Canadian Biosafety Symposium

Join us in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from September 11-13, 2018

Symposium Description

Symposium Highlights

Symposium Presentation 2018

Biosafety Change

Biowaste Management & Disinfection

Enhancing Biosafety and Biosecurity in the US

Future Directions and Historical Development of NSF49

How to Survive a PHAC Inspection

Integrated Design Principles

International Network of High Containment Laboratories

Impairment in the workplace

Technology for the Management of Biosafety

Going Viral

Integrated Overarching Risk Assessment

From Compliance to Culture

Incident Reporting

When

September 11, 2018 Pre-symposium Training Courses

September 12-13, 2018 Canadian Biosafety Symposium

Program (Subject To Change)

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Where

Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg

350 St Mary Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2

(204) 942-0551

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 11, 2018, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm , PHAC Workshop on Biosafety Audits: Evidence-based Assessment Compliance. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details

September 11, 2018, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, PHAC's Incident Investigation Workshop. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details

September 11, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Canadian Biosafety Program Analytics Workshop. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details

September 11, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Best-In-Class Containment Level 3 Mechanical Design for Laboratory Operational Efficiency and Sustainability. FULL Day course Cost: $300. Lunch will be provided. More Details

September 11, 2018 - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m - Tour of National Microbiology Laboratory Cost: $15. Registration for tour no longer available


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 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from September 11-13, 2018 for Canada’s annual networking and training 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. 11, 2018 for professional development, followed by a 2-day biosafety symposium on Sept. 12 and 13th, 2018.

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 2017 Symposium brought together a number of 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; and 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 2018 Canadian Biosafety Symposium will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg
350 St Mary Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2
(204) 942-0551

CABS-ACSB has reserved a block of rooms with a special room rate of $174 CDN per night for Sept. 10th to 14th, 2018. Last day to book rooms at this special rate is August 10th, 2018.

For reservations, click on the following link:
Book your 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 2018 Canadian Biosafety Symposium. 2018 Canadian Biosafety Symposium Sponsor Information.pdf

Registration

Cost

  • 2 days - symposium: $850
  • 2 days - symposium: with CABS Member discount $800
  • September 11, 2018, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm , PHAC Workshop on Biosafety Audits: Evidence-based Assessment Compliance. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details
  • September 11, 2018, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, PHAC's Incident Investigation Workshop. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details
  • September 11, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Canadian Biosafety Program Analytics Workshop. HALF-day Course Cost: $150. More Details
  • September 11, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Best-In-Class Containment Level 3 Mechanical Design for Laboratory Operational Efficiency and Sustainability. FULL Day course Cost: $300. Lunch will be provided. More Details
  • September 11, 2018 - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m - Tour of National Microbiology Laboratory Cost: $15. Registration for tour no longer available

Online registration is no longer available. CABS-ACSB is accepting registration in person at the 2018 Canadian Biosafety Symposium and Pre-conference courses. For further information, please contact CABS-ACSB: cabsacsb@gmail.com


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.