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biodefense world summit

6:00PM – 9:00PM Dinner Short Course
250 First Avenue, Suite 300
Needham, MA 02494

Thomas Licker, CBRM, CEICR, President, American Bio Recovery Association, shares his knowledge on the resources available to mitigate risks to public health. The short course will educate and guide those who may be expected to respond in the event a release of OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Materials) or biological hazards during a trauma event or other public health emergency.

To be discussed at this event:

  • Risk to first responders
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Public/Private partnerships
  • Risk to the Remediation Crew
  • Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Biosafety Risk Assessment – Rapid Field Assessment
  • Field Decontamination
  • Recognition of third party certified professionals in Bio Recovery

The Biodefense World Summit brings government, industry and academia leaders together for indepth discussions and coverage on point-of-care, biosurveillance, bio recovery, pathogen detection and sample prep technologies. Everyone attending will be granted exceptional networking opportunities in the exhibit hall. Last year’s 2017 summit contained more than 250 participants, 35% titled as scientist/technologist, 11% professor and 30% as executive/director. Click here to register »

Thomas Licker has over 20 years of professional experience in handling event driven hazardous materials and biological response actions for Industrial, Commercial and Residential properties. He has been involved with the risk mitigation of biohazardous and hazardous materials in relation to the food, transportation, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.


  • Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
    Rutgers University FIC
  • Certified Environmental Infection Control Remediator (CEICR)
    American Council for Accredited Certification
  • OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA)
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Certification (IICRC)
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
  • Decontamination Professionals International (DPI)
  • American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)
  • American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC)

ICT: First in Infection Control and Biological Decontamination. Infection Control Technologies, (ICT) a division of Insurance Restoration Specialists, Inc. (IRS) is one of the nation’s leading Building Hygiene contractors. ICT provides Facility Hygiene Services and Emergency Decontamination for some of the nation’s most respected real estate and Risk Management Professionals, Health Care, Municipalities, Institutions, Food Safety, Transportation, and government organizations.