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ABSA International is proud to announce the 5th anniversary of Biosafety Month in October 2018. The theme for this year is “Promoting a Culture of Biosafety and Responsibility” with the social networking hashtag #getyourcultureon

The 2018 Biosafety Month is a period of time when individuals and organizations are encouraged to focus on and reinforce their attention to biosafety and biosecurity standards.

Thematic elements of enhancing a culture of biosafety include:

  • Enhancing biosafety training
  • Promoting the development of comprehensive biosafety standard operating procedures
  • Engaging senior leadership to advocate for biosafety programs
  • Supporting researchers to take an active role in biosafety efforts in their laboratories
  • Encouraging institutions to develop non-punitive incident reporting systems and provide lessons learned
  • Highlighting successes in the conduct of ethical and safe research
  • Promoting public transparency regarding institutional biosafety oversight

Biosafety Month provides an opportunity for biosafety professionals to demonstrate their value to the research community and general public by working to promote safe research and help cultivate a culture of safety.

ABSA International is pleased to be a part of 2018 Biosafety Month, “Promoting a Culture of Biosafety and Responsibility” and encourages all biosafety professionals to “Get Your Culture On!” #getyourcultureon.

2018 Biosafety Month will coincide with the 61st Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference in Charleston, South Carolina on October 12-17, 2018.

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2018 ABSA International Biosafety Promotional Awards

In conjunction with the 2018 Biosafety Month this October, ABSA International is excited to announce the 2nd annual Biosafety Promotional Awards.

The Biosafety Promotional Awards recognizes ABSA International members in their effort in promoting biosafety through marketing campaigns at their institutions, colleges, and universities.

There are 2 categories of awards:
Biosafety Promotional Item Award – This award is given for distinction in the creation of innovative materials used for biosafety marketing and outreach.
2018 Biosafety Month Promotional Award – This award is given for distinction in an institution’s efforts in promotion of 2018 Biosafety Month.

Details, Entry requirements, Submission process

Deadline for submissions is October 8, 2018. You are invited to bring a sample of your submission for display at the 61st Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference in Charleston, S.C.

If you have any questions or information, please contact the ABSA International Office at 866-425-1385 or info@absa.org.

61st Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference

We hope that you’re ready to #getyourcultureon