Past Year’s Preconference Courses 1995-2015 2015-12-13T21:51:28+00:00

2015

  1. Building a Select Agent Program: Safety, Compliance, and Efficiency – Amy Vogler, PhD, RBP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Shelley Jones, MS, RBP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  2. The Essentials of Health and Safety at the Boundaries of Biosafety – Robert Emery, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX; Bruce Brown, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Rachel Gamble, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX; Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX
  3. Basic Risk Assessment – Patrick Condreay, PhD, Biosafety Consultant Services, Carrboro, NC; Anne-Sophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX; Betsy weirich, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  4. Shipping Infectious Substances Certification Course – Eric Cook, MPH, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  5. BSL-3 Design Commissioning Basics – Paul Langevin, PEng, Merrick & Company, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Gilles Tremblay, Merrick & Company, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Art Wyatt, PEng, Merrick & Company, Atlanta, GA
  6. Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Disease – James Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  7. Biosafety Considerations with Human Gene Transfer – Christopher Jenkins, PhD, RBP, WIRB-Copernicus Group, Princeton, NJ; David Emery, PhD, WIRB-Copernicus Group, Puyallup, WA
  8. Techniques for Improving Support for Your Biosafety Program – Robert Emery, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX; Bruce Brown, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Rachel Gamble, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX; Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX
  9. Engineering for the Biosafety Professional—Part I – Juan Osorio, IE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD; Brynte Johnson, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD; Diego Osorio, CE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD; Theodore Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD
  10. Infectious Substance Shipping Train the Trainer – Eric Cook, MPH, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  11. Basic Threat Assessment for Laboratory Biosecurity Programs – Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC; Tricia Delarosa, PhD, RBP, CBSP, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Rockville, MD; Lindsay Odell, PhD, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA; Maureen O’Leary, PhD, CBSP, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  12. Introduction to Synthetic Biology – David Gillum, MS, RBP, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Zsuzsi Kovacs, MS, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Irene Mendoza, MS, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Giorgio Scarpellini, MS, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  13. Brain-friendly Biorisk Management Training Strategies – LouAnn Burnett, MS, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  14. Biocontainment Myths Explored – John Keene, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, Global Biohazard Technologies, Inc., Midlothian, VA; Ronald Trower, RBP, Global Biohazard Technologies, Inc., Midlothian, VA
  15. Biocontainment Laboratory Operations: Applying Lessons Learned from the Planning Stage to Facility Startup – John R. Henneman, MS, RBP, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Miguel A. Grimaldo, MEng, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX; J. Paul Jennette, MS, PE, RBP, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
  16. BSL-3 Operations and Management – J. Paul Jennette, MS, PE, RBP, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY; Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX
  17. Integrating Your Biosafety Program into a Biorisk Management System – LouAnn Burnett, MS, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM; Ben Brodsky, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM; Patricia Olinger, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Kalpana Rengarajan, PhD, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  18. Advanced Principles and Practices of Working in an ABSL-3 – Belinda Rivera, BS, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX
  19. A BSO’s Guide for Understanding Research Compliance Regulations – Ted Myatt, ScD, RBP, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  20. IBC Basics – Kathryn L. Harris, PhD, RBP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  21. NIH Design Requirements Manual Update – Alamelu Ramesh, PE, LEED AP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; Steven Breslin, PE, LEED AP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; Rajiv Chainani, PE, LEED AP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; Scott Taylor, PE, CEM, LEED AP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  22. Working Safely with Arthropods in the Laboratory – Partha Krishnan, PhD, Yale University, New Haven, CT; Sukanya Narasimhan, PhD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Brian Weiss, PhD, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
  23. Concepts of Virology – Patrick Condreay, PhD, Biosafety Consultant Services, Carrboro, NC
  24. Advanced Laboratory Design Principles and Practices – Jeffrey Owens, MPH, CBSP, CSP, SM(NRCM), HDR Architecture, Inc., Atlanta, GA; Mark Fitzgerald, HDR Architecture, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; Natasha Griffith, MS, University of California—Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  25. Responsible Research: Introduction to Dual-Use Biosecurity – Lela Bakanidze, RBP, Georgian Biosafety Association, Tbilisi, Georgia; Tatyana Novossiolova, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  26. Virus-based Gene Transfer Vectors – Patrick Condreay, PhD, Biosafety Consultant Services, Carrboro, NC
  27. Large-scale Biosafety – Brian Petuch, MA, RBP, CBSP, Merck, West Point, PA

2014

  1. Intermediate Threat Assessment for Laboratory Biosecurity Programs – Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC Patricia Delarosa, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA Lindsay Odell, PhD, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA Jason Griffeth, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, VA
  2. Advanced Risk Assessment – Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC Anne-Sophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX Elizabeth Weirich, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  3. Implementing an Exercise Program for Select Agent Facilities – Diann Stedman, MS, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA David Farris, MBA, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  4. Shipping Infectious Substances Certification Course – Eric Cook, MPH, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  5. Laboratory Design Process – Jeffrey Owens, MPH, CSP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), HDR Architecture, Inc., Atlanta, GA Mark Fitzgerald, HDR Architecture, Inc., Los Angeles, CA Natasha Griffith, MS, University of California—Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  6. Biosafety Considerations with Human Gene Transfer – Chris Jenkins, PhD, MPH, RBP, CHMM, WIRB Copernicus Group Biosafety, Puyallup, WA
  7. Drawing Review Course – Theodore Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corporation, North Bethesda, MD Juan Osorio, IE, World BioHazTec Corporation, North Bethesda, MD Diego Osorio, CE, World BioHazTec Corporation, North Bethesda, MD
  8. The Essentials of Health and Safety at the Boundaries of Biosafety – Robert Emery, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX Bruce Brown, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX Rachel Gamble, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX
  9. Building and Refining a Select Agent Program: Safety, Compliance, and Efficiency – Amy Vogler, PhD, RBP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ Shelley Jones, MS, RBP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  10. Engineering for the Biosafety Professional—Part II – Theodore Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corporation, North Bethesda, MD Brynte Johnson, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), World BioHazTec Corporation, North Bethesda, MD Juan Osorio, IE, World BioHazTec Corporation, North Bethesda, MD Diego Osorio, CE, World BioHazTec Corporation, North Bethesda, MD
  11. Biorisk Management—Large Animals – Robert Heckert, DVM, PhD, CBSP, SM (NRCM), Robert Heckert Consulting, Desert Hot Springs, CA David White, DVM, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture, Ames, IA Joseph Kozlovac, MS, RBP, CBSP, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
  12. Risk Assessment and Containment for Plant Research – Dann Adair, BS, Controlled Environments Inc., North Branch, MN M. Malendia Maccree, University of California—Davis, Davis, CA Kirk Martin, DPM, CBSP, SM(NRCM), United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
  13. Implementing Personnel Security in Laboratory Biosecurity Programs – Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC Lindsay Odell, PhD, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA Jason Griffeth, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, VA
  14. A BSO’s Guide for Understanding Research Compliance Regulations – Ted Myatt, ScD, RBP, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  15. Full-Length Clones are Just the Beginning: Working Safely on Risk Group 3 and 4 Viruses at BSL-2 – Nancy P. Hoe, PhD, CBSP, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT Megan Morgan, Lieutenant, United States Public Health Service, Hamilton, MT
  16. Advanced BSL-3 Facility Operations – Miguel Grimaldo, M. Eng, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX J. Paul Jennette, MS, PE, RBP, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY John R. Henneman, MS, RBP, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  17. How to Develop an Export Management and Compliance Program, Including the I–129 for Deemed Exports – Deborah Howard, MPH, CBSP, Bayer CropScience, Morrisville, NC Constance Birden, BS, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  18. Advanced Principles and Practices of Working in an ABSL-3 – Belinda Rivera, BS, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX
  19. Applied Risk Assessment Methodologies – Paul Huntly, PhD, Riskren, Singapore, Singapore
  20. Understanding Biosafety and Laser Safety in Advanced Optoelectronics and Microscopy Core Facilities – Vinod Jyothikumar, PhD, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  21. Biosafety Considerations for RNA Interference (RNAi): MicroRNAs with Microbes and siRNA Therapeutics – Thomas Cremer, PhD, Atlanta, GA
  22. IBC Basics: An Introduction to the NIH Guidelines – Kathryn Harris, PhD, RBP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Ryan Bayha, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  23. High Speed Cell Sorter Selection, Biosafety, and Aerosol Containment – Geoffrey Lyon, MPH, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  24. Large-Scale Biosafety – Brian Petuch, MA, RBP, CBSP, Merck, West Point, PA
  25. Virus-based Gene Transfer Vectors – Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
  26. Molecular Biology 101 – James Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  27. Flipping Biorisk Management Training – LouAnn Burnett, MS, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

