October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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2014 Posters 2016-12-11T23:23:15+00:00

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[one_half]GOT GAS? GAS AND VAPOR CYCLE OPTIMIZATION AND VALIDATION USING BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL INDICATORS (BI/CI) IN A HIGH-CONTAINMENT FACILITY [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 3.2MB) (ID #1)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Megan J. Sawyer, Megan Trapp, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

EFFLUENT DECONTAMINATION SYSTEMS: CONSIDERING ENERGY-EFFICIENT ALTERNATIVES TO CONVENTIONAL BATCH KILL TANK SYSTEMS [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 2.6MB) (ID #2)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Joseph H. Wilson, Bio-Response Solutions, Inc., Danville, IN

THE PROCESS, BENEFITS, AND LIMITATIONS OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT DISINFECTION [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 1.6MB) (ID #3)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Mark Czarneski, Clordisys Solutions Inc., Lebanon, NJ

A STORM IN A TEACUP—PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF VHP ROOM FUMIGATION [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 909KB) (ID #4)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Daniel Kuemin, Spiez Laboratory, Spiez, Switzerland
Joerg Frank, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS OF SELECT HIGH-LEVEL DISINFECTANTS & STERILANTS (ID #5)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Stephen J. Derman, Medishare Environmental Health & Safety Services, Cupertino, CA
Ronald J. Howell, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

I THINK I MAY HAVE ANSWERED SOME OF MY QUESTIONS ABOUT ULTRAVIOLET BULBS IN BIOSAFETY CABINETS [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 874KB) (ID #6)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Tom Boyle, Rowan University, Stratford, NJ

DECONTAMINATION OF HVAC DUCTWORK (ID #7)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Paul Lorcheim, Clordisys Solutions Inc., Lebanon, NJ

HOW THE QUARANTINE PERMIT SERVICE OFFICE CONTRIBUTES TO BIOSAFETY, BIOSECURITY, AND BIOSURETY AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (ID #9)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Adam Clarkson, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

TRANSFER OF SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS: 2003-2013 (ID #10)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Bryan Shelby, Debora Cartagena, Vondguraus McClee, Denise Gangadharan, Robbin Weyant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

ALTERNATIVES TO DRY ICE—EXAMINATION OF TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH COLD-STORAGE PLATE SYSTEM DURING HOT SUMMER TRANSPORTATION (ID #11)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Shuji Fujimoto, Fumiko Kojima, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Mika Shigematsu, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

PROCEDURE-SPECIFIC RISK ASSESSMENTS: USING THE ZURICH HAZARD ANALYSIS TO IDENTIFY DEFICIENCIES, SELECT PRECAUTIONS, AND CONTROL HAZARDS (ID #12)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Dionna N. Thomas, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

RESTRICTED EXPERIMENT REQUESTS REVIEWED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) (ID #13)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Jacinta Smith, Denise Gangadharan, Robbin Weyant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

THE CLEVELAND CLINIC EXPERIENCE OF USING AUDITS AS A KEY COMPONENT OF AN EFFECTIVE BIOSAFETY PROGRAM [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 119KB) (ID #14)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Nicholas A. Tripoulas, Abby L. Bifano, Andrew Stempak, Stuart Kline, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

DEVELOPING A LAB MANAGER DATABASE [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 903KB) (ID #15)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Ray Scheetz, William Pogash, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA


PROGRESS IN REDEVELOPING THE OFFICE FOR RESEARCH SAFETY AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO CAMPUS [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 2.2MB) (ID #16)
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Iwona S. Spath, Marina Zelivyanskaya, Reginald Blythe, Andrea Hall, Michael Blayney, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO MULTI-SITE IBC REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT: THE HARVARD CATALYST COMMON RECIPROCAL IBC RELIANCE AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 861KB) (ID #17)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Sabune Winkler, Rebecca Caruso, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Ted Myatt, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Despina Felis, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Karen Byers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Kathy Eklund, Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA


2014 National Poster Winner:

POTENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS TO EMPLOYEES AND THE ENVIRONMENT FROM CELL SORTING OPERATIONS AND IDENTIFICATION OF POSSIBLE AEROSOLIZATION OR OTHER EXPOSURE INCIDENTS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATE OTHER OPERATIONS IN THE LABORATORY [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 605KB) (ID #18)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Youngmi A. Girard, Safety, Health, and Environment, MedImmune, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD
Victor D’Amato, Kimberly DiGiandomenico, Atrium Environmental Health & Safety Services, LLC, Reston, VA


 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH BIOLOGICAL SURETY (BIOSURETY) PROGRAM (BSP): THE BSP CERTIFICATION PROCESS (ID #19)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Marisa J. Hickey, Deborah E. Wilson, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Katrina Matten, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT

WE THOUGHT WE WERE READY: CHALLENGES FOR A NEWLY IMPLEMENTED PERSONNEL SUITABILITY PROGRAM (ID #20)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Haley Sinn, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Pamela A. Kostle, University of Iowa, Coralville, IA

MEASURES TO IMPROVE BIOSAFETY AT KUTAISI NCDC ZONAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY (ID #21)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
N. Sulaberidze, G. Giorgidze, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Tbilisi, Georgia

