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12th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium

1 August, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3 August, 2016 @ 1:00 pm EDT

$170.00 – $200.00

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  • Price increases to $170 after July 25th

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  • Price increases to $200 after July 25th

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Registration links can be found at the bottom of this page.

What is the Biosafety Symposium?

The Symposium is a two day conference for biosafety professionals and others involved in biosafety. The Symposium opens at 1pm on Monday and concludes after lunch on Wed. Presentations on various topics related to biosafety are planned for Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wed. morning. Come and network with biosafety professionals in the Midwest area and learn and share information about biosafety.

Symposium registration includes:

  • Breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Dinner Reception on Tues. Night.
  • Parking for one car on campus during the symposium

Dietary Restrictions:  When entering attendee information you can indicate any dietary restrictions/requirements you may have.

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Meeting Location:

Hine Hall Executive Meeting Room 139

Meeting room 139


Hine Hall Auditorium Lobby

  • Registration will be open from 7-8am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


Parking is included in symposium registration and is available in the Tower Garage or the North Street Garage.

Hine Hall map

Click map to be taken to interactive IUPUI map.

Parking vouchers will be available at the registration desk each morning.

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Rock Bottom Brewery

10 West Washington
Indianapolis, IN 46204


  • Buffet dinner
  • Open bar with beer and wine for 2 hours.

One ticket is included in the symposium registration fee.

Extra tickets can be purchased using the link below.


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    Travel Arrangements

    Location: Indianpolis, IL


    Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown Across from Circle Centre

    105 S. Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
    Tel: +1-317-261-1200
    Fax: +1-317-261-1030

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    Rate: $134.00/night + taxes (17%)
     Parking: $20.00/night


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    Hotel Information
    Check-in: 3:00 pm
    Check-out: 11:00 am
    Smoking: Non-Smoking
    A fee of up to $250 USD will be assessed for smoking in a non-smoking room. Please ask the Front Desk for locations of designated outdoor smoking areas.


    Directions from the Hotel Staff

    From Indianapolis International Airport: I-70 East to West Street exit (79A) continue north to Maryland street, turn right on Maryland street to hotel at Meridian street.

    From I-65 (N) – I-70 West, exit McCarty street (79b), continue north onto Meridian street, hotel is on the right approximately 6 blocks.

    From I-70: exit west street (79b), continue north to Maryland street, right on Maryland street to Meridian street. From I-74 (West): I-465 South to I-65 on to I-70 West, exit west street (79b), continue north to Maryland street, turn right on Maryland street to Meridian street.

    From I-74 (East): I-465 South to I-70 East to west street (79b), continue north to Maryland street, right on Maryland street to Meridian street.

    From I-465 to I-70 to west street (79a): continue north to Maryland street, turn right on Maryland street to Meridian street.

    From I-69 – I-465 South to I-70 West, exit west street (79a), continue north to Maryland street, turn right on Maryland street to Meridian street.

    2016 Hotel location
    This map shows the location of the hotel relative to the conference facility (Hine Hall)

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    Nearest Airports:

    Indianapolis International Airport

    From the Airport:

    Bus Service2.00 USD
    Taxi40.00 USD

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    Below is a summary of the topics to be covered by talks at the symposium.  Titles and speakers have not all been confirmed yet and will be announced when finalized.

    Monday AM

    8am – 12pm    Pre-symposium course “Introduction to Basic Risk Assessment” by Dr. Patrick Condreay

    Monday PM


    Tenative: Talks on CRISPR and other viral vector use and safety.

    Tuesday AM


    • Biosafety of Baculoviridae vectors
    • Hypoxia Chambers
    • Hand Washing compliance among laboratorians
    • Changes in the NIH Guidelines related to HGT reviews

    Tuesday PM


    • A new lab inspection module for research labs
    • How Satisfied Are Your Customers?
    • Evolution of an IBC Protocol Submission form

    Wednesday AM


    • A Validation Study of Greenhouse Waste Decontamination
    • Effects of environmental constraints on biological waste treatment and disposal
    • Large animal disposal and alkaline hydrolysis
    • Biosafety in therapeutic and clinical settings

    Copies Of The Symposium Presentations Will Be Available In The MABioN Members Area Of The Website Within 2 Weeks Of The End Of The Symposium.

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    [font_awesome link=”” icon=”info-circle” color=”#4d94ff” size=”20px” margin_right=”5″ margin_left=”5″ margin_top=”5″ margin_bottom=”5″]Cost is $45 for MABioN Members and $75 for Non-members.  The cost will increase by $30 after July 25th.

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    Introduction to Biosafety Risk Assessment

    Presented by

    Patrick Condreay, PhD RBP

    Patrick is the owner and principal consultant of PC Biosafety Consulting Services, LLC. Prior to that he was a Group Leader at GlaxoSmithKline for 28 years. He currently is a councilor on the ABSA Executive Board and is very active in ABSA.

    Course Description

    The WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual states, The backbone of the practice of biosafety is risk assessment. While there are many tools available to assist in the assessment of risk for a given procedure or experiment, the most important component is professional judgement. To establish that capability in a biological safety program it is essential to understand the process of risk assessment and how it leads to the choices of risk mitigation steps used in various scenarios. We will start with a framework for risk assessment and the factors that help us determine relative levels of risk. This will be followed by a discussion of hazard identification for different types of biohazards. Short interactive exercises will be interspersed throughout to foster discussion of the concepts presented. The course will finish with an introduction to control measures used to mitigate biohazard risk.

    Learning Objectives

    The participants will be able to:

    • Explain the concepts and process for performing a biological risk assessment
    • Identify the hazards within experimental plans and appraise the factors that affect the level of risk presented by these hazards
    • Apply the acquired knowledge to develop a risk assessment of an experimental protocol
    • Evaluate the different types of engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment used to mitigate biohazard risk

    Registration Fee includes

    • Parking pass for IUPUI campus
    • Lunch after the course

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    1 August, 2016 @ 1:00 pm EDT
    3 August, 2016 @ 1:00 pm EDT
    $170.00 – $200.00
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    IUPUI Hine Hall
    Iowa Memorial Union
    Iowa City, IA 52245 United States



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