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.

Program;    Registration

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.

Course Instructors – Animal SessionGeneral SessionPlant Session

Program       Learning Objectives

2019 Registration and Payment Information

The cost for the course is:

* Animal, General, and Plant Sessions, (Complete Course) July 8-12: $2100 US Dollars

* Animal and General Sessions: $1900 US Dollars

* General and Plant Sessions: $1900 US Dollars

* General Only Session: $1000 US Dollars

Registration fee includes all lunches, breaks, course materials, a course completion certificate, and a dinner out Tuesday evening, July 9.


Go to payment options and course registration: course registration.

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

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