Up Comming Events

  • Canadian Biosafety Symposium 2018


    JOIN US for the CABS-ACSB Canadian Biosafety Symposium !!!!

    When: September 11-13, 2018

    Pre-Symposium Courses on Sept. 11, 2018

    2-day Symposium from Sept. 12-13, 2018

    Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg

    • 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

                                   Call for Papers:
    CABS-ACSB soliciting abstracts for presentations for this symposium, which are broadly based on the theme of Biosafety. Check out the CABS-ACSB for more information.


    2 days - symposium: $850

    2 days - symposium: with CABS Member discount $800

    Pre conference course – half day: $150

    Pre conference course – full day: $300

                                STAY TUNED!! 

  • 61st Annual Biological Safety Conference


    Charleston Convention Center
    Charleston, South Carolina
    October 12-17, 2018
    • Three full days of intensive preconference courses to educate and inspire
    • Three full days of state-of-the-art keynotes, papers, and panels highlighting best practices and hands-on skills crucial for today’s biosafety and biosecurity professionals
    • Exhibits showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity products and services
    • Invaluable networking opportunities to share and learn from other biosafety and biosecurity professionals
    More information:

  • 8th Annual ABSANZ Biosafety and Biocontainment Conference


    8th Annual ABSANZ Biosafety and Biocontainment Conference 

    Planning for the 8th Annual ABSANZ Biosafety and Biocontainment Conference is well underway. We hope that you are planning to join us at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand, where you can meet, greet and interact with fellow members of the biosafety and biocontainment community including industry, regulators and researchers. 

    Te Papa Tongarewa is the Museum of New Zealand and an absolute jewel in the Wellington crown.

    Following very positive feedback from the 2017 post conference survey, we will again be designing the 2018 program around abstract submissions.

    The Committee has come up with some exciting themes designed to include specific sessions to attract architects and engineers in addition to researchers and biosafety managers.

    • Lab acquired infections to include new diseases
    • Targeted pathogen risk
    • Training, governance and maintenance of training
    • Biocontainment – including large animals (waste and decontamination)
    • Macrobiological hazards
    • Software updates: How we govern and maintain biosafety (to include training methods for onboarding new staff)
    • Plants: import/export issues, facilities and containment, field trials
    • Compliance and regulation changes
    • New facilities/design trends
    We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the conference area on the ABSANZ website and make note the key dates. Be sure to visit often as more information will be added as planning progresses, and we will remind you as key dates approach. Should you have colleagues or know of anyone who you think would be interested in presenting, exhibiting or attending, we would very much appreciate you passing on relevant information or ask them to get in touch to join our mailing list.

    We look forward to welcoming you to our 2018 conference in Wellington later this year.

    For more information, refer to: