Connecticut Biosafety Alliance Meeting

Jul 22, 2019

  • August 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Please join your Connecticut Biosafety Alliance for a day with all your fellow CT Biosafety Colleagues (and others) as we network, learn and grow.

8:30 – 12:00 Morning Sessions

  • Welcome and Introductions (CT Biosafety Alliance Founding Members) 
  • Whyndam Abrams, MS, CHMM – Yale University
    • “Development of a Campus Water Management Program for Legionella Control”
  • Dr. Maren Schniederberend, Yale University EHS
    • Biosafety Training for Small Groups (one, two or more)
  • Break – Coffee and refreshments, vendors 
  • Wesley Bridges, Yale University Environmental Affairs Office
    • Strategies for Handling mixed wastes (Bio/Chem, Chem/Rad, Bio/Rad)
    • Roundtable Q&A on handling mixed waste in the laboratory setting (UCONN and Yale experts)

12:00- 1:00 Lunch (provided with registration), Vendors

1:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Sessions

  • Dr. Ronald Wallace, RBP UCONN Farmington
    • Considerations for use of Biological and Other Hazards in Rodents in and out of the Animal Facility
    • Roundtable Q&A Period on the review of the use of hazardous materials in research animals (UCONN and Yale experts), Alison Pohl, MS, MT(ASCP), rLATg, CPIA, Dan Sasso, MS, David Dicks, CIH
  • Deborah Ferry, CBSP Yale University
    • State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Human Pathogen Registration Program at Yale University
  • Break and vendors 
  • Danielle Scavone, MS, RBP Yale University EHS
    • Tick Tock: Timely precautions for field workers in tick-prone areas
  • Geoff Lyon, MPH Yale University and Dr. Evan Jellison, Assistant Professor, Immunology UCONN Health
    • Biosafety in Flow Cytometry
  • Closing Remarks (CT BioSafety Alliance)

Cost $25.00 per attendee
If interested, please RSVP to Bill Galdenzi ( by Friday August 2, 2019.

Registration Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street Middletown, CT
Symposium Shanklin 107 (Kerr Lecture Hall) 237 Church St, Middletown, CT (Parking on Local Streets)