2013

  1. Working Safely and Ethically with Animals – Robert Heckert, DVM, PhD, CBSP, Robert Heckert Consulting, Desert Hot Springs, CA
  2. The Safe Transport of Infectious and Biological Substances – Francine Rogers, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
  3. BSL-3 Operations and Management – J. Paul Jennette, MS, PE, RBP, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY,
    Domenica Zimmerman, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  4. Managing Infection Risk – Paul Huntly, PhD, Riskren, Singapore, Singapore
  5. Threat Assessment Approaches for Laboratory Biosecurity Programs – Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC,
    Jason Griffeth, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, VA,
    Lindsay Odell, PhD, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA,
    Patricia Delarosa, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA
  6. Developing and Maintaining Roles and Responsibilities for Risk-based Access to, Control of, and
    Accountability for Biological Agents and Toxins – Cecelia Williams, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM,
    Linda Winona, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  7. Biorisk Assessment of Emergency Scenarios – Paul Huntly, PhD, Riskren, Singapore, Singapore
  8. Laboratory Design Best Practices and Process – Mark Fitzgerald, HDR, Inc., Atlanta, GA,
    Jeff Owens, MPH, CSP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), HDR, Inc., Atlanta, GA,
    Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM,
    Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  9. Advanced Risk Assessment – Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC,
    Anne-Sophie Brocard, RBP, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX,
    Elizabeth Weirich, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  10. Preparing for, Conducting, and Responding to Regulatory Agency Inspections and Audits – Barbara Fox Nellis, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Barb Nellis Consulting, Crossville, TN
  11. NIH OBA and Select Agent Incident Reporting: A Practical Guide – Bruce Whitney, PhD, Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX
  12. Biosafety Management Techniques for Improving Organizational Program Understanding and Support – Robert Emery, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX,
    Rachel Gamble, CBSP, University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
  13. Advanced BSL-3 Facility Operations – Miguel A. Grimaldo, M. Eng, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
    J. Paul Jennette, MS, PE, RBP, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
  14. Engineering for the Biosafety Professional—Part I – Juan Osorio, IE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD,
    Theodore Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD,
    Brynte Johnson, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD,
    Diego Osorio, CE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD
  15. Surviving Biosafety – Sean Kaufman, MPH, CHES, CPH, CIC, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  16. Think Before You Act! A Realistic Approach to Sustainable Lab Practices – Debra Sharpe, MPH, RBP, The WorkingBuildings Companies, Atlanta, GA,
    Paul Huntly, PhD, Riskren, Singapore, Singapore,
    Tiffini Lovelace, The WorkingBuildings Companies, Atlanta, GA
  17. Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Disease – James Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  18. Concepts of Virology – Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
  19. Implementing Personnel Security Programs in Biomedical and Microbiological Laboratories – Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC,
    Lindsay Odell, PhD, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA
  20. Molecular Biology 101 – James Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  21. Virus-based Gene Transfer Vectors – Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
  22. Bioterrorism Awareness for the Animal Health Community – John Page, MS, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC,
    Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC
  23. How to Develop an Export Management and Compliance Program Including the I-129 for Deemed Exports – Deborah Howard, CBSP, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  24. Engineering for the Biosafety Professional—Part II – Juan Osorio, IE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD,
    Theodore Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD,
    Brynte Johnson, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD,
    Diego Osorio, CE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD
  25. Advanced Principles and Practices of Working in an ABSL-3 – Belinda Rivera, BS, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  26. Designing Training Programs for a Biosafety Environment – Lora Grainger, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM,
    Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  27. Implementation of Programs and Procedures for an Effective Biosurety Program for BSL-3 Laboratories – Jessica McCormick-Ell, PhD, RBP, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ,
    Brendan McCluskey, JD, MPA, State of Maryland, Reisterstown, MD,
    Marta Figueroa, PhD, CIH, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  28. Biosafety with RNA Interference (RNAi): MicroRNAs with Microbes and siRNA Therapeutics – Thomas Cremer, PhD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  29. Biowaste Management for Biocontainment Facilities – Joe Wilson, Bio-Response Solutions, Inc., Pittsboro, IN
    Rich Apolinar, Astell, Inc., Harrisburg, NC
  30. Biocontainment Myths Explored – Jack Keene, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, Global Biohazard Technologies, Inc., Midlothian, VA,
    Ronald Trower, RBP, Global Biohazard Technologies, Inc., Midlothian, VA
  31. Overview of the Certification Review and Advanced Biosafety Training Series – Marian Downing, RBP, CBSP, Alliance Biosciences, Kemah, TX,
    Chris Thompson, RBP, CBSP, Alliance Biosciences, Greenfield, IN

2012

  1. Infectious Substance Shipping Certification –
    Eric Cook, MPH, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  2. Fundamentals of Biosafety –
    Raymond W. Hackney, DrPH, CBSP, Duke University, Durham, NC
  3. Introduction to Biological Risk Assessment –
    Elizabeth Weirich, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA;
    Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline R&D, Research Triangle Park, NC;
    Anne-Sophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  4. Biosafety Management Techniques for Improving Organization Program Understanding and Support –
    Robert Emery, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas—Houston, Houston, TX;
    Bruce Brown, MPH, CBSP, University of Texas—Houston, Houston, TX
  5. Fundamentals of the Class III Biosafety Cabinet –
    David Bressler, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA;
    Robert Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Frederick, MD
  6. Physical Security for Bioscience Laboratories –
    Lora Grainger, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM;
    Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM;
    Thamer Imran, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  7. Concepts of Virology and Virus-based Gene Vectors –
    Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline R&D, Research Triangle Park, NC
  8. BSL-3 Operations and Management –
    Domenica Zimmerman, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX;
    J. Paul Jennette, RBP, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
  9. Engineering for the Biosafety Professional –
    Theodore J. Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD;
    Juan Osorio, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rockville, MD
  10. Designing Training Programs for a Biosafety Environment –
    Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM;
    Lora Grainger, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  11. Case Studies in Recombinant DNA and Dual Use Research –
    Kathryn Harris, PhD, RBP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  12. Microbiology and Indoor Air Quality –
    Jyl Burgener, RBP, CBSP, Grifols, Clayton, NC
  13. Introduction to a Nonhuman Primate Training Program –
    Belinda Rivera, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  14. Infectious Substance Shipping Refresher Course –
    Eric Cook, MPH, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  15. NIH OBA and Select Agent Incident Reporting: A Practical Guide –
    Bruce Whitney, PhD, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  16. Biorisk Management Systems—Developing Your Roadmap to Implementation –
    Patricia Olinger, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  17. Aerobiology in Infectious Disease Research: Fundamental and Applied Concepts –
    Chad Roy, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  18. Biological Toxins and the Biosafety Professional –
    Andrew Maksymowych, PhD, RBP, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
    Susan Souder, CBSP, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  19. Risk Assessment and Containment for Plant-based Recombinant DNA Research –
    M. Malendia Maccree, University of California—Davis, Davis, CA
  20. The Role of Threat Assessment in Biosecurity Programs –
    Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC;
    Jason Griffeth, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, VA;
    Lindsay Odell, PhD, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA;
    Nanda Gudderra, PhD, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ;
    Patricia Delarosa, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA
  21. Designing a Resilient Civilian Biosurety Program for Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories –
    Jessica McCormick, PhD, RBP, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ;
    Marta Figueroa, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ;
    Brendan McCluskey, MPA, JD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  22. The Physics Behind Biocontainment—Part I –
    Juan Osorio, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD;
    Keith Ashe, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD;
    Theodore J. Traum, PE, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD;
    Diego Osorio, National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program, Bethesda, MD
  23. High Speed Cell Sorter Selection, Biosafety, and Aerosol Containment –
    Geoffrey Lyon, MPH, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  24. Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Disease –
    James Klenner, MS, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  25. The Physics Behind Biocontainment—Part II –
    Juan Osorio, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD;
    Keith Ashe, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD;
    Theodore J. Traum, PE, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  26. Preparing for, Conducting, and Responding to Regulatory Agency Inspections/Audits –
    Barbara Fox Nellis, SM(NRCM) RBP, CBSP, Barb Nellis Consulting, Sarasota, FL
  27. Molecular Biology 101 –
    James Klenner, MS, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

