November 15-20, 2019

November 15-20, 2019

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

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AN INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE (IBC) AND BIOSAFETY PROGRAM BENCHMARKING SURVEY (ID #1)

AN INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE (IBC) AND BIOSAFETY PROGRAM BENCHMARKING SURVEY (ID #1)(PDF 200KB)

Christine M. Johnson, Karen M. Dobos, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

DEVELOPMENT OF AN OCCUPATIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL FACILITIES (ID #2)

BIOPRISM: A LABORATORY BIOSAFETY TRAINING INITIATIVE BY PAKISTAN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION (ID #2)(PDF 597KB)

April Clayton, James Hayes, Chris Sieradzki, George Lathrop, Nathaniel Powell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

EVOLUTION OF A DIGITAL PAPERLESS BIOSAFETY PROGRAM (ID #3)

EVOLUTION OF A DIGITAL PAPERLESS BIOSAFETY PROGRAM (ID #3)(PDF 1MB)

Justin G. Arthur, Raymond Scheetz, Penn State School of Medicine, Hershey, PA

THE FUTURE OF ISO 35001: BIORISK MANAGEMENT FOR LABORATORIES AND OTHER RELATED ORGANIZATIONS—WHERE ARE WE? (ID #4)

Patricia Olinger, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

UPDATED BIOLOGICAL RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT CDC (ID #5)

UPDATED BIOLOGICAL RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT CDC (ID #5)(PDF 333KB)

Eduardo Gomez, Christopher M. Sieradzki, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

PREPARING FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC: THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PREFUNDING REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON ENHANCED POTENTIAL PANDEMIC PATHOGENS (ID #6)

PREPARING FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC: THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PREFUNDING REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON ENHANCED POTENTIAL PANDEMIC PATHOGENS (ID #6)(PDF 1MB)

Patricia Delarosa, Theresa Lawrence, Kathleen Danskin, United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, DC

ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL LABORATORIES BIOSAFETY PRACTICES THROUGH SITE VISITS AND RISK ASSESSMENTS (ID #7)

Melissa L. D’Amico, Michael J. Perry, Corey Bennett, David Hill, Christina T. Egan, New York State Department of Health—Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY

USING AN ONLINE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM TO PROMOTE BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY (ID #8)

David Jones, N. Tlotleng, N. Naidoo, L. Darwin, National Health Laboratory Service/NICD, Johannesburg, South Africa
J.M. Spiegel, A. Yassi, Global Health Research Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE USDA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS (JHA) TEMPLATE (ID #9)

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE USDA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS (JHA) TEMPLATE (ID #9)(PDF 7MB)

Megan Kennedy, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Albany, CA

A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY PROGRAMS IN STATE, LOCAL AND TERRITORIAL PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES (ID #10)

ESTABLISHING BIORISK MANAGEMENT IN THE TUNISIAN MILITARY LABORATORIES (ID #11)

ESTABLISHING BIORISK MANAGEMENT IN THE TUNISIAN MILITARY LABORATORIES (ID #11)(PDF 7MB)

Ben Moussa Mohamed, Tunisian Military, Tunis, Tunisia
Melissa Mørland, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

HAVING A GAME PLAN: INFECTION CONTROL, PUBLIC HEALTH AND BIOLOGICAL SAFETY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS (ID #12)

DEVELOPMENT OF A HAZARD SPECIFIC HANDBOOK FOR THE JORDANIAN ROYAL MEDICAL SERVICES (RMS) (ID #13)

DEVELOPMENT OF A HAZARD SPECIFIC HANDBOOK FOR THE JORDANIAN ROYAL MEDICAL SERVICES (RMS) (ID #13)(PDF 2MB)

Sana’a Saidat, Jordanian Royal Medical Services, Amman, Jordan
Marian Downing, Biosafety Consultant, Kemah, TX

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE PROGRAM OFFICE: REVIEW PROCESSES AND COMPLIANCE EFFORTS (ID #14)

David Martinson, Vittoria Smeglin, Jamie Rotimi, John Scarbeck, Perri Pleeter, Ryan Gearheart, Department of Homeland Security, S&T Compliance Assurance Program Office [Contractors}, Washington, D.C.
Chris O’Donnell, Department of Homeland Security, S&T Regulatory Compliance Program Manager, Washington, D.C.
Tamika Knight, Department of Homeland Security, S&T Compliance Assurance Program Manager, Washington, D.C.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES (NCIRD) NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MONTH CAMPAIGN (ID #15)

