From: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Register Now: Three Days of Biosafety Training and Education at Yale
Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 20:59:35 +0000
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Don’t miss these exceptional biosafety learning opportunities at Yale University. The main event is the Yale-Harvard Biosafety Symposium on Tuesday, June 13th, covering lentiviral exposures and high-risk biohazard research—sponsored by the Institutional Biosafety Committees of Yale and Harvard Universities. The full program, speakers and subjects covered are detailed at:  


Come early! Two professional development courses are offered on Monday, June 12th: “Case Studies in Biosafety” and “Viral Vectors.”


Stay Wednesday, June 14th! At the same location, the Connecticut Biosafety Alliance will sponsor a morning symposium on sharps, nonhuman primates and PPE, followed by a four hour introductory biosafety course in the afternoon. See Wednesday’s agenda at:  


See below for registration, travel and lodging information and other details. Note that registration for Wednesday’s program is via a separate website.



Join Us at Yale for Three Days
of Biosafety Training and Education

June 12-13, 2017

June 14, 2017

Monday, June 12
Professional Development Courses

Case Studies in Biosafety, 8:00-12:00 pm
Presented by Ben Fontes, MPH, CBSP,
Yale University

Case reviews of pertinent aspects of a modern biosafety program and applicable regulations along with discussion of ways to alter traditional training deliveries.


Viral Vectors, 1:00-5:00 pm (lunch 12:00-1:00 pm)

Presented by Patrick Condreay, PhD, RBP,
pc Biosafety Consulting Services, LLC

Overview of how viral vectors are created, how they are made safe for use in research and clinical trials and examples of how they are harnessed in modern molecular biological research.

Tuesday, June 13

Yale-Harvard Biosafety Symposium held jointly with MABSA’s Annual Biosafety Symposium
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Symposium on post-exposure prophylaxis for lentiviral exposures in research settings & high-risk biohazard research.

Wednesday, June 14

2nd Annual Connecticut Biosafety Alliance
8:00 am-1:00 pm

Symposium on sharps safety in health care, morgue and animal facility setting and a novel disinfectant additive for ensuring proper disinfection coverage and contact time.


Biosafety 101 (Introduction to Biosafety)
1:00-5:00 pm (lunch 12:00-1:00 pm)
Presented by Paul Tranchell, CIH, Plum Island Animal Disease Center & Debby Ferry, Associate Biosafety Officer, Yale University

A high-level overview of biosafety including a brief review of microorganisms and disease transmission leading to a review of biosafety levels. This course is appropriate for safety professionals with limited or no biosafety experience and researchers looking to gain basic knowledge of biosafety.



All events will take place at the Yale West Campus Conference Center..


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