Call for Presentations

2024 NEBSA Biosafety Symposium

NEBSA is now accepting proposals for presentations for NEBSA's 2024 Symposium, to be held on Wednesday, October 16 at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. While on-site presentations are preferred, live virtual (Zoom) presentations may also be accepted.  


For proposal submissions please complete this online form by June 30, 2024:

Questions, concerns, feedback or comments may be emailed to

Proposals will be accepted for:

Presentations - Team or individual proposals accepted.  Presentation slots will be 20, 30 or 40 minutes.  

Panels - Panel / roundtable discussions will be considered.  They may be organized and submitted as a group by a panel coordinator, or an individual may submit their particular viewpoint to become part of a panel. 

Presentation Rules:

Content – The NEBSA Symposium seeks to educate its audience and not promote any specific products.  Exhibit space is available for promotional activity.  Only presentations that are product-neutral and biological safety-related will be considered.  Presentation selections will be made based upon desired topics, flow of content, educational value and understanding of the content.  Presentation material will, with the permission of the presenter, be posted on the NEBSA website after the Symposium.    

Agenda/Schedule The symposium organizers will set the time for each presentation, in order to optimize the sequencing and flow of content and tracks.  NEBSA will notify all selected speakers by September 1st.  

Who Attends? 

  • Biological Safety Officers
  • Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
  • Educators
  • IBC Community Members
  • Health & Safety Personnel
  • Public Health Officers
  • Researcher Laboratory Workers
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Occupational Health Professionals
  • Safety Product Developers
  • Laboratory Safety Representatives

Speaker Benefits: 

All speakers will receive the following: a complimentary pass to the Symposium with access to all sessions, panels, meals/snacks and parking reimbursement.  Speakers will be featured on the NEBSA website. The above benefits do not extend to support staff or colleagues who may accompany the speaker. 

Suggested Presentation Topics 

  • New Technology:  New Viral Vectors, Synthetic Biology, Nanotechnology
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: Case Studies/Institutional Response 
  • Regulatory Issues:  Interpretation of, or response to, new regulations, guidelines
  • Incident Response:  Managing Response to Laboratory Acquired Infections, Spills, Exposures, Case Studies
  • Emergency Response:  Dealing with Large-Scale Emergencies, Natural Disasters, Case Studies
  • Biosecurity:   Program Development, Emerging Issues
  • Program Management:  Training, Risk Assessment, Resource Development, Time Management Strategies
  • Higher containment laboratories:  Facility Design, Training, Oversight, Validation, Emergency Response

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