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18th Annual MABioN Biosafety Hybrid Symposium Aug 1-3, 2022@ University of Michigan

1 August, 2022 @ 8:00 am 3 August, 2022 @ 12:00 pm America/Michigan


8/1/2022 8AM EDT – 8/3/2022 Noon EDT

NOTE: All times for this symposium will be in Eastern Daylight Time

The MABioN Annual 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 Morning. 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)

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Hotel Information

Michigan Ross School of Business
Executive Learning & Conference Center
710 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Front Desk 734-764-ROSS (7677)
Fax Number 734-615-4050

Nightly Rate: $167.00/night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 11%) in effect at the time of check in, and parking rate of $28.80/day.

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Dinner social Venue

University of Michigan
Ross School of Business
Executive Dining Room

Symposium Agenda

August 1, 2022  

8:00        Preconference course registration

8:30        Preconference Course: Risk Assessment in Laboratory Animal Research – Practical Applications.   Jason Villano, Janet Follo, & Jessica Bunn

12:00 Lunch      

Session 1    

1:00        Welcome from U of M

1:30        ABSA update, LouAnn Burnett

2:00        BSL-3 Annual Facility Verification – Why, What, How. Scott Talbot

2:30        Salmonella typhimurium infection associated with an undergraduate microbiology laboratory course: a case study. Bob Robke

Session 2                             

3:30        Wastewater monitoring as a effective tool for determining population level SARS-CoV-2 trends. Shreya Mullapudi

4:00        TBD. Katsuo Kurabayashi

5:00        MABioN Business Meeting          

August 2, 2022  

Session 3                             

8:00       U-M Medical School Safety Program & Research Community Buy-In.  (Sally) Sarah Lawson

8:30       The Impact of Formation of an Employee Safety Team on Injury Reporting and overall Safety Culture in Laboratory Animal Facilities. Sumit Ghosh

9:00       Ergonomic Survival Guide in the Laboratory; Methods to reduce injury. Sarah Cooney

9:30        This Bites! Raquel Huffman

Session 4                             

10:30     Best Practices for Bringing Biological Material to the University of Michigan. Benjamin Hess

11:30     M-Ship. Maryellen Tracy

12:00 Lunch

Session 5                             

1:00        Toolkit Development to Support Rapid Growth of COVID-19 Research. Andrea Ladd

1:30        Can live animals be moved out of ABSL3 facility? A risk assessment exercise. Anthony Wang

2:00        Establishing a BSL3 In Vitro Drug Screening Platform for SARS-CoV-2. Jonathan Sexton

Session 6                             

3:30        Simulation and modeling of airborne disease transmission in indoor spaces. Jesse Capecelatro

4:00        Case Study: A University Outbreak – Sharing Experiences for the Good of Prevention. Beth Olson

Symposium Dinner

6:00        University of Michigan Ross School of Business Executive Dining Room   

August 3, 2022                  

Session 7

9:00        Biological Sciences and Biodiversity Laboratory Tour (in-person)

9:30        Virtual Networking (remote attendees)

Session 8                             

11:00     Retroviral Review and What’s New. Kara Sarchet

12:30     Closing Remarks and Drawing