Large-Scale Biosafety

A distance learning opportunity
February 21 and 23, 2017, 12:30 – 3:00pm (CST)

Online Biosafety Training

IT requirements for WebEx

Thru January 10
ABSA Members $220 USD
Nonmembers $350 USD

After January 10
ABSA Members $260 USD
Nonmembers $390 USD

Group Discount:
10% off each registration for 3-4 participants from the same organization
20% off each registration for 5-9 participants from the same organization
30% off each registration for 10 or more participants from the same organization
Contact the ABSA office for details.

Registration is not considered complete and confirmed until payment is received. Your paid registration will be confirmed within 7 working days. Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information regarding the course approximately one week prior to the course. Substitutions allowed with notice by 1/17/2017. There is a 15% processing fee for cancellations. Cancellations by 1/24/2017 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds after 1/24/2017.

The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through WebEx, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund. The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only.

Large-Scale Biosafety will review biosafety for work at large-scale, which the NIH rDNA Guidelines defines as >10L. The course will review Appendix K from GLSP to BSL-3 LS, with a focus on primary and secondary containment. It will review basic bioprocessing steps, such as fermentation/cell culture and purification technologies. Examples of classic and newer single use technologies will be provided. Pearls and pitfalls of the various technologies will be discussed, using various scenarios. The course will include a review of risk assessment techniques used for large scale bioprocesses.

This webinar will be a two-2.5-hour webinar session on Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:30pm CST. For the webinar, you should plan on logging in at 12:15 pm (CST) on February 21 and February 23. You are required to attend the webinar session, complete the pre and post assessments, and evaluation in order to earn P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours*. The link in the invitation will be unique to the user and cannot be shared.

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Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:


The webinar will be presented by Brian Petuch, RBP, CBSP, Corporate Biosafety Officer, Merck & Co, Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania

*This course has been approved for 0.5 CM points toward RBP/CBSP recertification. * ABSA International is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 6.00 P.A.C.E.® contact hours.


Please direct questions about this course to:
Contact KariAnn DeServi
Education Coordinator, ABSA
866.425.1385 / [email protected]

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