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DHS/NIST Workshop: Standards to Support an Enduring Capability in Wastewater Surveillance for Public Health

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    • Day 1: Mon, June 14 (Recording)

      INTRODUCTORY REMARKS 

      • Workshop Logistics; Overview and Goals of the 2021 SWWS Workshop, Dr. Nancy Lin, National Institute of Standards and Technology

      STANDARDS FOR WASTEWATER SURVEILLANCE (SWWS) 101: INTRODUCTION TO WASTEWATER SURVEILLANCE (WWS)

      • Opening Remarks, Dr. Michael Focazio, USGS
      • KEYNOTE – National Wastewater Surveillance System: Implementation for COVID and Beyond, Dr. Amy E. Kirby, CDC (Slides)
      • Australia's ColoSSoS Project: Inter-laboratory Study for SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater, Dr. Kate R. Griffiths, National Measurement Institute of Australia (Slides)
      • Singapore's National Wastewater Based Surveillance Programme for COVID-19: Analytical Standards, Controls and Reference Materials, Dr. Judith Wong, National Environment Agency, Singapore
      • Wastewater Based Epidemiology: Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 and Related Markers in Singapore, Dr. Shane Snyder, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
      • Wastewater Infrastructure & Operations for an Enduring Public Health Partnership, Dr. Beverley Stinson, AECOM (Slides)

      1:05 – 2:55 PM -- SWWS 201: SAMPLING

      • Opening Remarks, Ms. Renee Stevens, DHS
      • Utilities Perspectives and Needs, Mr. Claudio Ternieden, Water Environment Federation
      • USGS Experience in Wastewater Sampling:  3 Issues to Guide Wastewater Surveillance for Public Health, Mr. Patrick Phillips, US Geological Survey
      • CASE STUDY – Wastewater monitoring for COVID-19 in Louisville, Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, University of Louisville (Slides)
      • RAPID FIRE – Wastewater sampling for WBE surveillance, Mr. Kaushal Trivedi, Teledyne ISCO (Slides)
      • RAPID FIRE – Building-level Wastewater Monitoring for COVID-19 Using Tampon Swabs and RT-LAMP for Rapid SARS-CoV-2 RNA Detection, Dr. Aaron Bivins, University of Notre Dame
      • PANEL DISCUSSION: Need for Standards to Support Wastewater Sampling
    • Day 2: Tue, June 15 (Recording)

      10:05 AM – 12:05 PM -- SWWS 202: TESTING METHODS

      • Opening Remarks, Ms. Sally Gutierrez, USEPA
      • Global Update on Wastewater Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2, Dr. Christobel M. Ferguson, The Water Research Foundation (Slides)
      • CASE STUDY – Overview of the Ohio Wastewater Monitoring Network, Dr. Nichole E. Brinkman, USEPA and Ms. Rebecca Fugitt, Ohio Department of Health (Slides)
      • Scalable, sensitive, representative, and comparable approach for high throughput SARS-CoV-2 RNA analysis in settled solids, Dr. Alexandria Boehm, Stanford University
      • RAPID FIRE – Reducing Erosion: Using a rapid deployable testing solution to reduce time between sampling and action, Dr. Jordan J. Schmidt, LuminUltra Technologies (Slides)
      • RAPID FIRE – The Importance of Validation for Wastewater Surveillance, Dr. Brian Swalla, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Slides)
      • RAPID FIRE – SARS-CoV-2 Quantification in Wastewater by Droplet Digital PCR, Ms. Carolyn Reifsnyder, Bio-Rad Laboratories
      • RAPID FIRE – Nanoplate Digital PCR for Wastewater Surveillance, Dr. Michael Bussmann, QIAGEN (Slides)
      • RAPID FIRE – SARS-CoV-2 Variant Profiling in Wastewater by Sequencing, Dr. Ellen M. Beasley, Pangolin Health
      • RAPID FIRE – BioFire Defense Overview, Mr. Ryan Gregerson, BioFire Defense (Slides)
      • RAPID FIRE – Viral Concentration with Nanotrap Magnetic Virus Particles, Dr. Roberto J. Barbero, Ceres Nanosciences (Slides)
      • PANEL DISCUSSION: Need for Standards to Support Testing Methods

