USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium: Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture
- Valuable presymposium courses
- 2½ days of scientific presentations
- Exhibits showcasing the latest agricultural biosafety and biocontainment products and services
- Network with professionals from the biosafety and scientific research industries, organizations, and agencies.
I now understand the complementary regulations for animal select agents and can apply them as needed. I also have a greater appreciation for the LAI risks and potential reporting solutions.
I thought this was time very well spent and one of the best conferences I have attended in a while (it ranks up there with AVMA and USAHA/AAVLD) . The conference was well run and had excellent speakers covering timely and important topics. The sessions were very helpful for the work I do. Thank you!
This was one of the best symposiums I have ever attended!
I was very pleased with the entire symposium! The topics were relevant and I learned much that I will apply in my own risk assessments and evaluations.
Outstanding symposium! This is the best conference I have attended recently. Good topics and a perfect size for networking to occur.
Professional Development Courses
Monday, Feb. 11
Tues – Thur, Feb 12-14
Monday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Opening Reception will be held Monday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Poster and Networking Reception
Wednesday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Exhibit Hall will be open on Monday from 5:30 – 7:00 pm showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety products and services during the Opening Reception. The Exhibit Hall will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
401 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The room block is available until January 11, 2019 or rooms are sold out.
PLEASE BE AWARE: Unsolicited calls are not approved by ABSA International.
Neither ABSA or the official conference hotels will solicit your reservations via email or phone. Members have reported booking through these unsolicited offers in the past and did not have a room when they attempted to check-in. If you receive one of these calls, we would welcome any information about these solicitors that you are willing to share (company names or contact information). Their actions may be illegal.
Please book your reservations directly with the hotels using the links on this page.
ABSA International Inclusion Statement
In alignment with our core organizational values, ABSA International (ABSA) encourages positive connections between biosafety professionals, scientists, governmental/nongovernmental organizations, and the public. It is our organization’s policy to administer all activities without discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital/familial status, and veteran status. These practices extend to all aspects of ABSA’s activities and to all roles within the association (e.g., member, ambassador, employee, mentor, sponsor, and vendor).