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20th Annual MABioN Biosafety Hybrid Symposium Aug 5-7, 2024 @ Ames, Iowa

Hosted by Iowa State University and the National Centers for Animal Health, USDA

August 5 @ 8:00 am August 7 @ 12:00 pm America/Iowa


NOTE: All times for this symposium will be in Central Daylight Time

Abstract Submission, Symposium Registration and Agenda are now managed through Fourwaves. Click the links below to submit an abstract and register.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline- June 14, 2024
  • Early bird registration: $50 for pre-symposium; $100 for symposium registration ends June 28, 2024
  • Standard registration: $75 for pre-symposium; $150 for symposium registration
  • In-person registration ends July 20, 2024

The MABioN Annual 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 Morning. 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
  • Dinner Reception on Tuesday Night
  • Facility Tour on Wednesday.  We will be touring the National Centers for Animal Health campus, including a walking tour of the consolidated laboratory facility.

Register separately for the Monday morning pre-symposium workshop, which includes a break and lunch. (Additional fee applies)

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

429 Alumni Ln
Ames, Iowa 50011 United States

 Iowa State University Alumni Center: Reiman Ballroom

  • Monday & Tuesday (August 5th and 6th)
  • Also the location of Monday morning’s pre-symposium workshop
1920 Dayton Ave
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States

National Centers for Animal Health, USDA

  • Wednesday (August 7th)

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites

2500 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa 50010

Nightly Rate: $114/night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%) in effect at the time of check-in.

Parking, Wi-Fi, and Breakfast are included

Reserved Block expires on July 21, 2024.


To book the hotel, Click here https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.16101.html?groupId=K21UE4B5

Or Call the Hotel directly, 515-296-2500, Mention the group name “MABioN” to get the discounted rate

Dinner social Venue

Monday Evening Social Venue

Della Viti Wine Bar

323 Main Street, Ames, Iowa 50010


Tuesday Dinner Social Venue

Reiman Gardens, Speer Room with catering by Cornbred Barbecue

1407 University Blvd. Ames, Iowa