12th ISBGMO

12th International Symposium on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO12)

Millennium Hotel, St Louis, Missouri, USA
16-20 September 2012

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What is the ISBGMO?

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for scientists from across the globe to share experiences and engage in open and meaningful dialogue about biosafety research and policy.

A MEETING DESIGNED FOR regulatory authorities, technology developers, academics, non-government organizations, and other credible stakeholders involved in biosafety research and policy.

The ISBGMO is a biennial international meeting organized by the International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR), a society whose membership is composed of individuals with an interest in risk assessment and research related to the environmental risks associated with genetically modified organisms (http://www.isbr.info).

The ISBGMOs have been offered on a biennial basis since 1990, at various locations throughout the world.  The 2012 symposium in St. Louis will be the first time it has been offered in the US since it was held in Monterey, CA in 1994.


At ISBGMO12 there will be a focus on this THEME:

CONSIDERING BIOSAFETY IN THE APPLICATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY TO MEET THE CHANGING NEEDS OF AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

Presentations and posters in the plenary sessions, symposia, and workshops will address timely topics surrounding biosafety under this theme. PLEASE JOIN US if you wish to contribute to these important discussions. REGISTER for the meeting here at this site. SUBMIT a presentation or poster abstract here at this site.


Visit the ‘PROGRAM’ page for more information on the following program highlights:

Main topics for the five plenary sessions include:

  • GM crops in context
  • Current regulatory challenges
  • Defining environmental harm: concepts and applications for environmental risk assessment and regulatory decision-making
  • Biotechnology and crop improvement in development in developing countries: opportunities and challenges
  • New applications of modern biotechnology in agriculture and future implications

Symposia and workshops will also be offered on these topics:

  • Data Transportability
  • GM Animals
  • Low Exposure Scenarios
  • Biosafety Policy and Practice
  • RNAi Applications and Considerations
  • GM Biofuels

Keynote addresses during the plenary sessions, by DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS from fields related to biosafety:

Visit our ‘Program’ page to see the latest details on all these topics.


The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, whose mission and goals are closely tied to the theme of ISBGMO12, is the local host for this symposium. (www.danforthcenter.org)

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Developing Country Delegate Registration

Administered by

Elsevier

Organized by

ISBR

Local Host

Danforth Science Center

Sponsors

CropLife
ABSTC - Agricultural Biotechnology Stewardship Technical Committee
United Soybean

Supporters

CERA

USAID
ICGEB
Program for Biosafety System (PBS)
Agroscope
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center