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  • 9th International High Containment Operations and Maintenance Workshop

    September-18-2017

    9th International High Containment Operations and Maintenance Workshop
     
    September 18 - 22, 2017
    Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    The Public Health Agency of Canada and the International Centre for Infectious Diseases are pleased to co-present the
    9th International High Containment Operations and Maintenance Workshop
     
    Click here to register and more information:
    http://www.icid.com/international-high-containment-workshop 
     
    This workshop addresses the increasing needs of facility operators, maintenance and operations staff for training in relevant aspects of biocontainment facilities and fills a critical need within the operations and maintenance community. 
     
    This four day course allows participants to learn hands-on in the containment and facility support areas (BSL 3 and 4) of the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, one of the world's most recognized containment laboratory complexes. 
     
    Proposed workshop topics will include: 
    Physical integrity verification of containment laboratories 
    Assessing the performance of HVAC and HEPA filtration systems
    Performing maintenance and operational functions on critical containment systems
    Integrating operations and maintenance with the scientific program
    Assessing and verifying the performance of primary containment devices 
    Waste treatment systems 
    Energy centre operation
    Electrical systems and maintenance 
    In addition, participants will be presented with an overview in biosafety and biosecurity, as well as lessons learned in facility design and construction. 
     
    The uniqueness of this workshop is its intensive, participatory learning approach. Teams will work with different instructors each day to complete technical modules, supplemented by plenary lectures and discussions. As all aspects of the workshop will be conducted in English, including work inside containment, it is important for safety reasons that all participants be comfortable working in this language. Space is limited. The deadline for application is August 16, 2017. 
         
    The cost to attend is $2,950 CAD (inclusive of the 5% Goods and Services Tax). 
     
    If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at biorisk@icid.com. 

    The application process is now open. All applicants will be inf

  • 60th Annual Biological Safety Conference

    October-13-2017

    60th Annual Biological Safety Conference  
    Albuquerque Convention Center
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    October 13 – 18, 2017

    • 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!!
    For registration and more information, refer to following:

    http://absaconference.org/