Principles & Practices of Biosafety
Comments from Past Participants:
"The course is a strong building block in establishing a biosafety professional's career. This course offered a great overview of the pertinent material and provided an opportunity to establish contacts with other professionals in the field."
"I absolutely loved the PPB course. I'm so excited to be a part of the Biosafety community!
"This was an excellent course! I learned so much every day. The interactive exercises were excellent at solidifying the lecture information. Each of the instructors were top notch, and passionate about the profession. The chance to network with others in the field was priceless. I would highly recommend this class to my colleagues."
"In general, this course exceeded my expectations. I now have many more useful tools and resources. The enthusiasm of the instructors was also very positive and made this class even more enjoyable."
"Overall the PPB was a great course. I wish I had attended the course years ago and would recommend the course to anyone starting in the profession."
"Great course....instructors were passionate and very experienced. Their real life examples really added to the course."
Principles & Practices of Biosafety
June 7 - 12, 2015 St. Louis, MO
This course is approved for 36.50 P.A.C.E. ® contact hours. The American Biological Safety Association is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
A Comprehensive, Interactive 5-Day Course
Principles & Practices of Biosafety will introduce the essential elements of biosafety and provide extensive resource lists for use after the course. Interactive exercises will be used throughout to provide hands-on experience and to encourage networking and problem-solving among participants and instructors. Sessions begin at 8:00 am each day and end with a roundtable discussion between 5:15 and 5:30 pm with two coffee breaks and lunch provided. The Friday session will end at approximately 3:00 pm
At the end of the course each participant will be able to:
- Describe potentially hazardous biological materials, the risks associated with their use, and the means to minimize risk and to protect against or prevent release or exposure
- Discuss ways to provide effective technical expertise in situations involving potentially hazardous biological materials
- Identify, locate, and efficiently use key biosafety resources
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for persons who are entering the profession and those with up to three years experience in biosafety. It is also suitable for persons who supervise biosafety professionals and for those who will benefit from additional knowledge of biosafety as a complement to their primary responsibilities.
(subject to change)
Sunday, June 7
Monday, June 8
Tuesday, June 9
Wednesday, June 10
Thursday, June 11
Friday, June 12
ABSA Members $2,000
Participation is limited to 40 students.
Course fees include:
This course is approved for 36.50 P.A.C.E.® contact hours. The American Biological Safety Association is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
A block of rooms has been reserved for ABSA at the Embassy Suites St. Louis, MO
$169/night plus tax
EMBASSY SUITES ST. LOUIS - DOWNTOWN
Enter the special rate code of "PBB" in order to get the ABSA block rate.
Booking early allows us to make sure that all participants receive the same discounted rates.
Need more information?
Call the ABSA Office at 1-866-425-1385 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org