October 12-17, 2018

October 12-17, 2018

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

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Monday Scientific Program

October 15, 2018

Monday Morning

8:00 am  -  8:25 am
2018-10-15 08:00:00 2018-10-15 08:25:00 America/Phoenix Monday Morning 8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome and ABSA International President’s Address Master of Ceremonies: Patrick Condreay, PhD, RBP, pc Biosafety Consulting Services, LLC, Carrboro, NC 8:15 - 8:20 am Local Arrangements Committee Welcome Sylvie Blondelle, PhD, RBP, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA 8:20 - 8:25 am Scientific Program Committee Welcome Betsy Matos, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Iowa State University, Ames, IA Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]
8:00 – 8:15 am

Welcome and ABSA International President’s Address

Master of Ceremonies: Patrick Condreay, PhD, RBP, pc Biosafety Consulting Services, LLC, Carrboro, NC

8:15 – 8:20 am

Local Arrangements Committee Welcome

Sylvie Blondelle, PhD, RBP, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA

8:20 – 8:25 am

Scientific Program Committee Welcome

Betsy Matos, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Session I: Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture Award

8:25 am  -  9:25 am
2018-10-15 08:25:00 2018-10-15 09:25:00 America/Phoenix Session I: Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture Award Introduction: Jessica McCormick-Ell, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ Microbes in Space Kasthuri Venkateswaran, PhD, DAg, NASA—Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Introduction: Jessica McCormick-Ell, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Microbes in Space

Kasthuri Venkateswaran, PhD, DAg, NASA—Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Session II: Emergency Response

9:25 am  -  10:25 am
2018-10-15 09:25:00 2018-10-15 10:25:00 America/Phoenix Session II: Emergency Response Moderator: Darlene Ward, RBP, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 9:25 - 9:45 am Biorisk Management Considerations for Non-Traditional Laboratories Sharon E. Altmann, PhD, CBSP, MRIGlobal, Gaithersburg, MD 9:45 - 10:05 am Novel Exercise Technology to Improve Incident Response Readiness Carrie McNeil, DVM, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 10:05 - 10:25 am Transboundary or Emerging Disease Event: We are Here to Help Betsy Matos, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Iowa State University, Ames, IA Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Darlene Ward, RBP, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

9:25 – 9:45 am

Biorisk Management Considerations for Non-Traditional Laboratories

Sharon E. Altmann, PhD, CBSP, MRIGlobal, Gaithersburg, MD

9:45 – 10:05 am

Novel Exercise Technology to Improve Incident Response Readiness

Carrie McNeil, DVM, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

10:05 – 10:25 am

Transboundary or Emerging Disease Event: We are Here to Help

Betsy Matos, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break

10:25 am  -  10:55 am
2018-10-15 10:25:00 2018-10-15 10:55:00 America/Phoenix Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Session III: Public Health

10:55 am  -  11:35 am
2018-10-15 10:55:00 2018-10-15 11:35:00 America/Phoenix Session III: Public Health Moderator: Anthony Troiano, PhD, RBP, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., Needham, MA 10:55 - 11:15 am Empowering Biosafety Officers: Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Maintains Community of Practice Michael Marsico, MS, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD 11:15 - 11:35 am Evolving Field of Biosciences: Global Biosecurity Risks and Management Strategies Aparupa Sengupta, PhD, MS, RBP, University of California—Merced, Merced CA Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Anthony Troiano, PhD, RBP, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., Needham, MA

10:55 – 11:15 am

Empowering Biosafety Officers: Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Maintains Community of Practice

Michael Marsico, MS, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD

11:15 – 11:35 am

Evolving Field of Biosciences: Global Biosecurity Risks and Management Strategies

Aparupa Sengupta, PhD, MS, RBP, University of California—Merced, Merced CA

Robert I. Gross Student Award & Lecture

11:35 am  -  12:00 pm
2018-10-15 11:35:00 2018-10-15 12:00:00 America/Phoenix Robert I. Gross Student Award & Lecture Outbreak Detection and Response: Country Prioritization Model for West Africa Laurie Wallis, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Outbreak Detection and Response: Country Prioritization Model for West Africa

Laurie Wallis, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch

12:00 pm  -  1:30 pm
2018-10-15 12:00:00 2018-10-15 13:30:00 America/Phoenix Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Session IV: Poster Session

12:30 pm  -  1:30 pm
Exhibit Hall
2018-10-15 12:30:00 2018-10-15 13:30:00 America/Phoenix Session IV: Poster Session Presenters must be available during the session. Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Presenters must be available during the session.

