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Canadian Biosafety Symposium

Submitted by rileyta on March 29, 2022 - 10:14 AM

The Canadian Association for Biological Safety/L’Association Canadienne pour la Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB) is happy to present the 2021 Canadian Biosafety Virtual Symposium! Join us online from October 26-28, 2021 for Canada’s annual event for biosafety professionals and personnel involved in biosafety and/or biocontainment facilities.

Each day will include a half day of sessions, broken into individual topics and presentations. The CABS-ACSB 2021 Annual General Meeting will also take place on October 27, 2021.

The Canadian Biosafety Symposium is Canada's premier source of new knowledge and opportunity for dialogue across the biosafety community. It is the forum for advancing professional development and for building capacity for new solutions to be applied to the emerging challenges in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity.

The symposium will consist of virtual presentations scheduled strategically, and will feature presentations on an array of biosafety topics that may include:

  • Virtual audits and inspections;
  • Biosafety culture;
  • Biosecurity;
  • Infection control and public health;
  • Lab design and ventilation;
  • Regulations and compliance;
  • Biosafety and public health;
  • Emerging and re-emerging diseases
  • Laboratory acquired infections;
  • Biowaste management and disinfection
  • Lab sustainability; and
  • And much more!

It will also be a unique opportunity for the biosafety community to learn and share knowledge with colleagues from across Canada and other countries.

The Canadian Biosafety Symposium brings together participants working across the biosafety field in universities, government, and the private sector, such as:

  • Laboratory managers and administrators;
  • Academic and government laboratory researchers;
  • Government regulators;
  • Biocontainment professionals;
  • Equipment and facilities providers;
  • Containment facility design and operation specialists;
  • Risk assessment and safety specialists;

Certificates of Attendance will be provided to all attendees.

The event will feature prominent containment and biosafety specialists and will involve presentations by the Canadian and international biosafety community selected from abstracts and papers that are currently being welcomed from all sources. All topics related to biological safety are welcome.  For further information, contact us at [email protected].

Event Date:

October 26 - 28, 2022, All day

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