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Below you will find copies of the presentations from the 2017 MABioN Biosafety Symposium.

(File download only available for active MABioN members. If you don’t find the presentation you are looking for below, the speaker did not supply us with presentation)

Monday, August 7

8:00 – 12:00 PMPre-conference course: Emergency Response in High Containment LaboratoriesDavid Harbourt, PhD, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Biosafety Officer, USAMRIID
12:30 – 1:00 PMRegistration
1:00 – 1:30 PMWelcome to Iowa City and MABioN greetingsCarol McGhan, MPH, CBSP – Director, Environmental Health & Safety, University of Iowa

Heather Gipson, J.D., MA, CIM – Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance, University of Iowa

1:30 – 2:00 PMABSA InternationalPatrick Condreay, PhD , RBP – ABSA President Elect
2:00 – 2:30 PMConnecting Biotech Boundaries—Academia to IndustrySridhar Gopishetty, PhD – Technical Director, Center for Biocatalysis and BioProcessing, University of Iowa
2:30 – 3:00 PMSafety Transmutation – From Specialist to GeneralistDiane Rodi, PhD, OHST, FSSM(IL) – Health, Safety and Environment, Argonne National Laboratory
3:00– 3:30 PMAfternoon Break 
3:30 – 5:00 PMRoundtable: Increasing Biosafety Culture at your Institution

  • Improving Safety Culture by Engaging Leadership (Carruthers)
  • From Compliance Based to a Collaborative Safety Program (Mullinger)
  • Programmatic Initiatives to Improve Biosafety Awareness on Campus (Nelson)
Bridget Carruthers, PhD – Assistant Biosafety Officer, The Ohio State University
Timothy Mulliger – Research Lab Safety Assessment Specialist, University of Louisville
Brandy Nelson, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM) – Biosafety Officer, University of Kentucky

5:00 – 5:30 PMMABioN Business Meeting


Tuesday, August 8

8:00 – 8:30AMSummary of Verified and Validated Viral Inactivation MethodsDavid Harbourt, PhD, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM) – Biosafety Officer, USAMRIID
8:30 – 10:00 AMRoundtable: Select Agent Program – challenges/trends

  • Select Agent Drills from the Nightly News (Anderson)
  • Select Agent use and Oversight at the University of Missouri (McCarthy)
Matthew Anderson, PhD, RBP – Biosafety Officer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Travis McCarthy, PhD, RBP – Biosafety Officer, MU Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research

10:00 – 10:30 AMMorning Break 
10:30 – 11:30 AMManipulation of phagocyte function by Francisella tularensisLee-Ann Allen, Ph.D. Professor, The University of Iowa
11:30 – 12:00 PMDuke Infectious Disease Response Training – Worker Training Program (DIDRT WTP)Hsiang-Ming (Anthony) Wang, PhD, MBA, SM(NRCM) Biosafety Officer, University of Chicago
12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch Break
1:00 – 2:00PM“RUh ROh” – Rule In/Rule Out of Isolates at The State Hygeinic LaboratoryWade Aldous, Ph.D. Clinical Lab Director – State Hygienic Laboratory at The University of Iowa
2:00 – 3:00 PMA Series of Unfortunate Events: Brucella melitensis exposure in a clinical laboratoryDrew Fayram, MS. Biosafety Officer – State Hygienic Laboratory at The University of Iowa
3:00 – 3:30 PMAfternoon Break
3:30 – 4:00 PMClinical Trials and Tribulations: Practical Considerations for IBC Registration of Clinical TrialsHolley Trucks, MT(AAB), RBP Assistant Biosafety Officer, University of Kentucky
4:00 – 5:00 PMConvergence of Science, Safety, and SecurityWilliam “Will” So, Ph.D Policy Program Specialist, FBI
6:00 PM             Dinner at The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Museum 


Wednesday, August 9

8:00 – 8:30 AMAnimal Facility Design – Biosafety/Biosecurity considerationsJim Sheets, DVM, MPH, DACLAM, DACVPM Attending Veterinarian and Director of Animal Resources, University of Iowa
8:30 – 9:00 AMSafe Generation of Aerosols during Inhalational ChallengesPaul Anderson, Ph.D Assoc. Director, University of Missouri Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research
9:00 – 10:00 AMBiosafety and Animal Use: Operational IssuesDavid M. White, D.V.M., Ph.D., RBP, DACVM Safety & Security Unit Leader, National Centers for Animal Health
10:00 – 10:30 AMMorning Break 
10:30 – 11:30 AMRoundtable: Roundtable: Laboratory audits and Corrective ActionsJoseph Hawk – Radiation Safety Specialist, University of Iowa
Julie Johnson, PhD, CBSP – Biosafety Officer, Kansas State University
Matthew Anderson, PhD, RBP – Biosafety Officer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


11:30 – 12:00 PM3 Major changes to NSF/ANSI Standard 49 (BSCs)Brian Garrett  Labconco Corporation
12:00 PMLunch and Departure 


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