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2022 Technical Workshops and

Annual Scientific Symposium

Virtual Only

Click Here to register for the Symposium Click Here to register for Pre-Symposium Workshops)

 

Dates/Time (EDT)

Workshops (4 and 8 hours) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday June 13th and Tuesday June 14th

Scientific Symposium 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM June 15th

 

Key Note Speaker - Symposium

Paul Meechan, PhD, RBP (ABSA), CBSP (ABSA) 

 

P Meechan Headshot

 

Presentation Title: We know there’s no biosafety pipeline, but can we make one?

 

Dr. Meechan is currently a biosafety consultant, providing guidance and training to a number academic and government institutions regarding safe containment practices.  Prior to retiring from the CDC in 2019, he was the Associate Director for Laboratory Science in the Office of Laboratory Science and Safety.  Dr. Meechan also served as the Director of the Environment, Safety, and Health Compliance Office for CDC. 

 

 

From 1996 to 2010, he served in a variety of positions at Merck and Co., Inc. He has also been an Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University.  Dr. Meechan has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from SUNY College at Oswego, New York (1977), a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology from the University of Rochester (1983), and a MPH in Occupational Health and Safety Management from Tulane University (2003).

 

 

He also holds RBP and CBSP certifications from ABSA.  He has served two terms on the ABSA Council as Secretary and one term as President, has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Biological Safety Association (MABSA) and the Southeast Biological Safety Association (SEBSA).  He has been a member of numerous Federal taskforces and committees.

 

Scientific Symposium Program*

 

Keynote Speaker: We Know There’s No Biosafety Pipeline, But Can We Make One? Paul Meechan, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Consultant

 

  • The Third Party Auditors Are Scheduled. What Are The Top 10 Things I Can Do As An EHS Professional To Prepare? | Michael A. Hansen, CSP, CHMM, BCES, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
  • Manufacturing of Viral Vectors: Aerosol Risks and Control  | Brian R. Petuch, RBP, CBSP, International Safety Systems EHS
  • Challenge Of Designing And Building A Biocontainment Laboratory In Latin America  | Lia Vizzotti, World BioHazTec Latin America
  • Design And Implementation of A Biosurety Program At The University of California For High-Containment Research Laboratories  | Gary R. Landucci*, Sheryl Major, and Tran B. Phan, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
  • ABSA Update | Kelly Flint, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety
  • ChABSA Awards, Election Results and Business Meeting
  • Keynote Panel: Biosafety Officer Burnout
  • Holistic Risk In Bio-Safety Environments  | Glenn Sandford, AT-RISK International, LLC
  • Will The COVID-19 Pandemic Alter Our Perspectives And Implementation Of Biosecurity?  | Ryan N. Burnette, PhD, Merrick & Company
  • Biosafety Principles for Flow Cytometry  | Kristen M. Reifel, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center

 

*Subject to change

 

 

Pre-Symposium Workshops

The Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association (ChABSA) is offering this year’s summer workshops and symposium entirely virtually. This year’s offerings include the following 3 workshops:

 

  • June 13th: 8 am- 5 pm “ Gene Editing and Risk Assessment: Application to IBC Review” taught by Jessica McCormick-Ell. LIMITED SEATING-Only 20 seats available. Register early to guarantee your seat!!!

Early Bird Pricing (Though 6/01) $350 for ChABSA members and ABSA affiliates, $400 for non-members, $50 for students.

After 6/01 Pricing is $400 for ChABSA members and ABSA affiliates, $450 for non-members, $150 for students.

 

  • June 14th: 8 am-12 pm “Large Animal Biocontainment” taught by Joseph Kozlovac, David White, and Eilyn Fabregas

Early Bird Pricing (Though 6/01) $175 for ChABSA members and ABSA affiliates, $200 for non-members, $50 for students.

After 6/01 Pricing is $225 for ChABSA members and ABSA affiliates, $250 for non-members, $150 for students.

 

  • June 14th: 1 pm -5 pm “Battling Professional Burnout by Taking Control Your Biosafety Career” taught by Bob Emery, Scott Patlovich, and Kristin King. 

Early Bird Pricing (Though 6/01) $175 for ChABSA members and ABSA affiliates, $200 for non-members, $50 for students.

After 6/01 Pricing is $225 for ChABSA members and ABSA affiliates, $250 for non-members, $150 for students.

 

To register for one or all workshops please click here.