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Aug 6-8, 2018 | 14th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - August 8 @ 1:00 pm CDT

2018 MABioN Biosafety Symposium

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Manhattan, KS

August 6-8, 2018

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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 Wednesday. Presentations on various topics related to biosafety are planned for Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning. An optional half-day pre-conference workshop will be held Monday morning, and an optional facility tour on Wednesday afternoon. Come and network with biosafety professionals in the Midwest area and learn and share information about biosafety. Register separately for the Monday morning workshop, which includes a break and lunch.

Symposium registration includes:

  • Breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Dinner Reception on Tuesday Night
  • Optional Wednesday afternoon BRI facility tour

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

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Symposium registration prices.  Register early to get the best price.

Meeting Location:

Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI),

  • Manhattan , KSMinutes drive from hotel – shuttles van will also be  provided
  • Parking for one car at BRI – space is limited so carpool if possible


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


  • Complementary parking, shuttle from hotel.



Tuesday Dinner Reception

Dinner social

Location: Flint Hills Discovery Center (



Symposium Agenda

Draft Symposium Agenda

Aug 6, 2017

Monday Pre-conference course

7:00-8:00 am
7:30-8:00 am
8:00-8:30 am   Pre-conference course
10:00-10:30 am
10:30-12:00 pm
12:00-1:00 pm

Aug 7, 2017

Monday Symposium open

12:30-1:00 pm Registration
1:00-1:30 pm   Welcome
1:30-2:00 pm
2:00-2:30 pm
2:30-3:00 pm
3:00-3:30 pm
3:30-5:00 pm
 5:00-5:30 pm

Aug 8, 2017

 Tuesday agenda

7:00-8:00 am
8:00-8:30 am
 8:30-10:00 am  
10:00-10:30 am
10:30-11:30 am
11:30-12:00 pm
12:00-1:00 pm
1:00-2:00 pm
2:00-3:00 pm
3:00-3:30 pm
3:30-4:00 pm
4:00-5:00 pm  
 Dinner reception at the Flint Hills Discovery Center (

Aug 9, 2017

Wednesday agenda

7:00-8:00 am
8:30-9:00 am
9:00-10:00 am
10:00-10:30 am
10:30-12:00 pm
12:00 PM
optional tour of the BRI facility

Pre-conference course:

Introduction to Bioethics for the Biosafety Professional and Researcher


Speaker: Dr. Brynn Welch, University of Alabama Birmingham


Bluemont Hotel, 1212 Bluemont Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502 (

  • Conference rate of $99/nightBlock will be open for reservations from 6/1/18-7/15/18 (ask for MABioN rate)
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking at hotel
  • Free hotel shuttle to and from Manhattan Regional Airport
  • Lobby and rooftop bar
  • Within the Aggieville district right across from campus, with easy walking to restaurants and bars



Transportation and Driving directions

Recommend flying directly into Manhattan Regional Airport

  • Hotel has free shuttle
  • Rental cars also available at the airport

Alternatively fly into Kansas City International airport

  • 2 hour drive to Manhattan mostly on I-70
  • If driving, Manhattan is just north of I-70 on KS-177
  • There is a toll on I-70 between Kansas City and Manhattan

Directions to K-State BRI:




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August 6 @ 1:00 pm
August 8 @ 1:00 pm
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