Message from CaBSA: 

Please join us for our Summer meeting, June 25th, 1-4pm at the NCSLPH, as we host a Biodecontamination Forum -

Four speakers discussing low-temperature biodecontamination technologies:

  1. Formaldehyde: James Grantham, President, Nextek LLC
  2. Chlorine Dioxide: Mark Czarneski, Director of Technology,  ClorDiSys
  3. Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor: John Klostermyer, Application Project Manager, STERIS
  4. Peracetic Acid Fogging: Don Eddington, Technical Consultant, Eddington & Bond Associates

Each speaker will present for 20-30 minutes to be followed by  a  Q&A / group discussion session!

Please be sure to RSVP no later than 5:00 pm on June 18, 2018 so that we can enter your name into the system prior to arrival to make the check in process go quicker. 


Message from CDC LLS Program: 

The LLS fellowship prepares high caliber scientists to become public health leaders through experiential training in laboratory quality management and biosafety. Applications are open through July 11.The LLS Program will host an Applicant Information Session on Monday, June 11 at 11:00AM. Please see the flyer with instructions to attend the session remotely via Adobe Connect.


Messages from ABSA International: 

  1. Laboratory Design Part 3 of 3: Advanced Laboratory Design -- A distance learning opportunity
  2. ABSA International 61st Annual Biological Safety Conference.....Save the Date!

    • Save the date for the 61st Annual Biological Safety Conference, October 12-17, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.absaconference.org. Registration and the Preliminary Conference Program will be online in June.

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The Carolinas Biological Safety Association (CaBSA) is dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities for Biological Safety Professionals in the Carolinas with the goal of promoting and maintaining the best possible practices in our workplaces.


The organization is a professional network of individuals with biosafety expertise wanting to promote connection across the Carolinas and southern Virginia by providing seminars and quarterly meetings to discuss biological safety.

Meetings are held on a quarterly basis. General leadership meetings (at least 3) will be hosted as a transaction of Association business and professional networking. This may include but not limited to;

1) Professional seminars

2) Network luncheons

3) Biological facilities tours

4) ABSA meetings

Our ByLaws (click here) can be downloaded for your review.

Elected Volunteers

 
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President Elect - Don Eddington, PhD

eddingtonandbond@gmail.com

Technical Consultant in areas including bio-decontamination, sterilization, aseptic processing, isolation technology and biological safety.

Industry recognized expert in the areas of hydrogen peroxide bio-decontamination, sterilization, isolation technology, aseptic processing and biological safety.


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President Elect - Cathy Moore, PhD

CathyMoore@uncc.edu

Research Specialist, UNC Charlotte Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics

Academic research scientist and mentor with broad experiences in molecular biology and laboratory safety.


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Treasurer - Kristin Long, PhD

Kristin.Long@dhhs.nc.gov

Biosafety/Biosecurity Officer at the NC State Laboratory of Public Health

Assists laboratorians with biological hazard recognition, risk assessment, and mitigation in public health laboratories throughout North Carolina and serves as the Responsible Official for the Select Agent Program at NCSLPH.


Secretary - Jessica Poole, MS

jmmarsha@email.unc.edu

Assoicate Biological Safety Officer at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Past Presidents - Patrick Condreay, PhD & Deborah Howard, MPH CBSP