      12:30 – 2:15 PM -- SWWS 203: DATA REPORTING AND ANALYTICS

      • Opening Remarks, Mr. Paul Storella, AECOM
      • AVAILABLE DATA TOOLS: National Wastewater Surveillance System, Dr. Wiley Jennings, CDC (Slides)
      • CASE STUDY – SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance and Public Health Applications in Houston, TX, Dr. Lauren Stadler, Rice University AND Dr. Loren Hopkins, City of Houston (Slides)
      • Translating Wastewater Data for Policymaking, Ms. Aparna Keshaviah, Mathematica (Slides)
      • Biobot: Building early warning health analytics from data available in our sewers, Dr. Mariana Matus, Biobot Analytics, Inc. (Slides)
      • RAPID FIRE – Global COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring Efforts: Development of the COVIDPoops19 Dashboard, Ms. Ana Grace Alvarado, University of California Merced (Slides)
      • PANEL DISCUSSION: Need for Standards to Support Data Reporting and Analytics

      2:15 – 2:55 PM -- SWWS 204: ROLE OF STANDARDS IN SUPPORTING THE USE OF WWS DATA

      • Communicating Sewage Surveillance Data for a Public Health Response, Dr. Sandra McLellan, University of Wisconsin (Slides)
      • PANEL DISCUSSION: Standards to Support Implementation of WWS Data for Public Health
    • Day 3

      SWWS 301: Building an Enduring Capability

      Opening Remarks, Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS S&T  (Slides)  

      Examples from Related Fields

      • Surveillance Program: Making It Count - Keeping It Available: Wildlife Disease Situational Awareness, Dr. Kimberli Miller, US Geological Survey  (Recorded Talk | Slides)
      • Documentary Standards for Biological Response, Dr. Jayne Morrow, Montana State University (Slides)
      • Development and Performance of NIST SRM 2917 for Molecular Recreational Water Quality Testing, Dr. Orin Shanks, US EPA  (Slides)         
      • Draft Accreditation Checklist for Wastewater COVID PCR Testing, Ms. Patsy Root, IDEXX Water (Recorded Talk | Slides)

      Enduring Capability Perspectives

      • NWSS Perspective, Dr. Amy Kirby, CDC (Recorded Talk | Slides)
      • One Health Perspective, Dr. Tonya Nichols, US EPA  (Recorded TalkSlides)
      • Public Health Decision Maker Perspective, Mr. Jeffrey Wenzel, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (Recorded Talk | Slides) 
      • Local Health Department Perspective, Dr. George Conway, Deschutes County Health Services Department  (Recorded Talk | Slides) 
      • State Perspective, Dr. Larry Madoff, Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

      Instructions for Focused Feedback Polls, Dr. Katrice Lippa, NIST   (Recorded Talk | Slides) 
      Please complete polls by Wed, June 30, 2021

Important Juneteenth Holiday Schedule Adjustments to Day 3 of the SWWS Workshop

Out of respect for the recently enacted Juneteenth Federal Holiday that will be observed this Friday, June 18, 2021, many individuals will not be able to attend the DHS/NIST Standards for Wastewater Surveillance Workshop tomorrow.  Therefore, we will be transitioning Day 3 of the workshop from a live, virtual meeting to an asynchronous version of the day’s originally planned activities.

The speakers and panelists will transition to recorded talks and comments to be made available on the workshop website. In lieu of the breakout sessions, online polls will be provided to collect your input on focused standards needs.  This modified format will still meet our Day 3 objectives and ensure your valuable feedback is heard and included in the workshop report.  

More information and guidance will be provided early next week.  

OVERVIEW

Wastewater surveillance is a promising approach to monitor biological and chemical contaminants on a community level, and has recently been shown effective for the early detection of SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks.  While much has been learned in the past year, much work remains to establish an enduring capability for wastewater surveillance poised to address new targets as they emerge.  The goal of this workshop is to identify and prioritize standards needs and technology/measurement gaps and propose a potential path forward to develop standards that help enable a robust, comparable wastewater surveillance capability.  Topics to be discussed include lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic response, the state of the art in measurement science and technology for the entire wastewater surveillance workflow, and challenges in achieving comparable wastewater surveillance results across locations. Stakeholder input will inform future standards development activities, including consensus-based documentary standards focused on best practices as well as reference materials, and ensure that any standards developed are fit for purpose and aligned with the needs of the community.  Ultimately, these standards will be designed to help provide a foundation for communities and organizations to have increased confidence in wastewater surveillance results to better inform public health and safety decisions across the nation. This free workshop is recommended for participants involved in all aspects of wastewater surveillance from sampling to results/reporting, including those from government, public health, testing and manufacturing, academia, and non-profit organizations.

POSTERS

Posters will remain online for 1 year following the workshop at the link provided to attendees.

Workshop attendees were encouraged to submit a poster to share their work.  Benefits of a poster:

  • A great opportunity to share your work and perhaps the best way to have one-on-one interactions in the context of a large virtual workshop
  • All registrants can view your poster anytime throughout the workshop
  • Ability to chat asynchronously with attendees about your work
  • Ability to set up a virtual session to meet with attendees to discuss your work (6/15, 3-4 PM as well as other times of your choice, including on the break days 6/16 and 6/17)
  • Poster style/format is flexible – it can simply be a slide with your abstract and a key figure, all the way to a full, typical poster
  • Even presenters, panelists, and organizers can submit posters in addition to their other roles

Poster Session: Virtual Poster Session was used to host  an interactive poster session on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 3 pm to 4 pm (ET) following the workshop sessions for that day. 

Organizing committee

  • Kent Prinn, Army Public Health Center
  • Mike Focazio, United States Geological Survey
  • Sally Gutierrez, EPA
  • Scott Jackson, NIST
  • Amy Kirby, CDC
  • Nancy Lin, NIST
  • Katrice Lippa, NIST
  • Mia Mattioli, CDC
  • Phil Mattson, DHS S&T
  • Yonas Nebiyeloul-Kifle, DHS S&T
  • Ted Smith, University of Louisville
  • Renee Stevens, DHS S&T
  • Paul Storella, AECOM
  • Sarah Wright, Association of Public Health Laboratories

    Updated 6/15/2021

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    Day 1: Monday, June 14, 2021 (all times EDT)

    10:00 – 10:50 AM

    WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

     

    Welcome – Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS Standards Executive and Director, Office of Standards at US Department of Homeland Security

     

    Welcome Remarks – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chair of the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

     

    Welcome Remarks – Robert B. Newman, Jr., Office of Strategy and Policy at the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate

     

    Welcome Remarks Dr. Eric K. Lin, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, NIST

     

    Workshop Logistics; Overview and Goals of the 2021 SWWS Workshop Dr. Nancy Lin, Leader of the Biomaterials Group, Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

     

    Welcome Remarks Mr. Joseph Hamel, Director, ASPR Program Office for Innovation and Industrial Base Expansion (IBx) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

    10:50 AM – 12:35 PM

    STANDARDS FOR WASTEWATER SURVEILLANCE (SWWS) 101: INTRODUCTION TO WASTEWATER SURVEILLANCE (WWS)

    Chair: Dr. Michael Focazio, Environmental Health Research Program Coordinator at the U.S. Geological Survey

    10:50 – 10:55 AM

    Opening Remarks Dr. Michael Focazio, USGS

    10:55 – 11:35 AM

    KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONNational Wastewater Surveillance System: Implementation for COVID and Beyond, Dr. Amy E. Kirby, National Wastewater Surveillance System Program Lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    11:30 – 11:55 AM

    Australia's ColoSSoS Project: Inter-laboratory Study for SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater, Dr. Kate R. Griffiths, Senior Molecular Biologist at the National Measurement Institute of Australia

    11:55 AM – 12:15 PM

    Singapore's National Wastewater Based Surveillance Programme for COVID-19: Analytical Standards, Controls and Reference Materials, Dr. Judith Wong, Director of the Microbiology and Molecular Epidemiology Division, Environment Health Institute, National Environment Agency, Singapore

    Wastewater Based Epidemiology: Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 and Related Markers in Singapore, Dr. Shane Snyder, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Executive Director of the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

    12:15 – 12:35 PM

    Wastewater Infrastructure & Operations for an Enduring Public Health Partnership, Dr. Beverley Stinson, Executive Vice President at AECOM

    12:35 – 1:05 PM

    BREAK

    1:05 – 2:55 PM

    SWWS 201: SAMPLING

    Chair: Ms. Renee Stevens, Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security

    1:05 – 1:10 PM

    Opening Remarks, Ms. Renee Stevens, DHS

    1:10 – 1:25 PM

    Utilities Perspectives and Needs, Mr. Claudio Ternieden, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Water Environment Federation

    1:25 – 1:40 PM

    USGS Experience in Wastewater Sampling:  3 Issues to Guide Wastewater Surveillance for Public Health, Mr. Patrick Phillips, Quality Assurance Specialist at US Geological Survey

    1:40 – 1:55 PM

    Case Study Wastewater monitoring for COVID-19 in Louisville, Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville

    1:55 – 2:00 PM

    Rapid Fire Wastewater sampling for WBE surveillance, Mr. Kaushal Trivedi, Business Development Manager at Teledyne ISCO

    2:00 – 2:05 PM

    Rapid Fire Building-level Wastewater Monitoring for COVID-19 Using Tampon swabs and RT-LAMP for Rapid SARS-CoV-2 RNA Detection – Dr. Aaron Bivins, Post Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Notre Dame

    2:05 – 2:55 PM

    Panel Discussion: Need for Standards to Support Wastewater Sampling

    Moderator: Ms. Sarah Wright, Environmental Laboratories Manager at the Association of Public Health Laboratories

    Panelists:

    • Mr. John Birkner, Manager of Technical Services, Bergen County Utilities Authority
    • Dr. Raul A. Gonzalez, Environmental Scientist at Hampton Roads Sanitation District
    • Dr. Rochelle Holm, Associate Professor, Mzuzu University, Malawi
    • Mr. Greg Kester, Director of Renewable Resource Programs at the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA)
    • Mr. Bruce Smith, Environmental Engineer at USEPA
    • Mr. David Swain, Associate Vice President at AECOM

    2:55 – 3:00 PM

    WRAP-UP: Closing Remarks for Day 1, Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS; Dr. Nancy Lin, NIST

    Day 2: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (all times EDT)

    10:00 – 10:05 AM

    WELCOME & LOGISTICS – Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS; Dr. Nancy Lin, NIST

     

    10:05 AM – 12:05 PM

    SWWS 202: TESTING METHODS

    Chair: Ms. Sally C. Gutierrez, Senior Advisor for Water, United States Environmental Protection Agency

    10:05 – 10:10 AM

    Opening Remarks, Ms. Sally Gutierrez, USEPA

    10:10 – 10:25 AM

    Global Update on Wastewater Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2, Dr. Christobel M. Ferguson, Chief Innovation Officer at The Water Research Foundation

    10:25 – 10:45 AM

    Case Study – Overview of the Ohio Wastewater Monitoring Network, Dr. Nichole E. Brinkman, Biologist at USE Environmental Protection Agency and Ms. Rebecca Fugitt, Assistant Chief, Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection at Ohio Department of Health

    10:45 – 10:55 AM

    Scalable, sensitive, representative, and comparable approach for high throughput SARS-CoV-2 RNA analysis in settled solids, Dr. Alexandria Boehm, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University

    10:55 – 11:00 AM

    Rapid Fire Reducing Erosion: Using a rapid deployable testing solution to reduce time between sampling and action, Dr. Jordan J. Schmidt, Director, Product Applications at LuminUltra Technologies

    11:00 – 11:05 AM

    Rapid Fire The Importance of Validation for Wastewater Surveillance, Dr. Brian Swalla, Staff Scientist, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

    11:05 – 11:10 AM

    Rapid Fire SARS-CoV-2 Quantification in Wastewater by Droplet Digital PCR, Ms. Carolyn Reifsnyder, Director, Global Product Marketing, Digital Biology Group at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    11:10 – 11:15 AM

    Rapid Fire – Nanoplate Digital PCR for Wastewater Surveillance, Dr. Michael Bussmann, Associate Director Global Product Management - dPCR, QIAGEN

    11:15 – 11:20 AM

    Rapid FireSARS-CoV-2 Variant Profiling in Wastewater by Sequencing, Dr. Ellen M. Beasley, CSO at Pangolin Health

    11:20 – 11:25 AM

    Rapid Fire BioFire Defense Overview, Mr. Ryan Gregerson, Product Marketing Manager at BioFire Defense

    11:25 – 11:30 AM

    Rapid Fire Viral Concentration with Nanotrap Magnetic Virus Particles, Dr. Roberto J. Barbero, Chief Business Officer at Ceres Nanosciences

    11:30 – 12:05 PM

    Panel Discussion: Need for Standards to Support Testing Methods

    Moderator: Dr. Jay Garland, Associate Director for Research at the US EPA Office of Research and Development

    Panelists:

    • Dr. Kartik Chandran, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
    • Mr. Kahlil Lawless, Microbiology Segment Manager - Americas at Illumina
    • Dr. Mia Mattioli, Environmental Engineer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Dr. Gertjan Medema, Principal Microbiologist at KWR
    • Dr. Martin Shafer, Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, State Laboratory of Hygiene

    12:05 – 12:30 PM

    BREAK

    12:30 – 2:15 PM

    SWWS 203: DATA REPORTING AND ANALYTICS

    Chair: Mr. Paul Storella, Senior Vice President Water Business Line at AECOM

    12:30 – 12:35 PM

    Opening Remarks, Mr. Paul Storella, AECOM

    12:35 – 12:50 PM

    Available Data Tools: National Wastewater Surveillance System, Dr. Wiley Jennings, Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    12:50 – 1:10 PM

    Case Study SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance and Public Health Applications in Houston, TX, Dr. Lauren Stadler, Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering at Rice University AND Dr. Loren Hopkins, City of Houston Chief Environmental Science Officer, Chief of the Bureau of Community and Children’s Environmental Health at the Houston Health Department, and a Professor in the Practice in the Department of Statistics at Rice University

    1:10 – 1:25 PM

    Translating Wastewater Data for Policymaking, Ms. Aparna Keshaviah, Senior Statistician at Mathematica

    1:25 – 1:35 PM

    Biobot: Building early warning health analytics from data available in our sewers, Dr. Mariana Matus, CEO and Cofounder at Biobot Analytics, Inc.

    1:35 – 1:40 PM

    Rapid Fire Global COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring Efforts: Development of the COVIDPoops19 Dashboard, Ms. Ana Grace Alvarado, Graduate Student, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of California Merced

    1:40 – 2:15 PM

    Panel Discussion: Need for Standards to Support Data Reporting and Analytics

    Moderator: Mr. Paul Storella, AECOM

    Panelists:

    • Dr. Ellie Graeden, CEO at Talus Analytics
    • Mr. Robert Greenberg, CEO, G&H International Services, Inc.
    • Mrs. Stacie Reckling, GIS Analyst, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health
    • Dr. Rachel R. Spurbeck, Senior Genomics Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute

    2:15 – 2:55 PM

    SWWS 204: ROLE OF STANDARDS IN SUPPORTING THE USE OF WWS DATA, Chair: Dr. Ted Smith, Associate Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine

    2:15 – 2:25 PM

    Communicating Sewage Surveillance Data for a Public Health Response, Dr. Sandra McLellan, Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Freshwater Sciences

    2:25 – 2:55 PM

    Panel Discussion: Standards to Support Implementation of WWS Data for Public Health

    Moderator: Dr. Ted Smith, University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Panelists:

    • Major Michael Dietrich, PhD, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight Commander, USAF
    • Ms. Rosa Inchausti, Deputy City Manager, City of Tempe
    • Dr. Nathan LaCross, Wastewater Surveillance Program Manager at Utah Department of Health
    • Dr. Sandra McLellan, Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Freshwater Sciences
    • Halley Reeves, Vice President of Community Health Impact for Oklahoma University Medicine

    2:55 – 3:00 PM

    WRAP-UP: Closing Remarks for Day 2, Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS; Dr. Nancy Lin, NIST

    3:00 – 4:00 PM

    VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION

    Day 3: Friday, June 18, 2021 (all times EDT)

    10:00 – 10:10 AM

    WELCOME & LOGISTICS, Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS; Dr. Nancy Lin, NIST

    10:10 AM – 12:10 PM

    SWWS 301: BUILDING AN ENDURING CAPABILITY

    Chair: Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS Standards Executive and Director, Office of Standards at US Department of Homeland Security

    10:10 – 10:15 AM

    Opening Remarks, Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS

    10:15 – 10:35 AM

    Example Surveillance Program: Making It Count - Keeping It Available: Wildlife Disease Situational Awareness, Dr. Kimberli Miller, Wildlife Disease Specialist, US Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center

