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

From the 2018 Conference

Presentations from the 2018 Conference are now available

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

Hotel Info

The Westin Birmingham

2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard
North Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

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.