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WEEK-LONG COURSE COVERING ANIMAL, GENERAL, AND PLANT BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY. August 2-6, 2021

 

Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Course: August 2-6, 2021

 

 

A WEEK-LONG COURSE COVERING ANIMAL, GENERAL,

AND PLANT BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY

https://absa.org/event/absa-bbtc-fort-collins/

 

The Biosecurity Training Course (BBTC) was founded in 2004, by Dr. Robert (Bob) Ellis. The ABSA BBTC Fort Collins partnership was initiated in 2020 to expand ABSA International's mid to expert career level course offerings and to combine resources to serve a wider audience. Each year the sessions are updated, improved, and new topics are added. Recent additions include preparations for audits and inspections; BSL-2/ BSL-3 buildings design and operations; Clinical and Public Health lab biosafety; prion disease research biosafety; and field investigations biosafety. Participants will receive intensive and engaging training on most aspects of biosafety and biosecurity, including exercises, a greenhouse tour, audit and inspection discussions, and Q&A discussions.

 

The BBTC emphasizes the ethics and principles of biosafety. Worldwide, the BBTC is without equal in providing an overall basis for Animal, Plant, and General Biosafety and Biosecurity Program Management. Fees include lunch each day, a reception on Sunday night, and a group dinner on Tuesday night.

 

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Animal Sessions

·    Describe the latest facility design for animal containment in large and small facilities

·    Explain biosafety in prion disease research

·    Summarize biosafety for field investigations

General Sessions

·    Understand and discuss the general principles of biosafety and biosecurity

·    Discuss biosafety management, select agent regulations, emergency response, risk assessment and management

·    Explore inspection and audit preparations, dual use research of concern, biosafety cabinet certification, insectary design and management, clinical and public health biosafety and biosecurity

Plant Sessions

·    Distinguish how crop security networks and plant diagnostic laboratories function

·    Discuss basic greenhouse design and management

·    Identify the principles for transgenic plant and infectious disease research containment and synthetic biology

·    Describe the USDA permit policies and procedures and plan a disease diagnostic lab network

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for those biosafety professionals in the middle to expert level of the profession. Disciplines represented include biosafety, biosecurity, laboratory designers, laboratory management, program managers, vivarium management, maintenance and engineering. Participants include individuals from universities, private industry, and government.

 

COURSE DIRECTOR  

Robert P. Ellis, PhD, CBSP (ABSA)

Dr. Robert Ellis, BS Microbiology (Wyoming); MS and PhD, Microbiology and Immunology (Purdue) is Emeritus Director of Biosafety and Emeritus Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University. Bob is a Certified Biological Safety Professional, a Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Honorary) and was the ABSA President in 2008-2009. Bob received the Everett Hanel, Jr., ABSA Presidential Award in 2015 and the ABSA Arnold G. Wedum Award in 2020. He has extensive experience in the design, construction, and operation of BSL-2 and BSL-3 facilities and is recognized nationally and internationally for his knowledge and practical application of biosafety practices and principles.

 

CONTACT HOURS

This course has been approved for 5.0 CM points toward RBP/CBSP recertification. ABSA International is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 37.5 P.A.C.E.® contact hours. 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

A block of rooms has been reserved for ABSA International at the Hilton Fort Collins for $144/night plus tax.

To make reservations call 970-482-2626. Booking early allows us to make sure that all participants receive the same discounted rates.

 

COVID expectations are listed on the BBTC page.

 

 

Additional information regarding the ABSA BBTC Fort Collins and

registration can be found at:

https://absa.org/event/absa-bbtc-fort-collins/

 

 

 

 

ABSA International

info@absa.org

absa.org

847-949-1517

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