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GBAC Symposium 2022: Air Considerations

August 16, 2022 - August 17, 2022


The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC) is hosting a Symposium that will take place August 16-17th, 2022 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency. This year’s focus is on Air Considerations and features leading scientists and leaders in air quality. The GBAC Air Symposium is focused on improving the quality of indoor air in non-healthcare settings such as schools, offices, restaurants, and gyms by communicating best practices, advances in innovations, programs, and processes, the implementation of which will make these facilities safer not only during a pandemic, but also after the current crisis is behind us.
We would like to extend and invitation and discount code to all of you to attend.
EVENT WEBISTE: https://gbac.issa.com/events/gbac-symposium-2022/ 

REGISTRATIONhttps://gbac.issa.com/events/gbac-symposium-2022/register/  (Full price is $350, ONLY $262.50 for GHSAC members)


  • Keynote: Dr. Deborah Birx
  • Keynote: Dr. John McKeon
  • Panel Discussion: Facility Air Monitoring
  • Panel Discussion: Enhance Air Filtration and Cleaning
  • Group Discussion & Breakout Session
    • focusing on “Lessons Learned from the Pandemic” and “Key Needs Moving Forward”
  • Interact and learn with experts
  • Participate in networking opportunities
  • Engage in research breakout sessions
  • Learn about cutting edge research, new technologies and programs
  • Learn approaches to reducing pathogen transmission facility wide
  • Continuous involvement opportunities
  • Multidisciplinary lectures on infection control
  • Educational credits (pending)

Notable speakers include Dr. Deborah Birx, world-renowned medical physician, infectious disease expert, and diplomat, Dr John McKeon from Allergy Standards Limited, Dr. John Lowe from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, Dr. Mark Hernandez who operates one of the largest bioaerosol chambers in the United States, Dr Paul Meechan editor of the upcoming sixth-edition of the NIH/CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, Dr. Stefan Wagner retired Director-General for the Canadian government, Elizabeth (EC) Caley Co-CEO of Poppy Health who previously was the Chief Operating Officer of Meta, John LaRochelle a global leader for Environmental Infection Prevention and Dave Maurer world leader in microfiber innovation and principle of the CPI Innovation Center, a GBAC STAR™ Facility.

June 15, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EST – Deadline for submissions 
GBAC invites attendees of the GBAC Symposium, August 16-17, 2022, who are interested in showcasing at the Symposium to submit abstracts. Those submitting abstracts must provide original work that has not been previously published or presented. Accepted abstracts will be presented as a poster during the 2022 symposium and will be published on the GBAC-TIPS Journal. You must be registered for the conference to present your poster. Submissions must be focused around infectious disease and air transmission. GBAC welcomes research focused on air transmission. Submission details can be found here: https://gbac.issa.com/events/gbac-symposium-2022/call-for-abstracts/


GBAC Official Press Release: Dr. Deborah Birx to Keynote Inaugural GBAC Symposium in Chicago | Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) (issa.com)

Schedule: https://gbac.issa.com/events/gbac-symposium-2022/schedule/

Speakers: https://gbac.issa.com/events/gbac-symposium-2022/speakers/

Travel & Hotel: https://gbac.issa.com/events/gbac-symposium-2022/travel-hotel/

Registration: https://gbac.issa.com/events/gbac-symposium-2022/register/


August 16, 2022
August 17, 2022


Global Biorisk Advisory Council
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Chicago, Illnois
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