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The IFBA and is pleased to collaborate with EBSA, APBA and AMEXBIO in the delivery of the IFBA’s Professional Certifications during their upcoming annual biosafety conferences. In addition to offering the Professional Certification in Biorisk Management, we will also be offering the new Professional Certification in Biological Waste Management (please note that only those who have successfully completed the pre-requisite Biorisk Management certification are eligible for this new certification). For information on the exam content, study materials and sample questions, click here.
The exam sessions will be held as follows:
• EBSA – Tuesday April 19th at 2:00 pm in the IFBA Exam Room at the Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France www.ebsaweb.eu/ebsa_19
• APBA – May 31-June 4 (exam date and time to be confirmed), Siem Reap, Cambodia
• AMEXBIO - Thursday June 16th at 2:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos (InDRE)
This is an exciting opportunity for our members to advance their careers and achieve international recognition among colleagues. Further details on the certification program can be found here.
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As a member of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Non-Governmental Steering Group, the IFBA has been engaged in ongoing efforts to foster collaboration among national Biosafety Associations and local governments in implementing GHSA’s shared goals of strengthening global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. Specifically, GHSA Biosafety and Biosecurity Action Package Prevent - 3 calls for
• a whole-of-government national biosafety and biosecurity system to be put in place, ensuring that especially dangerous pathogens are identified, held, secured and monitored in a minimal number of facilities according to best practices
• biological risk management training and educational outreach to be conducted to promote a shared culture of responsibility, reduce dual use risks, mitigate biological proliferation and deliberate use threats, and ensure safe transfer of biological agents; and,
• country-specific biosafety and biosecurity legislation, laboratory licensing, and pathogen control measures to be put in place as appropriate.
For complete details on the 5 Year Action Items, Baseline Assessment and Planning Activities for Action Package 3, please visit
For a copy of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine’s Special Edition Newsletter on the GHSA click here