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Principles & Practices of Biosafety℠

February 9-14, 2020
Embassy Suites—Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX


Principles & Practices of Biosafety℠ will introduce the essential elements of biosafety and provide extensive resource lists for use after the course. Interactive exercises will be used throughout to provide hands-on experience and to encourage networking and problem-solving among participants and instructors. Sessions begin at 8:00 am each day and end with a roundtable discussion between 5:15 and 5:30 pm with two coffee breaks and lunch provided. The Friday session will end at approximately 5:00 pm.


At the end of the course each participant will be able to:

  • Describe potentially hazardous biological materials, the risks associated with their use, and the means to minimize risk and to protect against or prevent release or exposure
  • Discuss ways to provide effective technical expertise in situations involving potentially hazardous biological materials
  • Identify, locate, and efficiently use key biosafety resources


This course is designed for persons who are entering the profession and those with up to 3 years of experience in biosafety. It is also suitable for persons who supervise biosafety professionals and for those who will benefit from additional knowledge of biosafety as a complement to their primary responsibilities.

Photos from the July 2019 course

Class Photo, 2019 PPB, San Diego, CA
Roundtable Discussion, 2019 PPB, San Diego, CA