The International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) is pleased to announce that the City of Guadalajara, México will be hosting the 14th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO) June 4-8, 2017. The conference will be held at the Fiesta Americana (Minerva) Hotel, Guadalajara. The Fiesta Americana Hotel offers outstanding conference facilities and is located in central Guadalajara, which is a few minutes away from the downtown area, and within walking distance of a wide variety of other hotels and restaurants.

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, USA and South Africa. 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 second time that the ISBGMO is hosted in a Latin-American country and we estimate that approximately 500 delegates will attend it, from at least 50 countries.

The ISBGMO 2017 conference theme is "Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms: past, present and future", hoping that an in-depth analysis of 30 years of experience will help us advance the sound application of environmental risk assessment to limit environmental impacts and ensure safe food and feed, for the next generation of GMOs, and products derived from new technologies. 

Dr. Alan Gray Dr. Ariel Alvarez-Morales
ISBR President LOC Chair

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