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LAST CALL!! June 22, 2017 | MABioN Webinar – Biocontainment Concepts Related to Poultry

22 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Free – $10

MABioN is proud to offer a webinar discussing the Biocontainment Concepts Related to Poultry

Presented by Nick Chaplinski, MS, RBP, USDA-ARS

While pathogens of human consequence create challenges in the public health sector, there is a different array of challenges present when conducting agricultural research, specifically related to poultry.  This presentation will highlight basics of biosafety and biosecurity in regards to poultry research versus public health research.  The presentation will focus on elements of personnel biosecurity, risk assessment, biocontainment and the unique and challenging aspects of working with poultry in biocontainment.  The concepts related to the differences in risk assessment and risk groups in relation to agricultural research will be discussed.  Operations, starting at the production of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) poultry in Filtered Air Positive Pressure (FAPP) houses, and the use of these SPF birds and their eggs related to research will be explained.  Select agent poultry research, the specific requirements and regulations of doing so, and operations will also be discussed.  This presentation will highlight current research pertaining specifically to the U.S. National Poultry Research Center within USDA-ARS.

Nick Chaplinski is a Biosafety Officer with USDA-Agriculture Research Service at the United States National Poultry Research Center, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Ga.  He received his B.S. in Biology from East Carolina University, where he also received his master’s degree in Environmental Health.  Nick started his biosafety career as the Associate Biosafety Officer at East Carolina University.  Before joining USDA-ARS, Nick was the Associate Biosafety Officer at UNC-Chapel Hill where he oversaw a large Select Agent program.  Nick’s publications include an authored chapter on Animal Biosafety in the book “Ensuring National Biosecurity,” and he recently presented topics on biosafety/biosecurity and high containment research at an USDA-APHIS sponsored conference in South America.  He presented a pre-conference course at the USDA-ARS 4th International Biosafety and Biocontainment Symposium titled “Introduction to Unique Biocontainment Challenges in Agriculture Research” in February 2017. He has been involved with development of poultry biosafety courses through AALAS and received his Registered Biosafety Professional Certification through the American Biological Safety Association in 2015.


22 June, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Free – $10
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