63rd Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference

October 31-November 5, 2020

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
Phoenix, Arizona

  • 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

Please note: The 2020 conference professional development courses will begin one weekday later (on a Saturday) and the scientific program will begin one weekday later (on a Tuesday) than in previous years.

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.

ABSA International Participant Portal

The professional development courses will take place Saturday, October 31 to Monday, November 2. The conference presentations (platform/poster) will take place Tuesday, November 3 to Thursday, November 5.

The Call for Professional Development Course Proposals submission deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4 pm CDT.

The Call for Platform/Posters Abstract submission deadline is April 20, 2020 at 12 (Noon) pm CDT.

Submit a course proposal and/or platform/poster abstract

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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 E Marriott Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85054

(480) 293-5000

Government Rate Reservations

The Government rate Per Diem rate is currently reflecting at $182.50 as the prevailing Per Diem rates for October have not yet been published. Once published, the rates will be updated to reflect the new Per Diem. In the confirmation emails that guests booking the Government rate are currently receiving, it states that the rate is subject to change once the October rates are published.