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 Technical Seminar Announcement

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Michael Marsico of the

Association of Public Health Laboratories

Will Present on:

“Building Biosafety and Biosecurity across Public Health Laboratories”

 

Michael Marsico is the Senior Specialist for Biosafety and Biosecurity under the Preparedness and Response Program at the Association of Public Health Laboratories in Silver Spring Maryland. Michael is responsible for serving as a subject matter expert to assist public health laboratories with strengthening biosafety and biosecurity capacity; this encompasses developing tools and providing guidance including biosafety training to PHLs, and developing a community of practice for biosafety professionals. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of New Haven followed by a Masters of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University.

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DATE:          November 6, 2019

 

WHERE:      Houlihans

 

  8420 Gateway Overlook

 

  Columbia, MD 21075

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 10/24/19

  $35 for members and $40 for non-members after 10/24/19 (checks must be received by due date to get early bird pricing)

 

 

ChABSA Technical Seminar Announcement

 

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Dr. Richard Gilpin of the

 

Dr. Richard Gilpan, LLC

 

Will Present on:

 

Legionella Risk Management for Safety Professionals

 

 

 

Dr Richard W Gilpin RBP CBSP SM(NRCM) is an author, public speaker, biosafety/microbiology trainer, research microbiologist and recognized expert on quantitative testing of Legionella species in warm water containing mechanical equipment. Research Gate contains most of Gilpin’s 60 publications that have been read 8,100 times and cited 374 times. Dr. Gilpin has been a medical school professor-rank faculty member for 35 years and his consulting includes expert witness testimony on biosafety, legionella and environmental microbiology.

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DATE:          January 15, 2020

 

WHERE:      Astra Zenica

 

  One MedImmune Way

 

  Gaithersburg, MD 21075

 

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 10/24/19

 

  $35 for members and $40 for non-members after 10/24/19 (checks must be received by due date to get early bird pricing)

 

 

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Our 2019/2020 Council

President:          Sharon Altmann

Past President   Matthew Fischer

President-elect  Amanda Perlman

Treasurer           Polly McCarty

Secretary           Matt Sharkey

Webmaster        Bruce Donato

Councilors         Sarah McAbee, Kelly Flint, Joany Jackman (3 year), Svetlan Senina (1 year)

 

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