February 11, 2019

Opening Reception

5:30 pm  -  7:00 pm

February 12, 2019

Tuesday

7:00 am  -  5:00 pm

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibits

Welcome

8:00 am  -  8:30 am

8:00 – 8:15 am
USDA ARS Welcome
Joseph Kozlovac, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD

8:15 – 8:30 am
ABSA International Welcome
Dee Zimmerman, ABSA International President, Galveston, TX

Session I: Managing Risks

8:30 am  -  9:45 am

Moderator: Bruce Whitney, PhD, Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX


8:30 – 9:15 am          

Keynote: A Global Perspective on Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Changing Agricultural Landscapes (PDF, 46MB)

Henk Jan Ormel, DVM, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

9:15 – 9:45 am

Horse Pox (PDF, 2MB)

Victoria Olson, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA


After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Restate the management of risks in agriculture worldwide
  • Explain the lessons learned about risk management from recent events involving Horsepox

Exhibits

9:00 am  -  4:00 pm

Break in Exhibit Hall

9:45 am  -  10:15 am
09:45:00 10:15:00 America/Phoenix Break in Exhibit Hall Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium: Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture [email protected]

Mini Session Governance Updates

10:15 am  -  11:15 am

10:15 – 10:25 am

BMBL Update (PDF, 135KB)

Paul Meechan, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

10:25 – 10:45 am

ISO 35001 (PDF, 23MB)

Patricia Olinger, JM, RBP, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

10:45 – 10:55 am

USDA ABC (PDF, 1021KB)

Joseph Kozlovac, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD

10:55 – 11:15 am
Questions & Answers


After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the current status of efforts to revise the BMBL
  • Recognize the current status of efforts regarding the development of ISO 35001
  • State the current status of efforts regarding the development of an USDA ABC

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

11:15 am  -  12:45 pm
11:15:00 12:45:00 America/Phoenix Lunch in Exhibit Hall Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium: Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture [email protected]

Session II: Facilities: The Life Cycle of Risk (part 1)

12:45 pm  -  3:25 pm

Moderator: Dee Zimmerman, Galveston, TX

12:45 – 1:15 pm

Contract Mechanisms for Containment Labs (PDF, 3MB)

Bradley Andersen, RA, Merrick & Company, Greenwood Village, CO

1:15 – 2:25 pm
Roundtable: Pros/Cons of Design Methodologies

Panelists:
Principal Investigator: Allison Ficht, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Project Manager: J. Brett Cumpton, AIA, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Biosafety Officer: Bruce Whitney, PhD, Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX
Builder: Michael Briselden, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Atlanta GA
Commissioning Agent: Bradley Andersen, RA, Merrick & Company, Greenwood Village, CO

Global Health Research Complex (PDF, MB)

Allison Ficht, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2:25 – 2:55 pm
Risks of Deferred Maintenance
John Henneman, MS, RBP, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2:55 – 3:25 pm

Challenges in Certifying Equipment (PDF, 6MB)

Mary Ann Sondrini, Eagleson Institute, Sanford, ME

Break in Exhibit Hall

3:25 pm  -  3:55 pm
15:25:00 15:55:00 America/Phoenix Break in Exhibit Hall Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium: Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture [email protected]

Session II: Facilities: The Life Cycle of Risk (part 2)

3:55 pm  -  5:30 pm

3:55 – 4:15 pm
Factoring Biorisk Management into Sustainable Design
Heather Sheeley, MS, Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom

4:15 – 4:35 pm
Unique Risk of Large-scale/Pilot Plant Design
Brian Petuch, RBP, CBSP, Merck & Co, Inc., West Point, PA

4:35 – 4:55 pm

A High Containment Greenhouse for the University of Malaysia-Sabah (PDF, 16MB)

Dann Adair, BS, Conviron, North Branch, MN

4:55 – 5:15pm

Integrated Security Planning for Animal Laboratory Programs (PDF, 15MB)

Ryan Burnette, PhD, Merrick & Company, Greenwood Village, CO

5:15 – 5:30 pm
Question and Answer


After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the broad implications of worldwide risks posed by specific infectious diseases
  • Discuss challenges in mitigating infectious disease risks to animals, humans and crops
  • Implement risk analysis to define potential mitigation measures
  • Apply knowledge gained to formulate risk mitigation plans for individual infectious disease situations locally, nationally and globally

February 13, 2019

Wednesday

7:00 am  -  5:00 pm

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibits

Session III: Disease Agents: The Drivers of Risk (part 1)

8:00 am  -  9:30 am

Moderators: Robert Ellis, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Julie Johnson, PhD, CBSP, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

8:00 – 8:30 am

Foot and Mouth Disease (PDF, 13MB)

Luis Rodriguez, DVM, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Orient Point, NY

8:30 – 9:00 am

Rabies (PDF, 13MB)

Mathew Muturi, DVM, Kenya Zoonotic Disease Unit, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Nairobi, Kenya

9:00 – 9:30 am
Coxiella burnetii and Q Fever: Challenges & Opportunities
Stephen White, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pullman, WA

