2019 Course Information

NOTICE: The 2019 BBTC Program has been approved for the ABSA International (American Biological Safety Association) Certification Maintenance Points (CM Pts) for biosafety professionals. General Session 2.0 CM Points; Animal Session 1.5 CM Points; Plant Session 1.5 CM Points.

Meet The Course Director and Founder, Dr. Robert Ellis


NOTICE: The 2019 BBTC will be instructed on-site in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, July 8-12.

Topics include the most current information for the following:

Animal Session: July 8-9 AM – will be animal oriented. (1.5 days)
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; Prion disease research Biosafety; Field investigations; and Select Agent inspection preparations.

General Session: July 9 PM, 10, 11 AM – will be general Biosafety and Biosecurity. (total 2 days)
Topics to be covered include Risk assessment; Entity specific inspection and audit preparations and responses; 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; Dual Use Research of Concern Guidelines/Oversight; Clinical and Public Health Lab Biosafety; and Ethics and Culture of Biosafety.

Plant Session: July 11 PM-12 – will be plant oriented. (1.5 days)
Topics to be covered include Greenhouse design and management; Modern greenhouse tour; Regulations and permit procedures; Containment of recombinant plants and synthetic biology; Infectious disease research with plants; Biopharmaceuticals; Plant disease diagnostic lab network; Diseases of crops; and Select Agent inspection preparations.

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.


CONTACT US: Please direct questions to me at Robert.ellis@colostate.edu or 970–567-6607.