Principles & Practices of Biosafety
Comments from Past Participants:
"Excellent Course, excellent trainers and excellent location."
The course was packed with very useful information. I will be using my notebook as a starting point when new questions and situations arise in the future.
"This was by far the BEST course I have ever taken, the amount of information provided could have easily been drug out in a two plus week course. The instructor were not only knowledgeable, but the diversity of their backgrounds provided real life experience and examples to aid in our understanding."
"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."
"Excellent group of instructors – great ability to convey information while engaging the group."
Principles & Practices of Biosafety
July 9-14, 2017
Embassy Suites — Pittsburgh Downtown
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 year’s 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, July 9
Monday, July 10
Tuesday, July 11
Wednesday, July 12
Thursday, July 13
Friday, July 14
ABSA Members $2,250
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.
Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information about the course, location, and other items of interest. Substitutions allowed with notice by June 5, 2017. There is a 15% processing fee for cancellations received before June 5 2017. Cancellations between June 5, 2017 and June 19, 2017 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds will be given after June 19. Cancelation fees may be waived if there is a waiting list and a replacement can be made - 15% processing fee will apply.
A block of rooms has been reserved for ABSA at the Embassy Suites — Pittsburgh Downtown
$189/night plus tax
Ask the reservations agent for the convention/group code: “ABSA – 2017 PPB Conference”
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 [email protected]