Welcome to ChABSA

The Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association (ChABSA), is an incorporated, non-profit organization that is an affiliate of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA). 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.

ChABSA Meeting Announcement

Talk and Tour

May 5, 2016

Does Biosafety Apply to the Blue Crab Fishery?

Presented by Dr. Eric Schott


Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology

701 E Pratt St.

Baltimore, MD 21202

Go to the calendar tab to register after logging in.  ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE IN BY MAY 1, 2016 TO OBTAIN SECURITY CLEARANCE.

There will be short tours prior to our meeting at 5:30 PM.  If you would like to attend please arrive early.

Members $35 until April 25, $40 afterward (payment must be received by early bird date)

Non-Members $40 until April 25, $45 afterward (payment must be received by early bird date)

*Vegitarian requests must be submitted to by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 5/1/16.


For the last Technical Seminar of the 2015-2016 season ChABSA is partnering with the Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology (IMET) to provide a unique look at marine biosafety!

Located in the beautiful Baltimore Inner Harbor, IMET is a joint University System of Maryland research institute capitalizing on the strengths of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Maryland Baltimore. The scientists at IMET conduct marine and environmental research and thereby create technologies designed to foster the protection and restoration of coastal marine systems and their watersheds, sustainable use of their resources and improvement of human health. IMET's work includes the use of aquaculture and genomics to foster conservation and creation of marine resources, including marine bioenergy; environmental sensor development; environmental remediation; developmental biology; marine biomedicine; molecular and cellular systems and sustainable urban ports and ecosystems. Learn more here: http://www.umbc.edu/imet/index.php.

Dr. Eric Schott will be presenting on “Does Biosafety Apply to the Blue Crab Fishery?”

Additionally ChABSA has arranged for small group tours of the IMET aquaculture facility in advance of the seminar! Make sure you leave enough time to take advantage of this opportunity!


Come a bit early and enjoy the harbor! IMET is located at 701 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202. Parking is located directly next door at Pier V.

Parking should be discounted to $10 for the event – Vouchers will be available for this discounted price at the techical seminar.





Pre-symposium Workshops


Annual Scientific Symposium


6.2 Shipping Courses

June 14, 15, 16, 2016

Holiday Inn, Frederick MD

click here for more information