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12th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium
1 August, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3 August, 2016 @ 1:00 pm EDT$170.00 – $200
INDIANA UNIVERSITY–PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS (IUPUI)
August 1-3, 2016
2016 Symposium Sponsors
Lewis Testing Services
Eli Lilly & Company
(Kansas City, MO)
- Price increases to $170 after July 25th
- Price increases to $200 after July 25th
Registration links can be found at the bottom of this page.
What is the Biosafety Symposium?
The Symposium is a two day conference for biosafety professionals and others involved in biosafety. The Symposium opens at 1pm on Monday and concludes after lunch on Wed. Presentations on various topics related to biosafety are planned for Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wed. morning. Come and network with biosafety professionals in the Midwest area and learn and share information about biosafety.
Symposium registration includes:
- Breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
- Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
- Dinner Reception on Tues. Night.
- Parking for one car on campus during the symposium
Dietary Restrictions: When entering attendee information you can indicate any dietary restrictions/requirements you may have.
Location: Indianpolis, IL
Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown Across from Circle Centre
105 S. Meridian Street
Book by July 1st to reserve your room!
Rate: $134.00/night + taxes (17%)
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
A fee of up to $250 USD will be assessed for smoking in a non-smoking room. Please ask the Front Desk for locations of designated outdoor smoking areas.
Directions from the Hotel Staff
From Indianapolis International Airport: I-70 East to West Street exit (79A) continue north to Maryland street, turn right on Maryland street to hotel at Meridian street.
From I-65 (N) – I-70 West, exit McCarty street (79b), continue north onto Meridian street, hotel is on the right approximately 6 blocks.
From I-70: exit west street (79b), continue north to Maryland street, right on Maryland street to Meridian street. From I-74 (West): I-465 South to I-65 on to I-70 West, exit west street (79b), continue north to Maryland street, turn right on Maryland street to Meridian street.
From I-74 (East): I-465 South to I-70 East to west street (79b), continue north to Maryland street, right on Maryland street to Meridian street.
From I-465 to I-70 to west street (79a): continue north to Maryland street, turn right on Maryland street to Meridian street.
From I-69 – I-465 South to I-70 West, exit west street (79a), continue north to Maryland street, turn right on Maryland street to Meridian street.
Indianapolis International Airport
From the Airport:
|Bus Service||2.00 USD|
Below is a summary of the topics to be covered by talks at the symposium. Titles and speakers have not all been confirmed yet and will be announced when finalized.
8am – 12pm Pre-symposium course “Introduction to Basic Risk Assessment” by Dr. Patrick Condreay
Tenative: Talks on CRISPR and other viral vector use and safety.
- Biosafety of Baculoviridae vectors
- Hypoxia Chambers
- Hand Washing compliance among laboratorians
- Changes in the NIH Guidelines related to HGT reviews
- A new lab inspection module for research labs
- How Satisfied Are Your Customers?
- Evolution of an IBC Protocol Submission form
- A Validation Study of Greenhouse Waste Decontamination
- Effects of environmental constraints on biological waste treatment and disposal
- Large animal disposal and alkaline hydrolysis
- Biosafety in therapeutic and clinical settings
Copies Of The Symposium Presentations Will Be Available In The MABioN Members Area Of The Website Within 2 Weeks Of The End Of The Symposium.
A pre-conference course will be offered again this year for Monday morning from 8am-12pm.
Cost is $45 for MABioN Members and $75 for Non-members. The cost will increase by $30 after July 25th.
Introduction to Biosafety Risk Assessment
Patrick Condreay, PhD RBP
Patrick is the owner and principal consultant of PC Biosafety Consulting Services, LLC. Prior to that he was a Group Leader at GlaxoSmithKline for 28 years. He currently is a councilor on the ABSA Executive Board and is very active in ABSA.
The WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual states, The backbone of the practice of biosafety is risk assessment. While there are many tools available to assist in the assessment of risk for a given procedure or experiment, the most important component is professional judgement. To establish that capability in a biological safety program it is essential to understand the process of risk assessment and how it leads to the choices of risk mitigation steps used in various scenarios. We will start with a framework for risk assessment and the factors that help us determine relative levels of risk. This will be followed by a discussion of hazard identification for different types of biohazards. Short interactive exercises will be interspersed throughout to foster discussion of the concepts presented. The course will finish with an introduction to control measures used to mitigate biohazard risk.
The participants will be able to:
- Explain the concepts and process for performing a biological risk assessment
- Identify the hazards within experimental plans and appraise the factors that affect the level of risk presented by these hazards
- Apply the acquired knowledge to develop a risk assessment of an experimental protocol
- Evaluate the different types of engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment used to mitigate biohazard risk
Registration Fee includes
- Parking pass for IUPUI campus
- Lunch after the course