Session V: Polio

1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm
2018-10-15 13:30:00 2018-10-15 14:30:00 America/Phoenix Session V: Polio Moderator: Dawn Wooley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 1:30 - 1:50 pm Sample Collections and Poliovirus Containment: What’s the Connection? Christy Myrick, PhD, RBP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 1:50 - 2:10 pm Poliovirus Containment for Non-Polio Facilities Nicoletta Previsani, PhD, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland 2:10 - 2:30 pm Supporting Containment Standards for Poliovirus After Eradication Rocco Casagrande, PhD, Gryphon Scientific, Takoma Park, MD   Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Dawn Wooley, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

1:30 – 1:50 pm

Sample Collections and Poliovirus Containment: What’s the Connection?

Christy Myrick, PhD, RBP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

1:50 – 2:10 pm

Poliovirus Containment for Non-Polio Facilities

Nicoletta Previsani, PhD, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

2:10 – 2:30 pm

Supporting Containment Standards for Poliovirus After Eradication

Rocco Casagrande, PhD, Gryphon Scientific, Takoma Park, MD

 

Session VI: Focus on High-Containment Biosafety

2:30 pm  -  3:30 pm
2018-10-15 14:30:00 2018-10-15 15:30:00 America/Phoenix Session VI: Focus on High-Containment Biosafety Moderator: Betty Kupskay, MS, RBP, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2:30 - 2:50 pm Aerosol Monitoring of ABSL-3 Spaces Housing Non-Human Primates Challenged with Coxiella Burnettii David Harbourt, PhD, RBP, CBSP, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD 2:50 - 3:10 pm A Pilot Study to Demonstrate the Need for Biosafety Training at the Institute of Sanitary Careers in Morocco Tahar Bajjou, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, Rabat, Morocco 3:10 - 3:30 pm The Department of Defense Response to Shipments of Incompletely Inactivated Bacillus anthracis Spores Michael D. Chute, RBP, Department of Defense, Frederick, MD Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Betty Kupskay, MS, RBP, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2:30 – 2:50 pm

Aerosol Monitoring of ABSL-3 Spaces Housing Non-Human Primates Challenged with Coxiella Burnettii

David Harbourt, PhD, RBP, CBSP, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD

2:50 – 3:10 pm

A Pilot Study to Demonstrate the Need for Biosafety Training at the Institute of Sanitary Careers in Morocco

Tahar Bajjou, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

3:10 – 3:30 pm

The Department of Defense Response to Shipments of Incompletely Inactivated Bacillus anthracis Spores

Michael D. Chute, RBP, Department of Defense, Frederick, MD

Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break

3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm
2018-10-15 15:30:00 2018-10-15 16:00:00 America/Phoenix Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Session VII: Regulatory

4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
2018-10-15 16:00:00 2018-10-15 17:00:00 America/Phoenix Session VII: Regulatory Moderator: Judy LaDuc, RBP, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, MA 4:00 - 4:20pm Analysis of CDC Import Permit Program Inspections from 2013 to 2017 Thomas Cremer, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 4:20 - 4:40 pm Young v UPS: A Supreme Court Ruling with Applicability to Biosafety Laboratories Casey Skvorc, PhD, JD, American Public University, Charles Town, WV 4:40 - 5:00 pm The Story Told by the Volatile Reporting of Incidents from Three Different Types of Laboratory Networks Mika Shigematsu, MD, RBP, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Judy LaDuc, RBP, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, MA

4:00 – 4:20pm

Analysis of CDC Import Permit Program Inspections from 2013 to 2017

Thomas Cremer, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

4:20 – 4:40 pm

Young v UPS: A Supreme Court Ruling with Applicability to Biosafety Laboratories

Casey Skvorc, PhD, JD, American Public University, Charles Town, WV

4:40 – 5:00 pm

The Story Told by the Volatile Reporting of Incidents from Three Different Types of Laboratory Networks

Mika Shigematsu, MD, RBP, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

Members’ Business Meeting

5:00 pm
2018-10-15 17:00:00 2018-10-15 :00 America/Phoenix Members’ Business Meeting Door prizes will be awarded—must be present to win. Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM ABSA International [email protected]

Door prizes will be awarded—must be present to win.