Michele Edenfield, Banks Denney, Booz Allen Hamilton, Atlanta, GA
Brandi Limbago, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA

AWARENESS AND ATTITUDES OF RESEARCH STUDENTS TOWARDS DUAL USE RESEARCH OF CONCERN (DURC) IN PAKISTAN: A CROSS SECTIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY (ID #16)

AWARENESS AND ATTITUDES OF RESEARCH STUDENTS TOWARDS DUAL USE RESEARCH OF CONCERN (DURC) IN PAKISTAN: A CROSS SECTIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY (ID #16)(PDF 330KB)

Samreen Sarwar, Madiha Rafique, University of Health Sciences Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Sadaf Ilyas, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Bilal Ahmed Khan, Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Danielle C. Lohman, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI
Saleha Hafeez, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

IS YOUR INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE (IBC) PREPARED TO REVIEW CLINICAL TRIALS INVOLVING HUMAN GENE TRANSFER? (ID #17)

SERIOUSLY, AN INSECTARY AT A PRIMATE CENTER? (ID #18)

SERIOUSLY, AN INSECTARY AT A PRIMATE CENTER? (ID #18)(PDF 1MB)

Kalpana Patel, Maureen Thompson, Yerkes National Research Primate Center, Atlanta, GA

HIGH-CONTAINMENT VS HIGH-CONFINEMENT RESEARCH FACILITIES: ARE THEY THE SAME? WHAT ARE THEIR UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES? (ID #19)

Paul Hansen, Flad Architects, Madison, WI
Jared Machala, WSP USA, Houston, TX

BIOSAFETY OF PLANT RESEARCH IN GREENHOUSES AND OTHER SPECIALIZED CONTAINMENT FACILITIES (ID #20)

BIOSAFETY OF PLANT RESEARCH IN GREENHOUSES AND OTHER SPECIALIZED CONTAINMENT FACILITIES (ID #20)(PDF 10MB)

Dann Adair, Conviron, Pembina, ND
Sue Tolin, Ruth Irwin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Anne K. Vidaver, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

TITLE PREVALENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION AMONG PARAMEDICAL STAFF WORKING IN LAB (ID #21)

Nain Taara Bukhari, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

AMPOULE OPENING DEVICE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM INCIDENT STUDY OF SHARP INJURIES (ID #22)

AMPOULE OPENING DEVICE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM INCIDENT STUDY OF SHARP INJURIES (ID #22)(PDF 208KB)

Kimberly DiGiandomenico, MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD
Anastasia Shutov Petit, British Standards Institution (BSI), Reston, VA

ANALYSIS OF FERRET BITE INCIDENTS AT CDC (ID #23)

ANALYSIS OF FERRET BITE INCIDENTS AT CDC (ID #23)(PDF 213KB)

Christopher M. Sieradzki, William Taylor, George W. Lathrop, Jr., Nathaniel Powell, Jr., Eduardo Gomez, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

TITLE CENTRIFUGE BIOSAFETY IN BL-2 RESEARCH LABORATORIES AND UPGRADES; CASE STUDY (ID #24)

TITLE CENTRIFUGE BIOSAFETY IN BL-2 RESEARCH LABORATORIES AND UPGRADES; CASE STUDY (ID #24)(PDF 4MB)

David M. Ndegwa, Karen B. Byers, Melissa McCullough, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

DEVELOPMENT OF A BIOLOGICAL SAFETY CABINET TRAINING FOR AFRICAN PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIANS (ID #25)

Michael J. Perry, Alan Antenucci, Christina Egan, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY
Philip Lee, Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, FL
Maureen Sullivan, Minnesota Department of Health, Saint Paul, MN
Lucy Atieno Mambo, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya

BIORISK MANAGEMENT VACCINE FIELD GUIDE FOR THE JORDANIAN VETERINARY SERVICES (ID #26)

BIORISK MANAGEMENT VACCINE FIELD GUIDE FOR THE JORDANIAN VETERINARY SERVICES (ID #26) (ID #26)(PDF 2MB)

Suad M. Aqel, Jordan Ministry of Agriculture, Amman, Jordan
Marian Downing, Biosafety Consultant, Kemah, TX

