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ABSA International Appoints Advarra Executive Daniel Eisenman as Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair

The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) International appointed Daniel Eisenman, PhD, RBP, SM(NRCM), CBSP, Advarra Executive Director of Biosafety Services, as co-chair of its Scientific Program Committee (SPC). In this new role, Dr. Eisenman will assist ABSA in reviewing session abstracts and developing the organization’s annual conference agenda.

“The ABSA International annual conference is a unique opportunity for biosafety professionals to share new developments and best practices with colleagues,” said Dr. Eisenman. “I always learn new things at this event, and I am honored to support the organization’s educational efforts in this capacity.”

The volunteer SPC is appointed by ABSA International leadership. Members represent diverse backgrounds within the international biosafety community and a variety of research interests (e.g., basic science, high-containment infectious disease research, gene therapy research, agricultural research, industry, and manufacturing, etc.) in their commitment to making the world’s largest gathering of biosafety professionals an unparalleled experience for attendees.

“Advarra’s core mission is to support the advancement of human health, and we are sincerely appreciative of the good work ABSA continues to do in the arena of biosafety,” said James Riddle, Vice President Research Services, Advarra. “The current boom in gene therapy research offers a unique opportunity to connect the realms of biosafety and clinical trials, and we are proud to have Dr. Eisenman contribute his time and expertise to help create an environment to conduct clinical research safer, smarter, and faster.”

Founded in 1984, ABSA International promotes biosafety as a scientific discipline and serves the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. Their goals are to provide a professional association representing the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.

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