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APHL 2016 PC - Biosafety and Biosecurity

June 6, 2016June, 2016

Location: Albuquerque Convention Center

Pre-Conference Workshop

“Biosafety and Biosecurity:

The Era of Risk Assessment and Outreach”

Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM
June 6, 2016


Biosafety Officials in Public Health Laboratories are key positions in our national laboratory system. This workshop will discuss how recently published biosafety competencies can be used for laboratory professionals. During the case study discussion, risk assessment models will be explored. Biosafety training strategies targeting sentinel clinical laboratories will be discussed and two state public health
laboratory outreach models will be highlighted.

At the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss how biosafety competencies can be used for the Biosafety Official in your laboratory
- Explain how risk assessments can be used in the public health and clinical laboratories
- Compare outreach models to sentinel clinical laboratories from two public health laboratories

Audience: Biosafety Professionals and Laboratory Directors in governmental public health and private clinical laboratories

- Andrew Cannons,PhD, HCLD(ABB), Laboratory Director, Bureau of Public Health Laboratories - Tampa, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Florida Department of Health
Biosafety Competencies in Action: Biosafety Officers/Biosafety Professionals/Lab Directors or Designee Recruiting for New Positions
- Leah Gillis, MS, PhD, HCLD(ABB), Laboratory Director, Bureau of Public Health Laboratories – Miami, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Florida Department of Health
   a.   Characteristics of a Biosafety Officer

Risk Assessments
a.   Overview of Risk Assessments and Case Studies/Scenarios Based
- Reynolds Salerno, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Jennifer Gaudiso PhD, Senior Manager, International Biological Threat Reduction Department, Sandia National Laboratories

b.   Risk Assessment for PHLs
- Michael Pentella, PhD, D(ABMM), Director, Bureau of Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory
   i.  Model for PHLs
   ii.  Model for training PHLs to assist Sentinel Clinical Labs
Outreach Models to Sentinel Clinical Laboratories
a.  The Iowa Model for Outreach to Sentinel Clinical Partners
Wanda Reiter-Kintz, PhD, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
b.   The Texas Model for Outreach to Sentinel Clinical Partners
- Grace Kubin, PhD, Director, Laboratory Services Section, Texas Department of State Health Services





Advanced registration through APHL is required. Registration for the full conference is not required to register for this workshop.


Registration Fee: $95. Payment may be made by credit card or check.


If you are paying by credit card you may click on the “Register Now!” link above to register. If you have not registered for an APHL/NLTN meeting online before you will need to sign up for a login and password before you can register.


If you are paying by check you must register using the Annual Meeting registration form on the main conference page and fax or mail the form.


If you have any questions or problems, please contact Terry Reamer at terry.reamer@aphl.org or 240.485.2776.


Continuing Education Credits

APHL is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences through the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® program. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 3.0 contact hours by attending this workshop. Sign-in sheets must be completed and the P.A.C.E.® certificate must be signed and certified by APHL staff at the registration booth at the end of your time at the conference.


Further information on the location, hotel and meeting space may be found at the APHL Annual Meeting webpage.

There are no additional sessions for this event.