Upcoming Training

The 16th Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Course will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the Hilton Fort Collins hotel.

The BBTC 2019 Hilton Fort Collins room rates are $129 per night for single or double. Hotel room rates may change without notice.  The cutoff date for hotel reservations is Monday, June 17, 2019. The hotel phone number is 970-482-2626. Call the hotel to reserve your special group room rate under the group/block name of “Biosafety and Biosecurity Training“, or use the on-line custom room reservation link found at the BBTC website.

Please check the website for updates.

Animal Session: July 8-9, will be animal oriented. Topics to be covered include large animal ABSL–2 and –3 facilities design, containment and management; Laboratory animal ABSL–2 and –3 facilities design, containment and management; Prion disease research Biosafety; Field Investigations; and Select Agent inspection preparations.

General Session: July 9, 10, 11, will be general Biosafety and Biosecurity. Topics to be covered include Risk assessment; Entity specific inspection and audit preparations and responses; Select Agent regulations and changes, administration, and inspection preparations; Design and management of insectaries; HEPA filters and biosafety cabinet certification; BSL-2 and BSL-3 building design and operations; Dual Use Research of Concern Guidelines/Oversight; and Clinical and Public Health Lab Biosafety.

Plant Session: July 11-12, will be plant oriented: Greenhouse design and management; Modern greenhouse tour; Regulations and permit procedures; Containment of recombinant plants and synthetic biology; Infectious disease research with plants; Biopharmaceuticals; Plant disease diagnostic lab network; Diseases of crops; and Select Agent inspection preparations.

Participants include individuals from universities, private industry, and government.

Please dress casual for the course.

Costs:e cost for the course is:

* Animal, General, and Plant Sessions, (Complete Course) July 8-12: $2100 US Dollars

* Animal and General Sessions: $1900 US Dollars

* General and Plant Sessions: $1900 US Dollars

* General Only Session: $1000 US Dollars

Registration fee includes all lunches, breaks, course materials, a course completion certificate, and a dinner out Tuesday evening, July 9.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SESSIONS IS JUNE 17, 2019.

The Course is directed by Dr. Robert P. Ellis, CBSP.  For more information, please contact Robert Ellis robert.ellis@colostate.edu or 970-567-6607

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