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Symposium start time changed and venue moved to


Mount St. Mary's Frederick Campus (1/2 mile away)


Unfortunately, we were notified on Wednesday that the ballroom and exhibitor space at the Clarion Inn would be unavailable for June 5th due to construction and we would have to move the symposium to the hotel courtyard, with exhibitors set up in the lobby. ChABSA council members quickly went to view this space and found it unacceptable. After careful consideration, we have decided to move our June 5th  symposium to Mount St. Mary's University Frederick Campus (5350 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, MD). This space will better suit our needs and is less than a half mile from our original location.



The start time of the symposium will be moved back to 8:30.  Doors open at 8:00.  Please arrive early to expedite the registration process.

2019 Pre-symposium Workshops

Scientific Symposium

6.2 Shipping Course





Pre-Symposium Workshops:

June 4, 2019 (8:00am – 5:00pm)


Click here for details - Registration is open. 


Scientific Symposium

June 5, 2019 (8:00am – 5:00pm)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Emery 

Making Your Biosafety Message Stick! 35 Years of Powerful Quotes Collected on Sticky Notes

Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Professor of Occupational Health

The University of Texas School of Public Health


Click here to register. 

JUST ADDED remote attendance.  Click here to register for the remote option.  $125 for ChABSA members and $150 for non-members



Technical Seminar Speakers


Priya Duggal,PhD, MPH

From Polio to AFM: “Sooner or later everything old is new again”

Malcolm Smith

Laboratory Decommissioning

Jeff Potts

An Update on the BMBL 6th Edition

Meghan Seltzer

The HHMI Janelia Research Campus AL-SET Program:  Creating a Collaborative Relationship with Safety Since 2015

Richard Police

Contract Lab Cleaning – What do you need to look for?

David Harbourt

Validation and utility of a bleach based chemical effluent decontamination system (CEDS) for biocontainment laboratories

Matthew Fisher

Flipping the Table(top): Successes & Failures Creating the Select Agent Exercise of My Dreams

Tricia Delarosa

Revision of the Screening Framework Guidance for Providers of Synthetic DNA

Matthew Sharkey

HB383/SB187; Maryland Department of Health – Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories


Shipping Training

June 6, 2019 (8:00am – 5:00pm)

Saf-T-Pak Division 6.2 Training (8 hour)

Clarion Inn, Frederick


Exhibitors click here to register

Sponsors click here to register



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