Canadian Biosafety Symposium

Join us in Toronto Ontario Canada from September 17-19, 2019

Symposium Description

Symposium Highlights

When

September 17, 2019 Pre-symposium Training Courses

September 18-19, 2019 Canadian Biosafety Symposium

Program (Subject To Change)

CABS-ACSB Canadian Biosafety symposium program More Details

Where

Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown

475 Yonge Street,

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X7, Canada

Benefits

Communication and networking opportunities with other biosafety professionals

Forum for advancing professional development in lab biosafety and biosecurity

Presentations related to advanced concepts in areas of biosafety and biosecurity

Biosafety training opportunities in current concepts and issues in the field of biosafety and biosecurity

Cost

2 days - symposium: $850

2 days - symposium: with CABS Member discount $800

Pre-Conference Courses

September 17, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm , Developing a Social Media Presence and Communications Plan For Your Biosafety Program. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details

September 17, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Some Risks are NOT worth taking: Conducting a Biosecurity Risk Assessment. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details

September 17, 2019, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, Nailed it! Design, Equipment, and Mechanical Considerations in Physical Containment. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details

September 17, 2019, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Closing Pandora’s Box: How to Manage Dual-Use Risks in Life Sciences. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details

September 17, 2019, 8:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Design Challenges with BSL3 Laboratories, FULL day course, lunch provided, Course Cost: $350. More Details


Registration

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Canadian Biosafety Symposium. While our online registration is no longer available, we will accept registrations in person at the event. Please contact us directly at cabsacsb@gmail.com with any questions.

The Canadian Association for Biological Safety/L’Association Canadienne pour la Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB) is happy to present the Canadian Biosafety Symposium! Join us in Toronto from September 17-19, 2019 for Canada’s annual event for biosafety professionals and personnel involved in biosafety and/or biocontainment facilities.

Enjoy 1 day of Pre-symposium courses (half or full day) on Sept. 17th, 2019 for professional development, followed by a 2-day biosafety symposium on Sept. 18th and 19th, 2019.

The Canadian Biosafety Symposium will feature presentations on an array of biosafety topics, including emergency management for labs, building a biosafety culture, biosafety and public health, emerging and re-emerging diseases, laboratory acquired infections, ergonomics and safety, biowaste management and disinfection, regulations, airflow, ventilation, design and biosafety, animal issues, audits and inspections, occupational health and surveillance. It will be a unique opportunity for the biosafety community to learn and share knowledge with colleagues from across Canada and other countries. This annual event also offers pre-conference courses, which provide training opportunities in the field of Biosafety.

The Canadian Biosafety Symposium brings together participants working across the biosafety field in universities, government and the private sector, such as:

  • Laboratory managers and administrators
  • Academic and government laboratory researchers
  • Government regulators
  • Biocontainment professionals
  • Equipment and facilities providers
  • Containment facility design and operation specialists
  • Risk assessment and safety specialists

The event will feature prominent containment and biosafety specialists, and will involve presentations by the Canadian and international biosafety community selected from abstracts and papers that are currently being welcomed from all sources. All topics related to biological safety are welcome. 

For further information, contact us at cabsacsb@gmail.com

Venue and Accommodations

The 2019 Canadian Biosafety Symposium will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown.

Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown
475 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 1X7, Canada

CABS-ACSB has reserved a block of rooms with a special room rate of $254 CDN per night for Sept. 16th to 20th, 2019. Last day to book rooms at this special rate is August 15th, 2019.

For reservations, click on the following link:
Book your hotel and get the group rate for Canadian Association for Biological Safety (CABS)

Accommodations are not included in the conference fees.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Please click here if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor of the 2019 Canadian Biosafety Symposium. 2019 Canadian Biosafety Symposium Exhibitor and Sponsor Information.pdf

Registration

Cost

  • 2 days - symposium: $850
  • 2 days - symposium: with CABS Member discount $800
  • September 17, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm , Developing a Social Media Presence and Communications Plan For Your Biosafety Program. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details
  • September 17, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Some Risks are NOT worth taking: Conducting a Biosecurity Risk Assessment. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details
  • September 17, 2019, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, Nailed it! Design, Equipment, and Mechanical Considerations in Physical Containment. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details
  • September 17, 2019, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Closing Pandora’s Box: How to Manage Dual-Use Risks in Life Sciences. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. . More Details
  • September 17, 2019, 8:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Design Challenges with BSL3 Laboratories, FULL day course, lunch provided, Course Cost: $350. More Details

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Canadian Biosafety Symposium. While our online registration is no longer available, we will accept registrations in person at the event. Please contact us directly at cabsacsb@gmail.com with any questions.

Program

CABS-ACSB Canadian Biosafety symposium program can be found by clicking More Details.

For approved Symspoium presenters and Pre-conference course instrcutors, the 2 day Symposium Fee is waived.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers is Closed

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