Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Three full days of intensive
preconference courses
to educate and inspire
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
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

Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 13-18, 2017

Exhibits showcasing
the latest in laboratory biosafety
and biosecurity products and services
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
Invaluable networking opportunities
to share and learn from other
biosafety and biosecurity professionals

Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 13-18, 2017

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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

Featured Speakers

Ali Khan, MD

Ali Khan, MD

Dean, College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind’s Gravest Dangers

Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture Award
Uwe Mueller-Doblies, PhD, Griffin Lecture Award

Uwe Mueller-Doblies, PhD

Associate Director, Biological Safety and Corporate EU Biological Safety Officer
Merck Sharpe & Dohme Limited

A Journey of Biological Risks Between Compliance and Risk Optimization

Griffin Lecture Award
Hazel Barton, PhD - Eagleson Lecture Award

Hazel Barton, PhD

Professor/Director of Integrated Bioscience Program
University of Akron

Dark Life: The Microbiology of Extreme Cave Environments

Eagleson Lecture Award
James Carney, PhD - Invited Speaker

James Carney, PhD

Manager for Bioenergy & Defense Technologies
Sandia National Laboratories

Who’s Behind the Wheel? CRISPR, Gene Drives and Where We’re Going

Invited Speaker

#BiosafetyNM17

ABSA 2017 Selfie Station

  1. Visit the ABSA Selfie Station in the Exhibit Hall poster area.
  2. Snap a picture of yourself or with your friends and colleagues.
  3. Post it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #BiosafetyNM17.

Post your Tweet, Story or Picture and get a Ribbon

Post to Social media (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram), use hashtag #BiosafetyNM17 and get a free ribbon for your name badge. After you have posted find any member of the PR or E-communications committees to get your customized ribbon.

Given on a first come basis, only 1 ribbon per person

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Register Online
Preliminary Program (PDF 1.1MB)
Registration Form (PDF 69KB)

Special Meetings

ABSA International Forum
Oct 15, 1 – 4 pm


Stakeholder Discussion on Current and New Biosecurity Policies
Oct. 15, 4 – 6 pm


Public Heath Shared Interest Group Meeting
Oct. 15, 8 – 9 pm


NIH Town Hall Meeting
Oct. 16, 6 – 7 pm


Next Generation/New Biosafety Professionals Shared Interest Group Meeting
Oct. 17, 12 – 1 pm


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.

Conference Attendee

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

Silver Sponsors

AAF Flanders

Washington, NC

Booth 207P

Sponsoring
Printing
Proceedings Book

www.aafintl.com

BioSAFE Engineering

Indianapolis, IN

Booth 312

Sponsoring
Monday Lunch

www.biosafeeng.com

Camfil

Riverdale, NJ

Booths 407P & 405

Sponsoring
Wednesday Lunch

www.camfil.com

NuAire, Inc.

Plymouth, MN

Booth 302

Sponsoring
Tuesday Lunch

www.nuaire.com

Bronze Sponsors

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

Statesville, NC

Booth 209P

Sponsoring
Tuesday Morning
Coffee Break

www.kewaunee.com

Labconco Corporation

Kansas City, MO

Booth 516

Sponsoring
Tuesday Afternoon
Coffee Break

www.labconco.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Asheville, NC

Booth 214

Sponsoring
New Member Reception

www.thermofisher.com