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May 2018

BSL3 Operations & Maintenance II course

May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018
University of California,
Irvine, CA 92697 United States
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The University of California, Irvine is offering the BSL3 Operations & Maintenance II course this spring. This very popular course is designed to keep Biosafety Officers, Facilities Management, BSL-3 Laboratory Management, BSL-3 staff and Design & Engineer Professionals up to date on BSL-3 facility operations. Included this year is an expanded discussion of the new national standard for BSL3 verification (ANSI Z9.14) which will be taught by two ANSI Z9.14 committee members.  This discussion will include a review of the standard, strategies…

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June 2018

Preventing and Treating Biological Exposures

June 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel,
500 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648 United States
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The Eagleson Institute Occupational Heath Colloquium will be held at the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach June 10-12. This annual gathering brings together all those who help safeguard the health of biological laboratory workers in a highly interactive format that encourages sharing among the various disciplines involved. Who should attend? Occupational medicine, infectious disease, and emergency physicians Physician assistants and nurse practitioners Occupational health nurses Biosafety professionals Veterinarians Consult the Colloquium website for more information

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September 2018

Biosecurity Workshop

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
UC Riverside,
395 West Linden St Riverside, CA 92507 United States
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The FBI will be hosting a free workshop at UC Riverside on biosecurity in labs. They will be conducting table top exercises and addressing methods to mitigate risks in select situations. Please click here for more information. If you would like to attend, please register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fbi-academic-biosecurity-workshop-tickets-46537580155

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October 2018

ABSA Annual Conference

October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Charleston Convention Center,
Charleston, SC United States
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ABSA’s 61sh Annual Biological Safety Conference will be held from October 12 to October 17, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina The ABSA conference will be highlighted by preconference courses, 3 full days of scientific presentations and approximately 90 exhibitors at the ABSA Tradeshow. More information can be found on ABSA website

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December 2018

NIH Human Gene Therapy Oversight Webinar

December 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Chris Jenkins, Clinical Biosafety Services Principal Partner & Chief Gene Therapy Biosafety Officer, will be educating us on the updates to the NIH guidelines for research involving human gene therapy. This event is provided to BioNet members at no additional cost. Please reply to this email to register.  (DAVIDH@LJI.ORG)  

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January 20192019

BioNet Meeting

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
La Jolla Institute,
9420 Athena Cir La Jolla, 92037
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The next BioNet meeting will be held on January 25, 2019 at La Jolla Institute, La Jolla. Topic: “Moisture and Mold” presented by Larry Lindeen, President Air and Building Sciences, Inc. BioNet President Sheryl Major will also provide a Board update and outlooks for 2019. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to davidh@lji.org. Web access will be available. Please email smajor@ucsd.edu for access. Webinar access is free for members and $10 for non-members Attendance to the meeting is $15 for…

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2019 BSL-3 Researcher Training Course

January 28 @ 9:00 am - February 1 @ 5:00 pm
UC Irvine BSL-3 National Training Center ,
4600 Health Sciences Rd. Irvine, CA 92697 United States
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BSL-3 Researcher Training Course is a five-day intensive training designed to prepare or review biosafety professionals, BSL-3 researchers and staff for the basics of safely working in and/or managing BSL-3 laboratories. This course includes a mixture of individual and group practical exercises as well as classroom training and now provides 5.0 ABSA CMUs. Review of biosafety principles and levels Risk assessment and management Waste management Laboratory management Safety procedures Emergency management Biosafety cabinet practices and procedures Small and large spill decontamination Donning…

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February 2019

ANSI Z9.14 BSL-3 Ventilation Standard

February 27 @ 9:00 am - February 28 @ 1:30 pm
UC Irvine BSL-3 National Training Center ,
4600 Health Sciences Rd. Irvine, CA 92697 United States
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The ANSI/ASSE Z9.14 Standard focuses on performance verification of engineering controls specifically related to the ventilation system features of BSL-3/ABSL-3 facilities. Z9.14 is the only guidance document that provides a methodology to verify ventilation systems in such facilities.  The standard provides a risk-based approach to reaching containment goals appropriate to the risk of the agent and the laboratory activity. This 2.5 day course will provide a complete overview of the standard as well as provide practical hands-on training on how…

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