About ACSEL

 

Asian Conference on Safety and Education in Laboratory, or abbreviated as ACSEL, was first held in The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2014. The conference includes both oral and poster presentation from various disciplines and backgrounds related to laboratory safety. The conference is an important event to share useful information and good examples to improve the laboratory safety in all Asian countries. It will also allow dialogue to continue building the knowledge base and the capacity to inform laboratory users that must include safety in their working environment. This conference also encompasses various sectors, from science to community, industry, business, policy and governance.
Last year, there were 100 delegates from various Asian countries, including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. This year the number of participants are expected to double from that of last year.

History of ACSEL
The 1st International Symposium on Safety and Health Education in the University was held at Ehime University, Japan, in January 2013. We undersigned Ehime Declaration to the following;
1. We will continue to hold symposia on health and safety education in the university.
2. We will establish a network of health and safety education leaders for mutual exchange.
3. We will aim to achieve a world-class standard for health and safety education.

1st International Conference on Laboratory Safety in Science & Education, which corresponded to the 2nd International Symposium on Safety and Health Education in the University, was held at Incheon National University, Korea, in November 2013. We have been convinced that there are a lot of issues which should be solved in laboratory safety and we should share the useful information and good examples to improve the laboratory safety in each Asian county. Last year, the 1st Asian Conference on Safety and Education in Laboratory was successfully held at The University of Tokyo, Japan.