MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The 15th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium will be held August 5-7, 2019 at The Ohio State University, Columbus OH.  We are currently seeking abstracts for scientific program presentations.  The goal of the scientific program is to present a wide array of information that would be of interest to our membership.  However, you DO NOT need to be a member to submit abstract and present at the symposium. Based on the feedback of our membership suggested topics are included below, however, all submissions will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the scientific program.

NEW for 2019: For current MABioN members who present at the symposium, your name will be entered in a drawing for free 2019 ABSA conference registration. One (1) winner will be chosen at the conclusion of the symposium whose 2019 ABSA conference registration fee will be paid by MABioN*.

*Does not include preconference course fee or any other expenses. Winner must confirm that he/she is planning on attending the upcoming 2019 ABSA conference and has other funding source for all other travel expenses.

Topic Suggestions:

  • Best Practices vs. Regulatory Compliance vs. Reality, aka Biosafety Program Development & Management
  • Biosafety and Emerging Technologies Risk Assessment (Gene Editing Techniques, Novel Equipment Platforms)
  • Securing Buy-in and Support for Biosafety Programs
  • Animal Biosafety Issues
  • Case Studies and Risk Assessments for Specific Agents, Experimental Procedures, etc.
  • Respiratory Protection and PPE – Selection, Use, Training

Remember, biosafety presentations at ABSA affiliate meetings may be eligible for CM points!

Please complete the call for papers submission form no later than May 15, 2019.