On June 28th and 29th, 2012, The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) successfully hosted its Second International Conference: Biosafety and Biosecurity: Building Sustainable Capacity, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The conference sought to identify innovative approaches to biosafety and biosecurity that are affordable, practical and sustainable; to raise awareness and highlight the significant benefits of sound practices; to advocate strategies to collectively address urgent gaps and priorities in under‐addressed regions of the world; and, to facilitate collaboration among the African and international biosafety communities.
The conference included three workshops on the following key themes:
- Biosafety & Biosecurity Advocacy
- Sustainable Risk-based Biocontainment Guidelines
- Certification of Biosafety & Biosecurity Professionals
A detailed summary of the conference outcomes can be viewed here.