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15th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety: Biosafety in the Era of One Health – Feb 10-14, 2018 @ Atlanta, GA

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Eagleson Institute will be hosting

15th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety: Biosafety in the Era of One Health

February 10-14, 2018 in Atlanta, GA

Join us to examine the intersection of laboratory animal medicine, biosafety, and one health!

Keynote: One Health- The Key to Making Health Security a Global Public Good

Dr. Susan Corning, BA, MSc, BVSc, MRCVS, FRSPH, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director General of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).


Highlights include:

Emerging Disease Case Studies

Hantavirus: The Big Picture
Barbara Knust, DVM, MPH, CDC

  • Hanta & Communication Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS (CAPT, USPHS), CDC
  • Hanta & Research (Field and Lab) Brian Amman, PhD, CDC
  • Hanta Epidemiology & Lab Investigation Barbara Knust, DVM, MPH, CDC

Influenza: The Big Picture
Richard Webby, PhD, St. Jude

  • Biosafety and Occupational Health with Known and Unknown Influenza Strains Zeke McKinney, MD, HealthPartners St. Paul
  • Influenza in Cats and Dogs, A Complex Interaction of Viruses David Suarez, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Epidemiology of Influenza A Transmission From Swine to Humans at State Fairs Andrew S. Bowman, MS, DVM, PhD Diplomate ACVPM, Ohio State University

Emerging Technology

  • Emerging Technologies in Public Health Labs Greg Armstrong, MD, CDC
  • Maldi-Tof and Biosafety Issues, Next Generation Sequencing Michael Perry, MS, MS Ed, Wadsworth Center
  • Patient Derived Xenographs Timothy Mandrell, DVM, DACLAM
  • Robotics/ High Throughput Screening Rich Rebar, GSK and Mary Sabolefski, MS, Novartis

Communication and Outreach

  • How to Communicate Risk When You Do Not Know Everything, Thomas Kost, PhD, DTM

And Much More!

  • Including 13 Preconference Classes

Presented By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Eagleson Institute and the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA International)
Cosponsored By: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP), American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and the One Health Commission


For a complete Symposium agenda, please visit:


Thanks to Eagleson Institute for sponsoring MABioN!

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