
Brandy Nelson, CBSP, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Session XIVABSA1511

Benefits of a Multi-pronged Teaching Module for Select Agent Required Security, Incident Response, and Biosafety Training (PDF 1MB) (ID #251 abstract)
Kathryn F. Board, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Improving Biosafety Culture—Learning Lessons from Incidents (PDF 2MB) (ID #236 abstract)
David Bryant, United Kingdom Animal and Plant Health Agency, Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom
How Can We Facilitate Understanding of the rDNA Guidelines to the Scientific Community? (PDF 874KB) (ID #228 abstract)
Esmeralda L. Meyer, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Session XVABSA1512

The CDC Etiologic Agent Import Permits Facility Inspection Process: Two High-containment Laboratory Experiences (PDF 3MB) (ID #225 abstract)
David S. Bressler, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Shipping and Exporting Research Materials: Yale University’s Research Material Shipping and Export Program via eShipGlobal (PDF 541KB) (ID #255 abstract)
Kevin M. Charbonneau, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Synthetic Biology: Biosafety and Biosecurity (PDF 2MB) (ID #297 abstract)
David Gillum, MS, RBP, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Session XVIABSA1513

Issues Identified by Commissioning, Again and Again (PDF 2MB) (ID #233 abstract)
Joby Evans, Merrick & Company, Atlanta, GA
Conversion of a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Lab to an Arthropod Containment Level 2 (ACL-2) Lab (PDF 986KB) (ID #117 abstract)
Jolly Qian, Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases, Singapore, Singapore
Equine Facility Biosafety: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Large Animal ABSL-2 Containment (PDF 2MB) (ID #202 abstract)
Delena W. Mazzetti, MPH, RBP, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Biosafety Program for Animal Biosafety Level 2 Facility at University of California—San Francisco (PDF 2MB) (ID #244 abstract)
Mei-Chuan Huang, PhD, RBP, University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Session XVIIABSA1515

Developing a Neurological Assessment Protocol Safe for Implementation in High- and Maximum-containment Facilities (PDF 1MB) (ID #296 abstract)
Shannon E. Ronca, BS, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX

Session XVIIIABSA1516

Session XIXABSA1517

Update from the Lab Safety Task Force (PDF 1MB)
Ara Tahmassian, PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Leadership… and Cultures of Responsibility (PDF 2MB)
David Franz, DVM, PhD, Frederick, MD
Ebola at Emory: Keeping the Culture of Safety (PDF 2MB)
G. Marshall Lyon III, MD, MMSc, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Session XXABSA1518

Effectiveness of Decontamination of Laboratory Room Surfaces with Low Concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide and Isopropyl Alcohol Using Atmospheric Cold Plasma Activation (PDF 4MB) (ID #217 abstract)
Miguel A. Grimaldo, MEng, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX
Aerosol Monitoring of ABSL-4 Laboratories Housing Non-Human Primates Challenged with Ebola Virus (PDF 1MB) (ID #42 abstract)
David Harbourt, PhD, RBP, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease, Fort Detrick, MD
How to Fit a Square Peg into a Round Hole: Complying with Regulatory Requirements in a BSL-3 Ag Facility (PDF 2MB) (ID #227 abstract)
Erin E. Smith, RBP, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


57th Annual Biological Safety Conference

The 57th Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held October 3-8, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

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Online:

Preconference Courses (Oct. 3-5)

Scientific Program (Oct. 6-8)

Posters

Presentations available for download where indicated on the agenda

Certain program items have been recorded where indicated on the agenda and are available for purchase.

Photos from the 2014 San Diego Conference

ABSA Kansas City 2013

56th Annual Biological Safety Conference

The 56th Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held October 17-23, 2013 at the Sheraton Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

Program

Many of the presentations and videos are available for viewing.

2013 ABSA Conference Media Downloads

Media Order Form(PDF 124KB)

2013 Exhibitors(PDF 432KB)

 


ABSA Orlando 2012

55th Annual Biological Safety Conference

The 55th Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held October 19-24, 2012 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort, Orlando, FL

Many of the presentations and videos are available for viewing.


All Photos from the conference

2012 Exhibitors(PDF 819KB)

 


ABSA Anaheim 2011

54th Annual Biological Safety Conference

The 54th Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held Oct. 27 – Nov. 2, 2011, in Anaheim, CA

Many of the presentations and videos are available for viewing.

2011 ABSA Conference Media Downloads

Selected Photos from the conference (with captions)

All Photos from the conference

2011 Exhibitors(PDF 175KB)

 


ABSA Denver 2010

53nd Annual Biological Safety Conference

The 53nd Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2010, in Denver, CO

Many of the presentations and videos are available for viewing.

Photos from the conference

2010 ABSA Conference Media Downloads

2010 Exhibitors(PDF 512KB)

 


ABSA Miami 2009

52nd Annual Biological Safety Conference

The 52nd Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held October 15-21, 2009, in Miami, FL

Many of the presentations are available for viewing.

Photos from the conference

 


ABSA 2008 Reno

51st Annual Biological Safety Conference

The 51st Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held October 19-22, 2008, in Reno, NV and was attended by 750 professionals from 38 countries. It was a great meeting offering everyone the opportunity to communicate with colleagues throughout the world and share their experiences.

Many of the presentations are available for viewing.

 


50th Annual Biological Safety Conference

50th Annual Biological Safety Conference

October 7-10, 2007

Opryland Hotel

Nashville, TN

Local Arrangements Chair: LouAnn Burnett

Conference website (ABSA50.org)