2011

  1. Doing What Works and Doing What Matters: Survival Skills for Today’s Biosafety Professional –
    LouAnn Burnett, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM;
    Sean G. Kaufman, MPH, CHES, CPH, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  2. International Infectious Substance Shipping – Eric Cook, MPH, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  3. Implementing a Laboratory Biorisk Management System (2-Day Course) – Reynolds M. Salerno, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM;
    Susan Caskey, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM;
    Patricia Olinger, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  4. Animal Biosafety BSL-3 Facilities—Design to Operations for Small, Medium, and Large Animals –
    Barbara Fox Nellis, SM(NRCM), RBP, CBSP, Barb Nellis Consulting, Sarasota, FL,
    Kelly Flint, RBP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  5. Process Biosafety –
    Brian Petuch, RBP, CBSP, Merck, West Point, PA;
    Shawn Bean, Merck, West Point, PA;
    Barbara Owen, RBP, Merck, Whitehouse Station, NJ
  6. Biosafety Instructor –
    Patricia Delarosa, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Middletown, DE;
    Betty Kupskay, MSc, RBP, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN;
    Melina Kinsey, RBP, CBSP, MRI Global, Frederick, MD;
    Lolly Gardiner, RBP, CBSP, MRI Global, Boulder, CO
  7. Introduction to Biological Risk Assessment –
    Betsy Weirich, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA;
    Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC;
    Sophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX;
    Becky Langer, Bayer CropScience North America, Morrisville, NC
  8. Infectious Substance Shipping: Train the Trainer –
    Eric Cook, MPH, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  9. BSL-3 Operations and Maintenance –
    Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX;
    Paul Jennette, RBP, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
  10. Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Disease –
    James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  11. Molecular Biology 101 –
    James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  12. Engineering for the Biosafety Professional –
    Theodore J. Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corp., Rio Rancho, NM
  13. Biosafety Management Techniques for Improving Organization Program Understanding and Support –
    Robert Emery, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX;
    Rachel Gamble, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  14. Basic Virology and Virus-Based Gene Vectors –
    Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
  15. The Art and Science of Biocontainment Facility Design, Construction, and Operation –
    Robert Heckert, DVM, PhD, CBSP, Robert Heckert Consulting, Bowie, MD;
    Randy Kray, AIA, Merrick & Company, Atlanta, GA;
    Paul E. Langevin, PEng, Kanata, Ontario, Canada
  16. NIH rDNA Guidelines—Case Analysis and Discussion –
    Claudia Gentry Weeks, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  17. Audits and Inspections: A Quality Management Systems Approach –
    Patricia Olinger, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA;
    Sean G. Kaufman, MPH, CHES, CPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  18. Aerobiology in Infectious Disease Research: Fundamental and Applied Concepts –
    Chad Roy, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  19. Waste Water Management for Unique Laboratory Applications –
    Becky Langer, PhD, Bayer Crop Science, Morrisville, NC;
    Chris Kiley, PE, Merrick, Duluth, GA;
    Gilles Tremblay, CET, Merrick, Atlanta, GA;
    Tru Twedt, DVM, CBSP, Merial Limited, Duluth, GA;
    Bruce Whitney, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX;
    Miguel Grimaldo, MA, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  20. Environmental Biotoxins –
    Jyl Burgener, RBP, CBSP, Talecris Biotherapeutics Inc., Clayton, NC
  21. The Physics Behind Biocontainment –
    Juan Osorio, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD;
    Theodore J. Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corp., Rio Rancho, NM;
    Diego Osorio, National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program, Bethesda, MD
  22. Preparing for, Conducting, and Responding to Regulatory Agency Inspections/Audits –
    Barbara Fox Nellis, SM(NRCM), RBP, CBSP, Barb Nellis Consulting, Sarasota, FL;
    Christina Thompson, RBP, CBSP, Thompson Biosafety, LLC, Greenfield, IN
  23. Biorisk Assessment of Emergency Scenarios –
    Paul J. Huntly, Det Norske Veritas Pte Ltd., Singapore
  24. Basic Building Blocks of Biosafety –
    Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  25. Viral Vector Technology and Risk Assessment –
    Dawn Wooley, RBP, CBSP, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  26. Law Enforcement Perspectives on Biosecurity: Prevention Through Partnerships –
    Edward You, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC;
    William So, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC
  27. Biosafety Training –
    Per Staugaard, RBP, Biosafety Training and Consultancy, Utrecht, Netherlands;
    Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  28. How to Develop an Export Management and Compliance Program Including the I-129 Attestation for Deemed Exports –
    Deborah Howard, CBSP, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  29. Leadership Tools for Today’s Biosafety Professional –
    Jim Welch, Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Kingsport, TN;
    Sean G. Kaufman, MPH, CHES, CPH, Emory University, Atlanta, GA;
    LouAnn Burnett, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM;
    Caryl Griffin, MSN, MDiv, Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Kingsport, TN;
    Robert Ellis, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO;
    Joseph Kozlovac, RBP, CBSP, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD;
    Edward Stygar, III, MBA, CAE, American Biological Safety Association, Mundelein, IL

2010

  1. Preventing Zoonotic Disease Transmission in the Vivarium – Robert Heckert, DVM, PhD, CBSP, Robert Heckert Consulting, Bowie, MD; Joseph Kozlovac, RBP, CBSP, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
  2. Hands-on Aseptic Technique & Equipment Training When Working with Animals Infected with BSL-2 & BSL-3 Agents – Michael Sidelsky, Allentown, Inc., Allentown, NJ
  3. Carriage of Infectious & Diagnostic Substances by Air—IATA accredited – Nicholas Mohr, MBA, Peter East Associates Ltd., London, England; Joyce Beerbower, MBA, Safety & Compliance Services, Inc., Reston, VA
  4. Employing Principles of Adult Learning in the Development and Implementation of Case Studies – Tanya Dvorak, PhD, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; K. Patrick McKinney, RBP, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, MD
  5. Process Biosafety – Brian Petuch, RBP, CBSP, Merck, West Point, PA
  6. A Case-Based Approach for Practical Use of the NIH Recombinant DNA Guidelines – Claudia Gentry Weeks, CBSP, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  7. Doing What Works and Doing What Matters: Survival Skills for Today’s Biosafety Professional – LouAnn Burnett, MS, SM(NRCM), CBSP, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Sean Kaufman, MPH, CHES, CPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  8. A New Tool for the Successful Development and Implementation of Select Agent Program-Required Exercises and Drills – Alexis Brubaker, National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program, Bethesda, MD
  9. Fundamentals of Biosafety – Ray Hackney, DrPH, CBSP, Duke University, Durham, NC; Janice Flesher, CBSP, GlaxoSmithKline, Marietta, PA
  10. BSL-3 Operations and Management – Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; J. Paul Jennette, MS, RBP, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  11. Instructional Resources—TBD
  12. Biosafety Management Techniques for Improving Organization Program Understanding and Support – Bob Emery, DrPH, CHP, RBP, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX; Bruce Brown, MPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
  13. Basic Virology and Virus-Based Gene Vectors – Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
  14. Introduction to Biofilms: Culture, Counting, Antimicrobial Resistance, In vitro Biofilm Assays and Animal Models of Infection – Jeff Leid, PhD, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Mark Shirtliff, MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  15. A Business Model for Managing Lab Regulatory and Accreditation Inspections – David Holmes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; David Shoemaker, PhD, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, MD; Jay Frerotte, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Eric Jeppesen, RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO; Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  16. Introduction to Laboratory Biosecurity – Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albequerque, NM; Susan Caskey, Sandia National Laboratories, Albequerque, NM
  17. Developing Biorisk Assessment Methods and Models – Susan Caskey, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM; Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  18. Fundamentals of the Class III Biosafety Cabinet – Dave Bressler, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; Bob Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute, Frederick, MD
  19. Laboratory Biosafety Training for BSL-3 Biosafety Professional: What They Need to Know Before Starting – AnneSophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  20. Waste Water Management for High Containment Laboratories – Becky Langer, PhD, Bayer Crop Science, Morrisville, NC; Chris Kiley, PE, Merrick, Duluth, GA; Gilles Tremblay, CET, Merick, Atlanta, GA
  21. Working Safely in a Biosafety Cabinet – Felix Gmuender, RBP, Basler & Hofmann Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore
  22. Biological Safety in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Research – Noman Siddiqi, RBP, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  23. Responding to Laboratory Emergencies and Conducting Mishap Investigations – K. Patrick McKinney, RBP, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, MD; Jeff Owens, MPH, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Diversified Laboratory Sciences, Inc. Atlanta, GA
  24. The Role of Threat Assessment in Laboratory Biosecurity Programs – Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA; Jason Griffeth, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA; Lindsay Odell, PhD, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA
  25. Risk Assessment: A Basic Course – Elizabeth Weirich, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; Becky Langer, PhD, Bayer Crop Science, Morrisville, NC; Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, ND; AnneSophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  26. New NIH Design Requirements Manual for State-of-the-Art Biomedical Research Facilities – Alamelu Ramesh, Antonio Ramis, Gabor Konkoly-Thege, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  27. All You Ever Wanted to Know About OSHA – Nancy Hauter, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC
  28. Biosafety Training – Per Staugaard, Biosafety Training and Consultancy, Utrecht, Netherlands; Vibeke HalkjaerKnudsen, PhD, Statens Serum Insitute, Copenhagen, Denmark
  29. Complying With U.S. Export Controls – Deborah Howard, CBSP, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  30. Occupational Health and Surveillance and Monitoring in Biological Labs and Animal Facilities – Gary Fujimoto, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA

