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Save the dates for 2018

Pre-Symposium Workshops :  June 12, 2018

Scientific Symposium:        June 13, 2018

Class 6.2 Shipping Course :   June 14, 2018


Venue:  Holiday Inn - Gaithersburg, MD


Call for Abstracts


2018 Annual Scientific Symposium


June 13, 2018 


The Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association (ChABSA) requests abstracts for the Annual Scientific Symposium to be held Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  


Please submit your abstract by April 13, 2018 to Sarah McAbee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The Call for Abstracts is an open invitation to both professionals and students. Please complete the Abstract Form here.




All topics related to biological safety, with particular emphasis on original research, are acceptable in the following categories for oral presentations. (Please feel free to submit an abstract outside of these categories related to biosafety).


Personnel Management


Training Techniques


Behavioral Safety


Biotech and EMS cooperation


Emergency Response in Laboratories (e.g., Releases, Fire, Medical, Rescue)




Design, Construction, and Operation of Biosafety level 2, 3 or 4 Laboratories


Pathogen Exposure Control


Transportation Issues


Laboratory Engineering Controls (e.g., Ventilation, Biosafety Cabinet, Chemical Fume Hoods)


Validation and Decontamination Methods


Waste Treatment & Disinfection Methods


Laboratory Commissioning and Decommissioning


Scientific Technology


Viral Vectors and Human Gene Therapy


Emerging Infectious Diseases






Safety Management


Biological Risk Assessment


Regulatory issues (e.g., Shipping, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Needlestick Standards, Laboratory Safety Standards, Waste Disposal, Radiation Issues)


Animal/Arthropod Facility Concerns (e.g., Biohazards, Handling and Care of Animals/Insects, Disposal of Carcasses)


Biosafety in Industry




Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements


Sharps Reduction and Handling and Disposal


Exposure Reduction


Occupational Health




Applied Biosafety Research


And Others!




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