November 15-20, 2019

November 15-20, 2019

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

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Scientific Program

November 17, 2019

Opening Reception

6:30 pm  -  10:30 pm
Exhibit Hall
2019-11-17 18:30:00 2019-11-17 20:30:00 America/Chicago Opening Reception Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

November 18, 2019

Continental Breakfast in Foyer

7:00 am  -  8:00 am
Foyer
2019-11-18 07:00:00 2019-11-18 08:00:00 America/Chicago Continental Breakfast in Foyer Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Monday Morning

8:00 am  -  8:25 am
2019-11-18 08:00:00 2019-11-18 8:25:00 America/Chicago Monday Morning 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 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 Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

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

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
2019-11-18 08:25:00 2019-11-18 9:30:00 America/Chicago Session I: Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture Award Introduction: Claudia Gentry-Weeks, PhD, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 8:25 - 9:30 am Biosafety in Clinical Laboratories Michael Pentella, PhD, D(ABMM), University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

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

8:25 – 9:30 am

Biosafety in Clinical Laboratories

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
2019-11-18 09:30:00 2019-11-18 10:00:00 America/Chicago Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Session II: A Focus on Human Gene Therapy

10:00 am  -  11:00 am
2019-11-18 10:00:00 2019-11-18 11:00:00 America/Chicago Session II: A Focus on Human Gene Therapy Moderator: Justin Roth, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 10:00 - 10:20 am The US Regulatory Environment is Evolving to Accommodate a Coming Boom in Gene Therapy Research Daniel Eisenman, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), Advarra, Research Triangle Park, NC 10:20 - 10:40 am Viral-mediated Gene Therapy and Genetically Modified Therapeutics: Occupational Safe Drug Handling in a Health System Pharmacy Jill E. Blind, PharmD, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 10:40 - 11:00 am Biosafety Challenges with the Use of Viral-mediated Gene Therapy in a Healthcare Setting Alex M. Brown, BS, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Justin Roth, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

10:00 – 10:20 am

The US Regulatory Environment is Evolving to Accommodate a Coming Boom in Gene Therapy Research

Daniel Eisenman, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), Advarra, Research Triangle Park, NC

10:20 – 10:40 am

Viral-mediated Gene Therapy and Genetically Modified Therapeutics: Occupational Safe Drug Handling in a Health System Pharmacy

Jill E. Blind, PharmD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

10:40 – 11:00 am

Biosafety Challenges with the Use of Viral-mediated Gene Therapy in a Healthcare Setting

Alex M. Brown, BS, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Session III: Behavior Enhancing Compliance

11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
2019-11-18 11:00:00 2019-11-18 12:00:00 America/Chicago Session III: Behavior Enhancing Compliance Moderator: Betsy Matos, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), Iowa State University, Ames, IA 11:00 - 11:20 am Biosafety Critical Task Analysis as a Means to Mitigate Human Failure in a High-Containment Facility Anna E. Lawton, BSc, The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom 11:20 - 11:40 am Managing Goal Conflicts in a Biomedical Research Laboratory Viji Vijayan, RBP(ABSA), Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore 11:40 - 12:00 pm Transitioning from Lagging to Leading Indicators: How a Near Miss Program is Changing Safety Culture Monica Lurtz, PhD, WuXi AppTec, Philadelphia, PA Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Betsy Matos, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), Iowa State University, Ames, IA

11:00 – 11:20 am

Biosafety Critical Task Analysis as a Means to Mitigate Human Failure in a High-Containment Facility

Anna E. Lawton, BSc, The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom

11:20 – 11:40 am

Managing Goal Conflicts in a Biomedical Research Laboratory

Viji Vijayan, RBP(ABSA), Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore

11:40 – 12:00 pm

Transitioning from Lagging to Leading Indicators: How a Near Miss Program is Changing Safety Culture

Monica Lurtz, PhD, WuXi AppTec, Philadelphia, PA

Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch

12:00 pm  -  1:30 pm
2019-11-18 12:00:00 2019-11-18 13:30:00 America/Chicago Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Session IV: Poster Session

12:00 pm  -  1:30 pm
2019-11-18 12:00:00 2019-11-18 13:30:00 America/Chicago Session IV: Poster Session Presenters must be available during the session. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Presenters must be available during the session.

