October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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2015 Posters 2016-12-11T23:14:00+00:00

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2015 International Poster Winner

INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF LARGE SCALE GAS DECONTAMINATION METHODS AT LUGAR CENTER (TBILISI, GEORGIA) [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 414KB) (ID #2)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Tea Bakradze, Nikoloz Barbakadze, Ernie Pierce, Alexandre Kanyuk, Jason Mott, Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research, Tbilisi, Georgia


 

2015 National Poster Winner

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF A PRIMARY CONTAINMENT SYSTEM FOR LARGE ANIMALS IN ABSL-4 (ID #3)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Vaughan P. Landon[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Battelle National Biodefense Institute, Frederick, MD


 

DEVELOPMENT OF CULTIVO™ ULTRA PLUS TOTAL BIODECONTAMINATION PROCEDURE [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 658KB) (ID #4)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Kara Held, PhD.[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Aaron Johnson, Cheri Gaudet, The Baker Company, Sanford, ME

EVALUATION OF ETHIDIUM BROMIDE DESTROYER IN A RESEARCH LABORATORY (ID #5)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Ravinder Singh, Jay Krishnan[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Catherine Robertson, Irene Martin, National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

DEVELOPMENT OF A PROCESS CONTROL DEVICE (PCD) FOR USE IN MONITORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN AUTOCLAVE PROCESSING INFECTIOUS/BIOHAZARDOUS WASTE) [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 667KB) (ID #6)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Edward Krisiunas[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], WNWN International, Inc, Burlington, CT
Charles Dippolito, Joseph Dippolito,Future Healthcare Systems, Mt. Vernon, NY

CHEMICAL AGENT COMPARISON DURING A MOCK DECONTAMINATION EVENT (ID #7)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Tom Boyle[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Rowan University, Stratford, NJ

LINEARITY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONCENTRATION AND CONTACT TIME FOR STERILIZATION WITH CHLORINE DIOXIDE GAS [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 1MB) (ID #8)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Kevin Lorcheim[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Clordisys Solutions Inc, Lebanon, New Jersey, United States

CVRL BACKWESTON: A RE-ESTABLISHED LABORATORY ENVELOPE (ID #9)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Gordon J. Handziuk, Leslie Gartner[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, Atlanta, GA
John Furlong, Office of Public Works, M&E Services, Trim, Co Meath, Ireland
John Moriarty, Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Celbridge, Co Kildare, Ireland

POSSIBILITY OF PACKAGING TO PREVENT PATHOGEN SPLASH BY CAUSING OF MISS-PACKED WITH DRY ICE INTO THE INNER PACKING OF PATHOGEN TRANSPORT CONTAINERS (ID #10)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Shigeo Iki[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Kiyoshi Tanabayashi, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

TRANSFERRING 100,000 SAMPLES OF RG 3 BIOLOGICAL AGENTS IN SINGAPORE – A LESSON LEARNED [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 936KB) (ID #11)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
David Lam[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Agnes Tan, Lynette Cheah, Jolly Su, Karen Lee, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore

SHIPPING TRENDS OF ENTITIES THAT FREQUENTLY TRANSFER SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS: 2003-2014 (ID #12)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Bryan Shelby[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Vondguraus McClee, Denise Gangadharan, Robbin Weyant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF BIORISK MANAGEMENT COORDINATORS FOR THE HEALTH SECTOR IN EGYPT [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 986KB) (ID #13)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Bassel Mamdouh[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Central Health Laboratories, Cairo, Egypt
Geoffrey K. Phillips, USARMY MEDCOM USAMRMC, Ft Detrick, MD
Eric N. Cook, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

RISING AWARENESS IN BIORISK MANAGEMENT IN GEORGIA [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 250KB) (ID #14)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Lela Bakanidze[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Mariam Natsvlishvili, Georgian Biosafety Association, Tbilisi, Georgia
Neli Chakvetadze, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Tbilisi, Georgia

BRIDGING GAPS IN THE OVERSIGHT OF HUMAN PATHOGENS AND TOXINS AT AN INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL – A CANADIAN APPROACH (ID# 15)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
John D. Campbell[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ruthanne Huising, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

IMPLEMENATION OF AN INTERNAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM AT AN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 2MB) (ID #16)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Lisa M. van Duin[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

DHS REGULATORY COMPLIANCE PROGRAM – REVIEW PROCESSES AND COORDINATION EFFORTS [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 311KB) (ID #17)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Jason G. Ramage[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Katherine Wirth, Dana Kiernan, Christopher O’Donnell, Tamika Knight, BAI/DHS S&T Compliance Assurance Program Office, Washington, DC
Cheryl Doerr, DHS S&T Compliance Assurance Program Office, Washington, DC

