November 15-20, 2019

November 15-20, 2019

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

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

Tuesday Scientific Program

November 19, 2019

Continental Breakfast in Foyer

7:00 am  -  8:00 am

Tuesday Morning

8:00 am  -  8:05 am

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

8:00 – 8:05 am


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

Session IX: Biosecurity

8:05 am  -  8:05 am

Session VIII: Griffin Lecture Award

8:05 am  -  8:05 am

Exhibits, Posters, and Coffee Break

10:20 am  -  10:50 am

Session X: Eagleson Lecture Award

10:50 am  -  11:50 am

Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch

11:50 am  -  1:20 pm

Session XI: Poster Session

12:20 pm  -  1:20 pm

Presenters must be available during the session.

Session XII: Regulatory Updates

1:20 pm  -  2:20 pm

Session XIII: Global Interest Topics

2:50 pm  -  3:50 pm

Session XIV: Public Health

3:50 pm  -  4:50 pm

Moderator: Dawn Wooley, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), Wright State University, Dayton, OH

3:50 – 4:10 pm

Implementation of WHO Global Action Plan III Containment Certification for US Poliovirus Type 2 Laboratories

Christy Ottendorfer, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

4:10 – 4:30 pm

Enhancement of Biosafety and Biosecurity in Tanzania Through Surveillance, Risk Assessment, and Identification of Select Agents in Bushmeat

Robab Katani, PhD, Penn State University, University Park, PA

4:30 – 4:50 pm

Adapting Laboratory Level Biosecurity Measures to Support Systems-Level Awareness, Prevention, Response, and Recovery Efforts of Infectious Disease (PDF, 519KB)

Samantha Dittrich, MPH, Merrick & Company, Arlington, VA

Banquet at the Barber Motorsports Museum

6:00 pm  -  10:00 pm

Barber Motorsports MuseumThe Barber Motorsports Park was built by George Barber and includes the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, which has been named “World’s Largest Motorcycle Museum” by the Guinness World Records. With its creative architecture and great attention to detail, the museum is home to over 1,400 motorcycles that span over 100 years of production. More than 650 bikes can be seen on any given day, and 200 different manufacturers from 20 countries are represented in the collection-from Harley-Davidson, Honda, and Indian-to Showa, DSK, and Cagiva. We hope you will join us for live music, a buffet of southern dishes (with vegetarian options), and some amazing rides.