The International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) and the Local Organising Committee are pleased to announce that Cape Town, South Africa will be hosting the International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO) from 9-13 November 2014. The conference will be held at The Westin, Cape Town Westin with their outstanding conference facilities. 

The ISBGMO is a biennial, international meeting organized under the auspices of the ISBR, which has previously been hosted in Germany, Canada, China, France, Korea, New Zealand, Argentina and the USA. It brings together academics, technology developers, regulatory authorities, non-government organizations and other credible stakeholders involved in all aspects of biosafety and offers a unique opportunity to share information and experiences and engage in open and meaningful dialogue on biosafety research, risk analysis, policy and regulatory matters.

The goal of the symposium is to advance the standing of biosafety research around the world and shape the ways in which GM technology is applied and regulated. It will be the first time that the ISBGMO is hosted in Africa and we estimate that it will be attended by approximately 450 delegates from at least 50 countries.

The ISBGMO 2014 conference theme is "Advancing ERA of GMOs to Address Biosafety in a Global Society".

Dr. Morven McLean Dr. Hennie Groenewald
ISBR President LOC Chair

Please note that presentations from ISBGMO13 are only available to active ISBR members.

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