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2018 BRS Stakeholder Meeting

BRS will hold its annual Stakeholder Meeting (in-person and via webinar) on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737. Registration will open at 9:30 am (EST) and the meeting will be held from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm (EST).

The meeting is open to all, and is held annually to foster transparency and engagement in the BRS program.  Please join us as we reflect on the past year and look forward to FY 2019; discuss implementation of business process improvements; review biotechnology research, education, and outreach—domestically and internationally; and present a “sneak preview” of the future APHIS electronic permitting system.

In 2019, BRS will transition from the current ePermit system, to the new APHIS eFile system. In our afternoon session (1:30-3:30 pm) APHIS eFile will be demonstrated and discussed, including plans for the timing of the transition, and with ample opportunity for questions.

We look forward to your participation!

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Lunch Options

Lunch will not be provided for this event.  There will be a one hour and fifteen minute lunch break.  There are options to eat onsite, offsite and delivery. 

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Onsite Attendees

  • Check-in begins at 9:30 am Eastern time for on-site attendees. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes early to allow time to check-in. 
  • Parking is free at our facility. Please ring the buzzer at the gate and inform that guard desk that you are attending the BRS Stakeholder Meeting.
  • Participants must have a valid government-issued identification such as a driver's license and will be required to pass through building security to access the premises.

Webcast Attendees
We will email webcast login instructions to each participant and posted on this webpage the day before the meeting.  



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