October 12-17, 2018

October 12-17, 2018

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

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Tuesday Scientific Program

October 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning

8:00 am  -  8:05 am
2018-10-16 08:00:00 2018-10-16 08:05:00 America/New_York Tuesday Morning 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Vendor Exhibits 8:00 - 8:05 am Welcome Master of Ceremonies: Dee Zimmerman, Galveston, TX Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
9:30 am – 4:00 pm Vendor Exhibits
8:00 – 8:05 am

Welcome

Master of Ceremonies: Dee Zimmerman, Galveston, TX

Session VIII: Griffin Lecture Award

8:05 am  -  9:20 am
2018-10-16 08:05:00 2018-10-16 09:20:00 America/New_York Session VIII: Griffin Lecture Award 8:05 - 8:20 am Introduction: Caryl Griffin, MSN, MDiv, Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Kingsport, TN 8:20 - 9:20 am All Appropriate Measures: Biosafety and Biosecurity in an Era of Global Health Threats Julie Fischer, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]
8:05 – 8:20 am

Introduction: Caryl Griffin, MSN, MDiv, Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Kingsport, TN

8:20 – 9:20 am

All Appropriate Measures: Biosafety and Biosecurity in an Era of Global Health Threats

Julie Fischer, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Session IX: Biosafety Hot Topics

9:20 am  -  10:20 am
2018-10-16 09:20:00 2018-10-16 10:20:00 America/New_York Session IX: Biosafety Hot Topics Moderator: Shelley Jones, MS, RBP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 9:20 - 9:40 am Arthropod Containment Evaluation in an Academic Institution Debra Sharpe, MPH, RBP, Sharpe Solutions International, Birmingham, AL 9:40 - 10:00 am An Overview of Field Research Safety Resources for Biosafety Professionals Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX 10:00 - 10:20 am Risk Assessment and Reassessment in a Diagnostic Microbiology Lab Lisa L. Steed, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Shelley Jones, MS, RBP, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

9:20 – 9:40 am

Arthropod Containment Evaluation in an Academic Institution

Debra Sharpe, MPH, RBP, Sharpe Solutions International, Birmingham, AL

9:40 – 10:00 am

An Overview of Field Research Safety Resources for Biosafety Professionals

Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston, Houston, TX

10:00 – 10:20 am

Risk Assessment and Reassessment in a Diagnostic Microbiology Lab

Lisa L. Steed, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break

10:25 am  -  10:55 am
2018-10-16 10:25:00 2018-10-16 10:55:00 America/New_York Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

Session X: Eagleson Lecture Award

11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
2018-10-16 11:00:00 2018-10-16 12:00:00 America/New_York Session X: Eagleson Lecture Award Introduction: Mary Ann Sondrini, Eagleson Institute, Sanford, ME Using Viruses to Select for Reduced Virulence of Bacterial Pathogens in Human Patients Paul Turner, PhD, Yale University, New Haven, CT Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

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

Using Viruses to Select for Reduced Virulence of Bacterial Pathogens in Human Patients

Paul Turner, PhD, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch

12:00 pm  -  1:30 pm
2018-10-16 12:00:00 2018-10-16 13:30:00 America/New_York Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

NextGen Shared Interest Group Meeting

12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
Room 13
2018-10-16 12:00:00 2018-10-16 13:30:00 America/New_York NextGen Shared Interest Group Meeting The NextGen Shared Interest Group will be hosting a career panel luncheon at the 61st Annual Biological Safety Conference in Charleston, SC on Tuesday, October 16, 12:00 - 1:30 pm (location TBD). The career panel will feature guest speakers from the biosafety profession in academia, industry, consulting, public health, and government, as well as a recent CBSP-credentialed individual. Speakers will discuss the road to their current positions and what it is like to work in their particular biosafety field. Following a brief introduction from each speaker, the panel will open up for questions and discussion on how to grow and succeed in a biosafety career. All newer biosafety professionals with less than five years’ experience in the field are welcome! Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

The NextGen Shared Interest Group will be hosting a career panel luncheon at the 61st Annual Biological Safety Conference in Charleston, SC on Tuesday, October 16, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (location TBD). The career panel will feature guest speakers from the biosafety profession in academia, industry, consulting, public health, and government, as well as a recent CBSP-credentialed individual. Speakers will discuss the road to their current positions and what it is like to work in their particular biosafety field. Following a brief introduction from each speaker, the panel will open up for questions and discussion on how to grow and succeed in a biosafety career. All newer biosafety professionals with less than five years’ experience in the field are welcome!