Session V: Invited Speaker

1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm
2019-11-18 13:30:00 2019-11-18 14:30:00 America/Chicago Session V: Invited Speaker Introduction: Anthony Troiano, PhD, RBP(ABSA), Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., Newton, MA 1:30 - 2:30 pm Making Your Biosafety Message Stick! Robert Emery, DrPH, CBSP(ABSA), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX   Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

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

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Making Your Biosafety Message Stick!

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
2019-11-18 15:00:00 2019-11-18 16:00:00 America/Chicago Session VI: Emerging Issues in Biosafety Moderator: Michele Howard, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 3:00 - 3:20 pm Risk Assessment and Facility Containment for Research with Gene Drive Arthropods Sheryl Major, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA 3:20 - 3:40 pm Prion-like Proteins: Implementation of IBC Oversight Susan Vleck, PhD, RBP(ABSA), Stanford University, Stanford, CA 3:40 - 4:00 pm Microbial Aerosols in the Modern Microbiology Laboratory Allan Bennett, MSc, Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Michele Howard, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

3:00 – 3:20 pm

Risk Assessment and Facility Containment for Research with Gene Drive Arthropods

Sheryl Major, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA

3:20 – 3:40 pm

Prion-like Proteins: Implementation of IBC Oversight

Susan Vleck, PhD, RBP(ABSA), Stanford University, Stanford, CA

3:40 – 4:00 pm

Microbial Aerosols in the Modern Microbiology Laboratory

Allan Bennett, MSc, Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom

Section VII: Interesting Topics in Biosafety

4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
2019-11-18 16:00:00 2019-11-18 17:00:00 America/Chicago Section VII: Interesting Topics in Biosafety Moderator: Larry Mendoza, RBP(ABSA), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 4:00 - 4:20 pm Differences in BSO Roles in the Pharmaceutical Industry Versus Academic Laboratories Rebecca McGirr, MS, RBP(ABSA), Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 4:20 - 4:40 pm Liquid Nitrogen Storage in a High-Containment Laboratory-Why AAHL is Moving Away from It Shane Riddell, CSIRO-Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia 4:40 - 5:00 pm Utility of the Incident Command System in Laboratory Emergency Management Kaci VanDalen, MS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Larry Mendoza, RBP(ABSA), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

4:00 – 4:20 pm

Differences in BSO Roles in the Pharmaceutical Industry Versus Academic Laboratories

Rebecca McGirr, MS, RBP(ABSA), Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4:20 – 4:40 pm

Liquid Nitrogen Storage in a High-Containment Laboratory-Why AAHL is Moving Away from It

Shane Riddell, CSIRO-Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

4:40 – 5:00 pm

Utility of the Incident Command System in Laboratory Emergency Management

Kaci VanDalen, MS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Members’ Business Meeting

5:00 pm  -  Close
2019-11-18 17:00:00 2019-11-18 :00 America/Chicago Members’ Business Meeting Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

November 19, 2019

Continental Breakfast in Foyer

7:00 am  -  8:00 am
Foyer
2019-11-19 07:00:00 2019-11-19 08:00:00 America/Chicago Continental Breakfast in Foyer Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Tuesday Morning

8:00 am  -  8:05 am
2019-11-19 08:00:00 2019-11-19 08:05:00 America/Chicago Tuesday Morning 7:00 - 5:00 pm Registration 9:00 - 4:00 pm Vendor Exhibits 8:00 - 8:05 am Welcome Master of Ceremonies: David Gillum, MS, RBP(ABSA), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

