5. Implementing Biosecurity Solutions

February 11, 2019
1:00 pm  -  5:00 pm

Ryan Burnette, PhD, Merrick & Company, Greenwood Village, CO
Donald Callihan, PhD, Merrick & Company, Greenwood Village, CO
Kort Dickson, Perdue Farms, Inc., Salisbury, MD
Stephen Goldsmith, DVM, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC
Kelsie Judd, Merrick & Company, Greenwood Village, CO
Lauren Richardson, DVM, DACVPM, Merrick & Company, Greenwood Village, CO

Understanding of the tenets of biosecurity is vital to develop practical strategies and solutions at the facility and organizational level. Awareness of global health security has led to increased international development efforts to improve laboratory capacity; this presents unique challenges for biosecurity. This course will focus on practical strategies for implementing basic biosecurity in a variety of environments, including research, agriculture, industry, and international development.


  • Recognize the agencies and organizations with stakeholder roles in biosecurity
  • Define practical strategies for integrating functional security within biorisk management using an Integrated Security Management Plan (ISP) at the facility level

Suggested Background: Biosecurity 101 (course 1 described above) or similar     

Target Audience: Professionals in biosafety, security, laboratory management and practice, life sciences policy, and international development         

Audience Level: Basic/Intermediate

Session Category :  2019  Monday  Professional Development Courses