62nd Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference


  • Three full days of intensive professional development 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

November 15-20, 2019

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)
Birmingham, Alabama

BJCC is connected to the Sheraton and Westin hotels

2019 Conference Attendee List (PDF 330KB, must have password)

Biosafety Promotional Awards

October 2019 - Biosafety and Biosecurity Month

The Biosafety Promotional Awards have been created to recognize ABSA International members in their efforts in promoting biosafety through marketing initiatives. A first and second place award in each category shall be given, when merited. These awards will be presented during the Honor Awards and Special Recognition Luncheon at the 62nd Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference. Winners need not be present.

About the 2019 ABSA International Biosafety Promotional Awards

Featured Sponsor

The Elizabeth R. Griffin Program at Georgetown University
In 2018, the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation selected Georgetown University to advance its research and education missions, launching a new era as the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program (ERG). ERG at Georgetown builds on the 20-year legacy of the Foundation’s work and the Georgetown University Medical Center’s mission of excellence in research, education, and the improvement of human health and well-being. The ERG Program works to enhance and sustain leadership in the expanding field of global health science and security. Through collaborative research, training, and education, ERG at Georgetown promotes evidence-based biosafety and biosecurity practices to protect the health and safety of researchers as well as the workers on the front lines of disease detection around the world.

Featured Speakers

David R. Franz, DVM, PhD

David R. Franz, DVM, PhD

Former Commander, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Gettysburg, PA

Laboratory Biosafety: The Leader’s Role

Griffin Lecture Award


Zachary Adelman, PhD

Zachary Adelman, PhD

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

The Challenge of Arthropod Biocontainment in the Non-model Organism World: Mosquitoes, Gene Drive, and Beyond

Eagleson Lecture Award

Biological Safety for First Responders

BIOLOGICAL SAFETY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS Presented by ABSA International and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Presented by ABSA International and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Biological Safety for First Responders is a two and a half hour workshop focusing on the history of biosafety, biosafety basics, research at universities, regulatory aspects and current infectious disease issues as it relates to First Responders. This year during the workshop, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will present on challenges to responder safety as research material, technology, and knowledge become more democratized.

Download Flyer (PDF 318KB)

The course is being provided FREE of charge to the First Responder community by ABSA International. Participation is limited. This course will be a great opportunity for the Birmingham area First Responders, Public Health officials and the local biological safety community to network and begin partnerships in emergency response. Please email firstresponder@absa.org if you are interested in attending.

Silver Sponsors

Baker Company

Sanford, ME

Booth 204P

Sponsoring: Printing the Proceedings Book


BioSAFE Engineering, LLC

Indianapolis, IN

Booth 313

Tuesday Lunch


Camfil Clean Air Solutions

Riverdale, NJ

Booths 401P

Invited Speaker


Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

Statesville, NC

Booth 404P

Wednesday Lunch


NuAire, Inc.

Plymouth, MN

Booth 310

Monday Lunch


Bronze Sponsors

AAF Flanders
Louisville, KY
Booths 208P & 210
Monday morning
coffee break

Columbia, MD
Booth 304P
Monday morning
continental breakfast

B&V Testing/Certco, a Cantel Service
Needham, MA
Booth 405P
Tuesday morning
continental breakfast

DRS Laboratories, Inc.
Lehigh Valley, PA
Booth 415
Monday afternoon
coffee break

Labconco Corporation
Kansas City, MO
Booth 413
Tuesday morning
coffee break

Technical Safety Services (TSS)
Berkeley, CA
Booth 202
Tuesday afternoon
coffee break

Princeton, NJ
Booth 503
Wednesday morning
coffee break