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Annual Scientific Symposium

2018 Pre-symposium Workshops

Scientific Symposium

6.2 Shipping Course


June 12, 13, and 14 at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg

2 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg MD



Pre-Symposium Workshops:

June 12, 2018 (8:00am – 5:00pm)


"Case Studies in Biocontainment Emergency Response" – 4 hour course

Dave Harbourt, USAMRIID


"Personnel Security in Laboratory Biosecurity Programs" – 8 hour course

Ben Perman, US Coast Guard

Lindsey Odell, DTRA


“Engineering for the Biosafety Professional, Part 1” – 8 hour course

Ted Traum, World BioHazTec Corp.

Juan Osario, Council Rock Consulting


Scientific Symposium

June 13, 2018 (8:00am – 5:00pm)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Julie Fischer

Biosafety and Biosecurity in the Context of the Global Health Security Agenda

Research Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Co-Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security

Georgetown University Medical Center


Dr. John Stephen Dumler

“TICKED OFF! Disease and risk factors for emerging tick-borne infections”

Professor and Chairperson, Joint Departments of Pathology

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Joint Pathology Center Bethesda, MD


Technical Seminar Speakers

Aerosol Monitoring of ABSL-3 Suites Housing Non-human Primates Challenged with Coxiella Burnetti” by David Harbourt, USAMRIID


Emerging Cyberbiosecurity Threats and Vulnerabilities to the Bioeconomy” by Nicholas Dunaway, Inspirion Biosciences

How Threat Management Compliments a Biorisk Program and Contributes to a Culture of Responsibility in Biological Laboratories” by Patricia DeLaRosa, HHS, ASPR

Using gaseous chlorine dioxide or UV-C light for decontamination” by Mark Czarneski, ClorDySis Solutions

Animal Housing Systems: their Applications and the Critical Maintenance Required” by Sarah Rovezzi and Manuel Dieguez, Allentown, Inc.

Shipping Training

June 14, 2018 (8:00am – 5:00pm)

Saf-T-Pak Division 6.2 Training (8 hour)

June 14, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg




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