Professional Development Courses | May 12

Symposium Program

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

7:00 – 5:00 pm Registration

9:30 – 4:00 pm Vendor Exhibits


8:15 – 8:25 am Welcome and ABSA International President’s Address

David Gillum, MS, RBP(ABSA), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

8:25 – 8:30 am Biosecurity Symposium Executive Steering Committee Welcome

Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC


Session I Keynote Speaker

Introduction: Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

8:30 – 9:30 am Biosecurity Governance, Concerns, and Future Directions

Sam Weiss Evans, MSc, DPhil, Tufts University, Medford, MA


Session II Biosecurity Governance and Implementation

Moderator: Julie Fischer, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

9:30 – 9:50 am Biosecurity-A Historical Perspective

Ben Perman, PhD, U.S. Coast Guard, Alexandria, VA

9:50 – 10:10 am Canadian Biosecurity Programs

Genevieve Lacroix, MSc, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


10:10 – 10:40 am Exhibits and Break


10:40 – 11:00 am Challenges and Successes of Biosecurity in Latin America

Luis Alberto Ochoa Carrera, MSc, Mexican Institute for Social Security, Mexico City, Mexico

11:00 – 11:20 am The Role of the Netherlands Biosecurity Office in Raising Awareness and Improving Biosecurity Culture within Organizations

Mirjam Schaap, PhD, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands

11:20 – 11:40 am TBD

11:40 – 12:00 pm Roadmap for Implementing Biosecurity and Biodefense Policy in the United States

Venkat Rao, PhD, DBAT, Parsons, Centreville, VA


12:00 – 1:30 pm Exhibits and Lunch


Session III Biosecurity Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Moderator: Luis Alberto Ochoa Carrera, MSc, Mexican Institute for Social Security, Mexico City, Mexico

1:30 – 2:10 pm Lessons Learned from the Global Health Security Agenda

Julie Fischer, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

2:10 – 2:30 pm Biosecurity Successes in an International Pharmaceutical Company

Barbara Owen, MPH, RBP ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), Merck & Co, Inc., West Point, PA

2:30 – 2:50 pm Novel Biosecurity Program mplementation Model for Multifaceted Biological and Biomedical Laboratories

Ryan Burnette, PhD, Merrick & Company, Arlington, VA


2:50 – 3:20 pm Exhibits and Coffee Break


3:20 – 4:00 pm Bioengagement in the Middle East and North Africa: Leveraging the Past to Enhance the Future

Kavita Berger, PhD, Gryphon Scientific, Takoma Park, MD

4:00 – 4:20 pm Accelerating Action in Global Health Security, A Case Study of the GHSA Action Package Prevent 3 “Biosafety and Biosecurity”

Sabrina Brizee, MSc, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands

4:20 – 4:40 pm Biosecurity at the Wildlife Interface-Lessons from the Front Line

Dominic Travis, DVM, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

4:40 – 5:00 pm Restricted by Whom: A Review of Space Biosecurity

Betsy Pugel, PhD, NASA, Greenbelt, MD


5:00 – 5:05 pm Closing Remarks

Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

Ben Perman, PhD, U.S. Coast Guard, Alexandria, VA

Ben Perman, PhD, U.S. Coast Guard, Alexandria, VA

Mirjam Schaap, PhD, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands

Mirjam Schaap, PhD, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands

Venkat Rao, PhD, DBAT, Parsons, Centreville, VA

Venkat Rao, PhD, DBAT, Parsons, Centreville, VA

Ryan Burnette, PhD, Merrick & Company, Arlington, VA

Ryan Burnette, PhD, Merrick & Company, Arlington, VA

Sabrina Brizee, MSc, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands

Sabrina Brizee, MSc, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands

Dominic Travis, DVM, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Dominic Travis, DVM, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Thursday, May 14, 2020

7:00 – 5:00 pm Registration

9:30 – 4:00 pm Vendor Exhibits


8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome and Recap of Day 1

Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

8:15 – 8:30 am ABSA International Biosecurity Credential Update

Barbara Owen, MPH, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), Merck & Co, Inc., West Point, PA


Session IV Biosecurity Governance—Beyond Laws and Regulations

Moderators: Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI
Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

8:30 – 9:45 am Biosecurity Self-Governance Effective Communication: Beyond Country Borders

Roundtable Panel: TBD


9:45 – 10:15 am Exhibits and Break


Session V Biosecurity Risk Training, Education, and Communication

Moderator: Jo Husbands, PhD, The National Acadamies of Sciences, Enginnering, and Medicine, Washington, DC