Exhibits

9:00 am  -  4:00 pm

Break in Exhibit Hall

9:30 am  -  10:00 am
09:30:00 10:00:00 America/Phoenix Break in Exhibit Hall Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium: Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture [email protected]

Session III: Disease Agents: The Drivers of Risk (part 2)

10:00 am  -  11:30 am

Moderators: Robert Ellis, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Julie Johnson, PhD, CBSP, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

10:00 – 10:30 am

Leptospirosis (watch the video)

Michael Lappin, DVM, PhD, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

10:30 – 11:00 am
Emerging Crop Diseases and Food Security
James Stack, PhD, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

11:00 – 11:30 am

Occupational Health Laboratory to Field (PDF, 3MB)

Lee Wugofski, MD, MPH, FACOEM, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, San Francisco, CA

 

Lunch in Exhibit Hall and Poster Session

11:30 am  -  1:00 pm
11:30:00 13:00:00 America/Phoenix Lunch in Exhibit Hall and Poster Session Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium: Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture [email protected]

Session III: Disease Agents: The Drivers of Risk (part 3)

1:00 pm  -  3:30 pm

Moderators: Robert Ellis, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Julie Johnson, PhD, CBSP, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Weissellosis: An Emerging Disease of Farmed Rainbow Trout
Tim Welch, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kearneysville, WV

1:30 – 3:00 pm
Panel: Risk Assessment Scenarios
David White, DVM, PhD, RBP, DACVM, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ames, IA
Bruce Whitney, PhD, Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX
Susan Harper, DVM, DACLAM, DACVPM, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Dee Zimmerman, Galveston, TX


After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the broad implications of worldwide risks posed by specific infectious diseases
  • Discuss challenges in mitigating infectious disease risks to animals, humans and crops
  • Implement risk analysis to define potential mitigation measures
  • Apply knowledge gained to formulate risk mitigation plans for individual infectious disease situations locally, nationally and globally

Break in Exhibit Hall and Poster Session

3:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
15:00:00 15:30:00 America/Phoenix Break in Exhibit Hall and Poster Session Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium: Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture [email protected]

Mini Session: Risk Management & Communication

3:30 pm  -  5:30 pm

Moderator: John Balog, RBP, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Food Defense Authorities and Response (PDF, 3MB)

LeeAnne Jackson, PhD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Community Outreach Risks (PDF, 29MB)

Connie Holubar, MBA, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Gene Editing/Gene Therapy and Dealing with Regulatory Pathways

4:30 – 4:45pm

Federal Roles for Products of Biotechnology & USDA’s Plan Biotechnology Program (PDF, 796KB)

Biotechnology Regulatory Service (BRS)—U.S. Department of Agriculture
Michael Firko, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Riverdale, MD

4:45 – 5:00 pm

FDA Regulation of Animals with Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA (PDF, 3MB)

Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)—U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Laura Epstein, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD

5:00 – 5:15 pm

Regulatory Pathway for Replicating Recombinant Veterinary Biologics (PDF, 424KB)

Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB)—U.S. Department of Agriculture
Paul Hauer, DVM, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture—APHIS, Ames, IA

5:15 – 5:30 pm
Question and Answer


After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the risks of community outreach
  • Restate the ways of engaging with regulatory institutions regarding gene editing and gene therapy
  • Define food defense

February 14, 2019

Thursday

7:00 am  -  11:00 am

7:00 – 11:00 am Registration

Announcement of Poster Awards

8:00 am  -  8:10 am

Hank Parker, PhD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Session IV: Arthropod-borne Diseases and Pests (part 1)

8:10 am  -  10:10 am

Moderator: Paul Meechan, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

8:10 – 9:10 am
Select Agent Update
Samuel Edwin, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Joyce Bowling-Heyward, DVM, MS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Riverdale, MD

9:10 – 9:40 am
African Swine Fever—Global Gap Analysis
Douglas Gladue, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Orient Point, NY

9:40 – 10:10 am
Cattle Tick Fever
Javid Kashefi, BcS, European Biological Control Lab—U.S. Department of Agriculture, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

 

Break

10:10 am  -  10:30 am
10:10:00 10:30:00 America/Phoenix Break Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium: Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture [email protected]

Session IV: Arthropod-borne Diseases and Pests (part 2)

10:30 am  -  12:00 pm

Moderator: Paul Meechan, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

10:30 – 11:00 am
Citrus Greening
Eduardo Chumbinho de Andrade, PhD, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation—Embrapa Cassava and Fruits, Cruz das Almas, BA, Brazil

11:00 – 11:30 am
Hot Topic—Spotted Lantern Fly Overview
Tracy Leskey, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture—Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Novel Control Strategies for the Management of Arthropod Vectors of Public Heath Importance
Douglas Norris, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD


After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify biorisk management issues regarding sterile fly production
  • Restate arthropod-borne threats to pork and citrus production
  • Summarize novel control strategies for arthropod vectors of importance to public health

Closing Comments & Adjourn

12:00 pm

Joseph Kozlovac, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD