Symposium to Offer Best Practices for Improving Indoor Air Quality

May 16, 2022

The Global Biorisk Advisory CouncilTM, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, announced that Dr. Deborah Birx, world-renowned medical physician, infectious disease expert, and diplomat, will be the keynote speaker at the GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations, August 16-17, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The inaugural GBAC Symposium will bring together scientists and industry thought leaders to share innovations and best practices for improving indoor air quality in schools, offices, restaurants, gyms, and other nonhealthcare settings during a pandemic and beyond.

“The GBAC Symposium is our next step in driving innovation and advancement to make our world safer,” said GBAC Senior Director Michael Diamond. “This event will bring together environmental safety and infectious disease experts such as Dr. Birx and organizations to discuss real solutions for public health concerns.”

The event will include a presentation from Dr. John McKeon, medical entrepreneur and CEO of Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL), an international standards and certification body. The speaker lineup also features Poppy Co-CEO Elizabeth (EC) Caley; environmental and architectural engineering expert Mark Hernandez, Ph.D.; environmental infection prevention expert John LaRochelle; infectious disease scientist John Lowe, Ph.D.; biorisk expert Dr. Paul Meechan; GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger; and Biorisk International Executive Director Stefan Wagener, Ph.D.

ISSA members can register for the GBAC Symposium for US$250, while the nonmember price is $350. Visit to register today.   


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