Northeast Biological Safety Association (NBSA)
Northeast Biological Safety Association (NBSA)

Upcoming Meetings

Yale Harvard IBC Symposium 2018

When: May 3-4, 2018

Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA 02115

The institutional biosafety committees from Yale and Harvard have partnered again to create an opportunity for education and discussion on more challenging topics for IBCs, biosafety professionals, principal investigators and research institutions. M. tuberculosis, arthropod research, nanoparticles and externally administered IBCs' role in biosafety will be explored. The two-day event will be co-sponsored by the New England Biological Safety Association to provide certification maintenance credits.


Thursday, May 3rd (0.5 CM pts each)

Professional development courses:

Advanced IBC Case Studies (4 hrs)

Gene Editing and Risk Assessment: Application to IBC Protocol Review (4 hrs)


Friday, May 4th (1.0 CM pts)

Yale Harvard IBC Symposium featuring keynote lecture Sarah Fortune and leaders in the field focusing on presentations that balance science, safety and policy including nanoparticles, human gene therapy and a panel on externally administered IBCs!

More information available at:

NBSA Officers


President: Shannon Margari (


Past President: Dave Hill



Secretary: Christina Egan



Treasurer: Corey Bennett



Webmaster: Michael Perry




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