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Pre-Conference Event:
Labs21 Bio-Containment Symposium
October 4, 2004

As the country—and the world—adjusts to increased security threats, scientists continue to explore innovative countermeasures to mitigate our shared public health risks. The facilities that house this important research hold the key to a safer and healthier tomorrow; they also present us with a unique opportunity: adopting sustainable design, construction, and operational strategies in this high-growth building type.

This special half-day symposium discussed these and other questions with internationally renowned experts.

Below is the symposium agenda, including abstracts. *For best results when printing this agenda, please set your printer to "landscape".

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Labs21 Bio-Containment Symposium
Draft Agenda

Pre-Conference Event: Monday, October 4, 2004

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Moderator: Dennis Jones, U.S. Department of Agriculture

9:10–9:30 a.m.

9:30–9:40 a.m.

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Biocontainment Laboratory
Christopher Robertson, Phoenix Controls

Question and Answers

9:40–10:00 a.m.

10:00–10:10 a.m.

The Impact of Biosecurity on Biocontainment: A Review and Critique Of Guidelines and Principles
Les Gartner, AIA, Smith Carter

Question and Answers

10:10–10:25 a.m.


10:25–10:45 a.m.

10:45–10:55 a.m.

The University of Chicago Kovler cGMP Laboratory: Converting Basement Space to BSL-3 and Class 10,000
Michael Yoshimura, AIA, OWP/P Chicago

Question and Answers

10:55–11:15 a.m.

11:15–11:25 a.m.

How Many Pluses Does it Take to make a BSL-3 into a BSL-4?
J. Patrick Carpenter
, PE, Facility Performance Engineer

Question and Answers

11:25 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Facilitated Discussion between Audience and Panel of Presenters
Moderator: Dennis Jones, U.S. Department of Agriculture





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