DIAGNOSIS OF TYPHOID FEVER IN UNDER RESOURCED COUNTRIES AT BSL 1 ON A SELF-HELP/LOCAL BASIS (ID #22)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Shamsul Arfin Qasmi, MBQ Medical and Dental College/ MedPath Laboratory & Diagnostic Center/JPC, Karachi, Pakistan
Aqeel Ahmed, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Rabiyah Pirzada, MedPath Laboratory & Diagnostic Center, Karachi, Pakistan

ASSESSING AND IMPROVING BIOSAFETY PRACTICES FOR GEORGIAN MEDICAL PERSONNEL FROM LOCAL CLINICS WHO COLLECT PATIENT SAMPLES AND SUBMIT THEM TO THE DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY (ID #24)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Nino Gugushvili, Lela Shashikashvili, Viktoria Tavadze, Keto Arobelidze, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Tbilisi, Georgia

IMPLEMENTING MODERN BIOSECURITY AND BIOSAFETY STANDARDS IN IRAQ: CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS (ID #25)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Sahar A. Al-Bayatti, Animal Genetic Resources Unit, Directorate of Animal Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq


 

2014 International Poster Winner

OVERSIGHT OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL PATHOGENS AND TOXINS — A CANADIAN APPROACH [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 1.3MB) (ID #26)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Marianne Heisz, Office of Biosafety Programs and Planning for the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


 

TRAINING THE BSL-4 LABORATORY WORKFORCE: WHERE WE ARE NOW AND WHERE WE ARE GOING (ID #27)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Rafael O. Torres-Cruz, Antony Schwartz, Marisa Hickey, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

FURTHER ANALYSIS OF THE KNOWLEDGE RETENTION RATE AND STUDENTS’ INTEREST FOR THE INTRODUCTION TO BIORISK MANAGEMENT LECTURE (ID #28)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Mika Shigematsu, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
Shuji Fujimoto, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Mika Kigawa, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan

PREVENTING THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: AN APPROACH TO PROMOTING SAFETY CULTURE WITH RESEARCH LAB PERSONNEL [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 2.1MB) (ID #29)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Brandy J. Nelson, Holley M. Trucks, Eric J. Rouse, Delena W. Mazzetti, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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Past Recipients
National Poster Award

[dropcap size=”24″]2014[/dropcap] Youngmi A. Girard, Safety, Health, and Environment, MedImmune, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD
Victor D’Amato & Kimberly DiGiandomenico, Atrium Environmental Health & Safety Services, LLC, Reston, VA
Poster Title: Potential Health And Safety Risks To Employees And The Environment From Cell Sorting Operations And Identification Of Possible Aerosolization Or Other Exposure Incidents That Could Potentially Contaminate Other Operations In The Laboratory

[dropcap size=”24″]2013[/dropcap] Tara J. Schnell
University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI
Poster Title: Bio Hazmat Shipping Guide: A User—Friendly Tool for Biohazardous Materials Shipping Training at the University of Wisconsin—Madison

[dropcap size=”24″]2012[/dropcap] Benjamin Smith, Debra Brickey, PhD, CBSP, Gwynn Daniels, PhD, RBP, CBSP
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Poster Title: Preparing for Biological exposures in an Academic Healthcare Environment

[dropcap size=”24″]2011[/dropcap] Mark Grushka
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Poster Title: Project Management Model to Comply with Select Agent Regulations

[dropcap size=”24″]2010[/dropcap] Ted Myatt, RBP, Susanne Simon, Jennifer Bosselman
Environmental Heath and Engineering, Inc., Needham MA
Raymond Hackney, DrPh, CBSP
Duke University, Durham, NC
Kathleen Gilbert, CBSP
Harvard University, Boston, MA.
Poster Title: Current Trends in Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC) – National Surveys of IBC’s

[dropcap size=”24″]2009[/dropcap] Melissa de La Garza, DVM, Stacy Perez
Southwestern Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX.
Poster Title: Non-Human Primate Biosafety and Biosecurity in Biomedical Research

Past Recipients
International Poster Award

[dropcap size=”24″]2013[/dropcap] Tea Bakradze, MD, Susan Weekly, RBP, Dan Stainton, Eka Khabazi, Jason Mott
Battelle Memorial Institute, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Poster Title: Implementation of Modern Biosafety Standards and Associated Challenges at the Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research (CPHR), Tbilisi, Georgia

[dropcap size=”24″]2012[/dropcap] Susan Macken, Simon Parks, Jimmy Walker, Allan Bennett
Health protection Agency, Salisbury, United Kingdom
Poster Title: Re-aerosolization of Bacillus Atropheaus from Floor Materials

[dropcap size=”24″]2011[/dropcap] Ingrid Abbott-Permell, RBP
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Burlington, ON Canada
Poster Title: Integrating Ergonomic Risk Assessments Into the Biological Laboratory Risk Assessments

[dropcap size=”24″]2010[/dropcap] Karin Hedebo Wassard, Henriette Schubert
NNE Pharmaplan, Soeborg, Denmark
Poster Title: Russia, For Influenza Research/Seed Production, Facility Design

[dropcap size=”24″]2009[/dropcap] Katsuaki Shinohara, PhD
National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
Poster Title: Reinforcement of Automated Logging System in Infectious Samples

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