FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA - 2014 Course Information
The 11th Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Course will be held July 10–17, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel, Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Course is directed by Dr. Robert P. Ellis. Course Program Hotel Reservations
Sponsored by the Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation – "SAFE Research Saves Lives"
NOTICE: The 2014 BBTC Program will apply
(Casual Dress recommended)
Animal Session: July 10 and 17, 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; Veterinary hospital, clinic, and farm and ranch Biosecurity [infection control]; Non-Human Primate Biosafety; and Select Agent inspection preparations.
General Session: July 12, 14, and the morning of the 15, will be general Biosafety and Biosecurity. Topics to be covered include BMBL; rDNA Guidelines; Biosafety committees, applying BMBL; IBC and IACUC interactions, other administration aspects; Risk assessment; Inspection and audit preparations and responses; Select Agent regulations and recent changes (Tier 1), administration, and inspection preparations; Design and management of insectaries; HEPA filters and biosafety cabinet certification; BSL-2 and BSL-3 Building Design and Operations; Human public health and clinical laboratory biosafety; Synthetic Biology. July 13 is Hawaiian shirt day, so bring your favorite Hawaiian shirt to wear.
Optional for all attendees: Sunday, July 13, will be open for your enjoyment of the Fort Collins and Rocky Mountain National Park areas.
Plant Session: July 15 afternoon, 16, and 17 morning, will be plant oriented: Greenhouse design and management; Regulations and permit procedures; Containment of recombinant plants; Infectious disease research with plants; Biopharmaceuticals; Plant disease diagnostic lab network; Diseases of crops; and Select Agent inspection preparations. We will finish with lunch at noon the 18th.
Participants include individuals from universities, private industry, and government. Disciplines represented include biosafety, laboratory designers, laboratory management, program managers, veterinarians, vivarium management, maintenance and engineering, and facility operations.
2014 Registration and Payment Information
The cost for the course is:
Animal and general sessions; $1800
Plant and general sessions; $1800
Complete training course, July 10–17, 2014; $2100
Registration includes, dinners July 10 (Animal and General Sessions, and Complete Course registrants), and/or July 16 (Plant Sessions and Complete Course registrants), lunches, and breaks, and all course material. A class photo and certificate will be given to all who complete the course.
We anticipate full enrollment, so make your course and hotel reservations early.
Payment by check or Payment by credit card information is found on the registration form.
Please complete the registration form now to secure your position in the course, even if you are making payment on-site at the meeting. All registration fees must be paid in advance of attendance to the course sessions.
REFUND POLICY: Registration fee full refund less 5%, if requested within 35 days of annual meeting; 50% refund from 34 - 15 days before annual meeting; no refund if requested 14 days or less before annual meeting.
2014 Hotel Reservations
The BBTC 2014 Hilton Fort Collins room rates are (tentatively) $109 for single or double, $10 for each additional person in a room, and $129 for a suite. The cutoff date for hotel reservations is June 26, 2014. 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 following on-line custom Biosafety & Biosecurity Room Reservation link:
(On-line link will be available in 2014.)
It is a 1 ½ to 2 hour drive from Denver International Airport, and is almost all interstate. Here is map information from DIA to Fort Collins and the Hilton Fort Collins. Take Hwy 470 North to I–25. Take I–25 North to the Fort Collins area and take the Prospect Rd. exit. Go West 4.5 miles on Prospect to the intersection of Prospect and Centre Avenue.
Shuttle bus transportation between DIA and Fort Collins: SuperShuttle
CONTACT US: Please direct questions to me at Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org or 970–491–8268.