Conference Agenda

MONDAY, August 29, 2022


Evidence, Experience, Expertise: Lessons from the US Coronavirus Disease Public Health Response
Henry Walke, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Preparedness and Response, CDC


SESSION: The Changed Workplace


PPE-Stories from the Field – Challenges and Opportunities – 
Jillian Condrey, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, Associate Clinical Veterinarian, CDC
Scott Alderman, MS, CBSP, Duke University Human Vaccine Institute


Psychological Support for the Workforce

Virtual Inspections: Tools and Techniques for Success
Bobbie Parker, MT, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Mick Scanlan, MD, FCAP,
Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine
Christine Traviss, PhD

Point of Care Testing for Maximum Benefit
Kindra Stokes, PhD, Laura Baker Hughes, PhD, Oren Mayer, PhD, Panel from National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease, CDC


The Growth of Collaborations and Partnerships
Group Activity


Special Presentation
The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Biosafety
Jay Vietas, PhD, MS, CIH, CSP, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
TUESDAY, August 30, 2021
SESSION: Science and Risk Assessment


Animal Transmission of Coronaviruses
David Suarez, DVM, PhD, USDA

Breakout Sessions
A. Animal
Case Studies
Cassandra Tansey, DVM, DACLAM, National Center for Emerging and Infectious Zoonotic Diseases, CDC

B. Clinical
Risk Assessment for POC Testing in Nontraditional Setting
Sabrina DeBose, DHSc, Aufra C. Araujo, PhD, Alicia Branch, PhD, Jake D. Bunn, MBA, MLS(ASCP)

C. Research
Managing a Biorepository Facility
Julie Chatt-Soroka, MPH, Lisa Kalman, PhD, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, CDC


SESSION: Transformation of Training


Training in a Virtual Work Environment: What Works?
Lightning Round: Participant Stories

Using Virtual Reality in Laboratory Training
Joe Rothschild, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, CDC

Issues for Training in Non-Traditional Environments
Mike Pentella PhD, D(ABMM), State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
Carrie Anglewicz, MS, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services


Special Presentation
Challenges of Communicating in a Climate of Disinformation
LouAnn Burnett, MS, CBSP, Sandia National Laboratories
Nicole Murchison, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2022
Special Presentation
Pathogens of the Future…Are We Ready?
Timothy Uyeki, MD, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
Zachary Weiner, PhD, Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, CDC
Christina Hutson, MS, Pox Virus and Rabies Branch, CDC
Ann Powers, PhD, Vector-Borne Diseases Division, CDC
SESSION: Preparedness Planning


Did Existing Plans Work for the Current Pandemic?
Doug Meckes, DVM, State Veterinarian, North Carolina


Facility Decontamination: Lessons Learned
Tim Mandrell, DVM, DACLAM, Research Animal Program Consultant


Adapting our Emergency Plans for the Future
Paul Meechan, PhD, MPH, Biosafety Consultant