2009

  1. NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONALS
    Nanda Gudderra, MSc, MS, PhD, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Paul Leslie, BSME, MBA, TSI Inc., Shoreview, MN
  2. WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH CONTAINMENT LABORATORIES
    Becky Langer, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Christopher J. Kiley, PE, and Giles Tremblay, CET, Merrick & Company, Atlanta, GA
  3. BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF BIOSAFETY
    Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  4. INTRODUCTION TO USDA AND CDC PERMIT APPLICATIONS, COMPLIANCE AND ePERMITS
    Steven Ziegenfuss, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  5. ICS 100: INTRODUCTION TO THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
    Brian Petuch, RBP, CBSP, Merck, West Point, PA
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
  6. MOIST HEAT STERILIZATION AND APPLIED CYCLE DEVELOPMENT: FROM MICRO BASICS TO APPLIED STERILIZATION CYCLE DEVELOPMENT FOR USE AT YOUR WORK SITE
    Russ Nyberg, BS, BSEd, MAM, Raven Biological Labs, Omaha, NE
  7. BIOSAFETY LEVEL 3 DESIGN—BACK TO REALITY
    John Keene, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, Global Biohazard Technologies, Inc., Midlothian, VA
  8. NON-HUMAN PRIMATE BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
    Melina Kinsey, RBP, CBSP, Melissa de la Garza, DVM, and Scott Shearrer, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX
  9. WORKING AT ANIMAL BIOSAFETY LEVEL 3 WITH INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES, CONSIDERATIONS, AND CHALLENGES
    Allison Williams, DVM, Nathaniel Powell, Eddie Jackson, Brianna Skinner-Harris, DVM, and Shanna Nesby O’Dell, DVM, MHP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  10. BIOSAFETY TRAINING
    Per Staugaard, Biosafety Training & Consultancy, Utrecht, Netherlands; Otto Doblhoff-Dier, PhD, OnePharm, Vienna, Austria
  11. INTEGRATING YOUR BIOSAFETY PROGRAM INTO A QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    Patty Olinger, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; LouAnn Burnett, MS, CBSP, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  12. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CLASS III BIOSAFETY CABINET
    David S. Bressler, MS, CBSP, CDC, Atlanta, GA; Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute, Frederick, MD
  13. OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS WITH ELECTRONIC TRAINING SOLUTIONS
    Sean G. Kaufman, MPH, CHES, CPH, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009
  14. THE BIOSAFETY OFFICER’S GUIDE TO MAINTENANCE OF A BSL3 LABORATORY
    Theodore J. Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rio Rancho, NM
  15. BASIC THREAT ASSESSMENT IN LABORATORY BIOSECURITY PROGRAMS
    Ben Perman, PhD, RBP, Daniel Apple, Lindsay Odell, PhD, and Jason Griffeth, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA
  16. BIOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT—A BASIC COURSE
    Esmeralda Prat, RBP, Bayer Crop Science, Belgium; Elizabeth Weirich, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; Anne-Sophie Brocard, PhD, RBP, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  17. MOLECULAR BIO 101
    James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
  18. FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
    James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
  19. BSL3 OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
    Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; Paul Jennette, MS, RBP, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  20. EFFECTIVE BIOSAFETY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT
    Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CSP, RBP, CHMM, CPP, ARM; Bruce Brown, MPH, CBSP, CHMM, ARM, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
  21. IBC BASICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NIH GUIDELINES AND THE OVERSIGHT OF RECOMBINANT DNA RESEARCH
    Kathryn Harris, PhD, RBP, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  22. IMPLEMENTATION OF A BIORISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN THE LABORATORY
    Stefan Wagener, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB; Paul Huntley, PhD, DNV Biorisk, Det Norske Veritas Pte Ltd, Singapore
  23. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING IN BIOLOGICAL LABS AND ANIMAL FACILITIES
    Gary Fujimoto, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA
  24. A HOW-TO APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTING SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY
    Aurel Tamburri, Ingrid Abbott-Permell, RBP, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Toronto, ON, Canada
  25. CASE STUDIES IN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY
    Patrick McKinney, RBP, USAG-SEIPO, Ft. Detrick, MD
  26. THE TRANSPORTATION OF INFECTIOUS AND DIAGNOSTIC SAMPLES
    Nicholas Mohr, MBA, Member Chartered Institute of Transport (MCIT), Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA), Peter East Associates Ltd., London, England; Joyce Beerbower, MBA, Safety & Compliance Services, Inc., Reston, VA
  27. INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY BIOSECURITY
    Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Paula Austin, MS, and Susan Caskey, International Biological Threat Reduction Program at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  28. EXERCISING FACILITY BIOSECURITY PLANS
    Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Paula Austin, MS, and Susan Caskey, International Biological Threat Reduction Program at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  29. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND VIRAL VECTORS
    Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
  30. CONCEPTS OF BASIC VIROLOGY
    Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
  31. ENGINEERING FOR THE BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONAL
    Theodore J. Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corp., Rio Rancho, NM
  32. THE ANNUAL BIOSAFETY/BIOSECURITY REVIEW PROCESS
    Robert A. Heckert, DVM, PhD, CBSP, Robert Heckert Consulting, Bowie, MD

2008

  1. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR WORKING WITH AG PATHOGENS
    Robert A. Heckert, DVM, PhD, CBSP, Robert Heckert Consulting, Bowie, MD; Joe P. Kozlovac, MS, CBSP, RBP, USDA, Beltsville, MD; Robert Weir, DVM, USDA, Beltsville, MD; Diana Whipple, PhD, USDA, Ames, IA
  2. FUNDAMENTALS OF BSL-4 CONTAINMENT
    David S. Bressler, MS, CBSP, CDC, Atlanta, GA; Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute, Frederick, MD
  3. INTEGRATING YOUR BIOSAFETY PROGRAM INTO A QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    Patty Olinger, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; LouAnn Burnett, MS, CBSP, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2008
  4. RISK COMMUNICATION FOR BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONALS: PRINCIPLES, STRATEGIES, AND TOOLS
    Vincent T. Covello, PhD, Center for Risk Communication, New York City, NY
  5. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CLASS III BIOSAFETY CABINET
    David S. Bressler, MS, CBSP, CDC, Atlanta, GA; Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute, Frederick, MD
  6. BSL-3 OPERATIONS
    Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; Paul Jennette, MS, RBP, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  7. STERILIZATION – FROM MICROBIOLOGICAL BASICS TO APPLICATIONS
    Russ Nyberg BS, BSEd, MAM, Raven Biological Labs, Omaha, NE
  8. PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF GASEOUS AND VAPOROUS DECONTAMINATION
    Betty Kupskay, MSc, RBP; Steven Theriault, PhD, EMCA, HBSc; Jay Krishnan, MSc, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB
  9. EFFECTIVE BIOSAFETY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT
    Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CSP, RBP, CHMM, CPP, ARM; Bruce Brown, MPH, CBSP, CHMM, ARM; Scott Patlovich, MPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
  10. FUNDAMENTALS OF AEROBIOLOGY
    Deborah E. Wilson, DrPH, CBSP; Murray L. Cohen, PhD, MPH, CIH, NIH, Bethesda, MD
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008
  11. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NIH GUIDELINES AND THE OVERSIGHT OF RECOMBINANT DNA RESEARCH
    Kathryn Harris, PhD, RBP, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  12. CASE STUDIES IN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY
    Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  13. DESIGNING BSL-3 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS TO FAIL
    Vincent A. Sakraida, PE, Jacob Carter Burgess, Denver, CO
  14. EFFECITVE USE OF BIOLOGICAL SAFETY CABINETS
    David Stuart, PhD, The Baker Company, Sanford, ME; Mary Ann Sondrini, EdM, Eagleson Institute, Sanford, ME
  15. COMPLYING WITH US EXPORT CONTROL
    Deborah Howard, CBSP, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  16. FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
    James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN
  17. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 201
    James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN
  18. RISK ASSESSMENT
    Barbara Fox Nellis, SM(NRM), CBSP, RBP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2008
  19. THE TRANSPORTATION OF INFECTIOUS AND DIAGNOSTIC SAMPLES
    Nicholas Mohr, MBA, Member Chartered Institute of Transport (MCIT), Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA), Peter East Associates Ltd., London; Joyce Beerbower, MBA, Safety & Compliance Services, Inc., Reston, VA
  20. PERSONNEL SECURITY WITHIN A BIOSECURITY PROGRAM
    Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD; Paula Austin, MS; Susan Caskey; International Biological Threat Reduction at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM
  21. PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR BIOSCIENCE LABORATORIES
    Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD and Mark Aspelin, MS, MBA, PMP; International Biological Threat Reduction Program at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM
  22. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSAFETY
    Janice Flesher, MS, CBSP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ; Raymond Hackney, DrPH, CBSP, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  23. ENGINEERING FOR THE BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONAL
    Theodore J. Traum, P.E., Council Rock Consulting, Inc., Rio Rancho, NM
  24. AUDITING FOR THE SAFETY PROFESSIONAL
    Richard Rebar, RBP, CBSP, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA
  25. INCIDENT INVESTIGATION
    Patrick McKinney, RBP, USAG-SEIPO, Ft. Detrick, MD
  26. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING IN BIOLOGICAL LABS AND ANIMAL FACILITIES
    Gary Fujimoto, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA

