November 15-20, 2019

November 15-20, 2019

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

Scientific Program Abstracts
(Abstracts are on locked PDF documents. Passwords will be distributed by the ABSA office.)

Monday Scientific Program

November 18, 2019

Continental Breakfast in Foyer

7:00 am  -  8:00 am
Foyer

Monday Morning

8:00 am  -  8:25 am

7:00 – 5:00 pm Registration
9:00 – 4:00 pm Vendor Exhibits

8:00 – 8:15 am

Welcome and ABSA International President’s Address (PDF, 893KB)

Master of Ceremonies: Dee Zimmerman, Galveston, TX

8:15 – 8:20 am

Local Arrangements Committee Welcome

Debra Sharpe, MPH, RBP(ABSA), Sharpe Solutions International, LLC, Birmingham, AL

8:20 – 8:25 am

Scientific Program Committee Welcome

Jessica McCormick-Ell, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

Session I: Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture Award

8:25 am  -  9:30 am

Introduction: Claudia Gentry-Weeks, PhD, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

8:25 – 9:30 am

Biosafety in Clinical Laboratories (PDF, 7MB)

Michael Pentella, PhD, D(ABMM), University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA

Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break

9:30 am  -  10:00 am

Session II: A Focus on Human Gene Therapy

10:00 am  -  11:00 am

Session III: Behavior Enhancing Compliance

11:00 am  -  12:00 pm

Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch

12:00 pm  -  1:30 pm

Session IV: Poster Session

12:00 pm  -  1:30 pm

Presenters must be available during the session.

Session V: Invited Speaker

1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm

Introduction: Anthony Troiano, PhD, RBP(ABSA), Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., Newton, MA

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Making Your Biosafety Message Stick! (PDF, 3MB)

Robert Emery, DrPH, CBSP(ABSA), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

 

Session VI: Emerging Issues in Biosafety

3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm

Section VII: Interesting Topics in Biosafety

4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm

Members’ Business Meeting

5:00 pm  -  Close