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

8:00 – 8:05 am

Welcome

Master of Ceremonies: David Gillum, MS, RBP(ABSA), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Session VIII: Griffin Lecture Award

8:05 am  -  8:05 am
2019-11-19 08:05:00 2019-11-19 08:05:00 America/Chicago Session VIII: Griffin Lecture Award 8:05 - 8:15 am Introductions: Caryl Griffin, MSN, MDiv, Affiliate Elizabeth R. Griffin Program, Kingsport, TN Julie Fischer, PhD, Elizabeth R. Griffin Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 8:15 - 9:15 am Laboratory Biosafety: The Leader's Role David Franz, DVM, PhD, Former Commander, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Gettysburg, PA Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]
8:05 – 8:15 am

Introductions:
Caryl Griffin, MSN, MDiv, Affiliate Elizabeth R. Griffin Program, Kingsport, TN
Julie Fischer, PhD, Elizabeth R. Griffin Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

8:15 – 9:15 am

Laboratory Biosafety: The Leader’s Role

David Franz, DVM, PhD, Former Commander, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Gettysburg, PA

Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break

10:20 am  -  10:50 am
2019-11-19 10:20:00 2019-11-19 10:50:00 America/Chicago Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Session X: Eagleson Lecture Award

10:50 am  -  11:50 am
2019-11-19 10:50:00 2019-11-19 11:50:00 America/Chicago Session X: Eagleson Lecture Award Introduction: Mary Ann Sondrini, Eagleson Institute, Sanford, ME The Challenge of Arthropod Biocontainment in the Non-model Organism World: Mosquitoes, Gene Drive, and Beyond Zachary Adelman, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Introduction: Mary Ann Sondrini, Eagleson Institute, Sanford, ME

The Challenge of Arthropod Biocontainment in the Non-model Organism World: Mosquitoes, Gene Drive, and Beyond

Zachary Adelman, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch

11:50 am  -  1:20 pm
2019-11-19 11:50:00 2019-11-19 13:20:00 America/Chicago Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Session XI: Poster Session

12:20 pm  -  1:20 pm
2019-11-19 12:20:00 2019-11-19 13:20:00 America/Chicago Session XI: Poster Session Presenters must be available during the session. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Presenters must be available during the session.

Session XII: Regulatory Updates

1:20 pm  -  2:20 pm
2019-11-19 13:20:00 2019-11-19 14:20:00 America/Chicago Session XII: Regulatory Updates Moderator: Kalpana Rengarajan, PhD, JM, RBP(ABSA), Emory University, Atlanta, GA 1:20 - 1:40 pm Update from the NIH Office of Science Policy Kathryn L. Harris, PhD, RBP(ABSA), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 1:40 - 2:00 pm USDA APHIS PPQ Containment Facilities and Pest Permits Overview Gregg Goodman, MS, US Department of Agriculture-APHIS PPQ, Riverdale, MD 2:00 - 2:20pm Enhancing Partnerships to Promote Biosafety and Biosecurity Patricia Delarosa, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), US Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC   Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Kalpana Rengarajan, PhD, JM, RBP(ABSA), Emory University, Atlanta, GA

1:20 – 1:40 pm

Update from the NIH Office of Science Policy

Kathryn L. Harris, PhD, RBP(ABSA), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

1:40 – 2:00 pm

USDA APHIS PPQ Containment Facilities and Pest Permits Overview

Gregg Goodman, MS, US Department of Agriculture-APHIS PPQ, Riverdale, MD

2:00 – 2:20pm

Enhancing Partnerships to Promote Biosafety and Biosecurity

Patricia Delarosa, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), US Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC

 

Coffee Break, Posters, and Exhibits

2:20 pm  -  2:50 pm
2019-11-19 14:20:00 2019-11-19 14:50:00 America/Chicago Coffee Break, Posters, and Exhibits Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Session XIII: Global Interest Topics

2:50 pm  -  3:50 pm