Session XI: Poster Session

12:30 pm  -  1:30 pm
2018-10-16 12:30:00 2018-10-16 13:30:00 America/New_York Session XI: Poster Session Presenters must be available during the session. Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

Presenters must be available during the session.

Session XII: Behavior Enhancing Compliance

1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm
2018-10-16 13:30:00 2018-10-16 14:30:00 America/New_York Session XII: Behavior Enhancing Compliance Moderator: Maya Nair, RBP, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 1:30 - 1:50 pm Biosafety in Microbiology Teaching Laboratories Emilie Descamps, PhD, Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP), Brussels, Belgium 1:50 - 2:10 pm Canada’s Biosecurity Oversight, Strengthening Biosecurity Risk Assessment Genevieve Lacroix, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2:10 - 2:30 pm Development, Implementation, and Utility of a Survey-based Laboratory Safety Management Tool Shannon Keckler, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Maya Nair, RBP, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

1:30 – 1:50 pm

Biosafety in Microbiology Teaching Laboratories

Emilie Descamps, PhD, Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP), Brussels, Belgium

1:50 – 2:10 pm

Canada’s Biosecurity Oversight, Strengthening Biosecurity Risk Assessment

Genevieve Lacroix, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2:10 – 2:30 pm

Development, Implementation, and Utility of a Survey-based Laboratory Safety Management Tool

Shannon Keckler, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break

2:30 pm  -  3:00 pm
2018-10-16 14:30:00 2018-10-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

Session XIII: Training

3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
2018-10-16 15:00:00 2018-10-16 16:30:00 America/New_York Session XIII: Training Moderator: Sarah DiFurio, MS, RBP, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 3:00 - 3:20 pm Effective Biosafety and Biosecurity Training for Maintenance and Security Personnel Molly S. Stitt-Fischer, PhD, CBSP, SM(NRCM), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 3:20 - 3:40 pm ABSA Education & Curriculum Task Force: Survey Results and Analysis and Current Initiatives Brandy Nelson, CBSP, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 3:40 - 4:00 pm Small Actions Bigger Impact: Training Brings in House Solution for Biosafety Issues Saeed Khan, Dow University of Health sciences, Karachi, Pakistan 4:00 - 4:20 pm Laboratory-acquired Infections and Exposure Routes: The Known, The Probable, and the Possible Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP, Yale University, New Haven, CT 4:20 - 4:30 pm Question and Answer Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

Moderator: Sarah DiFurio, MS, RBP, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

3:00 – 3:20 pm

Effective Biosafety and Biosecurity Training for Maintenance and Security Personnel

Molly S. Stitt-Fischer, PhD, CBSP, SM(NRCM), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

3:20 – 3:40 pm

ABSA Education & Curriculum Task Force: Survey Results and Analysis and Current Initiatives

Brandy Nelson, CBSP, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

3:40 – 4:00 pm

Small Actions Bigger Impact: Training Brings in House Solution for Biosafety Issues

Saeed Khan, Dow University of Health sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

4:00 – 4:20 pm

Laboratory-acquired Infections and Exposure Routes: The Known, The Probable, and the Possible

Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP, Yale University, New Haven, CT

4:20 – 4:30 pm

Question and Answer

Banquet at the USS Yorktown

6:00 pm  -  ?
2018-10-16 18:00:00 2018-10-16 22:00:00 America/New_York Banquet at the USS Yorktown On Tuesday night come aboard the World War II’s famous “Fighting Lady” USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier at Patriots Point! Christened 75 years ago by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the USS Yorktown became Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in 1976. Enjoy unmatched views of the Charleston harbor and city skyline from the flight deck while nibbling on appetizers. Exhibits will be open for you to learn about past life on board a Navy ship. A hickory-smoke feast dinner with vegetarian options will be served in the Hangar Bay. Plan to join us at this historical venue for dinner, music, amazing displays, and great city views. Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC ABSA International [email protected]

Banquet at the USS Yorktown - ABSA International

On Tuesday night come aboard the World War II’s famous “Fighting Lady” USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier at Patriots Point! Christened 75 years ago by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the USS Yorktown became Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in 1976. Enjoy unmatched views of the Charleston harbor and city skyline from the flight deck while nibbling on appetizers. Exhibits will be open for you to learn about past life on board a Navy ship. A hickory-smoke feast dinner with vegetarian options will be served in the Hangar Bay. Plan to join us at this historical venue for dinner, music, amazing displays, and great city views.