2019 Course Program

To the Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes


NOTICE: The 2019 BBTC Program will apply for the ABSA International (American Biological Safety Association) Certification Maintenance Points (CM Pts) for biosafety professionals.

Please watch for updates to the following program. The 2019 program will be held on-site in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

General Biosafety and Biosecurity Session: July 2019 – General Session Instructors


July ?

General
Time:
Philosophy of Global BBTC; Ethics and Culture of Biosafety
Bob Ellis, BBTC Director, and Colorado State University Director of Biosafety, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

General
Time:
The Importance of Safe Research Practices
Jim Welch, Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation

July ?

General
Time:
Risk Communication, Risk Assessment, and Risk Management
Sean Kaufman, Sean Kaufman, Behavior–Based Improvement Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


July ?

General
Time: (conclude)
Risk Communication, Risk Assessment, and Risk Management
Sean Kaufman, Sean Kaufman, Behavior–Based Improvement Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

General
Time:
Design and Management of Insectaries
Nicholas Bergren, Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory (AIDL), Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

July ?

General
Time:
BSL–2 and BSL–3 Building Design and Operations
Jerry Tews, Commissioning Biocontainment Specialist, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


July ?

General
Time:
The U. S. Select Agent Program; and Stewardship of Infectious Agents
Bob Ellis, BBTC Director; Professor, MIP Department; and Colorado State University Director of Biosafety, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

July ?

General
Time:
Preparing for and Responding to Audits and Inspections
Joe Kozlovac, Agency Biosafety Officer, USDA–ARS, Beltsville, Maryland, USA


July ?

General
Time:
rDNA/Synthetic NA (recombinant DNA) Guidelines; and Dual Use Research of Concern: Guidelines and Oversight
Bob Ellis, BBTC Director; Professor, MIP Department; and Colorado State University Director of Biosafety, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

July ?

General
Time:
Clinical and Public Health Lab Biosafety
Michael Pentella, Director of the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL), University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa, USA


July ?

General
Time:
Going Mobile – Audits, Inspections and Data Collection
Patty Olinger, Assistant Vice-President, Office of Research Administration; and Director, Environmental, Health, and Safety Office, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

July ?

General
Time:
High Efficiency Particle Air Filters (HEPA) and Biosafety Cabinet Certification
Sara Cope, Assistant Biosafety Officer, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA



Animal Biosafety and Biosecurity Session: July 2019 – Animal Session Instructors


July ?

Animal
Time:
Lab Animal Biosafety Level–2 (ABSL–2) and ABSL–3 Containment and Management
Lon Kendall, Director, Laboratory Animal Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

July ?

Animal
Time: (conclude) Lab Animal Biosafety Level–2 (ABSL–2) and ABSL–3 Containment and Management
Lon Kendall, Director, Laboratory Animal Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Animal
Time:
Large Animal Facilities and Containment, Animal Biosafety Level–2 (ABSL–2) and ABSL–3
Erin Smith, Biosafety Specialist at Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI), Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA


July ?

Animal
Time: (conclude) Large Animal Facilities and Containment, Animal Biosafety Level–2 (ABSL–2) and ABSL–3
Erin Smith, Biosafety Specialist at Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI), Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

July ?

Animal
Time: ABSL–3 Research with Multiple Agents and Multiple Animal Species
Bob Ellis, BBTC Director; Professor, MIP Department; and Colorado State University Director of Biosafety, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA


July ?

Animal
Time:
Veterinary Hospital and Clinic Biosecurity (infection control) and Agricultural Premises Biosecurity
Paul Morley, Professor and Veterinary Teaching Hospital Biosecurity Officer, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

July ?

Animal
Time:
Biosafety in Prion Disease Research
Candace Mathiason, Associate Professor, MIP Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA


July ?

Animal
Time:
ABSL-2 Research in the Field
Bob Ellis, BBTC Director; Professor, MIP Department; and Colorado State University Director of Biosafety, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA



Plant Biosafety and Biosecurity Session: July 2019 – Plant Session Instructors


July ?

Plant
Time:
Crop Security and Disease; Overview of the U.S.A. National Plant Diagnostic Network
Thaddeus Gourd, PhD, Colorado State University Extension Director and Agriculture Agent for Adams County, Colorado, Brighton, Colorado, USA


July ?

Plant
Time:
Regulations and Permit Procedures for Plants, Plant Pests and Pathogens, Including Transgenics and Soils
Steven Ziegenfuss , Biological Safety Specialist, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

July ?

Plant
Time:
Biosafety in Research Greenhouses and other Specialized Containment Facilities – Principles and Guidelines
Dann Adair, Controlled Environments, Inc., North Branch, Minnesota, USA


July ?

Plant
Time: (continue)
Biosafety in Research Greenhouses and other Specialized Containment Facilities – Administrative Controls and Management
Dann Adair, Controlled Environments, Inc., North Branch, Minnesota, USA

July ?

Plant
Time: (conclude)
Biosafety in Research Greenhouses and other Specialized Containment Facilities – Design and Construction
Dann Adair, Controlled Environments, Inc., North Branch, Minnesota, USA


July ?

Plant
Time:
Transgenic Plants in the Laboratory, the Greenhouse and in the Field
Mauricio Antunes, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

July ?

Plant
Time:
Agricultural Biosecurity: Why it’s important. Steps to compliance
Jillian M. Lang, Research Associate, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA