Course Information

NOTICE: The 2017 BBTC Program will apply for the (ABSA) American Biological Safety Association Certification Maintenance Points (CM Pts) for biosafety professionals.

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Topics include the most current information for the following:

Animal Session: July 13 and 14, will be animal oriented.
Topics to be covered include large animal ABSL–2 and –3 facilities design, containment and management; Laboratory animal ABSL–2 and –3 facilities design, containment and management; Veterinary hospital, clinic, and farm and ranch Biosecurity [infection control]; Non–Human Primate Biosafety; and Select Agent inspection preparations.

General Session: July 15, 17, and the morning of the 18, will be general Biosafety and Biosecurity. Topics to be covered include rDNA/Synthetic NA (recombinant DNA) Guidelines; Risk assessment; Entity specific inspection and audit preparations and responses; Entity Specific Audit Program; Select Agent regulations and changes, administration, and inspection preparations; Design and management of insectaries; HEPA filters and biosafety cabinet certification; BSL–2 and BSL–3 Building Design and Operations; Synthetic Biology, Dual Use Research of Concern Guidelines/Oversight; Clinical and Public Health Lab Biosafety; and Ethics and Culture of Biosafety.

July 17 is Hawaiian shirt day, so bring your favorite Hawaiian shirt to wear.

Optional for all attendees: Sunday, July 16, will be open for your enjoyment of the Fort Collins and Rocky Mountain National Park areas.

Plant Session: July 18 afternoon, 19, and 20 morning, will be plant oriented: Greenhouse design and management; Regulations and permit procedures; Containment of recombinant plants; Infectious disease research with plants; Biopharmaceuticals; Plant disease diagnostic lab network; Diseases of crops; and Select Agent inspection preparations. We will finish with lunch at noon Thursday, the 20th.

Participants include individuals from universities, private industry, and government. Disciplines represented include biosafety, laboratory designers, laboratory management, program managers, veterinarians, vivarium management, maintenance and engineering, and facility operations.

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2017 Registration and Payment Information

The cost for the course is:

Animal and General Sessions: $1900

Plant and General Sessions: $1900

Animal, General, and Plant Sessions, (Complete Course) July 13–20, 2017: $2100

General Only Session: $1000

Registration includes, dinners July 13 (Animal and General Sessions, and Complete Course registrants), and/or July 18 (Plant Sessions and Complete Course registrants), lunches, and breaks, and all course material. A class photo and certificate will be given to all who complete the course.

We anticipate full enrollment, so make your course and hotel reservations early.

Payment by check or Payment by credit card information is found on the registration form.

Please complete the registration form now to secure your position in the course, even if you are making payment on–site at the meeting. All registration fees must be paid in advance of attendance to the course sessions.

REFUND POLICY: Registration fee full refund less 5%, if requested within 45 days of annual meeting; 50% refund from 44 – 22 days before annual meeting; no refund if requested 21 days or less before annual meeting.


2017 Hotel Reservations

The BBTC 2017 Hilton Fort Collins room rates are $119 for single or double, $10 for each additional person in a room, and $139 for a suite. The cutoff date for hotel reservations is June 19, 2017. The hotel phone number is 970–482–2626. Call the hotel to reserve your special group room rate under the group/block name of “Biosafety and Biosecurity Training“, or use the following on-line custom Biosafety & Biosecurity Room Reservation link:

Make your on-line sleeping room reservation at this link for the BBTC course sessions held during July 13 – 20, 2017.

It is a 1 ½ to 2 hour drive from Denver International Airport, and is almost all interstate. Here is map information from DIA to Fort Collins and the Hilton Fort Collins. Take Hwy 470 North to I–25. Take I–25 North to the Fort Collins area and take the Prospect Rd. exit. Go West 4.5 miles on Prospect to the intersection of Prospect and Centre Avenue.

Shuttle bus transportation between DIA and Fort Collins: GreenRide

CONTACT US: Please direct questions to me at Robert.ellis@colostate.edu or 970–491–8268.