November 15-20, 2019

November 15-20, 2019

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

Presentations available for download where indicated

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

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 [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]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 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 (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
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 [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Biosafety in Clinical Laboratories (PDF, 7MB) 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 (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
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 [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]The US Regulatory Environment is Evolving to Accommodate a Coming Boom in Gene Therapy Research (PDF, 1MB) Daniel Eisenman, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), Advarra, Research Triangle Park, NC 10:20 - 10:40 am [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Viral-mediated Gene Therapy and Genetically Modified Therapeutics: Occupational Safe Drug Handling in a Health System Pharmacy (PDF, 2MB) Jill E. Blind, PharmD, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 10:40 - 11:00 am [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Biosafety Challenges with the Use of Viral-mediated Gene Therapy in a Healthcare Setting (PDF, 5MB) 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]

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 [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Biosafety Critical Task Analysis as a Means to Mitigate Human Failure in a High-Containment Facility (PDF, 1MB) Anna E. Lawton, BSc, The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, Woking, United Kingdom 11:20 - 11:40 am [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Managing Goal Conflicts in a Biomedical Research Laboratory (PDF, 14MB) Viji Vijayan, RBP(ABSA), Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore 11:40 - 12:00 pm [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Transitioning from Lagging to Leading Indicators: How a Near Miss Program is Changing Safety Culture (PDF, 436KB) Monica Lurtz, PhD, WuXi AppTec, Philadelphia, PA Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

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 [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Making Your Biosafety Message Stick! (PDF, 3MB) 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! (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
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 [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Risk Assessment and Facility Containment for Research with Gene Drive Arthropods (PDF, 3MB) Sheryl Major, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA 3:20 - 3:40 pm [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Prion-like Proteins: Implementation of IBC Oversight (PDF, 2MB) Susan Vleck, PhD, RBP(ABSA), Stanford University, Stanford, CA 3:40 - 4:00 pm [fusion_fontawesome icon="fa-file-pdf-o" size="" flip="" rotate="" spin="no" alignment="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" circle="yes" iconcolor="" circlecolor="" circlebordercolor="" animation_type="" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset=""][/fusion_fontawesome]Microbial Aerosols in the Modern Microbiology Laboratory (PDF, 967KB) Allan Bennett, MSc, Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), Birmingham, AL ABSA International [email protected]

Section VII: Interesting Topics in Biosafety

4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm