October 27, 2022

Time (Eastern)

8:00 am -8:30 am


8:30 am – 8:45 am

Welcome -Rhonda O’Keefe, MS, CBSP, CSP, Broad Institute, NEBSA Webmaster 

2022 NEBSA Updates - Ted Myatt, ScD, University of Rhode Island, NEBSA President

8:45am – 9:25 am

Monkeypox Update

Sarimer Sánchez, MD MPH, Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Bureau, Boston Public Health Commission

9:35 am - 10:05 am

Overview of the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP)
Jessica McCormick-Ell, PhD, RBP, CBSP, NIH DOHS Director/NBBTP Director

10:05 am – 10:25 am

Break #1

10:25 am – 11:05 am

Independent Assessment of Risks and Instrument Design: Sharing Information for Preparation

Shawn G. Gibbs, PhD, MBA, CIH, Texas A&M University School of Public Health

Aurora Le, PhD, MPH, CSP, CPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health

11:05 am – 11:45 am

Unique challenges for cell and gene therapy companies vs small molecule manufacturers

Daniel Eisenman, PhD, RBP, CBSP, Biosafety Services, Advarra

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Stepwise-edited, human melanoma models reveal mutations' effect on tumor and microenvironment

Eran Hodis, MD PhD, Broad Inst., Dana-Farber Cancer Inst. and Mass General Brigham

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm


1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Update from ABSA

LouAnn Burnett, MS, CBSP, Past President ABSA International

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Update from Applied Biosafety, the Journal of ABSA International

Karen Byers, RBP, CBSP, Editor, Biosafety Officer Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

1:45 pm – 2:25  pm

New Equipment in the Lab: Conducting the Risk Assessment and Identification of Controls
Jennifer Bosselman, MS, EH&E, Inc.

Jessica Healey, MS, RBP, CBSP, EH&E, Inc.

2:25 pm – 2:45 pm

Break #2

2:45 pm – 3:05 pm

Rapid Adaptation of Operations Inside a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Select Agent Laboratory in Response to the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

Lisa Kercher, PhD, MPH, CBSP, Director Lab Operations, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

3:05 pm – 4:00 pm

Open Forum - Discussion, Ideas and Questions

NEBSA Board and attendees 

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing & Raffle 

Anne Sallee, MS, RBP, CBSP, CSP, Massachusetts General Hospital, NEBSA Council 

New England Biological Safety Association

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