All past events

Past external events

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    25 March 2021

    BBP webinar: (Bio)Safety aspects of DNA and RNA vaccines

    Digital symosium, free for all BBP and EBSA members.

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    04 March 2021

    EBSA Thursday - WHO LBM4 – Biorisk management beyond risk groups and biosafety levels

    The WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual (LBM) serves as a de facto global standard that presents best practices and sets trends in biosafety. The recent publication of the fourth edition expands the thorough, evidence-based and transparent assessment of the risks, allowing safety measures to be balanced with the actual risk of working with biological agents on a case-by-case basis. 

    A challenging shift from routines based on levels? An opportunity to allow optimizing risk management, in particular in less resourced envrionments? Join us and discuss with two of the LBM4 contributors, active EBSA members, providing their insights on the (r)evolution this version marks and how biosafety professionals can use it in their daily practice.

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    18 February 2021

    Biosafety and the COVID-19 Vaccines

    February 18, 2021 12:00 - 1:30 pm (CST)

    Biosafety and the COVID-19 Vaccines is intended to provide an overview of the clinical trial development and biosafety considerations of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines. 

  4. 30 November 2020



    With the current situation in mind, we provide the possibility to participate online. For further information, please see the attached flyer.

  5. 24 November 2020

    ABSANZ Summit 2020

    Online event

  6. 19 November 2020

    Biosecurity Webinar: Biosecurity in het onderzoek (only available in Dutch)

    online webinar by RIVM, The Netherlands

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    06 October 2020

    EBSA 2020 online webinar

    2 half day online webinar

  8. 20 August 2020

    Webinar of the Swiss Biosafety Network Meeting

    Online event

  9. 20 August 2020

    14th Applied Biosafety Meeting

    SBNet Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting

  10. 26 May 2020

    BVF symposium 2020- postponed to spring 2021

    postponed to spring 2021​

  11. 28 April 2020

    International Bio-Agent Day 2020: "Biological agents at work - a look beyond borders"


  12. 17 October 2019

    BBP workshop on risk assessment (Cancelled)


    A half-day workshop focusing on risk assessment. Not only will you be introduced to the ins and outs of risk assessment, there will also be plenty of opportunity to practice in risk assessment by yourself by means of case studies and an interactive discussion. Also, we will take the opportunity to highlight the recent accomplishments and future plans of the BBP Task Forces and Working Groups. The ideal opportunity to find out what BBP has done and hopes to do for you in the future to support you as a biosafety professional. Moreover, you may be challenged to join in one of the Task Forces or Working Groups yourself!

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    04 April 2019

    EBSA22 Conference - Bucharest

    EBSA22 Conference - Bucharest

  14. 05 February 2019

    Symposium on emergency preparedness and response

    Organized by the Belgian Biosafety Professionals (BBP) and the Dutch Association for Biosafety Officers (BVFp)

    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Working with hazardous biological material or providing the necessary support to have people working safely with the hazardous material is our day-to-day job. For that, we are experienced in assessing the risk of contained use activities, to train our coworkers and to watch over a culture of biosafety.

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    19 April 2018

    EBSA21 Conference - Copenhagen

    The conference on April 19 and 20 2018 took place at the Maersk Tower of  the  Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen.

  16. 09 February 2018

    BBP workshop "The biocide legislation and its impact on contained laboratories, greenhouses and animal facilities"

    Geo-Instituut 200E, Celestijnenlaan 200e – Heverlee (Leuven)

    Are you finding your way in the biocide legislation? Or are you struggling, as many colleagues, with questions like:

    • Can I still use particular products (e.g. Virkon®) and, if so, for how long?
    • If not, what are suitable alternative products?
    • Do we need to change our decontamination procedures?  
    • What are the consequences of the biocide legislation on my organization?

    We hope to offer clarity during the BBP workshop 

  17. 29 September 2017

    BSOH and BBP joint study day on biological agents: Biological risk: how to assess, contain and protect oneself

    FOD WASO Brussel, Zaal Storck

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    26 April 2017

    EBSA20 Conference - Madrid

    EBSA20 Conference - Madrid

  19. 09 February 2017

    8th Belgium Biosafety symposium - “Safe use of lentiviral and other vectors”

    IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

  20. 01 December 2016

    BBP Workshop on "Movement of biological materials for R&D purposes"

    Ablynx, BioAccelerator Building, Technologiepark 21, Zwijnaarde, Belgium

  21. 13 October 2016

    Joint event VMX and BBP: Collaboration and integration of Environment, Biosafety and Health & Safety aspects

    Hotel Serwir, Sint Niklaas, Belgium

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    21 April 2016

    EBSA19 conference - Lille

    EBSA18 Conference - Vienna

  23. 24 November 2015

    The 7th Belgian Biosafety Symposium - Biosafety & Quality - Synergies and conflicts

    l’Arsenal, Namur

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    22 April 2015

    EBSA18 Conference - Vienna

    EBSA18 Conference - Vienna

  25. 03 March 2015

    BBP workshop ‘Visit of an L3 Animal Facility'

    UNamur, Auditorium B07, Rue de Bruxelles 65, BE-5000 Namur

    Registration in mandatory

  26. 23 October 2014

    Interactive Workshop 'Practical issues related to biological waste management in laboratories'

    KU Leuven, Departement of Biosystems, Room SEG 01.19, W. de Croylaan 42, BE-3001 Heverlee

    Registration is mandatory

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    15 May 2014

    EBSA17 Conference - Ghent

    EBSA17 Conference - Ghent

  28. 27 March 2014

    Workshop on 'movement of biological materials'

    UNamur Auditorium B07 Rue de Bruxelles, 65 BE-5000 Namur

    Open to BBP members and upon invitation. Participation is free.

  29. 26 November 2013

    BBP Symposium 2013 - Biosafety training, tools & materials

    LAMOT Congress- en Erfgoedcentrum - Mechelen

  30. 19 June 2013

    EBSA16 Conference - Basel

    EBSA16 Conference - Basel

  31. 07 May 2013

    Interactive Workshop on Bio-Incidents

    HEC management school* 14 Rue Louvrex BE-4000 Liège

    The workshop is only open to BBP members.

  32. 21 February 2013

    Visit: Indaver MediPower® plant

    Poldervlietweg 5 Haven 550 2030 ANTWERPEN 3

    Participation is free. Registration deadline: 18 February 2013

  33. 12 June 2012

    EBSA15 Conference - Manchester

    EBSA15 Conference - Manchester

  34. 20 June 2011

    The biological weapon convention, biosecurity and the industry

    Conclusions only available for members.

  35. 14 April 2011

    EBSA14 Conference - Estoril

    The conference will start with a welcome reception for all participants on 13 April 2011 from 17.30 - 19.00 in the exhibition area at the Centro de Congressos do Estoril.
    Drinks and snacks will be served by invitation of the organiser.

  36. 22 June 2010

    EBSA13 Conference Ljubljana

    The 13th EBSA Conference took place 21-23 June in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 218 delegates from 34 countries attended despite the fact that the conference had been postponed due to volcano ash. Seven pre-conference workshops were highly appreciated by 118 participants. Conference presentations on GMMs, ´green´ and sustainable laboratories and new approaches to regulatory frameworks on the national level were of particular interest. Apparently participants enjoyed networking and the social programme in the lovely city of Ljubljana.

  37. 16 June 2008

    EBSA12 Conference - Stockholm

    The Stockholm Conference, EBSA 2009, came off successfully in June. A total of 290 participants from 29 countries in all continents came together in a cordial atmosphere. The scientific programme and pre-conference workshops were well recieved. Together with company exhibitions it was demonstrated that the EBSA Conference has developed into a major event for the European biosafety community. There was also time to enjoy the white nights and the rain eventually gave way to brilliant sunshine. The EBSA Conference Program Workgroup is now preparing the EBSA 2010 conference, which will be held in April 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  38. 03 April 2008

    EBSA11 Conference - Florence

    EBSA11 Conference - Florence

  39. 29 March 2007

    EBSA10 Conference - Heidelberg

    EBSA09 Conference - The Netherlands

  40. 01 June 2006

    EBSA09 Conference - The Netherlands

    EBSA09 Conference - The Netherlands

  41. 28 April 2005

    EBSA08 Conference - Barcelona

    EBSA08 Conference - Barcelona

  42. 13 May 2004

    EBSA07 Conference - Prague

    Biosafety risk assessment, containment and safe disposal

  43. 16 May 2003

    EBSA06 Conference - Lyon

    The Architecture of Biosafety: Design, Construction, Operations and Management of Level 2 and Level 3 Facilities

  44. 22 March 2002

    EBSA05 Conference - Vienna

    “National and Global Disease Outbreaks / Living with Bioterrorism”VIENNA, AUSTRIA

  45. 20 November 2000

    EBSA04 Conference - Amsterdam

    ‘Biological Hazards Management: Fact and Fiction’


  46. 18 November 1999

    EBSA03 Conference - Brussels

    „Biosafety: An Emerging profession“


  47. 20 November 1998

    EBSA02 Conference - Harlow Essex

    "Biosafety: Emerging Technologies, Emerging Solutions"


  48. 27 November 1997

    EBSA01 Conference - London