October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Tuesday Scientific Program

October 17, 2017


7 am  -  5 pm

The Registration Desk will be open Friday through Wednesday from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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Tuesday Morning

8 am  -  8:10 am

8:00 – 8:05 am Welcome Master of Ceremonies: Patrick Condreay, PhD, RBP, pc Biosafety Consulting Services, LLC, Carrboro, NC 8:05 – 8:10 am ABSA International Historical Address Speaker: TBD

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Session VIII: Griffin Lecture Award

8:10 am  -  9:25 am

8:10 – 8:25 am Introduction: Caryl Griffin, MSN, MDiv, Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Kingsport, TN 8:25 – 9:25 am A journey of biological risks between compliance and risk optimisation (PDF, 13.4MB) Uwe Mueller-Doblies, PhD, Merck Sharpe & Dohme Limited, […]

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Session IX: Training

9:25 am  -  10:25 am

Moderator: Anil Saxena, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Rockville, MD 9:25 – 9:45 am Development and Implementation of a Customized BSL-3 Safety Training Program (PDF, 5.1MB) Michele Edenfield, MS, RBP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Atlanta, GA 9:45 – 10:05 am Developing a […]

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Session X: Eagleson Lecture Award

11 am  -  12 pm

11:00 – 12:00 pm Introduction: Mary Ann Sondrini, Eagleson Institute, Sanford, ME Dark Life: The Microbiology of Extreme Cave Environments Hazel Barton, PhD, University of Akron, Akron, OH

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Session XI: Poster Session

1 pm  -  2 pm

Presenters must be available during the session.

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Session XII: Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

2 pm  -  3 pm

Moderator: Shelley Jones, MS, RBP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 2:00 – 2:30 pm Beyond the 15 Agents—Should Your Institution Review Life Science Research for Potential DURC? (PDF, 289KB) Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM), University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI Robert […]

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Session XIII: Emergency Response

3:30 pm  -  5 pm

Moderator: Peili Zhu, MD, PhD, RBP, University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 3:30 – 3:50 pm Broadening Perspectives: Interagency Emergency Response Exercises Between the National Guard, Civilian Agencies, and Academic Institutions (PDF, 6.8MB) Marcia Finucane, CBSP, University of Colorado—Denver, […]

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Banquet at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

6:30 pm  -  8 pm
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Tuesday evening’s event will be held at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Our evening will include an opportunity to visit the museum and to see traditional Pueblo dances. Sample a variety of traditional Puebloan foods and enjoy visiting […]

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