Texas Bacterial Source Tracking Library

2012 Bacterial Source Tracking - State of the Science Conference

February 28-29, 2012, T Bar M Resort & Conference Center
Speaker Biographies
Agenda
Participant List
Additional Information
Final Proceedings

Tuesday Presentations

8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Conference Objectives [George Di Giovanni, University of Texas - Houston School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus; Aaron Wendt, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board]
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8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Source Tracking - Past, Present, and Future [Don Stoeckel, Battelle Memorial Institute]
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9:15 - 10:00 a.m. The ABCs of BST [Valerie Harwood, University of South Florida]
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10:30 - 11:00 a.m. BST Applications in Food Safety [Katherine McElhany, Texas A&M University]
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11:00 - 11:30 a.m. BST & Regulations [Sally Gutierrez, US EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory]
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11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Recommendations from the Texas Task Force on Bacteria TMDLs [Aaron Wendt, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board]
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1:30 - 2:00 p.m. BST Accuracy & Study Design Issues [Don Stoeckel, Battelle Memorial Institute]
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2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Persistance of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in the Environment [Mike Sadowsky, University of Minnesota]
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2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Thick & Thin of Poultry Source Identification [Valerie Harwood, University of South Florida]
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3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Considerations for BST qPCR Data Analysis [Orin Shanks, US EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory]
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Overview of Case Studies [Chuck Hagedorn, Virginia Tech]
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4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Texas E. coli BST Library [Elizabeth Casarez, University of Texas - Houston School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus]
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Wednesday Presentations

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Exploration of Library-Independent BST for Texas [Terry Gentry, Texas A&M University; George Di Giovanni, University of Texas - Houston School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus]
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8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Library-Independent MST for Coastal Waters [Joanna Mott, James Madison University]
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9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Enteric Viruses in Galveston Bay Tributaries [Robin Brinkmeyer, Texas A&M University at Galveston]
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Overview of Water Quality Models [R. Srinivasan, Texas A&M University]
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10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Verification of E. coli Sources in Watersheds using GIS tools & Bacterial Source Tracking [R. Karthikeyan, Texas A&M University]
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11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion [Invited Speakers]
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Posters

Evaluation of Bacteroides qPCR for Assessing Cattle Fecal Contributions in Runoff from Grazing Lands [Kevin Wagner, Terry Gentry, Emily Martin, Larry Redmon]
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Rapid Real-Time PCR Method for Bacterial Source Tracking Using DNA FRET Probes [Jeff Brady, Forrest Mitchell]
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Tracking Non-point Fecal Pollution in the Guadalupe River: Distinguishing Urban and Rural Influences upon Water Quality [Matthew Boyett, Dmitri Sobolev]
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Evaluation of Human and Cattle Host Specific Genetic Markers for Bacterial Source Tracking in a Small Urban Watershed [Yucheng Feng, R.U. Wijesinghe]
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Turtle Populations as a Potential Source of E. coli in Lake Elmendorf [Michael Bodden, Cary Guffey, Sara Volk]
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Large Heronries Contribute E. coli and Nutrient Loads to Waterbodies [Judlyn Telesford, Miguel Mora, Diane Boellstorff, Terry Gentry, Tony Provin, Kevin Wagner]
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Comparison of the Diversity of E. coli Isolates Obtained from Surface Water Samples using Different Enumeration Methods [E.C. Martin, Terry Gentry]
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Conference Location & Directions

T Bar M Resort & Conference Center - Map
2549 Highway 46 West
New Braunfels, TX 78132

From San Antonio IH-35
Travel north on IH-35 approximately 28 miles northeast of San Antonio. Take exit 184 / Ruekle Road / Loop 337 (beware that current highway construction may ask you to exit earlier) and turn left at the four-way stop. Go over the highway and proceed straight through the next four way stop. Travel on Loop 337 for approximately 2 miles and take the Boerne-New Braunfels-Hwy 46 exit. Turn left at the light on Hwy 46 and travel approximately 2 miles (you will see our T Bar M billboard on your left). Our entrance will be shortly thereafter on the left.