10:15 – 10:35 am Re-envisioning Biosecurity Training

Lisa Burley, MS, RBP(ABSA), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

10:35 – 10:55 am Title: TBD

Clem Fortman, PhD, Engineering Biology Research Consortium, Emeryville, CA

10:55 – 11:15 am Biosecurity, Outreach and Training through Cooperative Engagement

Bradford Books, PhD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

11:15 – 11:45 am iGem’s Approach to Biosecurity

Piers Millet, PhD, iGem Foundation, Boston, MA

11:45 – 12:00 pm TBD


12:00 – 1:30 pm Exhibits and Lunch


Session VI Personnel Reliability and Personal Security

Moderator: Jim Welch, Affiliate, Elizabeth R Griffin Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

1:30 – 2:00 pm Measuring Personnel Suitability and Reliability

Ray Kozial, PhD, Madison, W

2:00 – 2:20 pm TBD

2:20 – 2:40 pm Human Errors and Reliability in the Life Sciences: A Call for More Research

Ryan Ritterson, PhD, Gryphon Scientific, Takoma Park, MD

2:40 – 3:00 pm Impacts of Incidents of Workplace Violence on High Containment Laboratory Incident Response and Biosecurity Planning in Academic Institutions

Lolly Gardiner, MBA, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), MRIGlobal, Gaithersburg, MD


3:00 – 3:30 pm Exhibits and Break


Session VII Cyberbiosecurity

Moderator: Kavita Berger, PhD, Gryphon Scientific, Takoma Park, MD

3:30 – 4:00 pm Cyberbiosecurity from a Law Enforcement Perspective

William So, PhD, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

4:00 – 4:20 pm TBD

4:20 – 4:40 pm International Network Impacts of Cybersecurity on Global ealth Security and Biotechnology

Samantha Dittrich, MPH, Merrick & Company, Denver, CO

4:40 – 5:00 pm Cybersecurity: Concerns, Challenges, and Issues on the Horizon

Roundtable Moderators: David Gillum, MS, RBP(ABSA), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

Panel: William So, PhD, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC
Samantha Dittrich, MPH, Merrick & Company, Denver, CO
TBD


5:00 – 5:05 pm Closing Remarks

Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC


5:30 – 7:00 pm Poster and Networking Reception

Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

Ryan Ritterson, PhD, Gryphon Scientific, Takoma Park, MD

Ryan Ritterson, PhD, Gryphon Scientific, Takoma Park, MD

Lolly Gardiner, MBA, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), MRIGlobal, Gaithersburg, MD

Lolly Gardiner, MBA, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), MRIGlobal, Gaithersburg, MD

Samantha Dittrich, MPH, Merrick & Company, Denver, CO

Samantha Dittrich, MPH, Merrick & Company, Denver, CO

Friday, May 15, 2020

7:00 – 5:00 pm Registration


8:00 – 8:10 am Welcome and Recap of Day 2

Barbara Owen, MPH, RBP ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), Merck & Co, Inc., West Point, PA


Session VIII Bioeconomy and Bioindustry

Moderator: Jessica McCormick-Ell, PhD, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA), SM(MRCM , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

8:10 – 8:40 am Biosecurity and the Bioeconomy

Speaker: TBD

8:40 – 9:00 am TBD

9:00 – 9:20 am Open for Business: Understanding How Bio-Based Start-Up Incubators Address Biosecurity

Lora Grainger, PhD, Project Safe Lab, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

9:20 – 9:40 am Biosecurity of Ubiquitous Biologically-Derived Toxins in the BSL-2 Laboratory: A Case for Increased Awareness and Oversight in an Evolving Landscape

Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC


9:40 – 10:00 am Coffee Break


Session IX Engagement and the Future of Biosecurity

Moderator: Eric Rouse, MS, RBP(ABSA), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

10:00 – 11:00 am Potential Misuse of Research Discussion

Panel: Meghan Palmer, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP(ABSA), SM(NRCM), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
TBD

11:00 – 12:00 pm Research and Public Engagement Discussion

Panel: Kelly Tyrrell, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Todd Kuiken, PhD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Jo Husbands, The National Academies of Sciences, Washington, DC
Phil Bates, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Phoenix, AZ


12:00 pm Close of Symposium

Lora Grainger, PhD, Project Safe Lab, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

Lora Grainger, PhD, Project Safe Lab, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC

Antony Schwartz, PhD, CBSP ABSA), SM(NRCM), Duke University, Durham, NC