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

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

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