ChABSA Technical Seminar 

Select Agents: What Should Be In The RO’s Toolbox

Presented By: Sherry S. Bohn, PhD, MSL, CBSP, Acting Director, Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Maryland - Baltimore

Date: March 7, 2024

Where: Where: Victoria Gastro Pub, 8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD, 21045 – OR – Virtual Option (GoToWebinar)

Time: 5:30 – 6:00 PM (Networking) | 6:00 – 6:45 PM (Dinner) |6:45 PM – 8:00 PM (Technical Seminar)


ChABSA Member Pricing

Early Bird Fee (By February 29, 2024): $35

Regular Fee (By March 5, 2024): $40

Late Fee (Can only attend via virtual platform after March 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM): $40


Non-Member Pricing

Early Bird Fee (By February 29, 2024): $40

Regular Fee (By March 5, 2024): $45

Late Fee: $45 (Can only attend via virtual platform after March 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM)


Sherry Bohn, PhD, MSL, CBSP (ABSA), acting director of environmental health and safety (EHS) in the Administration and Finance department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), has been elected president of ABSA (Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity) International. A microbiologist by training, Dr. Bohn holds degrees in molecular biology, communication, and law, giving her a unique perspective on the research compliance landscape. She has been a member of the University System of Maryland since October 2014. She joined UMB’s EHS team in 2021 and was named acting director of EHS in June 2023.

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Our 2023/2024 Council

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September 14, 2023 Empirical Research Biosafety

November  15, 2023 Smithsonian Animal Care Program 

January  9, 2024 Emergency Planning For Different Laboratories: A Panel Discussion

March  7, 2024 Select Agents

May  15, 2024 Infectious and Emerging Infectious Diseases (Virtual Only)

June 3 & 4, 2024  - Pre-Symposium Workshop Courses

June 5, 2024 - Annual Scientific Symposium

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