Given the current rate of transmission of COVID-19 at the at this time, as biosafety professionals, ChABSA is leading by example to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the September 20 meeting will be virtual only.


ChABSA Technical Seminar Announcement


Webinar Only 


Dr. Michael Sauri

of Occupational Health Consultants

Will present on:

“Managing outbreaks from Monkeypox to Covid to Polio”



Dr. Michael Sauri will provide an update on emerging diseases and will discuss the differences between of managing the COVID pandemic and the global outbreak of Monkeypox and current potential and real outbreaks.  This talk will address myths/urban legends around the current state of disease transmission worldwide and focus on best practices for management of disease transmission.



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DATE:       September 20, 2022

WHERE:   Virtual platform (GoToWebinar)

TIME:        5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern

COST:       Free (on-line registration only) for ChABSA members., $10 for non-members


NOTE:  Registrations less than 48 hours in advance may not receive a webinar link prior to the event.  If you do not receive a link within 48 hours of registrations, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Do not wait until the day of the event.

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Dr. Michael Sauri is an Infectious Diseases and Occupational Medicine specialist in private practice for over two decades in Rockville, Maryland.  He serves as the Medical Director of Occupational Health Consultants that services over 150 biomedical research laboratories and multinational Companies in the Washington Metropolitan area. He also serves as a Tropical Medicine consultant to international corporations and travelers visiting the Travel Advisory and Immunization Clinic


He received his Medical Degree from Loyola University in Chicago and a Masters in Public Health &Tropical Medicine from Tulane University.  Dr. Sauri received his Residency training in General Preventive Medicine in the US Air Force and in Internal Medicine in the US Army and Fellowship training in Infectious Diseases in the US Navy.  He is board certified in General also board-certified in Occupational Medicine and board-eligible in Medical Toxicology.


Dr. Sauri is a Clinical Professor at both the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Since 1992, Dr. Sauri has been selected consecutively over a dozen times by his peers as one of the Top Physicians in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

 Sorry no refunds.


Recorded sessions and slide decks that have been authorized can be found on our partner, the AHMP Cyber Chapter website under the library tab.  Please join in on time to hear how to access transcripts.



 Recorded sessions and slide decks that have been authorized can be found on our partner, the AHMP Cyber Chapter website under the library tab


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Our 2022/2023 Council

President:          Kelly Flint

Past President   Malcolm Smith

President-elect  Joany Jackman

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Secretary           Matthew Fischer

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September 20, 2022 Managing Outbreaks from COVID-19 to Polio

November  3, 2022 Nanomaterials and Biosafety

January  10, 2023 Managing Hazardous Materials and Waste in a Laboratory Setting

March  9, 2023 Biosecurity

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