Executive Council

Marta Figueroa
NYU Langone Medical Center

Amy Ryan
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Laura Newton
Newton Health & Safety Associates, Inc.

Tamara McNair
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Anthony Gresko
Rutgers University

Brian Petuch
Merck & Co.

Marcia Pindling-Watkins
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Original By-Laws

2019 Revised By-Laws

Executive Council Duties (SOP)

Annual Membership Dues  

Election Process

Symposium Hosting Procedures  

Gathering Speaker Information


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The Mid-Atlantic Biological Safety Association (MABSA) is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary professional organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting the principles of Biological Safety.

MABSA was founded to provide a professional forum for dissemination of information between individuals in this and related fields; to inform the public about the value of biological agents in research and health care, and the role they play in disease as well as in the improvement of the quality of life; to identify new biologically hazardous agents and to determine guidelines for their safe use; to promote the recognition of Biosafety as a scientific discipline.

MABSA provides a regional forum for members to interact and share information on biosafety subjects, such as new guidelines or current concerns with newly recognized agents and with new uses for new agents.
A biosafety topic of interest is presented at each of several dinner meetings held throughout the year. A day long symposium, hosted by a member, is held in the spring.

Many MABSA members are also members of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA); our associations have mutual goals. In order to encourage maximum regional participation, MABSA membership does not require membership in ABSA. 


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Next Meeting:

33rd Annual Symposium

MABSA is pleased to announce our upcoming virtual symposium to be held on consecutive Wednesdays: November 10 and November 17, 2021.

1. November 10, 2021 Registration Link

  • ABSA Update, Melissa Morland or LouAnn Burnett, ABSA
  • A Food Microbiologistâ��s Perspective on Handwashing and Hand Sanitizers, Dr. Donald Schaffner, Rutgers University
  • Animal Vaccine Risks to the Veterinarian, Brian Petuch, International Safety Systems

2. November 17, 2021 Registration Link

  • Remote Auditing of Pharma Biorisk - One Approach and Lessons Learned, Kevin Fulmer, Merck Global EHS Auditing
  • COVID-19 - OSHA Guidance and Resources Available, Justin Baker, NJ Department of Labor
  • Public Health and Environmental Laboratories - The Year in Review Roundtable

Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities

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