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Aug 5-7, 2019 | 15th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - August 7 @ 1:00 pm CDT

2019 MABioN Biosafety Symposium

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Columbus, OH

August 5-7, 2019

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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 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Monday evening Happy Hour Mixer
  • Dinner Reception on Tuesday Night
  • Monday morning pre-conference workshop (additional fee applies)

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Meeting Location:

Biomedical Research Tower (BRT), Columbus OH

  • Details TBA


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


  • TBA

Tuesday Dinner Reception

Dinner social

Location: TBD

Symposium Agenda

Draft Symposium Agenda

Details TBA

Aug 5, 2019

Monday Pre-conference course

8:00-8:30 amPre-conference course registration
8:30-10:00 amTBD
10:00-10:30 amBreak
10:30-12:00 pmTBD
12:00-1:00 pmLunch and Social


Monday Symposium open

12:30-1:00 pmSymposium Registration
1:00-1:30 pm Welcome from Symposium Host Institution
1:30-2:00 pm
2:00-3:00 pm
3:00-3:30 pmBreak
3:30-4:00 pm
4:00-5:00 pm
5:00-5:30 pmMABioN Business Meeting
 6:00-7:00 pmHappy Hour Mixer

Aug 6, 2019

Tuesday agenda

8:00-8:30 am
8:30-9:00 am
9:00-9:30 am
 9:30-10:00 am 
10:00-10:30 amBreak
10:30-11:00 am
11:00-12:00 pm
12:00-1:00 pmLunch
1:00-1:30 pm
1:30-2:00 pm
2:00-2:30 pm
2:30-3:00 pm
3:00-3:30 pmBreak
3:30-4:00 pm
4:00-4:30 pm
4:30-5:00 pm
6:00 pm

Aug 7, 2019

Wednesday agenda

8:00-8:30 am
8:30-9:00 am
9:00-10:00 am
10:00-10:30 amBreak
10:30-10:45 am
10:45-11:30 am
11:30-12:00 pm
12:00-1:00 pmLunch
1:00-2:30 pm
2:30-4:00 PM

Pre-conference course:

Risk Assessment for Viral Vectors

This course will focus on how to perform risk assessments for risk the most popular viral vectors used in scientific research. Both in vitro and in vivo risk assessments will be covered. Less commonly used and emerging viral vector systems will also be introduced. The modification of viral vectors to alter the cellular tropism and safety is changing rapidly, so this course will introduce resources for learning about vectors as they emerge. This course will also include interactive exercises that will allow opportunities for application of concepts and benchmarking between institutions.


STAYBRIDGE SUITES COLUMBUS UNIV AREA – OSU, 3125 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43202 United States (

  • Conference rate of $124.99/night
  • Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is at 11am
  • Free hot breakfast buffett
  • Free parking at hotel
  • Free evening reception 5:30-7:30 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Indoor Pool and exercise facility
To make a reservation within the block online:

  1. Click this link for hotel reservation (IATA# 99801505; Group Code EHS)
  2. Block will be open for reservation until 7/1/2019 (Free cancellation until Aug 3, so book now!)

Transportation and Driving directions

Recommend flying directly into John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

  • Rental cars available at the airport

Directions to BRT:




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August 5 @ 1:00 pm
August 7 @ 1:00 pm
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The Ohio State University
Biomedical Research Tower, 460 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210 United States


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