Up Comming Events

  • Biosafety Guidelines for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)


    IBF has posted various biosafety guidelines from various international regulatory agencies to assist in the safe handling of samples containing the novel coronavirus (Wuhan) (COVID-19). 

  • COVID-19 Joint Statement from ABSA International and CABS


    May 5, 2020
    COVID-19 Joint Statement from ABSA International and CABS

    As leaders of the Canadian Association for Biological Safety (CABS) and ABSA International, we deeply appreciate the valuable work of our members and partners during this critical response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As neighbors, we plan to cultivate a strong relationship and encourage collaboration between the organizations and our members. As we know, viruses don’t respect borders so it is important to work together to ensure good biosafety and biosecurity practices. ABSA International and CABS would like to share the following resources with all of you and plan to continue collaboration to assist both professional associations. We look forward to both of our conferences and other educational opportunities to share the experiences and lessons learned during this pandemic.


    Tom Walus     and       David Gillum
    President                     President
    CABS-ACSB               ABSA International

  • 2021 Canadian Biosafety Symposium, Sept. 27-29, 2021



    Canadian Biosafety Symposium 2021
    September 27-29, 2021
    Delta South, Edmonton, Alberta 

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Association for Biological Safety/L’Association Canadienne pour la Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB) will be postponing this year’s Canadian Biosafety Symposium to 2021!

    Join us in Edmonton, Alberta from September 27th – 29th, 2021 for Canada’s annual event for biosafety professionals and personnel involved in biosafety and/or biocontainment facilities.

    The Pre-symposium courses (half or full day) will be held on Monday, September 27th, 2021 for professional development, followed by a two-day biosafety symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 28th and 29th, 2021.

    CALL FOR PAPERS - Now accepting presentations for next year's symposium!

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