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Aug 5-7, 2019 | 15th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium

5 August, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 7 August, 2019 @ 1:00 pm CDT

$50.00 – $155.00

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What is the MABioN 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 Wednesday. Presentations on various topics related to biosafety are planned for Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning. An optional half-day pre-conference workshop will be held Monday morning, and an optional facility tour on Wednesday afternoon. Come and network with biosafety professionals in the Midwest area and learn and share information about biosafety. Register separately for the Monday morning workshop, which includes a break and lunch.

Symposium registration includes:

  • Breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Dinner Reception on Tuesday Night
  • Monday morning pre-symposium workshop (additional fee applies)

Dietary Restrictions:  When entering attendee information you can indicate any dietary restrictions/requirements you may have.

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Symposium registration is now open!

Early bird symposium registration prices ends on July 15th.  Register early to get the best price. Registration close on July 22nd.

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Meeting Location:

Biomedical Research Tower (BRT) Room 115, 460 West 12th Ave, Columbus OH



  • Registration will be open from 8am on Monday, Symposium registration at 12:30pm


  • Hotel will provide shuttle to the venue.
  • If you choose to drive, here are the best choices for Parking Garages:
    #1)12th Avenue Garage -340 West 12th Avenue. Parking fees are hourly with a $12 max per day.
    #2) North Cannon Garage  -1640 Cannon Drive Columbus OH 43210. Parking fees are hourly with a $12 max per day.
    #3) South Cannon Garage -1640 Cannon Drive Columbus OH 43210. Parking fees are hourly with a $12 max per day.


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Dinner social

Location: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in downtown Columbus.

401 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215


There will be a bus taking attendees from the hotel to dinner and back.

Buffet Dinner and 2 drink tickets included in symposium registration.


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2019 MABioN Symposium draft agenda

Aug 5, 2019

Monday Pre-conference course

8:00-8:30 amPre-conference course registration
8:30-10:00 amViral Vector Risk Assessment –Kara Sarchet
10:00-10:30 amBreak
10:30-12:00 pmViral Vector Risk Assessment –Kara Sarchet
12:00-1:00 pmLunch and Social


Monday Symposium open

12:30-1:00 pmSymposium Registration
1:00-1:30 pm Welcome from Symposium Host Institution, The Ohio State University
Bridget Carruthers/Mark Conselyea
1:30-2:00 pmMichael Miles –A review of the International Society for the Advancement of
Cytometry Biosafety Standards
2:00-3:00 pmKathryn Harris –Updates to the NIH Guidelines
3:00-3:30 pmBreak
3:30-4:30 pmKaren Byers –Laboratory Acquired Infections -1979 Present
4:00-5:00 pmSivarchana Mareedu –Development & Implementation of a Safety Intervention Program
at Academic Biological Laboratories
5:00-5:30 pmMABioN Business Meeting
 6:00-7:00 pmEvening reception @ Staybridge Suites

Aug 6, 2019

Tuesday agenda

8:00-8:30 amKara Held –BSC Myth Busters
8:30-9:30 amSumit Ghosh –Developing an in-house BSC Certification Program at UND
 9:30-10:00 amKyle Winkler –Managing a Respiratory Protection Program
10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:00 amJohn Henneman –Consequences of Deferring Routine Maintenance
11:00-12:00 pmTed Traum –Facility Aging –Retrofit or Replace
12:00-1:00 pmLunch
1:00-1:30 pmBrian O’Shea –Decommissioning of an Aging BSL-3 Facility
1:30-2:00 pmDee Mazzetti and Eric Rouse –Hazard Communication in Open Labs
2:00-2:30 pmClarissa Cowan –Collaborative Risk Assessment Process for Shared Use BSL3/ABSL3 Facility
2:30-3:00 pmAddie Moore –Lessons Learned from Select Agent Inactivation Validation Testing
3:00-3:30 pmBreak
3:30-4:30 pmJuliette Hanson –PAAR on OSU OARDC campus
4:30-5:00 pmChad RappleyeHistoplasma capsulatum
6:00 pmDinner reception at Gordon Biersch Columbus

Aug 7, 2019

Wednesday agenda

8:00-8:30 amCharles Murrieta –Post-Approval Monitoring at UNL
8:30-9:00 amHsiang-Ming (Anthony) Wang –The Curious Cases of DG shipping
9:00-10:00 amRick Maier –FBI’s Role in a Bioterrorism Event
10:00-10:30 amBreak
10:30-11:30 amMeg Halcomb –How to Train for the Next Zoonotic Disease Outbreak
11:30-12:00 pmDee Zimmerman –ABSA update
12:00-12:30 pmclosing remarks
12:30 pmLunch

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Risk Assessment for Viral Vectors

This course will focus on how to perform risk assessments for risk the most popular viral vectors used in scientific research. Both in vitro and in vivo risk assessments will be covered. Less commonly used and emerging viral vector systems will also be introduced. The modification of viral vectors to alter the cellular tropism and safety is changing rapidly, so this course will introduce resources for learning about vectors as they emerge. This course will also include interactive exercises that will allow opportunities for application of concepts and benchmarking between institutions.

Instructor: Kara Sarchet, Ph.D., Office of Environmental Health and Safety, IUPUI

Dr. Sarchet is currently ABSO/ARO at IUPUI. Kara has a B.S. in Chemistry from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. Kara went on to postdoc at IUPUI and also has industry experience in cell manufacturing. Working full time in biosafety for the last four years, Kara has co-developed viral vector training programs and worked with local subject matter experts to promote viral vector safety.

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STAYBRIDGE SUITES COLUMBUS UNIV AREA – OSU, 3125 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43202 United States (http://www.staybridge.com/)

  • Conference rate of $124.99/night
  • Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is at 11am
  • Free hot breakfast buffett
  • Free parking at hotel
  • Free shuttle to symposium location (time TBA)
  • Free evening reception 5:30-7:30 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Indoor Pool and exercise facility
To make a reservation within the block online:

  1. Click this link for hotel reservation (IATA# 99801505; Group Code EHS)
  2. Block will be open for reservation until 7/1/2019 (Free cancellation until Aug 3, so book now!)

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Recommend flying directly into John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

  • Rental cars available at the airport

Directions to BRT:

  • Directions from the hotel to BRT:

Head South on Olentangy River Rd for 1.9 miles.

Turn left onto John H Herrick Drive (~0.8 miles)

Turn right onto Neil Ave (0.1miles)

Turn right onto 12th Avenue. BRT is on the right (~0.3miles)

  • Directions from the airport to BRT:

Get on I-670W/US-62W to Columbus (1.0 mile)

Continue on I-670 W to Columbus. Take exit 3 from OH-315N (7.2 miles)

Turn left onto Cannon Drive (0.2 miles)

Turn right onto 12th Avenue. BRT is on the left (0.1 miles)




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5 August, 2019 @ 1:00 pm CDT
7 August, 2019 @ 1:00 pm CDT
$50.00 – $155.00
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The Ohio State University
Biomedical Research Tower, 460 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210 United States



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