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  • 17th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety - Beyond the Pandemic: Building on Lessons Learned


    17th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety
    Beyond the Pandemic: Building on the Lessons Learned

    Date: August 27th to 31st, 2022

    Location:  Crawn Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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  • CABS Pre-Symposium Course: Laboratory Flexibility - What is it? Why do I need it? how do I get it?


    Join us for a FULL- DAY Pre-Symposium Course !!!

    Course Title: Laboratory Flexibility – What is it? Why do I need it? How do I get it?
    Presented by: Ryan Gregory, David Oberholzer, Lauren Richardson - Merrick Canada and Aurel Tamburri, University of Toronto
    Cost: $375

    Description: Everybody says they want a flexible lab, but what exactly does that mean?  What makes a laboratory “flexible” and how can I make mine flexible without spending a pile of money and time?  The last couple of years have emphasized the importance of adaptable, flexible solutions to accommodate changing needs for laboratory operations.  This course will discuss practical concepts and lessons learned of laboratory design, facility operations, and biosafety/biosecurity from the perspectives of facility leaders, biosafety officers, operations personnel, and designers that can be applied to new and existing facilities and programs.

    To register, go to the CABS-ACSB Symposium page:

  • Canadian Biosafety Symposium 2022


    he 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 Edmonton from September 20-22, 2022 for Canada’s annual event for biosafety professionals and personnel involved in biosafety and/or biocontainment facilities.

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  • ABSA International 65th Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Hybrid Conference


    Join ABSA International at the 65th Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Hybrid Conference !!!

    Date: October 14 to 19, 2022

    Location: Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA

    ABSA offers three full days of intensive preconference courses to educate and inspire and 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. Come and see the exhibitors showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity products and services.  Gain invaluable networking opportunities to share and learn from other biosafety and biosecurity professionals – perfect opportunity for networking! 

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  • International High Containment Operations and Maintenance Workshop


    The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) and the Canadian Association for Biological Safety/ L’Association Canadienne Pour La Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB) are pleased to co-present:

    International High Containment Operations and Maintenance Workshop.
    November 6th - 10th, 2022
    International Vaccine Centre (InterVac)
    Saskatoon, Sk, CANADA

    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 gain hands-on experience in some of the special containment and facility support areas (CL3 and CL3-Ag) of the International Vaccine Centre (InterVac), Canada’s newest and largest CL3-Ag facility.

    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 and solid waste systems
    • Energy centre operation
    • Emerging and re-emerging diseases
    • Electrical systems and maintenance
    • Decontamination procedures for animal containment spaces

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  • USDA ARS International Biosafety and Biocontainment Symposium


    The USDA ARS International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium will be February 6-9, 2023 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. The focus of the symposium will be emerging Biorisk Challenges-Agriculture. 

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