2007

  1. ABSL-3 FACILITIES DESIGN TO OPERATIONS FOR SMALL, MEDIUM, AND LARGE
    ANIMALS (Barbara Fox Nellis, SM, RBP, CBSP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Kelly
    Flint, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick, MD)
  2. BSL-3 OPERATIONS: FROM PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT TO IMPLEMENTATION (Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas, Galveston, TX; J. Paul Jennette, MS, RBP,
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
  3. FUNDAMENTALS OF AEROBIOLOGY (Deborah E. Wilson, DrPH, CBSP, NIH, Bethesda, MD; Murray L. Cohen, PhD, CIH,
    CDIC, Inc., Atlanta, GA)
  4. ABSL-3 FACILITIES DESIGN TO OPERATIONS FOR SMALL, MEDIUM, AND LARGE
    ANIMALS (Barbara Fox Nellis, SM, RBP, CBSP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Kelly
    Flint, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick, MD)
  5. INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE FOR BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONALS (Matthew Finucane, MS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Lawrence Gibbs,
    CIH, Stanford University, Stanford, CA)
  6. BASIC VIROLOGY AND VIRUS-BASED GENE VECTORS (Patrick Condreay, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC)
  7. GASEOUS DECONTAMINATION METHODS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE (Betty Kupskay, MSc, RBP, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB; Steven
    Theriault, PhD, EMCA, HBSc, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB; Jay
    Krishnan, MSc, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB)
  8. MEDIA AND RISK COMMUNICATION BEST PRACTICES FOR THE BIOSAFETY
    PROFESSIONAL (Barbara Reynolds, MA, CDC, Atlanta, GA)
  9. DETERMINING APPROPRIATE LEVELS OF REDUNDANCY IN THE POWER
    SYSTEMS FOR BIOCONTAIMENT FACILITIES (Harry Goslow, PE, and Reuben Anderson, Hemisphere Engineering, Atlanta, GA)
  10. BIOHAZARD RISK ASSESSMENT (Lynn Harding, MPH, CBSP, Chattanooga, TN; Diane O. Fleming, PhD, RBP, CBSP,
    Bowie, MD)
  11. EFFECTIVE BIOSAFETY COMMITTEES (Bruce Whitney, PhD, and Kathryn Harris, PhD, RBP, NIH, Bethesda, MD)
  12. BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING (Clark Frederick and John Sammarco, Definitive Business Solutions, Whippany, NJ)
  13. SELECT AGENT COMPLIANCE FROM A FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE (Rob Weyant, PhD, CDC, Atlanta, GA; Louise Barden, PhD, CDC, Atlanta, GA; LeeAnn
    Thomas, USDA, Riverdale, MD; Michael Firko, USDA, Silver Spring, MD)
  14. ENGINEERING FOR BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONALS (Theodore J. Traum, PE, World BioHazTec Corporation, Rio Rancho, NM)
  15. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 101 (James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN)
  16. PATHOGEN STABILITY IN THE WORK PLACE (Nanda Gudderra, M.Sc., M.S., PhD, International Bio- Consultancy Paradigm, Germantown, MD and George Mason University, Manassas, VA)
  17. FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Indiana University-Purdue University at
    Indianapolis, IN)
  18. EXPORT CONTROL (DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE), INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC
    ARMS REGULATIONS/OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL (Deborah Howard, CBSP, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC)
  19. BSL-3 OPERATIONS: FROM PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT TO IMPLEMENTATION (Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas, Galveston, TX; J. Paul Jennette, MS, RBP,
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
  20. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSAFETY (Janice Flesher, MS, CBSP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ; Raymond
    W. Hackney, Jr., DrPH, CIH, CBSP, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC)
  21. THE TRANSPORT OF DIAGNOSTIC & INFECTIOUS SAMPLES- CERTIFICATION
    COURSE (Eric Cook, MPH, Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH)
  22. MANAGING A LABORATORY BIOSECURITY PROGRAM (Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Paula Austin, MS, and Reynolds M. Salerno, PhD, Sandia
    National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM)
  23. INTRODUCTION TO OSHA FOR BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONALS (Melody Sands, Dionne Williams, and Karen Heckman, OSHA Washington, DC)
  24. MICROBIOLOGY AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY (Jyl Burgener, MS, RBP, CBSP, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN)
  25. INTERNATIONAL EFFECTIVE BIOSAFETY COMMITTEES (Bruce Whitney, PhD, and Kathryn Harris, PhD, RBP, NIH, Bethesda, MD)
  26. PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR BIOSCIENCE LABORATORIES (Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Paula Austin, MS, and Reynolds M. Salerno, PhD, Sandia
    National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM)
  27. SAFE TECHNIQUES ADVANCE RESEARCH SCIENCE (S.T.A.R.S.) THE NIH
    BIOSAFETY PROGRAM FOR VISITING UNVERSITY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Polly McCarty, MS, CSP, CIH, and Karyn Johnstone, MPH, NIH, Bethesda, MD)
  28. MOVING PARTICIPANTS FROM KNOWING TO DOING: EFFECTIVE TRAINING
    STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S BIOSAFETY OFFICER (Sean Kaufman, MPH, CHES, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University,
    Atlanta, GA)

2006

  1. Review Course for Biosafety and National Registry of Microbiologists (NRM) Exam in Biological Safety Microbiology
    (Mary Cipriano, MBA, RBP, CBSP, Manager of Biosafety, Abbott Diagnostics Division ; Marian Downing, CBSP, RBP , Principal Specialist, Abbott Diagnostics Division ; Richard Fink, CBSP, EH&S Manager, Biosafety & Chemical Hygiene Officer, Wyeth; Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant; Linda Wolfe, RBP, CBSP, Director of Environmental Health and Safety , Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research)
  2. Fundamentals of BSL-4 Containment
    (David S. Bressler, MS, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute)
  3. Microbiology and Molecular Biology 101
    (James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, CBSP, Biosafety Manager, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis; Christina Thompson MS, RBP, CBSP, Biological Safety Consultant)
  4. Biological Toxins: Science & Safety
    (Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute, Frederick; Joe Kozlovac, MS, CBSP, RBP, National Biosafety Officer, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture)
  5. Advanced Disinfection
    (Richard Fink, CBSP, Wyeth Biopharma; Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant)
  6. Occupational Health Surveillance and Monitoring in Biological Laboratories
    (Gary R. Fujimoto, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA)
  7. BSL-3 Operations: From Program Development to Implementation
    (Dee Zimmerman, University of Texas; J. Paul Jennette, MS, RBP; College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University)
  8. Biohazard Risk Assessment
    (Lynn Harding, MPH, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant; Diane O. Fleming, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant)
  9. Using Viral Vectors in Animal Models
    (Stephen Hughes, PhD, Chief, Retroviral Replication Laboratory, Chief, Vector Design and Replication Section, and Acting Director HIV Drug Resistance Program, National Cancer Institute, NIH; Dr. Bruce Crise, PhD, CBSP, Principal Scientist and Director of the Gene Expression Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, SAIC-Frederick)
  10. Microbiology and Indoor Air Quality
    (Jyl Burgener, BS, MS RBP, CBSP, Eli Lilly and Company)
  11. Train the Trainer: Biosafety for Security and Municipal Responders
    (Thomas Boyle, MS, RBP, Senior Biological Safety Officer, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)
  12. Overview of LAIs to Select Agents and Medical Management Based on Risk Assessment
    (Janice Rusnak, MD FACP, Special Immunizations Program, USAMRIID; Ellen Boudreau, MD, Chief, Special Immunizations Program, USAMRIID)
  13. Introduction to OSHA for Biosafety Professionals
    (Melody Sands, Director, Office of Health Enforcement, OSHA;
    Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement; Karen Heckman, Industrial Hygienist, OSHA Office of Training and Education.)
  14. Export Control (Department of Commerce), International Traffic Arms (Regulations/Office of Foreign Assets Control)
  15. Laboratory Incident Investigation and Risk Management Techniques
    (K. Patrick McKinney, RBP, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Installation Safety Office, Ft. Detrick, MD)
  16. Biosafety Program Management
    (Richard Rebar, MS, RBP, CBSP, GlaxoSmithKline; Thomas Boyle, MS, RBP, Senior Biological Safety Officer, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University of Pennsylvania)
  17. Fundamentals of Aerobiology
    (Deborah E. Wilson, DrPH, CBSP, National Institute of Health; Murray L. Cohen, PhD, CIH, CDIC, Inc.)
  18. Fundamentals of Biosafety
    (Janice Flesher, MS, CBSP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Raymond W. Hackney, Jr. DrPH, CIH, CBSP, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  19. Responding to Emergencies in Biological Laboratories
    (Thomas Boyle, MS, RBP, Senior Biological Safety Officer, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Melina Kinsey, CBSP, RBP, Director of E H & S, Southwest Foundation for Bio-Research)
  20. The Transport of Diagnostic & Infectious Samples- IATA CERTIFICATION COURSE
    (Nicholas Mohr, CEO Peter East Associates Ltd., London, Joyce Beerbower, President and CEO of Safety & Compliance Services, Inc.)
  21. Overview of Laboratory Biosecurity Principles
    (Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Senior Technical Staff Member, International Biological Threat Reduction Department, Sandia National Laboratories; Paula Austin, M.S., Senior Technical Staff Member, International Biological Threat Reduction Department, Sandia National Laboratories; Reynolds M. Salerno, PhD, Manager, International Biological Threat Reduction Department, Sandia National Laboratories)
  22. Auditing for Safety Professionals
    (Richard Rebar, MS, RBP, CBSP, GlaxoSmithKline)
  23. Managing a Laboratory Biosecurity Program
    (Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Senior Technical Staff Member, International Biological Threat Reduction Department, Sandia National Laboratories; Paula Austin, M.S., Senior Technical Staff Member, International Biological Threat Reduction Department, Sandia National Laboratories; Reynolds M. Salerno, PhD, Manager, International Biological Threat Reduction Department, Sandia National Laboratories)
  24. Avoiding ‘Death by PowerPoint’: Mixing It Up in the Classroom
    (Terrence Traut, President and CEO, Entelechy, Inc.)

2005

  1. REVIEW COURSE FOR BIOSAFETY FOR EXAM IN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY (Mary Cipriano, MBA, RBP, CBSP, Abbott Laboratories; Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP, Lawrence Livermore National
    Laboratories; Linda Wolfe, RBP, CBSP, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Marian Downing, RBP,
    CBSP, Abbott Laboratories; TBD)
  2. RADIATION SAFETY – OVERVIEW FOR BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONALS (Elan Gandsman, Ph.D., Yale University; Ara Tahmassian, Ph.D., University of California San Francisco)
  3. REGULATORY BIOSAFETY: REGULATIONS AND PERMIT PROCEDURES FOR TRANSGENIC AND
    NONTRANSGENIC PLANTS, PATHOGENS & PESTS AFFECTING PLANTS (NEW) (Beryl Packer, PhD, Biosafety Specialist, Iowa State University, Neil Hoffman, Ph.D., USDA/APHIS Biotechnology
    Regulatory Services; Robert Flanders, Ph.D., USDA/APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine, Dr. James White, USDA PPQ;
    Dr. Michael Kenney, USDA PPQ;
    Ms. Catherine Preston, USDA BRS;)
  4. BASIC DISINFECTION/STERILIZATION/DECONTAMINATION (Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories)
  5. A FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE REGULATION OF SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS (Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Select Agent Program; Animal and Plant
    Inspection Service, Select Agent Program; Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services
    Division; Department of Commerce; convened by Mark Hemphill, CDC)
  6. FUNDAMENTALS OF BSL-4 CONTAINMENT (David S. Bressler, MS, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; Robert J. Hawley, PhD,
    RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute, Frederick, MD)
  7. COMMISSIONING FOR CONTAINMENT (Dan Abitz and Pat Prendergast with George Butler Associates, Inc.; Marshall Mormyluk and Giles Tremblay with
    Hemisphere Engineering, Inc.)
  8. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSAFETY (
    Janice Flesher, MS, CBSP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Raymond W. Hackney, Jr. DrPH, CIH, CBSP,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  9. LEGAL ASPECTS OF A SELECT AGENT PROGRAM (NEW) (
    Joshua Goldberg, Esq.)
  10. REGULATORY BIOSAFETY: REGULATIONS AND PERMIT PROCEDURES FOR ANIMAL
    PRODUCTS, PATHOGENS, AND PESTS AFFECTING HUMANS AND ANIMALS (NEW) (
    Beryl Packer, PhD, Biosafety Specialist, Iowa State University; Dr. Lee Ann Thomas, USDA/APHIS; Dr. Tru Twedt, Iowa State University)
  11. HUMAN GENE TRANSFER PART 1: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND VIRAL VECTORS (
    Patrick Condreay, PhD, Research Investigator, GlaxoSmithKline Discovery Research)
  12. EFFECTIVE BIOSAFETY COMMITTEES: EXPECTATIONS AND EXAMPLES (
    Allan Shipp, MHA, NIH, Office of Biotechnology Activities; Raymond W. Hackney, Jr., DrPH, CIH, CBSP,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  13. PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SPACE DECONTAMINATION (
    David Phillips, MBA, ENV Services)
  14. ADVANCED BIOHAZARD RISK ASSESSMENT (
    Lynn Harding, MPH, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant; Diane O. Fleming, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant.)
  15. BSL-3 FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS (NEW) (
    Instructors to be provided by the ABSA Curriculum Development Committee)
  16. ABSL-3 FACILITIES DESIGN TO OPERATIONS FOR SMALL, MEDIUM & LARGE ANIMALS PLUS
    LEVEL-3 INSECT CONTAINMENT (
    Barbara Fox Nellis, SM, RBP, CBSP – Director Regulatory Compliance, BSO & RO for Northern Arizona
    University in Flagstaff Arizona; Kelly J. Flint, BS – Biosafety/Biosurety Regulatory Compliance Specialist, SAIC)
  17. THE TRANSPORT OF DIAGNOSTIC & INFECTIOUS SAMPLES-CERTIFICATION COURSE (
    (Nicholas Mohr, Peter East Associates Ltd., London and Joyce Beerbower, President and CEO of Safety &
    Compliance Services, Inc.)
  18. HUMAN GENE TRANSFER PART 2: VECTOR PRODUCTION, QUALIFICATION AND USE UNDER
    GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES (
    Richard Giles, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center)
  19. BIOSAFETY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (
    Richard Rebar, MS, RBP, CBSP, GlaxoSmithKline; and Thomas Boyle, MS, RBP, Senior Biological Safety Officer,
    Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)
  20. THE WEB AS A TOOL FOR BIOSAFETY TRAINING: Sponsored by the ABSA Instructional Committee (
    James W. Klenner, MSc, MPH, MPA, RBP, Biosafety Manager, Indiana University-Purdue University at
    Indianapolis)
  21. HUMAN GENE TRANSFER PART 3: INFECTION CONTROL (
    Susan Weekly, UC Irvine)
  22. BSL-3: FACILITY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS (
    Robert P. Ellis, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University; Paul Langevin, P. Eng, Merrick & Co.)
  23. INTRODUCTION TO OSHA FOR BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONALS (NEW) (
    Melody Sands, Director, Office of Health Enforcement, OSHA; Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of
    Health Enforcement, and Karen Heckmann, Industrial Hygienist, OSHA Office of Training and Education)
  24. PRINCIPLES OF LABORATORY BIOSECURITY (
    Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Senior Technical Staff Member, Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation
    Department; Natalie Barnett, MS, Senior Technical Staff Member, Chemical and Biological Weapons
    Nonproliferation Department; Reynolds M. Salerno, PhD, Manager, Chemical and Biological Weapons
    Nonproliferation Department, International Security Center, Sandia National Laboratories.)
  25. BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (NEW)
    Instructors to be provided by the ABSA Instructional Resources Committee
    THE ART OF EFFECTIVE BUSINESS CONVERSATIONS (
    Jim Endicott, Distinction Communication, Inc. – Sponsored by ABSA=s Instructional Resources Committee)
  26. HUMAN GENE TRANSFER PART 4: REGISTRATION AND REVIEW OF HUMAN GENE
    TRANSFER CLINICAL TRIALS (
    Robert J. Hashimoto, Genetech, Inc)
  27. INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE FOR BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONALS (
    Matthew Finucane, MS, University of Pennsylvania and Lawrence M. Gibbs, CIH, Associate Vice Provost for
    EH&S, Stanford University)
  28. Laboratory Security: How Vulnerable is Your Laboratory? (
    Instructors: Shanna Nesby-O’Dell, DVM, MPH, External Activities Program, Office of Health and Safety, Centers
    for Disease Control and Prevention; Jonathan Richmond, PhD, Jonathan Richmond & Associates; and others.)

