The Government Shutdown is Over!

Early Registration Discount Ends on February 1st!

We are full speed ahead with the USDA ARS Symposium! Join us for an engaging and enlightening Symposium! You can register online or onsite at the Symposium. The Early Registration Discount deadline is February 1st. We are now offering the Symposium Courses at 1/2 price. Half day courses will be $150 and full day courses will be $255. The courses are listed below. You can register for the Symposium and the Courses at .

Professional Development Courses:
  • Scenario-based Agricultural Risk Assessment
  • Animal Disease Response Training
  • Biosecurity 101
  • Risks of Deferred Maintenance in High-Containment Facilities
  • Implementing Biosecurity Solutions
  • Introduction to Strategic Leadership Principles for Biorisk Management

he USDA ARS 5th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium, being held February 11-14, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland. The Symposium The focus of the symposium will be Biorisk and Facility Challenges in Agriculture. Six professional development courses will address topics including life science security, facility maintenance and operational issues, agricultural risk assessment, emergency response and preparedness for livestock disease outbreaks, and strategic leadership. Courses will be held on Monday, February 11. There will be 2-1/2 days of scientific presentations covering various topics including; governance updates, design methodologies, deferred maintenance, rabies, occ health laboratory to the field, gene editing, risk management and communication, and many others. The poster and networking reception will be held on Wednesday, February 13, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with presenters and discuss their presentations. Exhibits showcasing the latest biosafety, biosecurity, and biocontainment products and services will be open February 12-13. For more information on the program and exhibits go to .
In addition to the valuable courses and sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to network with professionals from the biosafety, biosecurity, and scientific research industries, organizations, and agencies from around the world!
More information including exhibitors and sponsor information can be found here .  

If you have any questions or need additional information email ABSA International at   

We hope to see you in Baltimore!

ABSA International

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