Short Courses*



Dave Alburty, CEO, InnovaPrep LLC

Byron Brehm-Stecher, PhD, Associate Professor, Rapid Microbial Detection and Control Laboratory, Iowa State University

This short course will discuss sample preparation technologies for detection, identification and analysis of biomedical, biological and chemical agents, biothreats in point-of-care, laboratory and field settings. It will review the novel and rapid technologies for sample preparation, application of analytical strategies and automation in biodetection.
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Topics to be Covered Will Include:

  • Sampling and Analysis Strategies
  • Sample Prep Advantages
  • Some Lessons learned the Hard Way
  • Successful Case Study – Environmental
  • Automation for Biodetection
  • Have a Clear Goal and a Plan
  • Choose your Gear with the End in Mind

SC2: BIO RECOVERY: Mitigating Risks to Public Health & Safety


Thomas Licker, CBRM, CEICR, President, American Bio Recovery Association

The purpose of this short course is to educate public entities on the resources available to mitigate risks to public health. This short course will provide some guidance to those who may be expected to respond in the event a release of (Other Potentially Infectious Materials) OPIM or biological hazards during a trauma event or other public health emergency.
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Topics to be Covered Will Include:

  • Biosafety Risk Assessment - Rapid Field Assessment
  • Field Decontamination
  • Risk to first responders
  • Risk to the Remediation Crew
  • Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Recognition of third party certified professionals in Bio Recovery
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Public/Private partnerships

* Separate registration required for short courses