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.)

Wednesday Scientific Program

October 17, 2018

Wednesday Morning

8:15 am  -  8:20 am
7:00 – 5:00 pm Registration
8:15 – 8:20 am


Master of Ceremonies: President-Elect: TBD

Session XIV: Invited Speaker

8:20 am  -  9:20 am

Introduction: Kalpana Rengarajan, PhD, JM, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Global Testbeds for Biosafety and Biosecurity Policy

Megan Palmer, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Coffee Break

9:20 am  -  9:40 am

Session XV: Richard Knudsen Award

9:40 am  -  10:05 am

Session XVI: Biosafety Program Management

10:05 am  -  11:30 am

Honor Awards and Special Recognition Luncheon

11:30 am  -  1:30 pm
Exhibit Hall A1

Presenter: Patrick Condreay, PhD, RBP, pc Biosafety Consulting Services, LLC, Carrboro, NC

Arnold G. Wedum Distinguished Achievement Award

Everett J. Hanel, Jr. Presidential Award

John H. Richardson Special Recognition Award

Scientific and Informational Poster Awards

Hashimoto Award for Service and Honor

Recognition of Certified Biosafety Professionals and Registered Biosafety Professionals
Presenters: Thomas P. Boyle, RBP, Rowan University, Stratford, NJ
Susan Cook, PhD, CBSP, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Session XVII: Biosafety Issues Associated with the Use of Laboratory Animals for Studying Emerging or Re-emerging Infectious Pathogens

1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm

Session XVIII: Agent Inactivation

2:30 pm  -  3:30 pm

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

2:30 – 2:50 pm

Decontamination of High-Containment Facilities by Peroxyacetic Acid Dry Fogging and the Failure of Commercial Spore Carriers

Jan Schinköthe, Friedrich-Loeffler Institute, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany

2:50 – 3:10 pm

Review of Necessary Practices for EPA Submission of a Hospital Disinfectant Using Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) (PDF, 1MB)

Helen Paxton, St. Francis Healthcare, Wilmington, DE

3:10 – 3:30 PM

Chlorine Dioxide Decontamination of Older Buildings—Is Dust Really an Issue? (PDF, 3MB)

Andrew Hill, CSIRO—Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia

Session XIX: Equipment in the Lab

3:50 pm  -  4:50 pm

Close of Conference

4:50 pm

Master of Ceremonies
President-Elect: TBD