2004

  1. Review Course for Biosafety and National Registry of Microbiologists (NRM) Exam in Biological Safety Microbiology (Mary Cipriano, MBA,RBP, CBSP, Abbott Laboratories; Richard Fink, CBSP, Wyeth Biopharma; Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories; Melina Kinsey, RBP, Midwest Research Institute; Linda Wolfe, RBP, CBSP, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Marian Downing, RBP, CBSP, Abbott Laboratories)
  2. Biosafety Level 3: Facility Design Considerations and Laboratory Operations (Robert P. Ellis, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University, Paul Langevin, P. Eng, Merrick & Co.
  3. Current Understanding and Advances in Mold Assessment, Sampling and Analysis (Chin Yang, PhD, P&K Microbiology)
  4. Basic Cell Biology (Richard Giles, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center)
  5. Biological Toxins: Science and Safety (Joe Kozlovac, MS, RBP, CBSP, NCI-Fredrick; Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP Midwest Research Institute
  6. Crisis Communication (Louise S. Barden, PhD, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  7. Advanced Biohazard Risk Assessment (Lynn Harding, MPH, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant; Diane O. Fleming, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant)
  8. Basic Virology & Virus Based Gene Vectors (Patrick Condreay, PhD, Research Investigator, GlaxoSmithKline Discovery Research)
  9. Train the Trainer: Biosafety for Security and Municipal Responders (Tom Boyle, University of Pennsylvania and Brian Petuch, Merck Research Laboratories)
  10. Plant Biosafety in Practice (Dr. Benedictus J. Verduin, Biosafety Officer, Department Plant Sciences , Wageningen University (WU); Neil E. Hoffman, PhD, APHIS/USDA)
  11. Auditing for Safety Professionals (Richard Rebar, MS, RBP, CBSP, Manager Global Audits, GlaxoSmithKline)
  12. Occupational Health Surveillance and Monitoring in Biological Laboratories. (Gary R. Fujimoto, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA)
  13. The Transport of Diagnostic & Infectious Samples by Air- Seminar on the Changes (Nicholas Mohr, Peter East Associates Ltd., London, Joyce Beerbower, President and CEO of Safety & Compliance Services, Inc.)
  14. Bioterrorism Response (Brian Petuch, MA, Merck and Thomas Boyle, MS, University of Pennsylvania)
  15. Animal Biosafety Level 3 Containment Facilities – Design to Operations (Barbara Fox Nellis, RBP, CBSP, Biological Safety Officer & Responsible Official, University of Florida; Maureen Long, PhD, DVM, Assistant Professor Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida; Kelly J. Flint, BS, LAT, Animal Care Services Coordinator for Safety & Compliance Supervisor, University of Florida)
  16. Shipping Infectious and Diagnostic Specimens (Eric Cook, Assistant Biosafety Officer, MIT)
  17. Fundamentals of Biosafety Level 4 Containment (David S. Bressler, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta,GA, and Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Midwest Research Institute, Frederick, MD.)
  18. Basic Disinfection/Sterilization/Decontamination (Richard Fink, CBSP, Wyeth Biopharma; Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories)
  19. Effective Biosafety Committees: Expectations and Examples (LouAnn Crawford Burnett, MS, CBSP, Vanderbilt University; Allan Shipp, MHA, NIH, Office of Biotechnology Activities, Barry Cohen, MPH, CBSP, Transkaryotic Technologies, Inc.)
  20. Select Agent Regulations: Overview and General Requirements (Lori Bane, Select Agent Program, CDC; James Blaine, Costella Health Sciences; Diane Martin, Costella Health Sciences; Charles Schable, Office of Terrorism Preparedness, CDC; Charles Brokoff, Select Agent Program, CDC; Lee Ann Thomas, APHIS; John Strovers, FBI; Ross Spears, Select Agent Program, CDC; Doug Brown, Department of Commerce; Ken Cremer, NIH)
  21. Advanced Disinfection (Richard Fink, CBSP, Wyeth Biopharma; Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories)

2003

  1. REVIEW COURSE FOR BIOSAFETY AND NATIONAL REGISTRY OF MICROBIOLOGISTS (NRM) EXAM IN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY MICROBIOLOGY (Mary Cipriano, RBP, CBSP; Marian Downing, CBSP; Richard Fink, CBSP; Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP; Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP; Gillian Norton, RBP, CBSP)
  2. INTRODUCTION TO BIOSAFETY LEVEL 4 CONTAINMENT (David S. Bressler, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Southern Research Institute, Frederick, MD; Jack A. Kelley, MS, RBP, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research)
  3. BASIC CELL BIOLOGY/GENE THERAPY (Richard Giles, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center)
  4. BIOHAZARD RISK ASSESSMENT (Lynn Harding, MPH, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant; Diane O. Fleming, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Biosafety Consultant.)
  5. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSAFETY (Janice Flesher, MS, CBSP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; David N. Easton, MPH, CIH, University of Virginia)
  6. ELEMENTARY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TECHNIQUES (Dr. Bruce A. Kuo, Thomas Jefferson University and Dr. Paul J. Meechan, RBP Merck Research Laboratories)
  7. HUMAN GENE THERAPY PART I MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND VIRAL VECTORS (Patrick Condreay, PhD, Research Investigator, GlaxoSmithKline Discovery Research)
  8. BIOSAFETY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (Richard Rebar, MS, RBP, CBSP, GlaxoSmithKline; Harriet Izenberg, BA, RBP, University of Pennsylvania)
  9. EVOLVING CONCEPTS IN BIOSECURITY (Jonathan Richmond, PhD, RBP, Jonathan Richmond & Associates; Shanna Nesby-O’Dell, DVM, MPH, CDC (Office of Health and Safety); Reynolds M. Salerno, PhD., Sandia National Laboratories)
  10. HUMAN GENE THERAPY, PART II VECTOR PRODUCTION, QUALIFICATION AND USE UNDER GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES (Richard Giles, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center)
  11. BSC CERTIFICATION; WHAT IS IT? AND WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A CERTIFICATION COMPANY (Instructors: Steven Feinstein, Medical Repair Laboratories Inc.; Brandy Maszka, The Baker Co.; Chris Rowe, Contamination Control Technologies; David Phillips, ENV Services, Inc.)
  12. SHIPPING INFECTIOUS AND DIAGNOSTIC SPECIMENS (Eric Cook, MIT)
  13. BIOSAFETY LEVEL 3: FACILITY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS AND LABORATORY OPERATIONS (Robert P. Ellis, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University)
  14. HUMAN GENE THERAPY, PART III – INFECTION CONTROL (Susan Weekly, UC Irvine)
  15. SELECT AGENTS: COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW REGULATIONS (Betsy Weirich, MS, CBSP and Stephen A. Morse, MSPH, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)
  16. AUDITING FOR SAFETY PROFESSIONALS (Richard Rebar, MS, RBP, CBSP, GlaxoSmithkline)
  17. HUMAN GENE THERAPY, PART IV – REGISTRATION AND REVIEW OF HUMAN GENE TRANSFER CLINICAL TRIALS (Robert J. Hashimoto, Genetech, Inc.)
  18. LARGE ANIMAL BIOSAFETY (Scott Rusk, DVM, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center)
  19. BASIC DISINFECTION/STERILIZATION/DECONTAMINATION (Richard Fink CBSP, Wyeth BioPharm; Glenn Funk, PhD, RBP, Biomedical Safety Consultant)
  20. BIOLOGICAL TOXINS: SCIENCE AND SAFETY (Joe Kozlovac, SAIC-Federick, National Cancer Institute; Robert J. Hawley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Southern Research Institute)
  21. ADVANCED DISINFECTION (Richard Fink, CBSP, Wyeth Biopharma; Glenn Funk, PhD, CBSP, Biomedical Safety Consultant)
  22. BIOTERROISM RESPONSE (Brian Petuch, MA, Merck & CO. and Thomas Boyle, MS, University of Pennsylvania)