DEVELOPMENT OF A LABORATORY-SPECIFIC BIORISK MANAGEMENT MANUAL FOR THE LABORATORY OF CLINICAL VIROLOGY AT THE PASTEUR INSTITUTE OF TUNISIA (IPT) (ID #27)

Anissa Chouikha, Institute Pasteur of Tunisia, Tunis, Tunisia
Eilyn Fabregas, United States Department of Agriculture—APHIS, Riverdale, MD

APPLICATION OF A HAZARD ANALYSIS TOOL (HAT) FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS IN MICROBIOLOGY TEACHING LABORATORIES AT THE HIGH INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MONASTIR (ID #28)

Maher Chaouachi, High Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir, Tunis, Tunisia
David E. Harbourt, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD

DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY IN PAKISTAN (ID #29)

DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY IN PAKISTAN (ID #29)(PDF 625KB)

Aamer Ikram, National Institute of Health & Pakistan Biological Safety Association, Islamabad, Pakistan
Furqan Ahmed, Javed Muhammad, Pakistan Biological Safety Association, Islamabad, Pakistan
Lexy Jamison, Stacey Knobler, Zeba A. Rasmussen, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY CONCEPTS AND ISSUES FOR THE MALIAN PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNITY AND PROMOTION OF MALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY (MABB). (ID #30)

Assétou D. Diarra, University of Sciences Technics and Technologies of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL IN ANIMAL HOUSE ISOLATION BUILDING OF CLEVB: EVALUATION OF DISPOSAL OF SPECIMENS AND BIRD CARCASSES AFTER CHALLENGE WITH VIRULENT BACTERIAL STRAINS. (ID #31)

WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL IN ANIMAL HOUSE ISOLATION BUILDING OF CLEVB: EVALUATION OF DISPOSAL OF SPECIMENS AND BIRD CARCASSES AFTER CHALLENGE WITH VIRULENT BACTERIAL STRAINS (ID #31)(PDF 479KB)

Heba A. Abdelhady, Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI), Giza, Egypt
Selim Salama, Central Lab for Evaluation of Veterinary Biologics (CLEVB), Cairo, Egypt

STEAM STERILIZATION OF POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (PTFE) FILTERS ON PLUMBING VENTS USING A PORTABLE STEAM GENERATOR (ID #32)

STEAM STERILIZATION OF POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (PTFE) FILTERS ON PLUMBING VENTS USING A PORTABLE STEAM GENERATOR (ID #32)(PDF 2MB)

Gregory L. Marlar, Megan Sawyer, Megan Trapp, Rachael R. Sullivan, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

RISK ASSESSMENT OF DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES AT PRINCESS HAYA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER (PHBC) IN JORDAN (ID #33)

CHEMICAL DECONTAMINATION STRATEGY FOR AN EFFLUENT DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM (EDS) USED IN A LARGE SCALE POLIO VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY (ID #35)

Michael T. Hrynyk, Damian Klimaszewski, Sanofi Pasteur Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ingrid Abbott-Permell, Biosafety Consultant, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

EVALUATION OF DISINFECTION TECHNIQUES IN A MICROBIOLOGICAL LABORATORY (ID #37)

EVALUATION OF DISINFECTION TECHNIQUES IN A MICROBIOLOGICAL LABORATORY (ID #37) (ID #37)(PDF 546KB)

Lusine Hasratyan, Lilit Harutyunyan, National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Yerevan Central District Branch, Yerevan, Armenia

LARGE-SCALE DECONTAMINATION AND DECOMMISSIONING OF A VINTAGE HIGH-CONTAINMENT EFFLUENT DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM (EDS), PLANNING THROUGH EXECUTION (ID #36)

Fahim Manzur, Kevin Murphy, Geoffrey Ferman, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Orient Point, NY

DEVELOPMENT OF A DECONTAMINATION AND BIOLOGICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORIES IN THE JORDAN MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (ID #38)

DEVELOPMENT OF A DECONTAMINATION AND BIOLOGICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORIES IN THE JORDAN MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (ID #38)(PDF 1MB)

Safa M. Atoom, Jordan Ministry of Agriculture, Amman, Jordan
Melissa A. Mørland, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

FILTER-CAPTURE DNA ISOLATION: A FILTER STERILIZATION AND NUCLEIC ACID PREPARATION METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF BURKHOLDERIA PSEUDOMALLEI IN URINE (ID #39)