Welcome to ChABSA

ChABSA, the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association, is an incorporated, non-profit organization that is an affiliate of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) established in 1984. ChABSA was established in 1987 by local area members of ABSA with a similar interest in the safety of research using microorganisms and recombinant DNA. 


As an outreach to student and  NBBTP Fellow Candidates, ChABSA is pleased to announce a trial program for the March Technical Seminar.  All NBBTP participants and the first 10 GMU students who register, pay by 3/8/15, and attend  will receive a 100% refund of the seminar price.  To register as a GMU student (click here), to register as a NBBTP participant (click here).

 

ChABSA Meeting Announcement 

March 18, 2015

BJ's Brewhouse

5616 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

& GMU Fairfax, VA
(1 hour contact time)

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Jim Swearengen DVM of

the National Biodefense Analysis Countermeasures Center

Will Present on:

Animal Biosafety

 

James R. Swearengen, D.V.M., is the Attending Veterinarian at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC). He has 23 years of experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine, 19 years in infectious disease research, and 13 years working in high-level biocontainment. Dr. Swearengen is an active participant in local continuing education (CE) activities. He is a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) (1994) and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) (1990).


After logging, in click here to register (for payment by check, please remember to include a copy of your confirmation for accurate registrations).

DATE:       March  18, 2015
 

WHERE:   BJ's Brewhouse, 5616 Spectrum Dr., Frederick, MD 21703         . 
TIME:        6:00- social hour; 6:30- dinner and speaker

 

COST:       Frederick MD. Pricing : $30 for ChABSA members or $35 for non-members if RSVP and check received by 3/8/15  

$35 for members and $40 for non-members after 3/8/15 (checks must be received by due date to get early bird pricing)

 

 

OR PARTICIPATE AT OUR REMOTE LOCATION:

 

WHERE: George Mason University Police & Safety Headquarters

Room 203

Fairfax, VA 22030

TIME:        6:30- social hour; 7:00- dinner and speaker

(1 hour contact time for continuing education)

 

COST:      GMU Pricing $15 for ChABSA members or $20 for non-members if RSVP and check received by 3/8/54  

$20 for members and $25 for non-members after 3/8/15 (checks must be received by due date to get early bird pricing)

 

**For GMU participants the fee is reduced by $15 to offset the parking fees! (pricing reflected above)**

 

**Please Register early so we know how many we need to set up for.**

 

Sorry no refunds.

Registration is available online at www.chabsa.org. Remember to log in first prior to selecting Calendar (Event Sign-ups)

  

From Northern Virginia:

Take I-270N towards Frederick

Take exit 9A-9B for I-370 E/Sam Eig Hwy toward Metro Station

Take 9B on the left to merge onto 370W/Sam Eig Hwy

Turn right onto MD-119N

Turn right onto Medimmune Way

 

From College Park area:

Take 495 to I-270 N and follow directions from Northern Virginia (above)

 

Directions & Parking for GMU:

 

Directions to GMU meeting location parking deck:

DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) FROM THE CAPITAL BELTWAY (I-495) 
Take exit 54A, Braddock Road West (Route 620).  Follow Braddock Road West for approximately six miles. After crossing over Roberts Road, take the next right on Nottoway River Lane. For visitor parking, turn right onto Patriot Circle, continue through 4 stop signs and the turn left onto Patriot Circle and proceed into the Visitor entrance, the last entrance on your right, of the Rappahannock River Parking Deck. Take exit 60 at Route 123 South, Chain Bridge Road. Follow Route 123 through the City of Fairfax, and turn left at University Drive. For visitor parking, continue through 1 light and turn right on to Rappahannock River Lane.  Turn left onto Patriot Circle and then left into the Visitor entrance, the first entrance on your left,  of the Rappahannock River Parking Deck.

 

Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm

 

DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) VIA I-66E FROM FRONT ROYAL & FAIRFAX COUNTY PKWY 
Exit at the Fairfax County Parkway South (Route 286 – Old Route 7100).  Exit the Parkway at Braddock Road, and turn left onto Braddock Road. Take a left onto Route 123 (Ox Road) and then right on to University Drive.  For visitor parking, continue through 1 light and turn right on to Rappahannock River Lane.  Turn left onto Patriot Circle and then left into Visitor entrance, the first entrance on your left, of the Rappahannock River Parking Deck. 

 

Parking 

Once you enter visitor parking all of the spots in that location are visitor spots. Please do not use any other entrance as the parking spaces in the rest of the garage require a parking pass and you will be ticketed. Visitor parking is $3 per hour.  George Mason uses Pay by Space machines.  After you park your vehicle, you will need to remember you space and visit the Pay by Space machine to pay for your parking. The machine is located next to the elevators near the visitor entrance. Enter your space number, amount of time you will need, and then your payment. The machine accepts Visa, MasterCard and coins (U.S. currency only) and does NOT give receipts. When a vehicle is moved from a paid space prior to the expiration of time, balance of time is relinquished without refund. The balance of time does NOT transfer to any other space.

  

Directions from Parking Deck to meeting room:

Once you have parked, proceed on foot by exiting the parking deck via the northwest corner (nearest to the corner of Rappahannock River Lane and University Drive).  Turn right onto University Drive and Police & Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) will be just in front of you.  Enter PSHQ and proceed upstairs to room 203.

 

 


SAVE THE DATES!!!!

 

September 16, 2014                                              November 19, 2014

January 15, 2015                                                   March 18, 2015

                                                 May 6, 2015

 

 

2015 ChABSA Workshop

and Scientific Symposium

June 16th & 17th 2015