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    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.

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