Welcome to ChABSA

he 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.


Meeting Announcement

The Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association (ChABSA)

May Technical Seminar  Announcement

May 16, 2017

Larry Shelton of USUHS will discuss “Safety Considerations in Animal Research Environments”




The presentation will provide an overview of various occupational health and safety considerations for professionals working in the laboratory animal field. Physical, biological, and other hazards will be discussed. We will also discuss some considerations for specific species that serve as biomedical research models.


DATE:        May 16, 2017

WHERE:        MedImmune

                  101 Orchard Ridge (not main building)

                  Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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

COST:       $30 for ChABSA members or $35 for non-members if RSVP and check received by 5/5/17  

                 $35 for members and $40 for non-members after 5/5/17 (checks must be received by due date to get early bird pricing) 

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

For questions email Bruce Donato This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Click here to register (after logging in) 

sorry no refunds

2017 ChABSA Annual

Scientific Symposium and Workshops

(registration now open for exhibitors, sponsors, and symposium - workshop registration will open soon)

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Our 2016/2017 Board:

President:          Mark Tartaglia

Past President   Bill Martin

President-elect  Malcom Smith

Treasurer           Polly McCarty

Secretary           Trisha Delarosa

Webmaster        Bruce Donato

Councilors         Meghan Seltzer, Kim DiGiandomenico,

                            Amanda Perlman, Matthew Fischer



September 13, 2016

November 10, 2016

January 18, 2017

March 14, 2017

May 16, 2017



PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS   June 13, 2017, Clarion Inn (formely Holiday Inn), Frederick, MD

SCEINTIFIC SYMPSOIUM June 14, 2017, Clarion Inn (formerly Holiday Inn) Frederick. MD

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Sponsors and Exhibitors click here for more details