October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Monday Scientific Program

October 16, 2017


7 am  -  5 pm

The Registration Desk will be open Friday through Wednesday from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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Monday Morning

8 am  -  8:30 am

8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome and ABSA President’s Address Master of Ceremonies: Maureen O’Leary, PhD, CBSP, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 8:15 – 8:20 am Local Arrangements Committee Welcome Jennifer Gaudioso, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 8:20 – 8:25 am […]

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Session I: Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture Award

8:30 am  -  9:30 am

Introduction: Jessica McCormick-Ell, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 8:30 – 9:30 am The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind’s Gravest Dangers (PDF, 41MB) Ali Khan, MD, University of Nebraska Medical […]

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Session II: Behavior/Enhancing Compliance

9:30 am  -  10:30 am

Moderator: Judy LaDuc, RBP, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, MA 9:30 – 9:50 am Laboratory-acquired Infections (PDF, 791KB) Karen Byers, MS, RBP, CBSP, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 9:50 – 10:10 am A Change in Climate Can Lead to a Better […]

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Session III: International Biosafety

11 am  -  1:30 pm

Moderator: Kalpana Rengarajan, PhD, JM, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 11:00 – 11:20 am Developing Biorisk Management Systems in the Middle East and Africa Through Project-based Mentoring—The Twinning Program (PDF, 4.2MB) Eric Cook, MPH, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM […]

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Session IV: Poster Session

12:30 pm  -  1:30 pm

Presenters must be available during the session.

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Session V: Inactivation and Decontamination

1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm

Moderator: Shirly Mildiner-Earley, PhD, CBSP, SM(NRCM), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1:30 – 1:50 pm Summary of Validated and Verified Viral Inactivation Methods (PDF, 17.4MB) David Harbourt, PhD, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD […]

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Session VI: Biosafety Program Management

2:30 pm  -  3:30 pm

Moderator: Cristine Lawson, PhD, RBP, National Institutes of Health, Fort Detrick, MD 2:30 – 2:50 pm Agricultural and Plant Biosafety Program Management at Rutgers University (PDF, 4MB) Aparupa Sengupta, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ […]

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Session VII: Regulatory Issues

4 pm  -  5 pm

Moderator: Francine Rogers, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Boston, MA 4:00 – 4:20 pm Implementation of the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act and Regulations: A Year of Transition (PDF, 3MB) Cinthia Labrie, MSc, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada […]

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Members’ Business Meeting

5 pm  -  Close

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

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