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Biorisk Management Institute of Kurdistan joins the IFBA as Observer Organization

Monday, 22 January 2018
Biorisk Management Institute of Kurdistan joins the IFBA as Observer Organization

The International Federation of Biosafety Associations is pleased to welcome the Biorisk Management Institute of Kurdistan (BMIK) as an official Observer Organization to the IFBA.
The BMIK, is a Non-Governmental Organization registered in January 2016 as Professional Association for biologists and health related laboratory technicians for the purpose of promoting biosafety, biosecurity and the implementation of biorisk management strategies in the region.

Contact the BMIK at biorisk.institute.kr...

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15th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety Biosafety in the Era of One Health February 10-14, 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018
15th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety Biosafety in the Era of One Health February 10-14, 2018
ABSA International is proud to be a co-sponsor of the highly anticipated 15th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety "Biosafety in the Era of One Health" at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, GA on February 10-14, 2018 . Hear from industry leaders on lessons learned and how biosafety is changing.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Symposium
  • Interactive Discussions on Human and Animal Influenza
  • Hantavirus as Model for One Health: Lab Biosafety, Field Biosafety, and Communication
  • Safety Issues with ...

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Michelle McKinney (United States)

Michelle McKinney, MS, CBSP is a Health Science Policy Analyst for the Office of Science Policy at the US National Institutes of Health promoting responsible science, safety and ethics in the development of policies related to biosafety for NIH-supported research and biosecurity, including oversight of dual use research. Michelle has also worked for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Global Health where she supported laboratory capacity building and biosafety/biosecurity strengthening activities with developing countries in South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Prior to joining CDC, she supported similar work with the Department of Defense’s Cooperative Biological Engagement Program. For the CDC and DOD she has traveled to over 20 countries to provide training and subject matter expertise with responsibilities including management of domestic and international projects related to biosafety and laboratory biosecurity for human and animal, public health and research laboratories including global health security-related initiatives, international health regulation implementation (IHR) and BTWC/UNSCR 1540 obligations. Prior to joining federal service she was a biosafety officer and research scientist within the biotech and university sectors. She has been an avid volunteer with the International Federation of Biosafety Associations and the American Biological Safety Association serving in senior leadership roles as a Board Member and Councilor, respectively. Michelle earned her BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Tulane University in 1993 and her MS in Microbiology from Clemson University in 1995.

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