2002

  1. Preconference Courses for 2002 Review Course for
    Biosafety and National Registry of Microbiologists (NRM) Exam in
    Biological Safety Microbiology (Mary Cipriano, RBP, CBSP, Marian
    Downing, CBSP, Richard Fink CBSP, Glenn Funk, Ph.D., CBSP, Linda
    Wolfe, RBP, CBSP)
  2. Review Course forBiosafety and National Registry of
    Microbiologists (NRM) Examin Biological Safety Microbiology (Mary
    Cipriano, RBP, CBSP, Marian Downing, CBSP, Richard Fink CBSP, Glenn
    Funk, Ph.D., CBSP, Linda Wolfe, RBP, CBSP)
  3. Introduction to Biosafety Level 4 Containment (NEW
    Class) (David Bressler, MS, Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention, Robert J. Hawley, Ph.D., RBP, CBSP, USAMRIID)
  4. Advanced Disinfection (Richard Fink, CBSP, Massachusetts
    Institute of Technology Glenn Funk, Ph.D., CBSP, Aviron)
  5. Biological Toxins: Science and Safety (Robert J. Hawley,
    Ph.D., RBP, CBSP, USAMRIID Joe Kozlovac, RBP, National Cancer
    Institute, SAIC-Frederick Randall S. Morin Dr.PH., RBP, National
    Cancer Institute, SAIC-Frederick)
  6. Containment Considerations for Large-Scale Production of
    Microorganisms)
  7. Mary Cipriano, CBSP, Abbott Laboratories Paul Meechan,
    Ph.D., RBP, Merck Research Laboratories Danielle Caucheteaux,
    GalaxoSmithKline)
  8. Biosafety Program Management (Richard Rebar, MS, RBP,
    CBSP, GlaxoSmithKline. Global Audit Manager Harriet Izenberg, BA,
    RBP, University of Pennsylvania, Institutional Biosafety Officer)
  9. Risk Assessment (Karen Byers, MS, RBP, CBSP, Dana Farber
    Cancer Institute Linda Wolfe, RBP, CBSP, Whitehead Institute)
  10. Radiation Safety – Overview for Biosafety Professionals
    (NEW Class) (Elan Gandsman, Ph.D., Yale University Ara Tahmassian,
    Ph.D., University of California San Francisco)
  11. Effective Biosafety Committees: Expectations &
    Examples (NEW Class) (LouAnn Crawford Burnett, MS, CBSP, Vanderbilt
    University Allan Shipp, MHA, NIH-Office of Biotechnology Activities
    John H. Keene, DrPH, RBP, CBSP, Biohaztec Associates, Inc.)
  12. Practical Considerations in Space Decontamination (NEW
    Class) (David Phillips, MBA, ENV Services)
  13. Occupational Health Surveillance and Monitoring in Biological
    Laboratories (Updated for 2002) (Gary R. Fujimoto, M.D., Palo Alto
    Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA Associate Clinical Professor of
    Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California,
    San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA)
  14. Fundamentals of Biosafety (David Easton, CIH, University
    of Virginia Janice Flesher, REHS, CBSP, Bristol Myers Squibb)
  15. Biosafety Issues in Animal Care and Use: Non-Human
    Primates and Conventional Research Animals (Roger Broderson, DVM,
    Ph.D., Director of the Animal Care and Use Program and Professor of
    Pathology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia)
  16. Introduction to Laboratory Ventilation and Design (Lou
    DiBerardinis, CIH, CSP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  17. Auditing for Safety Professionals (NEW Class) (Richard
    Rebar, MS, RBP, CBSP Manager Global Audits, GlaxoSmithkline)
  18. Plant Biosafety (Instructor: TBA)
  19. Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (Barbara S.
    Reynolds, M.A., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) )
  20. Advanced Laboratory Design and Ventilation (Janet Baum
    Janet Baum, A.I.A., Health, Education + Research Associates, Inc.,
    Saint Louis, Missouri Dick Powers, HOK, San Francisco)
  21. Sample Biosafety Training Exercises (ABSA Training and
    Education Committee)

2001

  1. Review Course (2 days)
  2. Biological Toxins: Science and Safety (4 hrs)
  3. Biosafety Program management (R. Reebar) (4 hrs)
  4. Human Gene Therapy, Part I: Molecular Biology and Viral
    Vectors (P. Condreay) (4 hrs)
  5. Human Gene Therapy, Part II: Registration and Review of
    Human Gene Transfer Clinical Trials (R. Hashimoto) (4 hrs)
  6. Human Gene Therapy, Part III: Good Manufacturing
    Practices (R. Giles) (4 hrs)
  7. Human Gene Therapy, Part IV: Infection Control (J.
    Pointer) (4 hrs)
  8. Hazardous Materials Transportation – Meeting the Training
    Requirement (J. Klein) (4 hrs)
  9. Industrial Hygiene for Biosafety Professionals (M.
    Finucane, L. Gibbs) (8 hrs)
  10. Investigating Mold and Bacterial Contamination of Indoor
    Environments – Part I: Building Assessment for Microbial
    Contamination (C. Yang and M. Hodgson) (8 hrs)
  11. Investigating Mold and Bacterial Contaminaiton of Indoor
    Environments – Part II: Sampling Strategies, Laboratory Analysis and
    Results Interpretation, Remediation of Microbiological Contamination,
    Legionella Investigation and Cooling Tower Management (C. Yang and M.
    Hodgson) (8 hrs)
  12. Arboviruses: Biosafety in Laboratory, Insectary, and
    Field Investigations (K. Olsen, R. Ellis) (4 hrs)
  13. Containment Considerations for Large-Scale Production of
    Microorganisms (M. Cipriano, P. Meecham, D. Cacheteaux)
  14. Fundamental of Biosafety (D. Easton, J. Flesher) (8 hrs)
  15. Update of OSHA Standards: Tuberculosis (M. DeStefano) (4 hrs)
  16. Sample Biological Training Exercises

2000

  1. Shipping Infectious and Biological Substances (Art
    Rutledge) (8 hrs)
  2. Review Course (2 days)
  3. Advanced Disinfection (R. Fink, G. Funk) (4 hrs)
  4. Risk assessment (L. Harding, D. Fleming) (8 hrs)
  5. Emergency Response to Bioterrorism (S. Wagener) (8 hrs)
  6. Human Gene Therapy, Part I: Molecular Biology and Viral
    Vectors (P. Condreay) (4 hrs)
  7. Human Gene Therapy, Part II: Registration and Review of
    Human Gene Transfer Clinical Trials (R. Hashimoto) (4 hrs)
  8. Human Gene Therapy, Part III: Good Manufacturing
    Practices (R. Giles) (4 hrs)
  9. Human Gene Therapy, Part IV: Infection Control (J.
    Pointer) (4 hrs)
  10. Bioaerosols Part I and II (workshop) (J. Tullis) (4 + 4 hrs)
  11. Selection, Use and Maintenance of BSC (D. Stuart and M.A.
    Sondrini) (4 hrs)
  12. Hazardous Materials Transportation – Meeting the Training
    Requirement (J. Klein) (4 hrs)
  13. Fundamentals of Biosafety (D. Easton and J. Flesher) (8 hrs)
  14. Design and Implementation of Creative Health and Safety
    Training (R. Green and M.A. Sondrini) (4 hrs)
  15. Biosafety Issues in Animal Care and Use – Part I:
    Domestic Large Animals and Wildlife (S. Olsen and T. Krausman) (4
    hrs)
  16. Biosafety Issues in Animal Care and Use – Part II:
    Non-Human Primates and Conventional Research Animals (R. Broderson)
    (4 hrs)
  17. Using Digital Media to Produce your Own High Impact Power
    Point, Video and Computer Based Training Material (T. Ouimet) (4
    hrs)

1999

  1. Review Course for Exam in Biological Safety Microbiology
    (20 hour)
  2. Biosafety Level 3 Programs: In Laboratories, Animal
    Facilities, and Field (4 hr)
  3. Risk Assessment (8 hour)
  4. Biosafety Level 3 Design and Commissioning (8 hour)
  5. The Science, Techniques, and Jargon of Molecular Biology
    (4 hour)
  6. Ventilation Issues for Biosafety Professionals (4 hour)
  7. Bioaerosols (4 hour)
  8. Industrial Hygiene for Biosafety Professionals (8 hour)
  9. Advanced Disinfection (4 hour)
  10. Medical Surveillance (4 hour)

1998

  1. Ventilation Basics (4 hour)
  2. Recombinant DNA Basics (4 hour)
  3. Risk Assessment (8 hour)
  4. Shipping Infectious and Biological Substances (8 hour)
  5. Gene Therapy (4 hour)
  6. Medical Surveillance (4 hour)
  7. Emergency Response to Agents of Mass Destruction (8 hour)
  8. Creative Training (4 hour)
  9. Bioaerosols (4 hour)

1997

  1. Biosafety 101 (8 hour)
  2. The Internet as a Resource for the Biosafety Professional
    (8 hour)
  3. Workshop on Risk Assessment for Biohazards in the
    Workplace (4 hour)
  4. Animal Biosafety (8 hour)
  5. The Web as a Tool for (Bio)safety Training (4 hour)
  6. Disinfection and Sterilization (4 hour)
  7. Protecting You From Your Gloves and Your Gloves From You
    (4 hour)
  8. Bioaerosols (4 hour)

1996

  1. Shipping Regulations (8 hour)
  2. Biosafety Resources for the Internet-Beginning (4 hour)
  3. Biosafety Resources for the Internet-Advanced (4 hour)
  4. BSL-3 SOP’s and Training (4 hour)
  5. Hands on Construction Solutions for BSL-3 Facilities (4 hour)
  6. Risk Assessment and Analysis in Biosafety (4 hour)
  7. Recombinant DNA Research: From Lab to Greenhouse to
    Field (4 hour)
  8. Gloving Management (4 hour)

1995

  1. OSHA in the Laboratory (4 hour)
  2. Bioaerosols in Indoor Air (4 hour)
  3. Biosafety 101 (8 hour)
  4. Shipping Regulations (4 hour)
  5. Risk Assessment (8 hour)