A WEEK-LONG COURSE COVERING ANIMAL, GENERAL, AND PLANT BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY
The ABSA International Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Course (BBTC) was founded in 2004, by Dr. Robert (Bob) Ellis. The ABSA BBTC Fort Collins partnership was initiated in 2020. Each year the sessions are updated, improved, and new topics are added. Recent additions include preparations for audits and inspections; BSL-2/ BSL-3 buildings design and operations; Clinical and Public Health lab biosafety; prion disease research biosafety; and field investigations biosafety. Participants will receive intensive and engaging training on most aspects of biosafety and biosecurity, including exercises, a tour, audit and inspection discussions, and Q&A discussions.
The BBTC emphasizes the ethics and principles of biosafety. Worldwide, the BBTC is without equal in providing an overall basis for Animal, Plant, and General Biosafety and Biosecurity Program Management.