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Below you will find copies of the presentations from the 2018 MABioN Biosafety Symposium.

(If you don’t find the presentation you are looking for below, the speaker did not supply us with presentation)

Monday, August 6

Time Title/Topic Speaker Downloads
8:00 – 12:00 PM Pre-symposiun Course: Brynn Welch – Bioethics for the Biosafety Professional and Researcher
12:00 – 1:00 PM Registration
1:00 – 1:30 PM Welcome from Symposium Host Institution Julie Johnson, Lindsey Ashmore, BRI Personnel, Kansas State University
1:30 – 2:00 PM ABSA International Update Patrick Condreay, ABSA International President
2:00 – 3:00 PM Compliance Evaluation: Getting the Most From Your Lab Inspections Holley Trucks, University of Kentucky
3:00– 3:30 PM Afternoon Break
3:30 – 4:00 PM Biocontainment Operations: Keeping Routine Maintenance a Priority John Henneman, BRI/KSU
4:00 – 5:00 PM NBAF Development/Location Choice Ron Trewyn, Kansas State University
5:00 – 5:30 PM MABioN Business Meeting


Tuesday, August 7

Time Title/Topic Speaker Downloads
8:00 – 8:30AM University of Michigan Safety Initiative Sarah Lawson, University of Michigan
8:30 – 9:00AM Emergency Response Preparedness Lance Luftman, Kansas State University BRI

Mark Whitehair, Manhattan Fire Department

9:00 – 9:30AM Strategies and Tactics to Influence Without Authority as a Biological Safety Officer Tami Maier, Medical College of Wisconsin
9:30 – 10:00AM Public-Private Partnerships to Strengthen Biosafety Across all Laboratories Michael Marsico, Association of Public Health Laboratories

Michael Weinkauf, Kansas Health and Environment Laboratories


10:00 – 10:30 AM Morning Break
10:30 – 11:00 AM Animal Disease Response Training Ken Burton, Kansas State University
11:00 – 11:30AM Ensuring Biosafety in Academic Research Institutions: Biosafety Survey and Program Development Sivarchana Mareedu, University of Louisville
11:30 – 12:00PM BSL-2 Training Programs and Documentation at the University Of Illinois Michael Miles, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 PM Fear Abatement: Awareness training as a tool to increase transparency, collaboration, and buy-in at the University of Chicago Allen Helm, University of Chicago
1:30 – 2:00 PM Assessing training effectiveness and implementation of safety practices in BSL-2 laboratories at University of Louisville Torsten Hopp, University of Louisville
2:00 – 2:30 PM Academic Biosafety at the University of Kentucky: A BSO goes back to grad school Brandy Nelson, University of Kentucky
2:30 – 3:00 PM BSL-2 Lab Inspection Program Development Cheryl Doerr, Kansas State University

Rose Ndegwa, Kansas State University

3:30 – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break
3:30 – 4:00PM Navigating Large Animal Waste Disposal Delena Mazzetti, University of Kentucky
4:00 – 4:30 PM Validation of Continuous Flow Effluent Decontamination Systems Gary Schmidt, PRI Bio
4:30– 5:00 PM Applications of UV light disinfection technology in the vivarium Bill Leverich, Micrologics, Inc./ClorDiSys Solutions
6:00 PM Dinner reception at the Flint Hills Discovery Center

Wednesday, August 8

Time Title/Topic Speaker Downloads
8:00 – 8:30 AM IBC Subcommittee for Genome Editing: A Collaborative Approach for Reviewing Emerging Technologies Hsiang‐Ming (Anthony) Wang, University of Chicago
8:30 – 9:00 AM Relocation of USDA Permits, Multiple Buildings & Multiple Pis Anne Dombroski‐Brokman, Iowa State University
9:00 – 10:00 AM Emerging Crop Diseases and Food Security Jim Stack, Kansas State University
10:00 – 10:30 AM Morning Break
10:30 – 10:45 AM Arbovirus Pathogenicity Correlation with Heat Resistance So Lee Park, Kansas State University
10:45 – 11:30 AM Biocontainment of Variola Virus: Past, Present, and Future Greg Peterson, Kansas State University
11:30 – 12:00 PM BRI Visitor Training
12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM BRI facility tour – Mechanical/Containment Spaces
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