October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Scientific Program Abstracts | Poster Abstracts
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Posters

INACTIVATION OF SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS: META-ANALYSIS OF PUBLISHED LITERATURE (ID #1)

Althea C. Treacy, Adam Clarkson, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

CYCLE DEVELOPMENT OF VAPORIZED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DECONTAMINATION UNDER NEGATIVE ROOM EXHAUST CONDITIONS IN THE CONTAINMENT LEVEL 3 LABORATORY (ID #2)

MECHANICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF AN AGING LIQUID EFFLUENT DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM (ID #3)

Rebecca V. Anderson, Thomas Arminio, Nancy P. Hoe, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT

EFFICACY OF UV LIGHT FOR DECONTAMINATING SAFETY GLASSES (ID #4)

EFFICACY OF UV LIGHT FOR DECONTAMINATING SAFETY GLASSES (ID #4)(PDF 1MB)
Amy F. Helgerson, Bethzayda Matos, Anne M. Dombroski-Brokman, Steven J. Ziegenfuss, James S. Dickson, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

ENHANCING THE ANTIBACTERIAL EFFICIENCY OF SILVER-CONTAINING MAGNETIC NANOCOMPOSITES THROUGH EDTA SURFACE PASSIVATION (ID #5)

ENHANCING THE ANTIBACTERIAL EFFICIENCY OF SILVER-CONTAINING MAGNETIC NANOCOMPOSITES THROUGH EDTA SURFACE PASSIVATION (ID #5)(PDF 276KB)
Kristin Victry, Matthew Correnti, Cynthia Warner, Janine Hutchison, Timothy Droubay, Marvin Warner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HEPA FILTERS ON DNA (ID #6)

Kara F. Held, The Baker Company, Sanford, ME
Dan Ghidoni, NESA, Sanford, ME
Tania Spenlinhauer, Joan Gordon, Steven Nesbitt, Maine Molecular Quality Controls, Inc., Saco, ME

ACCOMPLISHING ABSL-2+ IN DIFFERENT FACILITIES (ID #7)

ACCOMPLISHING ABSL-2+ IN DIFFERENT FACILITIES (ID #7)(PDF 509KB)
Kalpana Patel, Maureen Thompson, Yerkes National Research Primate Center, Atlanta, GA

ROLE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF KENYA ZOOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS IN THE PROMOTION OF BIOLOGICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY AFRICA (ID #8)

Esther N. Kioko, Bernard Angwanda, Peter Njoroge, Simon Musila, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

APHL BIOSAFETY PEER NETWORK (ID #9)

APHL BIOSAFETY PEER NETWORK (ID #9)(PDF 476KB)
Michael Marsico, Brit Hart, Sean Page, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS IN MICE: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND HANDLING OF CAGES/BEDDING (ID #10)

Kathleen Azzam, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

DEVELOPMENT OF A MODULAR LABORATORY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TOOL FOR REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES IN EGYPT (ID#11)

Walaa Mohamed Kandeel, Central Public Health Laboratories, Albeheira Regional Laboratory, Albeheira, Damanhour, Egypt
Dalal Moneir El Sayed, Central Public Health Laboratories, Cairo, Egypt
Benjamin Fontes, Yale University EHS, New Haven, CT

HAND HYGIENE TRENDS AMONG FUTURE HEALTH CARE WORKERS WITH REFERENCE TO KAP &LT KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE&GT (ID #12)

Shamsul A. Qasmi, Karachi Institute of Medical Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
Sarmad Pirzada, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MONTH CAMPAIGNS AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (ID #13)

Catherine M. Mancini, Irene Mendoza, Giorgio Scapellini, Leon Igras, David Gillum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

PLAN, DO, CHECK, ACT AT WORK IN ANIMAL FACILITY INSPECTIONS (ID #14)

Alaina Whitton, Kalpana Rengarajan, Patricia Olinger, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

ASSESSMENT OF BIOSAFETY PRACTICES IN THREE VETERINARY CLINICS (ID #15)

Bonodong Zongnukuu Guri, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Accra, Ghana

PERFORMANCE OF ACCESS CONTROLS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (ID #16)

Susan Boggs, Susan Caskey, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

IMPLEMENTATION OF A BIOLOGICAL INVENTORY SYSTEM IN THE EGYPT CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY (ID #17)

Abeer Abdelaziz, Central Public Health Laboratory, Cairo, Egypt
Maureen O’Leary, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

BIORISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND TRAINING NEEDS IN EAST AFRICA (ID #18)

BIORISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND TRAINING NEEDS IN EAST AFRICA (ID #18)(PDF 1MB)
Julie A. Wilder, Susan E. Boggs, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Giulio M. Mancini, University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom
Timothy Wakabi, One Health Central and Eastern Africa, Kampala, Uganda

BIORISK ASSESSMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC, HEALTH AND ACADEMIC LABORATORIES IN ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES (ID #19)

Marilou C. Elago, Mario R. Obra Jr., Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City, Philippines

DEVELOPMENT OF A BIOSAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM WITH INSTRUCTOR GUIDE FOR THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HYGIENE RABAT, MOROCCO (ID #20)

Rhizlane Selka, Institute National D’Hygiene, Rabat, Morocco
Benjamin Fontes, Yale University EHS, New Haven, CT

