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[icon icon=”0152.png”][/icon]Three full days of intensive preconference courses to educate and inspire

[icon icon=”0152.png”][/icon]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

[icon icon=”0152.png”][/icon]Exhibits showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity products and services

[icon icon=”0152.png”][/icon]Invaluable networking opportunities to share and learn from other biosafety and biosecurity professionals

Conference Highlights

  • Expanding Biosafety Officers’ Training and Outreach
  • Lessons Learned from Ebola
  • Biosafety Stewardship Events and Feedback
  • Real Versus Perceived Risks of RNA
  • Dual Use Research and Responsible Conduct of Science
  • Occupational Health and Medical Surveillance
  • Preventing Laboratory Acquired Illnesses
  • CDC Safety Initiatives


Featured Sponsor

Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation
The Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to the support of professional scientific and educational organizations that endeavor toward the common good of humankind. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting research that aims at the solution of human health and societal problems and supporting worker safety training in dealing with non-human primates and other animal subjects. The Foundation has an expressive interest in research of the macaque-borne B virus and the prevention of human exposure to B virus.[/one_third_last]
[biginfopane title=”ABSA 2015: The 58th Annual Biological Safety Conference”]

The 58th Annual Biological Safety Conference
was held October 9-14, 2015
at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

[icon icon=”0077.png”][/icon]Certain program items have been recorded and are available for purchase.
[icon icon=”0170.png”][/icon]Presentations available for download where indicated on the agenda

Comments from Conference Attendees:
“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”


[big_header]2015 Keynote Speakers[/big_header]

[speaker photo=”https://absaconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/connellnancy_74.png” name=”Nancy Connell, PhD” company=”Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ”]Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture
Developing a Culture of Awareness; Biological Arms Control, Dual Use Research, and Responsible Conduct of Science[/speaker][speaker photo=”https://absaconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/crozier.png” name=”Ian Crozier, MD” company=”Infectious Diseases, Kampala, Uganda”]Griffin Lecture
A Survivor’s Story: Dual Citizenship at the Ebola Bedside[/speaker][speaker photo=”https://absaconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/georgechurch.png” name=”George Church, PhD” company=”Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA”]Invited Speaker
Biocontainment of Genetically Modified Organisms by Synthetic Protein Design[/speaker][speaker photo=”https://absaconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/dan-barouch_74.png” name=”Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD” company=”Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA”]Eagleson Lecturer
Novel HIV Vaccination and Eradication Strategies[/speaker]

[testimonial ]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.[/testimonial]
[testimonial ]An exciting and very rewarding experience!
Top notch in every respect and I look forward to attending next year![/testimonial]

Gold Sponsor

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.
TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.


Silver Sponsors


Baker, Sanford, ME







Flanders Corporation - Foremost in Air Filtration






Bronze Sponsors

Camfil USA

Cornerstone Commissioning, Inc.

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

Minus80 Monitoring, LLC

RURO, Inc.

Technical Safety Services


[testimonial ]My thanks to all the volunteers – it was a great conference. I am always impressed with ABSA’s level of professionalism. Great Job![/testimonial]