From San Antonio Airport
T Bar M Resort is conveniently located about 30 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport

  1. Head northwest on Airport Blvd toward Airport exit
  2. Turn left onto Loop 410 East
  3. Take the I-35 North Exit towards Austin
  4. Take Exit #184 toward Loop 337/Ruekle Rd
  5. Turn left onto Loop 337
  6. Take the Highway 46/Boerne exit
  7. Turn left onto Highway 46
  8. Make a left into T Bar M Resort

From Austin IH-35
Travel south on IH-35. Take exit 189 / Loop 337 and turn right at the light. Travel on Loop 337 for approximately 5 miles. Take the Boerne-New Braunfels-Hwy 46 exit and turn right at the light. Travel approximately 2 miles on Hwy 46 (you will see our T Bar M billboard on your left) and our entrance will be shortly thereafter on the left.

From Austin Bergstrom Airport
T Bar M is conveniently located about 45 minutes from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

  1. Head east on Presidential Blvd
  2. Continue on Cardinal Loop
  3. Turn left onto Bastrop Hwy/TX-71 East
  4. Turn right at Woodward St
  5. Turn left onto I-35 South
  6. Take exit #189 for Loop 337
  7. Make a right onto Loop 337
  8. Take the Boerne/Highway 46 exit
  9. Make a left into T Bar M Resort

From Houston IH-10
Travel west on IH-10 to Sequin. Take exit 607 / Seguin-New Braunfels. Take a left at the stop sign. Proceed to the far right lane that curves onto Hwy 46 to New Braunfels. Go straight for approximately 21 miles. As you approach New Braunfels, you will see IH-35. Proceed under the highway and the street will become Loop 337. Stay on the Loop for five miles and take the Boerne-New Braunfels-Hwy 46 exit. Turn right at the light and travel approximately 2 miles on Hwy 46 (you will see our T Bar M billboard on your left). Our entrance will be shortly thereafter on the left.

Lodging

T Bar M Resort & Conference Center - Map
2549 Highway 46 West
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Participants are responsible for making their own reservations.
A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate of $85/night (per person). This rate includes breakfast and lodging.
*Rate applicable for Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Please contact T Bar M Resort & Conference Center to make your reservation (1-800-292-5469). Please identify yourself as attending the Texas Water Resources Institute conference. Reference reservation number 343934.

Steps to reserve your room online:

  1. Visit www.tbarm.com
  2. Click on Reservations
  3. Click on Reserve Online
  4. Check T Bar M Groups & Conferences
  5. Enter Group #TAMU/AGR; Password: water
  6. Choose room type; verify all data
  7. Enter personal data on reservation Entry Form; Click Make Reservation

You will receive a reservation confirmation.

If you have any question concerning making your reservation or about T Bar M please contact a reservationist at 1-800-292-5469 and reference reservation number 343934.

Reservations must be made by January 27, 2012 to receive this special rate.

*Guaranteed check-in time is 4 p.m. (early arrivals may check in as rooms become available). Check-out is at 11 a.m.

UPDATE: The T Bar M hotel is currently at 100% capacity.
I highly suggest you call T BAR M and request to be put on the waiting list.

Alternate Hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn (6 miles from conference venue)
1501 IH-35 North, New Braunfels, Texas 78130
830-620-4200
Rate: $109/night
Breakfast can be added for $5.95
Fairfield Inn & Suites New Braunfels (8 miles from conference venue)
1465 IH-35-N, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 USA
830-626-3133

Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village
750 IH 35 North, New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Room Block: Texas AgriLife Research
Rate: $95/night
830-321-2211

Call for Posters

Deadline for Poster submission: Jan. 27, 2012
Poster Guidelines

Submission deadline has passed. Please contact Courtney Smith with any questions.

Conference Planning Committee
Dr. George Di Giovanni, Conference Chair University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus
Dr. Elizabeth Casarez University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus
Dr. Terry Gentry Texas A&M University
Dr. Valerie Harwood University of South Florida
Dr. R. Karthikeyan Texas A&M University
Dr. Joanna Mott James Madison University
Dr. Jorge Santo Domingo US Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. R. Srinivasan Texas A&M University
Courtney Smith Texas Water Resources Institute
Brian VanDelist Texas Water Resources Institute
Dr. Kevin Wagner Texas Water Resources Institute
Loren Warrick Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board
Aaron Wendt Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board
Things to Do and Restaurants Near T Bar M
Contact

Courtney Smith
Texas Water Resources Institute
979-845-1851
courtneysmith@tamu.edu

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