October 12-17, 2018

October 12-17, 2018

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

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Monday Scientific Program

October 15, 2018

ABSA International Credentialing Information Session

7:00 am  -  8:00 am
Room 7
2018-10-15 07:00:00 2018-10-15 08:00:00 America/New_York ABSA International Credentialing Information Session The Credentialing Evaluation and Credentialing Maintenance Boards will host a Q&A session at the conference in Charleston, SC on Monday morning. If you have any questions or concerns or are just looking for guidance on applying for or maintaining your RBP or CBSP, please consider attending this morning session. We will also address any question on the transition of the CBSP from NRCM to ABSA. The session will be held from 7:00 - 8:00 am on October 15. Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

The Credentialing Evaluation and Credentialing Maintenance Boards will host a Q&A session at the conference in Charleston, SC on Monday morning. If you have any questions or concerns or are just looking for guidance on applying for or maintaining your RBP or CBSP, please consider attending this morning session. We will also address any question on the transition of the CBSP from NRCM to ABSA. The session will be held from 7:00 – 8:00 am on October 15.

Monday Morning

8:00 am  -  8:25 am
2018-10-15 08:00:00 2018-10-15 08:25:00 America/New_York Monday Morning 7:00 - 5:00 pm Registration 9:30 - 4:00 pm Vendor Exhibits 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 Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]
7:00 – 5:00 pm Registration
9:30 – 4:00 pm Vendor Exhibits
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/New_York 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 Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York 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 Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York 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 Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York Robert I. Gross Student Award & Lecture Outbreak Detection and Response: Country Prioritization Model for West Africa Laurie Wallis, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York Session IV: Poster Session Presenters must be available during the session. Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York 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 Daphne B. Moffett, 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 Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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

Daphne B. Moffett, 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/New_York 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 Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York 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 Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 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/New_York Members’ Business Meeting Door prizes will be awarded—must be present to win. Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

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