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Biological Safety for First Responders Course

November 15, 2019

ABSA International and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will host a special Biological Safety for First Responders workshop on 15 November 2019 during the ABSA Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

The course is being provided free of charge to the First Responder community by ABSA International. Participation is limited based on space availability.

The workshop is offered from 9am—11:30am or 1pm—3:30pm

The workshop will focus on biosafety basics, research at universities, regulatory aspects and current infectious disease issues as it relates to First Responders.

William So, PhD, FBI WMD Directorate Biological Countermeasures Unit, will speak on challenges to responder safety in the current threat environment.

Discussions will include the differences between biological safety and infection control and how these differences can be used by First Responders to protect themselves and their family from potential exposures to infectious disease.

This course will be a great opportunity for the Birmingham area First Responders, Public Health officials and the local biological safety community to network and begin partnerships in emergency response.

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November 15, 2019
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Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity (ABSA)
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Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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