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2018 MABioN Biosafety Symposium Call For Papers

2018 MABioN Biosafety Symposium Call for Papers

The 14th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium will be held August 6-8, 2018 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.  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.  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.
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Open Position:  Biocontainment Laboratory Coordinator @ Kansas State University (Two Positions Available)

Open position: Biocontainment Laboratory Coordinator @ Kansas State University (Two positions available)

Kansas State University a job opening for a Biocontainment Laboratory Coordinator (Research Technologist) at the Biosecurity Research Institute. Open until filled, but for best consideration, apply by April 20th, 2018. For additional details, salary range and to apply go to
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Open Position: Biosafety/Biocontainment Manager @ University Of Wyoming

Open position: Biosafety/Biocontainment Manager @ University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming has an opening for Biosafety/Biocontainment Manager within the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory. This position implements and manages a comprehensive Biosafety program, including training, record keeping, and operations in support of the UW Biocontainment Facility (BSL-3). Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree or greater in microbiology, virology, molecular biology, public health, or a closely related field with a minimum of 5 years’ biological safety management experience in a research environment.
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Open Position: Research Safety Professional @ University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Open position: Research Safety Professional @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is seeking a Research Safety Professional who will specialize in our biosafety programs but also be crossed trained in other areas of our research safety programs.  A complete job description can be found here;
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Final Call! 2018 MABioN Executive Council And Committee Call To Service

Final Call! 2018 MABioN Executive Council and Committee Call to Service

Dear MABioN Members, 2018 is an election year for MABioN.  I am soliciting volunteers from the membership that are interested in becoming more active in MABioN by serving on the Executive Council and/or as members of standing committees. Current (paid) MABioN members are eligible to serve on any open position.  Descriptions of Executive Council positions and standing committees are included below.  Please complete and submit the Call to Service form by March 31st, 2018 by clicking here.  Elections will be held in April 2018 via electronic ballot. Please feel free to contact Mary Cipriano or any member of the current Executive Council if you have questions about volunteering for any of these roles. Mary Cipriano, Past President
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ABSA Affiliate Subscription Discount For Applied Biosafety: Journal Of ABSA International

ABSA affiliate subscription discount for Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International

ABSA International is pleased to announce a discount offered to ABSA affiliates who would like to subscribe to Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International.  To take advantage of this offer, please follow this link:  Follow the instructions on how individual members of ABSA International Affiliates can take advantage of this discount.
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Last Call! Feb 8, 2017 FREE MABioN Webinar – “Duke Infectious Disease Response Training Program”

Last Call! Feb 8, 2017 FREE MABioN Webinar – “Duke Infectious Disease Response Training Program”

Duke Infectious Disease Response Training Program

Webinar abstract:

This presentation will include an overview of the Duke Infectious Disease Response Training (DIDRT) consortium, and services offered through this NIH/NIEHS-funded program.  Three types of trainings are available for worker populations at risk of exposure to infectious agents: awareness level, operations level, and train-the-trainer.  When possible, trainings are conducted in the actual workplace with emphasis on perfecting key safety procedures (e.g., donning and doffing PPE) based on site-specific risk assessments.  Adult learning techniques are utilized to actively engage each participant and ensure their understanding of the training content.  The DIDRT Learning Management System (LMS) tracks all training sessions and records.  Each trainee is granted password protected access to his own training transcript for long-term reference.  In addition, the LMS is used to deliver interactive online eLearning modules that supplement workplace trainings or provide refresher content updates.  Thus far, worker populations trained through DIDRT include: First Responders, Custodial Services, Travel/Air Transport Services, and Healthcare/Clinical Laboratories.
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