USING A MOBILE TRAINING KIT TO PROMOTE BIOSAFETY, BIOSECURITY, AND EGBSA (ID #21)

USING A MOBILE TRAINING KIT TO PROMOTE BIOSAFETY, BIOSECURITY, AND EGBSA (ID #21)(PDF 2MB)
Emad Rizkalla Zaki, Animal Health Research Institute, Giza, Egypt
Betsy Matos, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

PATHWAY TO CAPACITY BUILDING FOR BIORISK MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (ID #22)

PATHWAY TO CAPACITY BUILDING FOR BIORISK MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (ID #22)(PDF 175KB)
Abiodun A. Denloye, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
Ibiang Livinus, Nigeria Biological Safety Association, Abuja, Nigeria
Stella Udo, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
Tubi Abiola, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria
Eric Cook, Cecilia William, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

BIOPRISM: A LABORATORY BIOSAFETY TRAINING INITIATIVE BY PAKISTAN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION (ID #23)

BIOPRISM: A LABORATORY BIOSAFETY TRAINING INITIATIVE BY PAKISTAN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION (ID #23)(PDF 2MB)
Akbar Ali, National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
Saima Saleem, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Javed Muhammad, Aamer Ikram, Pakistan Biological Safety Association, Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
Sean G Kaufman, Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions (BBIS), Atlanta, GA

BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY CAPACITY BUILDING IN UGANDA (ID #24)

BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY CAPACITY BUILDING IN UGANDA (ID #24)(PDF 762KB)
Evelien Kampert, Mark van Passel, Harold van den Berg, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands

DEVELOPMENT OF A BIORISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING CURRICULUM IN LIBYA (ID #25)

Angela Birnbaum, Tulane University, Covington, LA
Omar Elahmer, National Centre for Disease Control, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

EVALUATION OF NINE POSITIVE-PRESSURE SUITS FOR USE IN THE BIOSAFETY LEVEL 4 LABORATORY (ID #26)

Samantha Kasloff, Peter Marszal, Hana Weingartl, Biosafety Level 4 Zoonotic Laboratory Network, National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Past Recipients

National Poster Award

2015: Vaughan P. Landon, Battelle National Biodefense Institute, Frederick, MD
Poster Title: Performance Characteristics of a Primary Containment System for Large Animals in ABSL-4

2014: Youngmi A. Girard, Safety, Health, and Environment, MedImmune, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD
Victor D’Amato & Kimberly DiGiandomenico, Atrium Environmental Health & Safety Services, LLC, Reston, VA
Poster Title: Potential Health And Safety Risks To Employees And The Environment From Cell Sorting Operations And Identification Of Possible Aerosolization Or Other Exposure Incidents That Could Potentially Contaminate Other Operations In The Laboratory

2013: Tara J. Schnell, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI
Poster Title: Bio Hazmat Shipping Guide: A User—Friendly Tool for Biohazardous Materials Shipping Training at the University of Wisconsin—Madison

2012: Benjamin Smith, Debra Brickey, PhD, CBSP, Gwynn Daniels, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Poster Title: Preparing for Biological exposures in an Academic Healthcare Environment

2011: Mark Grushka, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Poster Title: Project Management Model to Comply with Select Agent Regulations

2010: Ted Myatt, RBP, Susanne Simon, Jennifer Bosselman, Environmental Heath and Engineering, Inc., Needham MA
Raymond Hackney, DrPh, CBSP, Duke University, Durham, NC
Kathleen Gilbert, CBSP, Harvard University, Boston, MA.
Poster Title: Current Trends in Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC) – National Surveys of IBC’s

2009: Melissa de La Garza, DVM, Stacy Perez, Southwestern Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX.
Poster Title: Non-Human Primate Biosafety and Biosecurity in Biomedical Research

International Poster Award

2015: Tea Bakradze, Nikoloz Barbakadze, Ernie Pierce, Alexandre Kanyuk, Jason Mott, Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research, Tbilisi, Georgia
Poster Title: Innovative Application of Large Scale Gas Decontamination Methods at Lugar Center (Tbilisi, Georgia)

2014: Marianne Heisz, Office of Biosafety Programs and Planning for the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Poster Title: Oversight Of Human And Animal Pathogens And Toxins — A Canadian Approach

2013: Tea Bakradze, MD, Susan Weekly, RBP, Dan Stainton, Eka Khabazi, Jason Mott, Battelle Memorial Institute, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Poster Title: Implementation of Modern Biosafety Standards and Associated Challenges at the Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research (CPHR), Tbilisi, Georgia

2012: Susan Macken, Simon Parks, Jimmy Walker, Allan Bennett, Health protection Agency, Salisbury, United Kingdom
Poster Title: Re-aerosolization of Bacillus Atropheaus from Floor Materials

2011: Ingrid Abbott-Permell, RBP, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Burlington, ON Canada
Poster Title: Integrating Ergonomic Risk Assessments Into the Biological Laboratory Risk Assessments

2010: Karin Hedebo Wassard, Henriette Schubert, NNE Pharmaplan, Soeborg, Denmark
Poster Title: Russia, For Influenza Research/Seed Production, Facility Design

2009: Katsuaki Shinohara, PhD, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
Poster Title: Reinforcement of Automated Logging System in Infectious Samples