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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Dr. Richard Gilpin of the


Dr. Richard Gilpin, 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)



Sorry no refunds.




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President:          Sharon Altmann

Past President   Matthew Fischer

President-elect  Amanda Perlman

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