60th Annual Biological Safety Conference

Albuquerque Civic Center ParkAlbuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 13-18, 2017

  • Three full days of intensive preconference courses to educate and inspire
  • Three full days of state-of-the-art keynotes, papers, and panels highlighting best practices and hands-on skills crucial for today’s biosafety and biosecurity professionals
  • Exhibits showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity products and services
  • Invaluable networking opportunities to share and learn from other biosafety and biosecurity professionals

Call for Course Proposals and Papers

You are now able to submit proposals for ABSA’s 60th Annual Biological Safety Conference.  The conference will take place October 13-18, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We anticipate having 650 attendees and 90 commercial exhibits. The pre-conference courses will take place Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15. The conference presentations will take place Monday, October 16 to Wednesday, October 18. 

Call for Preconference Course Proposals

submission deadline is
March 6, 2017 at 12 (Noon) pm CST

Call for Papers

submission deadline is
March 24, 2017 at 12 (Noon) pm CDT

ABSA International Biosafety Honor Awards

The Council has asked the ABSA Awards Committee to seek nominations for the 2017 ABSA International Biosafety Honor Awards, to be presented at the 60th Annual Biological Safety Conference in Albuquerque, NM, October 13-18, 2017. All ABSA members are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards, to be received no later than June 2, 2017.

More Information

Last Year’s Conference

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2016 Media Downloads

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My thanks to all the volunteers – it was a great conference. I am always impressed with ABSA’s level of professionalism. Great Job!

2015 Conference Attendee

Greatly appreciate having such high quality external speakers such as Ian Crozier, George Church, David Franz and to hear from international speakers such as Kojima on the WHO Lab Biosafety Manual. Lots of great speakers this year.

Past Conference Attendee

Good conference, thought provoking and provided me with some good ideas to consider and apply in my work.

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It was a very informative conference especially the courses and I would highly recommend it to my colleges.

Past Conference Attendee

…the scientific program was very carefully and thoughtfully designed to cover all related aspects of the field, from clinical wards to laboratory, human to veterinary, real cases to research animals, all areas were covered in an organized way…

Past Conference Attendee

I am really enjoying the ABSA conference. As my first time in this meeting I would tell that it’s an amazing experience and I am also proud of being part of this great association.

Past Conference Attendee

An exciting and very rewarding experience!
Top notch in every respect and I look forward to attending next year!

Past Conference Attendee

I enjoyed the wide topic range of the Scientific Program and feel that I gained extremely useful knowledge from the conference.

Past Conference Attendee

Thank you for bringing some big names in science and infectious disease to this conference. I think it lends more credibility to our field. We had some of our IBC members attend, and they were impressed.

Past Conference Attendee

All presentations were informative/educational in one way or another but I have to say that seeing Dr. Church and Dr. Crozier speak was completely invigorating and tapped into the passion I have for this field!

Past Conference Attendee

Great scientific program this year. I will be taking many new ideas and information back to my institution.

Past Conference Attendee