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Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association (ChABSA) Virtual Technical Series Seminar: Evolving Design Philosophies for Containment Laboratories- Nov 16, 2021 5-6:30PM ET

The Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association (ChABSA) is pleased to once again offer remote viewing of our Virtual Technical Series Seminars this year to all ABSA affiliates. “Evolving Design Philosophies for…
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MABioN Symposium – Save the Date – Aug 2-4, 2021

Mark your calendars for August 2-4, for the 17th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky and hosted by the University of Louisville. At this time, we are planning for…
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2020 MABioN Election Results

The results are in and the MABioN Executive Council for 2020-2022 is as follows: PresidentSteven Ziegenfuss, RBP (Biosafety Specialist @ Iowa State University) President-Elect: Andrea D. Hall, PhD, SM(NRCM), CBSP (Biological Safety Officer, Director @ Northwestern University) Secretary: Kara Sarchet, PhD (Assistant Biological Safety Officer @ Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)) Treasurer: Anne Dombroski-Brokman, M.S., RBP (Biosafety Specialist @ Iowa State University) Councilor-At-Large: Allen Helm, PhD, CBSP, RBP (Biosafety Officer @ University of Chicago) Councilor-At-Large: Travis McCarthy, PhD, RBP (Facility Manager, Lead Biosafety Professional @ University of Missouri Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research) Councilor-At-Large: Dan Hammersley, ASP (Laboratory Safety Officer @ Public Health Laboratory, Minnesota Department of Health) Past-PresidentBrandy Nelson, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM) (Biosafety Officer @ University of Kentucky)

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Happy New Year! MABioN Membership renewal process

Happy 2020! MABioN website sent out automatic notifications for membership renewal to all members last night. I am sure many of you can’t wait to pay for the membership fee! Due to the system change last year, there may be some confusion between the “Subscription” and “Membership” tabs in your account page. Please follow the procedure below for membership renewal.

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MABioN Member Lapel Pin Survey

We have decided to provide a MABioN lapel pin to all paid members starting this year.  However, we need to know how you would like to get your pin.  Please complete the survey in this post.

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Midwest Area Biosafety Network

We represent a group of professionals dedicated to the field of biosafety within the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Great Plains regions of the United States.



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Health Canada has created pathogen safety data sheets similar to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals for many human pathogens.


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