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Concepts of Virology

A distance learning opportunity
June 6 and 8, 2017, 12:00 – 2:30pm (CDT)

Concepts of Virology will briefly review gene expression in eukaryotes and examine several concepts of virology. Characteristics of different viral families will be presented as well as general replication strategies employed by different viruses. Mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and strategies for antiviral intervention will also be explored. Participants should have a familiarity with molecular biology. The course is targeted to the biosafety professional who does not actively conduct laboratory research, but would like to gain a basic knowledge of virology.

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

  • Define the nature of viruses and clarify how the viruses are classified into families
  • Recognize strategies employed by viruses to multiply in a host
  • Discuss concepts underlying viral pathogenesis
  • Describe methods used to interfere with viral infection and replication


The webinar will be presented by Patrick Condreay, PhD, RBP, pc Biosafety Consultant Services, LLC, Carrboro, NC


  • Experienced Biosafety Professionals
  • Laboratory Workers


  • Micro/Molecular Biology 101


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 3.50 P.A.C.E.® contact hours. This course has been approved for 0.25 CM points toward RBP/CBSP recertification.


Please direct questions about this course to:
Contact KariAnn DeServi
Director of Education, ABSA International
866.425.1385 / kariann@absaoffice.org

This webinar will be a two-2.5-hour webinar session on Tuesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 12:00pm CDT. For the webinar, you should plan on logging in at 11:45 am (CDT) on June 6 and June 8. 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.



Internet access and phone is needed.

GoToWebinar requirements


Thru Apr 25
ABSA Members $220 USD
Nonmembers $350 USD

After Apr 25
ABSA Members $260 USD
Nonmembers $390 USD

Course fees include: course handouts, access to Go To Webinar services and Articulate, and 5-hours of interactive instruction from a well-respected subject matter expert.

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.

Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information regarding the course approximately one week prior to the course. Substitutions allowed with notice by 5/16/2017. There is a 15% processing fee for cancellations prior to 5/16/2017. Cancellations between 5/17/2017 and 5/24/2017 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds after 5/25/2017.

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 GoToWebinar, 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.