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  • International High Containment Operations and Maintenance Workshop


    The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO). the Canadian Association for Biological Safety/ L’Association Canadienne Pour La Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB) and Merrick Canada ULC are pleased to co-present the:

    International High Containment Operations and Maintenance Workshop

    May 5 - 9, 2024
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada

    This workshop addresses the increasing needs of facility operators, maintenance and operations staff for training in relevant aspects of biocontainment facilities and fills a critical need within the operations and maintenance community.

    This four day course allows participants to gain hands-on experience in some of the special containment and facility support areas (CL3 and CL3-Ag) of the International Vaccine Centre (InterVac), Canada’s newest and largest CL3-Ag facility.

    Proposed workshop topics will include:

    • Physical integrity verification of containment laboratories;
    • Assessing the performance of HVAC and HEPA filtration systems
    • Performing maintenance and operational functions on critical containment systems
    • Integrating operations and maintenance with the scientific program
    • Assessing and verifying the performance of primary containment devices
    • Waste treatment and solid waste systems
    • Energy centre operation
    • Electrical systems and maintenance
    • Decontamination procedures for animal containment spaces

    In addition, participants will be presented with an overview in biosafety and biosecurity, as well as lessons learned in facility design and construction.

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  • LABCON 2024


    St. John's Convention Centre (Conference) 

    June 21-23, 2024

    LABCON is the annual conference hosted by CSMLS as a place for laboratory professionals, managers, directors and educators to share knowledge, explore new technology and connect with colleagues from across the country.

    Be inspired by the energy of like-minded individuals and the knowledge from the conference.

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  • ABSA International 67th Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference


    November 1-6, 2024
    JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
    Phoenix, Arizona

    • Intensive professional development courses to educate and inspire
    • Three full days of state-of-the-art keynotes, papers, and panels highlighting best practices and hands-on skills crucial for today’s biosafety and biosecurity professionals
    • In-person exhibits showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity products and services
    • Invaluable networking opportunities to share and learn from other biosafety and biosecurity professionals

    ABSA International Conference is the largest biosafety and biosecurity conference in the world! The conference will provide solutions to tackle your most challenging issues, present fascinating case studies, and showcase the latest developments in biosafety and biosecurity. ABSA International’s educational sessions offer insights into the ever-changing world of biosafety and biosecurity, keeping you updated on the latest techniques and best practices. You’ll have opportunities to network with your peers and discuss common issues, share advice, and exchange ideas. There will also be commercial exhibits showcasing the latest technologies in biosafety and biosecurity.

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