EBSA22 Preconference courses

The pre-conference courses

A
Audits and inspections
Instructors: Jan-Piet Tijssen, Toon De Kesel and nn.

 

This 2 day course offers knowledge on audit processes and gives an opportunity to perform an audit in one of the Bucharest labs. Course topics are:

  • Inspection vs audit
  • Principles of auditing
  • Management systems and standards
  • Qualifications of an auditor
  • Steps of a typical HSE/ Biosafety audit
  • Checklists and checklist approach
  • Methods for auditing – elements of an audit
  • How to resolve lack of cooperation
  • Reporting
2 days
 
2-3 April 2019
9:00-17:00 both days
 

Basic-intermediate level

 

 

 

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B
Practicals of transportation
Instructors: Jean-Guy de Gruben & Patrick Rüdelsheim
 

A 2 days course about the do’s and don’ts of transportation as well as on legislation, packaging, documentation. Course topics are:

  • Import and export
  • Packaging
  • Documentation
  • ADR, IATA rules, etcetera
2days

2-3 April 2019
9:00 – 17:00 both days
 
Intermediate course level
 
 
C

Aerosols
Instructors: Allan Bennett and Maria Fink

This is a one day course about the specifics of aerosols. Course topics are:

  • What is an aerosol?
  • Why are aerosols considered to be a problem?
  • What is an infectious aerosol?
  • Characteristics of an aerosol, how is it generated
  • Practical measures on how to avoid and manage aerosols
  • Protection measurement
1 day
 
2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

 

Intermediate - advanced level

 

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D

Cell cultures and Stem cells
Instructors: nn.

A one day course on hazards of working with cells and how to address these. Understanding the risks and benefits, emphasis on GM work. Course topics are:

  • Definition of biological agent includes cells and tissues
  • Hazards and how to classify
  • Understanding of primary, permanent, immortalized, GM risks
  • Regulatory environment
1 day
 
3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Intermediate level

 

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E
Inroduction to virology
Instructors: Chris Logue & Ursula Jenal
 

This is a one day course. What are viruses what is the impact on biosafety. Emerging diseases and safety measures. GMO and non-GMO viruses and risk assessment. Course topics are:

  • Non-GMO virus
  • Human virus, animal virus (including insects), plant virus, bacteriophages
  • Emerging diseases (what will come next?)
  • Risk assessment (Risk class, activity, ...) - Risk management (mitigation actions)
1day
 

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic level

 


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F
Viral vectors
Instructors: Chris Logue & Ursula Jenal
 

This is a one day course . How and why are viral vectors used. Specific hazards and risk analysis on GMO work. Course topics are:

  • GM vectors in general
  • Lentiviral vectors
  • Other viral vectors
  • [non-] Compatibility with cell lines
  • Dedicated risk assessments
1 day
 

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Intermediate-Advanced level

 


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G

Incident and accident investigation 
Instructors: Walter Kempenaers and Christel van den Bossche

In this one day course students learn how to apply root cause analysis to investigate accidents. Including how to make a choice in mitigation measures. Course topics are:

  • root cause analysis
  • importance of reporting / Heinrich
  • no blame culture
  • analysis tools:
  • [6] x 'why'; fault tree analysis; fish bone; . . .
  • role of BSO in the process
  • team effort
1 day
 

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic-Intermediate- Advanced level

 


 

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H

Laboratory Acquired Incidents [LAI] and incidents
Instructors: Dana Brehar Cioflec and Ruth Knorr

This one day course focusses on the hazard in laboratories. Based on examples in the past prevention strategies will be discussed. Course topics are:

  • Historical and current trends in Laboratory Acquired Infections
  • Role of incidents in risk management
  • Reporting systems
  • Response planning including medical support
  • Incident investigation
1 day
 

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic-Intermediate level

 

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I
Working with Parasites
Instructors: Mark Ariyanayagam & nn.

