60th Annual Biological Safety Conference
Albuquerque 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
Dean, College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind’s Gravest Dangers
Associate Director, Biological Safety and Corporate EU Biological Safety Officer
Merck Sharpe & Dohme Limited
A Journey of Biological Risks Between Compliance and Risk Optimization
Professor/Director of Integrated Bioscience Program
University of Akron
Dark Life: The Microbiology of Extreme Cave Environments
Manager for Bioenergy & Defense Technologies
Sandia National Laboratories
Who’s Behind the Wheel? CRISPR, Gene Drives and Where We’re Going
ABSA 2017 Selfie Station
- Visit the ABSA Selfie Station in the Exhibit Hall poster area.
- Snap a picture of yourself or with your friends and colleagues.
- 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
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!
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.
Good conference, thought provoking and provided me with some good ideas to consider and apply in my work.
It was a very informative conference especially the courses and I would highly recommend it to my colleges.
…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…
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.
An exciting and very rewarding experience!
Top notch in every respect and I look forward to attending next year!
I enjoyed the wide topic range of the Scientific Program and feel that I gained extremely useful knowledge from the conference.
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.
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!
Great scientific program this year. I will be taking many new ideas and information back to my institution.