Summer Virtual Business Meeting and Technical Presentations

FRaBSA’s next meeting will once again be virtual on Friday, July 30th 11 – 3 MST

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

  • Current FRaBSA Members – Free
  • Non-Members – $15
  • North American ABSA Affiliate Members – $10.00
  • Non-USA Attendees – Free

Tentative agenda

  1. IBC/DURC and infectious agent committees
    1. Jessica McCormick-Ell, Ph.D., SM(NRCM), CBSP, RBP, Director, Division of Occupational Health and Safety, National Institutes of Health
  2. Re-emergence polio
  3. TB worldwide update
    1. Erin Tacheny, Principal Scientist, MRIGlobal

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Welcome our newest FRaBSA Board members

Here is the board for 2021-22

  • Past President – Denise Donnelly
  • President – Holly Gates-Mayer
  • President-Elect – Lolly Gardiner
  • Treasurer – Mike Burt
  • Secretary – Heather Blair
  • Communications Director – Cindy Norton
  • Counselor-at-Large – Megan Brose
  • Counselor-at-Large – Haley DeMers
  • Co-Chairs Education Cmte – Beckky Anderson and Veena Naik
  • Co-Chairs Outreach Cmte – Sue Farr and Kim Dazey
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BMBL 6th edition

  • Electronic pdf now available on CDC and NIH (safety) website
  • Electronic version is 508 compliant
  • Hard copy versions will be available beginning December 1st
  • CDC INFO On-Demand – Publications
    Enter the publication ID (300859)
  • NIH is providing an email box for errata
  • We intended to do electronic updates and an errata page that can be appended to the hard copy, but no updates to the hard copy
    BMBLComments@mail.nih.gov
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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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