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Join the FRaBSA Board

The  Front  Range  Biological  Safety  Association  (FRaBSA)  is  an  official  affiliate  of  the  American Biological  Safety  Association   (ABSA).    FRaBSA   was  founded  in  2009   for  the  purpose  of promoting  the  principles  of  biological  safety  and  providing  a  forum  for  dissemination  of information between individuals in this and related fields.

We are looking for individuals who are interested in serving on the Front Range Biosafety Association Board in one of the following capacities:

President-Elect – This entails a 3-year commitment (1 year as President-Elect, 1 year as President, 1 year as Past-President)

Treasurer – This is a 2-year commitment

Communications Director – This is a 2-year commitment

Counselor-at-large – This is a 2-year commitment

We are also looking for a committee chair for the Education Committee as well as members for both the Education and Outreach Committees.

For a detailed description of each position please refer to the by-laws https://frabsa.org/members-only/bylaws/

What kind of time commitment does this require?  We have monthly board meetings via teleconference, some work outside of the board meetings depending upon the issues we are addressing.  In addition, you are expected to participate to the extent possible with 3 general membership meetings held during the year.

If you are interested in running or want to nominate someone else for a position, please use this link.

(SELF-NOMINATIONS WELCOME)

NOMINATE SOMEONE

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Save the Date

FRaBSA Spring Meeting

Friday, May 4, 2018

University of Colorado – Anschutz Campus

Speakers:

Featured Speaker – Sarah Paull
Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
West Nile Virus: The past, present and future under a changing climate

Sarah is a disease ecologist whose research addresses questions at the interface of ecology and public health. She is broadly interested in studying how interactions between humans, animals and the environment influence infectious disease risk. Much of her research has focused on how climate change could affect transmission of macro-parasites and vector-borne infections. Her current work in the West Nile virus system is focused on developing mechanistic understanding of the drivers of weather-disease linkages, and improving predictive models of how risk will shift in the future. Sara earned a PhD in Ecology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a B.A. in Ecology from Dartmouth College.

Featured Speaker(s) – Edit Szalai/ Eric Bratt

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Biosafety Symposium 2017

The FRaBSA Inaugural Biosafety Symposium was held September 29, 2017 in Boulder, CO.

Agenda and links to the video are available in the members only section.

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ABSA Risk Group Database App

Risk Group Database App
FREE for iTunes and Android!

ABSA International created an app for the ABSA Risk Group Database, which is available for Apple and Android devices. The app will allow users to access the ABSA Risk Group Database on their mobile devices.

The ABSA Risk Group Database consists of international risk group classifications for Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and Parasites. In many countries, including the United States, infectious agents are categorized in risk groups based on their relative risk. Depending on the country and/or organization, this classification system might take the following factors into consideration: pathogenicity of the organism; mode of transmission and host range; availability of effective preventive measures (e.g., vaccines); availability of effective treatment (e.g., antibiotics); and other factors.

iPhone and iPad Instructions:
You can download the Risk Group Database app in the Apple iTunes store by searching for “Risk Group Database app.”

Android Instructions:
You can download the Risk Group Database app in the Google Play Store by searching for “Risk Group Database.”

The app only works when your device is connected to the internet.

Please send any comments or suggestions about the app to info@absa.org. An update is being planned for early October.

ABSA International would like to express our sincere gratitude to the fellows at the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Program (NBBTP) for updating the ABSA Risk Group Database.

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Everett Hanel, Jr. Presidential Award

Biosafety director earns acclaim for securing research pathogens | SOURCE

The Colorado State University officer charged with protecting researchers and the public from infectious research pathogens has received international honors for effective safeguards that support research success.

Bob Ellis, CSU biosafety director, earned the Everett Hanel, Jr. Presidential Award from the American Biological Safety Association for outstanding work promoting biosafety and high professional standards.

full article

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HHS selects nine regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2015pres/06/20150612b.html

HHS selects nine regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers
• Colorado Department of Public kik for windows pc Health and Environment in partnership with Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado

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