Up Comming Events

  • IFBA Professional Certification Exam at AMEX BIO


    The IFBA is pleased to collaborate with AMEXBIO in the delivery of theIFBA’s Professional Certifications during their upcoming InternationalSymposium on Biosafety and Biosecurity. The exam session will be held onMonday, September 2, 2019, at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. Forfurther details on the event click here.

    In addition to offering the Professional Certification in Biorisk Managementin the English or Spanish language, we will also be offering the IFBAProfessional Certifications in Biosecurity, Biocontainment Facilities,Biosafety Cabinets and Biological Waste Management. Only those individuals whohave successfully completed the pre-requisite Biorisk Management certificationare eligible for these new certifications (please note that these newcertifications are not yet available in the Spanish language). For information on the exam content,study materials and sample questions, click here

    All applications must be processed through the on-line Certifior system at . These instructions will guide individuals through the applicationprocess. For further detailsand enquiries on this session please contact the IFBA Secretariat by email at

  • CABS-ACSB Registered Biosafety Officer UPDATE


    The CABS sub-committee for the Canadian Registered Biosafety Officer program has begun the review of the applications for registration eligibility. Our hope is to announce the successful applicants for registration at the 2019 Canadian Biosafety Symposium being held this year in Toronto, Ontario, September 17-19. 2019.
    This exciting initiative has been in the works for many years and the biosafety community in Canada is eagerly awaiting for it to come to fruition. The next step is Certification of Biosafety Officers in Canada in conjunction with the Canadian College of Microbiologists.
    If you have not already done so, please submit your application for registration:

  • Canadian Biosafety Symposium 2019


    JOIN US for the CABS-ACSB Canadian Biosafety Symposium 
    in TORONTO, ON, Canada !!!

    When: September 17-19, 2019

    Pre-Symposium Courses on Sept. 17, 2019

    2-day Symposium from Sept. 18 &19, 2019

    Where: COURTYARD Marriott Toronto Downtown 

    • 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: TBD

    Pre conference course – full day: TBD

                                For more details visit our website: 

  • Post-Canadian Biosafety Symposium Event


    The Ontario University Biosafety Officers will host their Annual Meeting on Friday, Sept. 20th, 2019 in Toronto, ON as  Post-Canadian Biosafety Symposium Event. The AGM is generally closed meeting, however, guests can attend. Only a portion of the day will be closed. Please contact Chris WIlliams at for more information. 

  • SAF-T-PAK TDG Shippers - Biological Materials, Toronto, ON, Canada


    SAF-T-PAK is offering a in-class course on "Shipping Biological Materials, Infectious Substances, and Diagnostic Specimens"

    Date: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Cost: $375 USD

    In-person, training of the responsibilities of shippers and cargo agents in the transport of Infectious Substances (Division 6.2) and related materials including biological substances, exempt specimens, dry ice, Genetically Modified Organisms, used medical devices and liquid nitrogen.

    For more information and registration, refer to:

  • U of T Principles and Practices of Biosafety Workshop 2019


    University of Toronto's Principles & Practices of Biosafety

    Course Dates: Sept. 23rd - 27th, 2019

    Registration Deadline: Sept. 6th, 2019

    Location: University of Toronto St. George, 256 McCaul Street, Toronto Ontario

    The University of Toronto presents the Principles and Practices of Biosafety Workshop, a comprehensive  5-day lecture series which introduces the essential elements of biosafety. Participants of this interactive course will have the opportunity to advance their biosafety knowledge in such areas as risk assessment, protective measures, facility and equipment requirements and governmental regulations. The course content has been developed and will be delivered by a diverse panel of experts in the field of Biosafety including University of Toronto Institutional Biosafety Committee members and provincial and federal regulators.

  • ABSA International 52nd Annual Biosafety & Biosecurity Conference


    62nd Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference

    November 15-20, 2019

    Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA

    • Three full days of intensive professional development 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 professional
    For more information, refer to: