Monday Scientific Program
October 16, 2017
The Registration Desk will be open Friday through Wednesday from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.More information on 'Registration'
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 […]More information on 'Monday Morning'
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 […]More information on 'Session I: Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture Award'
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 […]More information on 'Session II: Behavior/Enhancing Compliance'
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 […]More information on 'Session III: International Biosafety'
Presenters must be available during the session.More information on 'Session IV: Poster Session'
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 […]More information on 'Session V: Inactivation and Decontamination'
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 […]More information on 'Session VI: Biosafety Program Management'
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 […]More information on 'Session VII: Regulatory Issues'
Door prizes will be awarded—must be present to win.More information on 'Members’ Business Meeting'