Canadian Biosafety Symposium

Join us for a hybrid symposium in Edmonton, AB!
September 20 to 22, 2022

Symposium Description

Symposium Highlights

When

September 20 - 22, 2022

Program (Subject To Change)

2022 Canadian Biosafety Symposium Program More Details

Where

Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre

4404 Gateway Blvd NW

Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2 Canada 

Benefits

Communication and networking opportunities with other biosafety professionals

Forum for advancing professional development in lab biosafety and biosecurity

Presentations related to advanced concepts in areas of biosafety and biosecurity

Biosafety training opportunities in current concepts and issues in the field of biosafety and biosecurity

Cost

Two day Symposium registration for CABS-ACSB Members - $875

Two day Symposium registration for non-CABS-ACSB Members - $950

Virtual Keynote Speaker presentations only (for both days) - $50

Pre-Symposium full day workshop - $375

Pre-Conference Courses

CABS-ACSB Full-Day PRE-Symposium Course: Laboratory Flexibility - What is it? Why do I need it? how do I get it? (Sept. 20, 2022) - $375.00


Registration

Online registration is no longer available. CABS-ACSB is accepting registration via email, please contact: cabsacsb@gmail.com

The Canadian Association for Biological Safety/L’Association Canadienne pour la Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB) is happy to present the Canadian Biosafety Symposium! CABS-ACSB is thrilled to announce that the 2022 Canadian Biosafety Symposium is proudly sponsored by BioSAFE Engineering.

Join us in Edmonton from September 20-22, 2022 for Canada’s annual event for biosafety professionals and personnel involved in biosafety and/or biocontainment facilities.

The Canadian Biosafety Symposium will feature presentations on an array of biosafety topics, including emergency management for labs, building a biosafety culture, biosafety and public health, emerging and re-emerging diseases, laboratory acquired infections, ergonomics and safety, biowaste management and disinfection, regulations, airflow, ventilation, design and biosafety, animal issues, audits and inspections, occupational health and surveillance. It will be a unique opportunity for the biosafety community to learn and share knowledge with colleagues from across Canada and other countries.

Attendees may register for the in-person event or the virtual event

The Canadian Biosafety Symposium brings together participants working across the biosafety field in universities, government and the private sector, such as:

  • Laboratory managers and administrators
  • Academic and government laboratory researchers
  • Government regulators
  • Biocontainment professionals
  • Equipment and facilities providers
  • Containment facility design and operation specialists
  • Risk assessment and safety specialists

The event will feature prominent containment and biosafety specialists, and will involve presentations by the Canadian and international biosafety community selected from abstracts and papers that are currently being welcomed from all sources. All topics related to biological safety are welcome.

For further information, contact: cabsacsb@gmail.com

Venue and Accommodations

The 2022 Canadian Biosafety Symposium will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre

Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre
4404 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2 Canada

CABS-ACSB has reserved a block of rooms for symposium attendees for a group rate.
Book your hotel and get the group rate for Canadian Association for Biological Safety (CABS)

Sponsorship Information

Please click on the link below if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2022 Canadian Biosafety Symposium. 2022 Canadian Biosafety Symposium Sponsor Information.pdf

Registration

  • Two day Symposium registration for CABS-ACSB Members - $875
  • Two day Symposium registration for non-CABS-ACSB Members - $950
  • Virtual Keynote Speaker presentations only (for both days) - $50
  • Pre-Symposium full day workshop - $375

  • Online registration is no longer available. CABS-ACSB is accepting registration via email, please contact: cabsacsb@gmail.com

    Pre-Conference Courses List


    Laboratory Flexibility – What is it? Why do I need it? How do I get it?

    Presented by: Ryan Gregory, David Oberholzer, Lauren Richardson - Merrick Canada and Aurel Tamburri, University of Toronto

    Everybody says they want a flexible lab, but what exactly does that mean? What makes a laboratory “flexible” and how can I make mine flexible without spending a pile of money and time? The last couple of years have emphasized the importance of adaptable, flexible solutions to accommodate changing needs for laboratory operations. This course will discuss practical concepts and lessons learned of laboratory design, facility operations, and biosafety/biosecurity from the perspectives of facility leaders, biosafety officers, operations personnel, and designers that can be applied to new and existing facilities and programs.


    Program

    2022 Canadian Biosafety Symposium Program More Details

    Call for Papers

    CABS-ACSB is no longer accepting abstract applications for this year's symposium. For more information, please contact CABS-ACSB.



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