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.
Jim Welch, Elizabeth R Griffin Program, talks about the USDA/ARS Symposium.
Robert Ellis, Colorado State University, talks about the upcoming USDA/ARS Symposium and what to expect.
Vibeke Halkjaer Knudsen, Sandia National Laboratories, talks about past USDA/ARS Symposia experiences.
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 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
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).