MEETING THE INTENT OF THE NATIONAL BIOSAFETY STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE: USING A SUPPORTIVE AND SYSTEMATIC APPROACH (ID #18)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Robert Foreman[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

IMPLEMENTATION OF A BIOSAFETY STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (#19)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Christine M. Johnson[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Chaoping Chen, Robert P. Ellis, Kathryn M. Partin, Karen M. Dobos, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

DEVELOPING AN ANIMAL BIOSAFETY LEVEL 2 AUDIT TO ASSIST STAFFS IN MEETING BIOSAFETY REQUIREMENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ANIMAL CARE FACILITIES [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 252KB) (ID #20)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Sara Myers[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Linda Arseneau, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

ASSESSMENT OF BIOSAFETY IMPLEMENTATION AND PERCEPTIONS BY LAB WORKERS IN A CENTRAL CLINICAL LAB OF A DEVELOPING COUNTRY: MOROCCO (ID #21)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Larbi Baassi[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], National Institute of Hygiene, Rabat, Morocco
Atef El Gendy, United States Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt

MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF AN INSTITUTION’S CONTAINMENT EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION CONTRACT THROUGH INTERNAL SERVICE PROVIDOR COLLABORATION (ID #22)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Deborah Ferry[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Frances L. Consiglio, Yale University, New Haven, CT

FUNERAL WORKERS’ PRACTICES IN KARACHI (ID #23)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Ambreen A. Alwani[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan

CONSIDERATIONS FOR SELECTING THE CORRECT RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR WORK WITH PATHOGENIC MICRO-ORGANISMS [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 5MB) (ID #24)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Chuong Dai Do Thi[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Katia Pauwels, Scientific Institute of Public health, Brussels, Belgium

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INCIDENCE RESPONSE PLAN FOR BIOPHARMA (RABAT MOROCCO) [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 972KB)(ID #25)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Said Mouhri[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], BIOPHARMA, Rabat, Morocco
Leo Njongmeta, University of Illinois—Chicago, Chicago, IL
Eric Cook, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

MOBILIZATION FOR EBOLA VIRAL DISEASE OUTBREAK PREVENTION IN GEORGIA [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 2MB) (ID #26)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Shota Tsanava[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Gela Mgeladze, Nino Modebadze, Natalia Abazashvili, Svetlana Chubinidze, M. Gafrindashvili, Ana Kasradze, National Center of Disease Control and Public Health, Tbilisi, Georgia

UNIQUE TREATMENT APPROACHES FOR THE TREATMENT OF A MULTIDRUG RESISTANT PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA INFECTION [icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon](PDF 579KB) (ID #28)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Kelly Harbourt[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD
Manjari G. Joshi, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

EXCLUSION OF ATTENUATED SELECT AGENTS AND MODIFIED SELECT TOXINS (ID #29)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Jacinta Smith[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Denise Gangadharan, Robbin Weyant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) Inventory Management Practices at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) (ID #30)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
David J. Dohm[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Ralph F. Tammariello Jr., Edward B. Selby, Teri L. Kissner[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Uma Basavanna, Joyce E. Rochek, Md Mizanur Rahman[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Virginia I. Roxas-Duncan, PhD[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Samuel S. Edwin, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD

Institutional Review and Oversight of Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) (ID #31)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Teri L. Kissner[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Uma Basavanna, Edward B. Selby, Ralph F. Tammariello Jr., David J. Dohm, Md Mizanur Rahman[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Virginia I. Roxas-Duncan, PhD[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Samuel S. Edwin, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD

Impact of Combined Regulatory Inspections on U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) (ID #32)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])
Md Mizanur Rahman[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Virginia I. Roxas-Duncan, PhD[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], Samuel S. Edwin, Neal E. Woollen, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD

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Past Recipients
National Poster Award

[dropcap size=”24″]2015[/dropcap] Vaughan P. Landon, Battelle National Biodefense Institute, Frederick, MD
Poster Title: Performance Characteristics of a Primary Containment System for Large Animals in ABSL-4

[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

2015 International Poster Winner

(ID #2)(abstract[icon icon=”0062.png”][/icon])

[dropcap size=”24″]2015[/dropcap] Tea Bakradze, Nikoloz Barbakadze, Ernie Pierce, Alexandre Kanyuk, Jason Mott, Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research, Tbilisi, Georgia
Poster Title: Innovative Application of Large Scale Gas Decontamination Methods at Lugar Center (Tbilisi, Georgia)

[dropcap size=”24″]2014[/dropcap] Marianne Heisz, Office of Biosafety Programs and Planning for the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Poster Title: Oversight Of Human And Animal Pathogens And Toxins — A Canadian Approach

[dropcap size=”24″]2013[/dropcap] Tea Bakradze, MD[icon icon=”0273.png”][/icon], 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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