 

A one day course on human and other parasites, special hazards and risk assessment. Course topics are:

  • What is a parasite?
  • Different types of parasites?
  • Animal vectors of endoparasites (and life cycle)?
  • Hazards for the lab worker and lab animals and environment (including fauna and Flora)?
  • What is a quarantine organism?
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk management? Containment?
1 day
 

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Intermediate level

 



 

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J
Applying Biorisk Standard in conjunction with other laboratory quality standards
Instructors: Urs Pauli & Jürgen Mertsching
 

A one day course about setting-up a safety management system according to the CWA 15793 in respect to other laboratory standards like ISO 15189:2012 and ISO17025:2017. Course topics are:

  • Principles of management system
  • Policies, Programmes, Manuals
  • SOPs, procedures and work instructions
  • Audits and inspections
  • Training Programme
  • Traceability of biological materials
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Communication and conflict handling
  • Bioethics
  • Relation to ISO 15189:2012 and ISO17025:2017
1 day

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic level













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K
How to convince and influence for biosafety and biosecurity
Instructors: Job Groeneweg & nn. 

 

In this one day course the student is given tools how to change behaviour in bio laboratories and other institutions working with biological material. How to work with different personality types. Including practical exercises. Course topics are:

  • Personality types (6) - how to recognize them?
  • How to exploit the information for collaboration ?
  • Positive  behaviours (how to influence personal behaviour)
  • How to improve communication, sustained relationship and commitment)
  • Culture issues
  • Case studies & discussions

1 day

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

all levels






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L
Waste management
Instructors: Jörg Schibel & Toon De Kesel

 

In this one day course the student will learn how to discard waste safely, according to validated procedures. Course topics are:

  • Lab, animal, greenhouses, hospitals, large scale production
  • Types of waste
  • Types of treatment
  • Mixed waste (chem/bio, rad/bio, chem/rad/bio)
  • Validation
  • Segregations, labeling
  • Transport
  • Final disposal
  • Materials may be recycled
  • Animal by-products
1 day

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic-Intermediate level









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M
Disinfection and disinfectants
Instructors: nn.
 

A one day course to gain knowledge about the chemistry and physics of disinfection, use in line with regulations.  Course topics are:

  • Disinfection, decontamination, inactivation, . . . .
  • Availability & usefulness
  • Biocide regulation (EU regulation (what to use? where? when?)
  • Impact of producers and users
  • Registration - Differences about countries
  • Validation
  • Animal by-products
1 day

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Intermediate level







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N
The basi[c]s for the BSO
Instructors: Ursula Jenal & Arie Voordouw

 

This course is intended for those starting in the field of biosafety and biosecurity, i.e. with less than two years’ experience. More experienced biosafety officers should not attend. It covers what you need to know about biosafety and biorisk management and where to find essential information. Course topics are:

  • This course is meant for novices in biosafety
  • What is biosafety?
  • What topics need to be addressed as a Biosafety Officer?
  • Tasks
  • Who are the players in the field?
  • Where to find the most important information?
1 day

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

basic level (not for >1 years of experience)

 

 

 

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Fees in EURO

Save 35 euro (162,9 RON) on a one day course and 60 euro (279,26 RON) on a two day course on the prices below by booking before January 15nd 2019.

 

  1 day course 2 day course
EBSA member Early bird until Jan 31st 2019 433 euro 828 euro
> Jan 31st 2019 468 euro 888 euro
non-member Early bird until Jan 31st 2019 937 euro 1848 euro
> Jan 31st 2019 972 euro 1908 euro

All prices are including local Romanian VAT

Fees in Romanian Leu (RON)

  1 day course 2 day course
EBSA member Early bird until Jan 31st 2019 2018,32 RON 3859,51 RON
> Jan 31st 2019 2181,46 RON 4139,18 RON
non-member Early bird until Jan 31st 2019 4367,58 RON 8781,78 RON
> Jan 31st 2019 4530,72 RON 8893,64 RON

All prices are including local Romanian VAT

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