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CABS-ACSB membership is open to anyone who has an interest in biological safety. This includes microbiologists, laboratory workers, health care professionals, veterinarians, safety officers, industrial hygienists, certifiers and engineers. Knowledge on laboratory design, containment principals, sterilization and disinfection, etc. is essential in preventing exposure and infections in the workplace. The membership fee is $50.00 per year. Membership year runs from January to December.

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Up Coming Events

  • ABSA Webinar: Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


    Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Disease - May 3 and 5, 2016

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  • ABSA Webinar: Concepts of Virology


    Concepts of Virology - May 24 and 26, 2016

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  • Canadian Biosafety Symposium 2016


    Canadian Biosafety Symposium - Montreal, QC (June 14-16, 2015)

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  • Canadian Biosafety Symposium, June 14-16, 2016


    Montreal, QC, Canada - Annual event for biosafety profesisonal and personnels.

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  • ABSA Webinar: Biosecurity in Practice


    Biosecurity in Practice: Research, Healthcare, Agriculture, & Production

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  • ABSA Webinar: The Biosafety Personality (July 25, 27, & 29, 2016)


    The Biosafety Personality: Understanding the Process of Customizing Your Approach in Serving Science and Safety

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  • ABSA Webinar: Occupational Medicine and Health


    Occupational Medicine—Your Valued Partner in Biosafety

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  • ABSA International 59th Annual Biological Safety Conference


    59th Annual Biological Safety Conference Sept 30-Oct. 5-2016, Grapevine, TX, USA

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  • ABSA Webinar: Virus based gene transfer vectors


    Virus-based Gene Transfer Vectors (Nov. 1 &3, 2016)

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  • ABSA Webinar: Public Health and Security


    Public Health: Biosecurity and the Global Health Security Agenda

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    About Us

    The Canadian Association for Biological Safety/L’Association Canadienne Pour La Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB) was formed in 1990 as the Canadian affiliate of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA). CABS-ACSB is a non-profit association, which aims to establish a Canadian network of individuals interested in a wide variety of biological safety issues and to enhance the knowledge and understanding of biological safety.

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    Interested in finding out the many benefits of becoming a CABS member and the broad spectrum of individuals that we represent? Check us out and become a member! CABS-ACSB offers Canadian biosafety professionals, whether employed by public health organisations, clinical/pharmaceutical/medical industry, laboratories, university and research institutions, or other organisations that have an active interest in biological safety.

    Membership Benefits

    CABS-ACSB membership is for biosafety professionals of all levels to expand their knowledge, and explore future issues. CABS-ACSB is currently involved in other projects such as participating and collaborating with other biosafety related groups to form a national voice for Biosafety professionals in Canada, helping in the development of training initiatives, and develop the Canadian Registered Biosafety Professional program.

    Nominations and Elections

    CABS-ACSB executive is the voice for making the critical decisions needed to keep the association strong and highly relevant in our ever-changing field. We are all responsible for ensuring we select individuals who will keep CABS-ACSB in the forefront of biosafety and help build a solid future.

    Strategic Plan – Future Objectives

    To supports its members and to develop its role in the national and international community CABS/ACSB makes available a variety of opportunities and resources to facilitate the sharing of expertise. To develop a Biosafety Professional Registered Designation program in Canada.

    President's Message

    As president of the Canadian Association for Biological Safety/L’Association Canadienne pour la Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB), I welcome you to our new website. We have faced various challenges in the past, including a major server failure that affected the website and membership engagement.


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