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November 2019

Biological Safety for First Responders Course

November 15
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

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…

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BSL-3 Operations and Management Course

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

A professional development course reviewing the important aspects of Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility and laboratory operations will be offered on 15 November 2019 as part of the ABSA's  62nd Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference. The course will cover approval and training of BSL-3 workers; maintenance support; occupational health issues; managing waste; maintenance of the BSL-3 HVAC and physical facility; periodic checks on the facility’s systems; and emergencies of different types. Daily operations in a BSL-3 will be discussed, including:…

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May 2020

2020 ABSA International Biosecurity Symposium

May 12, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Renaissance Depot Hotel, 225 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

The Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity will host it's the 1st ABSA International Biosecurity Symposium 2020 on 12-15 May in Minneapolis, MN. The  2020 ABSA International Biosecurity Symposium will galvanize and bring together biosecurity professionals from a wide range of disciplines with varying expertise to share their experiences, knowledge, and learn from others. The agenda will address agricultural and food safety, cybersecurity, personnel reliability, physical security, responsible communication with internal and external stakeholders, and research that can potentially be misused.…

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