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ABSA International
59th Annual Biological Safety Conference

Sept. 30 - Oct. 5, 2016

Call for Preconference Course Proposals
Deadline: March 3, 2016

Call for Papers
Deadline: March 26, 2016

Nominations Invited for 2016 Honor Awards

Deadline: June 1, 2016

ABSA 2016 Webinars

ABSA Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program

BSA Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program

Risk Group Database

New, Improved, & Updated!!

ABSA Response to October 29, 2015 White House Biosafety Memo(PDF 231KB)


Whitehouse Memo: Next Steps to Enhance Biosafety and Biosecurity in the United States (PDF 2.9MB)

Whitehouse Blog: A National Biosafety and Biosecurity System in the United States

14th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety

Biosafety Management – Planning for the Future by Learning from the Past
January 30 – February 3, 2016, Atlanta, GA

2016 Laboratory Safety Leadership Summit: Leadership in the Face of Emerging Infectious Diseases

February 3-5, 2016

The NRCM application deadline
February 1

Ebola Information page

RE: Office of Science and Technology Policy request for comments regarding impact of the Select Agent Regulations (PDF 86KB)
a letter written by Marian Downing, RBP, CBSP, President, ABSA, to Gerald Epstein, Ph.D. Co-Chair, Fast Track Action Committee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 10 April, 2015

ABSA Position Paper regarding the July 16, 2014 CDC Hearing and GAO Report High Containment Laboratories: Recent Incidents of Biosafety Lapses (PDF 423KB)
written by the ABSA Unified Oversight Task Force, 25 March, 2015

Accreditation Program

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ABSA International (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. The Association's goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.

On this official website of ABSA International, you can find information about the ABSA Annual Conference, ABSA Review Course, Principles and Practices of Biosafety Course and other educational offerings. There is also extensive information about ABSA's two credentials, the Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) credential, and the Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) credential. The site also contains important biosafety publications such as the Anthology of Biosafety series and Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International. If you are interested in becoming an ABSA member, please see ABSA's membership information and membership application. There is also other important biosafety information on this site including: the Risk Group database, Biosafety Links, Biosafety Listserv, White Papers, Job Opportunities, and more. Please e-mail info@absa.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

ABSA 59th Annual
Biological Safety Conference

59th Annual Biological Safety Conference

ABSA International
Sept. 30 - Oct. 5, 2016
Gaylord Texan Resort
& Convention Center
Grapevine, Texas

Call for Preconference Course Proposals
Deadline: 3/3/16

Call for Papers
Deadline: 3/24/16

Nominations Invited for 2016 Honor Awards
Deadline: June 1, 2016

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