    10:35 – 10:45 AM

    Example Tool: Documentary Standards for Biological Response, Dr. Jayne B. Morrow, Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Montana State University

    10:45 – 10:55 AM

    Example Tool: Development and Performance of NIST SRM 2917 for Molecular Recreational Water Quality Testing, Dr. Orin C. Shanks, Senior Scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    10:55 – 11:05 AM

    Example Tool: Accreditation: Draft Accreditation Checklist for Wastewater COVID PCR Testing, Ms. Patsy Root, Regulatory Affairs Manager, IDEXX Water

    11:05 – 11:10 AM

    Enduring Capability: NWSS Perspective, Dr. Amy E. Kirby, National Wastewater Surveillance System Program Lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    11:10 – 11:15 AM

    Enduring Capability: Biosurveillance Perspective, DHS

    11:15 – 11:20 AM

    Enduring Capability: One Health Perspective, Dr. Tonya Nichols, Senior Science Advisor, US Environmental Protection Agency

    11:20 – 11:25 AM

    Enduring Capability: Public Health Decision Maker Perspective, Mr. Jeffrey A. Wenzel, Chief of the Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

    11:25 – 11:30 AM

    Enduring Capability: A Local Health Department Perspective, Dr. George A. Conway, Director at Deschutes County Health Services Department

    11:30 – 11:35 AM

    Enduring Capability: State Perspective, Dr. Larry Madoff, Medical Director at the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    11:35 AM – 12:10 PM

    Panel Discussion: Enduring Capability and Role of Standards

    Moderator: Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS

    Panelists:

    • Dr. George A. Conway, Director at Deschutes County Health Services Department
    • Dr. Amy E. Kirby, National Wastewater Surveillance System Program Lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Dr. Larry Madoff, Medical Director at the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    • Dr. Tonya Nichols, Senior Science Advisor, US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Mr. Jeff Wenzel, Chief of the Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

    12:10 – 12:15 PM

    Instructions for Breakout Sessions, Dr. Katrice A. Lippa, Leader, Organic Chemical Metrology Group, Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST

    12:15 – 12:30 PM

    BREAK

    12:30 – 1:30 PM

    CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

     

    SWWS 302: Methods and Data Comparability Breakout

    Session Co-Leads:

    • Dr. Scott A. Jackson, Leader of the Microbial Metrology Group, Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST
    • Dr. Mia Mattioli, Environmental Engineer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Ms. Sarah Wright, Environmental Laboratories Manager at the Association of Public Health Laboratories

    Session Scribe:

    • Dr. Paulina K. Piotrowski, Research Chemist, Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST

     

    SWWS 303: Reference Materials Breakout

    Session Co-Leads:

    • Dr. Katrice Lippa, Leader of the Organic Chemical Metrology Group, Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST
    • Dr. Orin C. Shanks, Senior Scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Ms. Briana Benton, Technical Manager for Microbiology Systems at ATCC

    Session Scribe:

    • Dr. Stephanie L. Servetas, Microbiologist, Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST

     

    SWWS 304: Documentary Standards – Guidance Documents Breakout

    Session Co-Leads:

    • Dr. Nancy Lin, Leader of the Biomaterials Group, Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST
    • Ms. Patsy Root, Regulatory Affairs Manager, IDEXX Water

    Session Scribe:

    • Dr. Sandra Da Silva, Research Chemist, Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST
    • Dr. Joy Dunkers, Physical Scientist, Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST

    1:30 – 2:00 PM

    BREAK

    2:00 – 2:45 PM

    SWWS 401: SUMMARY OF BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Chair: Yonas Kifle-Nebiyeyoul, US Department of Homeland Security

    2:00 – 2:15 PM

    Report Back from SWWS 302: Methods and Data Comparability Breakout Session Co-Leads and Scribe

    2:15 – 2:30 PM

    Report Back from SWWS 303: Reference Materials Breakout Session Co-Leads and Scribe

    2:30 – 2:45 PM

    Report Back from SWWS 304: Documentary Standards – Guidance Documents Breakout Session Co-Leads and Scribe

    2:45 – 3:00 PM

    WRAP-UP: Final Remarks & Next Steps, Mr. Philip Mattson, DHS; Dr. Nancy Lin, NIST

    Created April 30, 2021, Updated July 23, 2021