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  • Executive Council

    Amy Ryan
    Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

    Su-Hwi Hung-Cunliffe

    Marta Figueroa
    NYU Langone Medical Center

    Tamara McNair
    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Michelle Frondelli

    Laura Newton
    Newton Health & Safety Associates, Inc.

    Brian Petuch
    ISS EHS 

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

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    Executive Council Duties (SOP)

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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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    Upcoming Events


    Dinner Meeting Announcement:

    November 17, 2022


    MABSA is pleased to announce our upcoming hybrid dinner meeting to be held at University of Pennsylvania.  Directions

    to the site are available.

    Speaker: Brian J O'Shea, PhD, CBSP, SM(NRCM), Pfizer Vaccine Research and Development

    Presentation: COVID19 Vaccine Development in the Context of High Containment

    Register: Registration costs vary for MABSA members/non-MABSA members and whether you attend in person or via virtual platform.   If you are a MABSA Member registering for the virtual option, please email treasurer@mabsa.org with your contact information.  If you are registering for the in-person or non-MABSA member rates, pay the registration fee at this link.

    MABSA Members: $25.00 in person

    MABSA Members: $0 virtual (free)

    Non-MABSA Members: $45.00 in person

    Non-MABSA Members: $20.00 virtual 

    Save the Date for Future Meetings:

    March 15, 2023 @ Columbia University in NYC