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ABSA 2017, Albuquerque, New Mexico October 13-18, 2017

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ABSA International 
60th Annual Biological Safety Conference
Conference Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the 60th Annual Biological Safety Conference at http://www.absaconference.org. The ABSA International Conference will  showcase the latest developments in biosafety and biosecurity, solutions to tackle your most challenging issues, and fascinating case studies. ABSA International's educational sessions offer insights into changes in biosafety and biosecurity. You'll have opportunities to network with your peers face-to-face and discuss what they're working on, share advice, and exchange ideas.

ABSA International and the 2017 Local Arrangements Committee are thrilled to welcome you to the Land of Enchantment! We encourage everyone who is planning to attend the ABSA International Conference to make your hotel reservations and travel arrangements early! The ABSA International Conference will be held at the end of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The Balloon Fiesta will be held on October 7-15, immediately preceding the ABSA Conference (October 13-18). For the past 44 years, Albuquerque has hosted the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - "a world-renowned attraction, hundreds of balloons will be taking flight." that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. We encourage you to consider making your travel arrangements sooner rather than later, particularly if you are planning to be visiting the city on any days of the Balloon Fiesta itself.  Please continue to monitor the ABSA Conference website for updated information and maps of the area.
This year there will be 28 Preconference Course offerings with topics such as:
  • Articulating the Value of Your Biosafety Program
  • Disinfection, Sterilization, and Inactivation
  • Gene Editing
  • Biocontainment Challenges in Agricultural Research and many more.
Featured Scientific Program Speakers:
  • Ali Khan, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Uwe Mueller-Doblies, PhD, Epibiossafe, Ltd, Woking, Knaphill, UK
  • Hazel Parton, PhD, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • James Carney, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Conference Highlights:
  • 3 full days of scientific presentations
  • National Biosafety Month events featuring a special NIH session
  • International Session on Sunday October 15
  • 80+ exhibitors at the ABSA International Tradeshow
  • Learn about the latest developments in biosafety and biosecurity
  • Multiple networking opportunities to share with your peers
  • ABSA International credentialing information session: learn more about the CBSP and RBP
Attending the ABSA International Conference provides you with the opportunity to earn CM Points and P.A.C.E. Contact Hours, forge valuable new connections, and acquire insights to enhance your biosafety knowledge with practical application at your workplace. The wide variety of courses, posters, and lectures will increase your professional development, address scientific issues and management trends.
ABSA International Biosafety and Biosecurity Tradeshow
The ABSA International Conference will also feature a biosafety and biosecurity tradeshow showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity products and services. There will be approximately 80 exhibitors in the ABSA Exhibit Hall. ABSA will be offering exhibit only passes for those who are not attending the scientific program but are interested in seeing the latest in products and services in the ABSA Exhibit Hall. For a list of exhibitors and sponsors go to  http://absaconference.org/sponsorexhibitor-info/
Hotel Information
Make your hotel reservations at any of the official ABSA International Conference Hotels at http://absaconference.org/travel-accommodations/
ABSA International has a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque, and the historic Hotel Andaluz. None of these hotels make sales calls to book rooms. Members have reported booking through these unsolicited offers in the past and did not have a room when they attempted to check-in. If you receive one of these calls, we would welcome any information about these solicitors that you are willing to share (company names or contact information). Their actions may be illegal.
If you have any questions or information, please contact the ABSA International Office at 866-425-1385 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
ABSA International Conference website: http://www.absaconference.org
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