Call for Proposals 2016-03-07T20:12:26+00:00

Course Proposal Submission Guidelines and Review Process

DEADLINE: Friday, March 11, 2016, 12 noon (CST)

ABSA Requirements

  • All sections to the submission site will need to be completed as requested
  • Be sure to carefully read the disclosure, audio/taping, and ABSA Website Posting policies

How to submit A PROPOSAL
For previous users: you will use your login information from 2015. For new users only: you will need to create an account on the OASIS system where is reads, please select “Click here to create a new user account”. You will be prompted to enter your contact information, and to select a new login and password for use with the abstract submission system.

Please note: if you forget your password, you will need to click the link “Click here if you have forgotten your password” on the OASIS login page. The ABSA office will not be able to retrieve this information for you.

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Submission Form
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  • Follow the instructions as requested by the program and complete all submission steps
  • To complete each step, make sure that you have entered information into all of the required fields and click the “Continue” button to save your work
  • When you have completed your work, click on the “review my work” link to verify that your submission is complete and appears the way you want to submit it
  • If requested, the Oasis Abstract System will send you a confirmation email once your submission is complete

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact the ABSA Office at 866-425-1385 or


  • ABSA has identified the following topics as core competencies for the biosafety professional. Please consider these topics when submitting your course proposal.

Animal Biosafety
Program Management
Disinfection/Biowaste Management
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Emerging Issues
Facilities/Equipment (BSL-3)
Facilities/Equipment (General)
Human Source Materials mammalian Cell Lines
Molecular Biology
Occupational Health/Medical Surveillance/PE
Practices/PPE (BSL-3)
Practices/PPE (General)
Regulatory Issues
Risk Assessments

Each of the course submissions will be reviewed by ABSA International’s Preconference Course Committee. Notifications of course acceptance will be made approximately 6-8 weeks following the deadline for submission.

For more information, please contact the ABSA office at (toll free) 866-425-1385 or 847-949-1517 or via email at