Message from ABSA International: 

Laboratory Design Part 3 of 3: Advanced Laboratory Design -- A distance learning opportunity

June 21, 2018

11:00 am - 1:30 pm (CDT)

Advanced Laboratory Design provides an in-depth examination of key principles and practices for designing safe and efficient laboratories. It is intended for architects, designers, and biosafety professionals desiring a more comprehensive analysis of the laboratory design process. Participants are expected to have some experience with laboratory facility design and/or have previously attended the Laboratory Facility Programming and Design Best Practices ABSA pre-conference course. Participants will participate in guided discussions and analyze laboratory plans with respect to the design principles and practices under discussion.

This webinar will be a 2.5-hour session on June 21, 2018 at 11:00 am CDT. For the webinar, you should plan on logging in at 10:45 am (CDT) on June 21. You are required to attend the webinar session, complete the pre-course and post course assessments, and complete the evaluation in order to receive the completion certificate through the ABSA International Training site. The link in the invitation will be unique to the user and cannot be shared.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize examples of good design solutions for laboratory room and laboratory building layouts
  • Summarize how good design practices work to enhance both biosafety and biosecurity
  • Discuss the methods of design analysis that promote good laboratory design

ONLINE Course Annoucements


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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


President Elect - Don Eddington, PhD

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

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

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

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

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