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Biosecurity Fundamentals & Foundations: Threat Assessment and Management

A distance learning opportunity
June 21, 2017
11:00 – 1:00pm (CDT)

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Biosecurity Fundamentals & Foundations: Threat Assessment and Management is an introduction to biosecurity, its related concepts, and components, and provides details on the difference between biosafety (risk) and biosecurity (threat).  Drawing from historical examples, we will analyze risk management and prioritization in biosecurity programs, and how these combined tools can lead toward the development of a biosecurity culture. This course takes the approach that threat assessment (TA) is a foundation for biosecurity programs. As such, the bulk of this course will be dedicated to understanding the differences between risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, how to design a threat assessment approach to biological and biomedical research programs, and lay the groundwork for employing threat- and vulnerability-based tactics to augment biorisk management systems. This course will feature thought leaders in biological threat assessment and management. 

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Restate the overlap, and yet the distinction, between biosecurity and biosafety
  • Describe the fundamental components of a robust biosecurity program, encompassing physical, personal, operational and information security
  • Restate the various types of threats, vulnerabilities and corresponding adversaries
  • Design a threat assessment and vulnerability analysis
  • List the fundamental components of a threat management program

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Biosafety and biosecurity personnel at academic, industry and government institutions. 
  • Regulatory compliance and Research support personnel- VPs of Research, General Counsel, Risk Management
  • Security personnel at academic and industrial (biopharma) institutions.
  • EHS, Biosafety and biosecurity personnel at academic, industry and government institutions
  • Security personnel at academic and industrial (biopharma) institutions
  • General counsel, Research Leadership

COURSE FACULTY

The webinar will be presented by Ryan N. Burnette, PhD, Director, Biosafety & Biosecurity Programs, Merrick & Company.

CONTACT HOURS

This course has been approved for 0.25 CM points toward RBP/CBSP recertification.  The ABSA International is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 2.30 P.A.C.E.® contact hours.

The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through GoToWebinar, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund.  The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only. 

QUESTIONS

Please direct questions about this course to:               

KariAnn DeServi
Director of Education
ABSA Office
866.425.1385 (toll free)
Email: kariann@absaoffice.org

This webinar will be a 2-hour webinar session on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:00am CDT. For the webinar, you should plan on logging in at 10:45 am (CDT) on June 21. You are required to attend the webinar session, complete the pre and post assessments, and evaluation in order to earn P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours. The link in the invitation will be unique to the user and cannot be shared.

 

 

 

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Internet access and phone is needed.

GoToWebinar requirements

COURSE FEES

Thru June 26
ABSA Members $110 USD
Nonmembers $175 USD

After June 26
ABSA Members $130 USD
Nonmembers $195 USD

Course fees include: course handouts, access to Go To Webinar services and Articulate, and 2-hours of interactive instruction from a well-respected subject matter expert.

Group Discount:
10% off each registration for 3-4 participants from the same organization
20% off each registration for 5-9 participants from the same organization
30% off each registration for 10 or more participants from the same organization
Contact the ABSA office for details.

Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information regarding the course approximately one week prior to the course. Substitutions allowed with notice by 5/31/2017. There is a 15% processing fee for cancellations prior to 5/31/2017. Cancellations between 5/31/2017 and 6/9/2017 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds after 6/9/2017.

The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through Go To Webinar, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund. The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only.