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Important 2020 Symposium Announcement

Important 2020 Symposium Announcement

Because it’s now more important than ever, the 16th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium will still be held, just not in-person and not August 3-5, 2020 in Ann Arbor, MI. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual Biosafety Symposium will be held remotely through our GoToWebinar platform. You can still participate, present, and attend – and get CM points from ABSA – but you can do it from home or office.

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Happy New Year! MABioN Membership Renewal Process

Happy New Year! MABioN Membership renewal process

Happy 2020! MABioN website sent out automatic notifications for membership renewal to all members last night. I am sure many of you can't wait to pay for the membership fee! Due to the system change last year, there may be some confusion between the "Subscription" and "Membership" tabs in your account page. Please follow the procedure below for membership renewal.

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ABSA Conference  / Applied Biosafety Journal- Affiliate Discount Available

ABSA Conference / Applied Biosafety Journal- Affiliate Discount Available

ABSA International will continue to provide a discounted conference registration rate to those affiliate members who are not ABSA members. The discount falls between the member and non-member rate. Those interested in the discount will either need to fax/scan or call the ABSA Office and identify their affiliate to receive the discount. If you have any questions, please contact the ABSA Office.

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Open Position: Chemical Safety Officer @ The University Of Chicago

Open position: Chemical Safety Officer @ The University of Chicago

The Chemical Safety Officer for the Office of Research Safety is responsible for providing input into University-wide chemical safety standards, policies, and procedures as a key member of the research safety community in addition to providing input on the allocation of roles and responsibilities for chemical hygiene between the Office of Research Safety, Environmental Health and Safety (Hyde Park campus and the UC Medical Center), the divisional Laboratory Safety Specialists and laboratory research teams. The Chemical Safety Officer is responsible for managing and providing technical guidance, training, and inspective/risk analysis of the University of Chicago’s Chemical Hygiene Plan to ensure a safe environment in which to facilitate research and the pursuit of academic excellence. Chemical Safety includes the delivery of chemical hygiene services to all facilities involved in research for both laboratories and lab support areas. The Chemical Safety Officer reports to the Associate Vice-President of the Office of Research Safety.


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Open Position: EHS Safety Specialist @ The University Of Michigan

Open position: EHS Safety Specialist @ The University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is currently seeking qualified applicants for an entry level EHS Safety Specialist (Research Health & Safety).  This is a professional health and safety position focused on biological safety services with the additional responsibility for research laboratory safety. The primary responsibility of this position will be to identify potential hazards, inspect facilities working with biological and chemical agents for health and safety concerns, and facilitate corrective actions and/or provide recommendations.

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MABioN Symposium Registration (early Bird July 15, Deadline July 22)

MABioN Symposium Registration (early bird July 15, deadline July 22)

2019 MABioN Biosafety Symposium
Aug 5-7, 2019 in Columbus OH
Important dates: MABioN Symposium Registration early bird: July 15; deadline: July 22

Have we met? Even if we had, it's been too long, don't you agree? Well, I really miss you. There! I've said it. Regardless of what you think, I always felt a deep intellectual connection between us and I don't want to wait any longer ~MABioN

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FINAL CALL! Jun 7, 2019 | MABioN Webinar – Observations And Lessons Learned From The Eye Of The Storm

FINAL CALL! Jun 7, 2019 | MABioN Webinar – Observations and Lessons Learned from the Eye of the Storm

FINAL CALL! Jun 7, 2019 | MABioN Webinar - Observations and Lessons Learned from the Eye of the Storm

In fall 2011, two manuscripts, one from Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the other from Dr. Ron Fouchier at the Erasmus Medical Center in The Netherlands, described research resulting in mammalian transmissible H5N1 influenza viruses. This started a cascade of events including two research moratoriums, the creation of two Federal Dual Use Research of Concern Policies being created, a through public debate, and finally a framework for funding agencies to review gain of function (GOF) research for potential funding. More recently, the first project, proposed by Dr. Kawaoka, underwent the Health and Human Services Framework review for GOF research and was recommended for funding. This webinar will focus on the observations and lessons learned by Rebecca Moritz, the Responsible Official and the Institutional Contact for DURC at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The focus will be on the evolution of her role beyond biosafety and biosecurity as well as take aways for a more proactive approaches.

Presented by: Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM) Responsible Official/ Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research

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