EBSA05 Conference - Vienna 2002

“National and Global Disease Outbreaks / Living with Bioterrorism”

VIENNA, AUSTRIA
21 - 22 MARCH 2002

 

Programme, Thursday, 21 March 2002

07.30 - 08.30 Registration
08.30 - 08.45 Welcome by EBSA President
Dr. Frank Verbeeck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Belgium
08.45 - 12.30 Session I:

National and Global Disease Outbreaks
Living with Bio-terrorism
Chair: Prof. Dr. Franz X. Heinz, Institute of Virology, University of Vienna

08.45 - 09.30

The Control of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus Outbreak in the Netherlands:
The Role of Hygiene
Dr. A. Dekker, Head Laboratory Vesicular Diseases, ID Lelystad Institute for Animal Science and Health, The Netherlands

09.30 - 10.00 The Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic in the UK 2001
10.00 - 10.30 Break / Exhibition
10.30 - 11.10

Bio-terrorism: Micro-organisms and Toxins as Weapons and Evaluation of Risk

Dr. Robert Hawley Ph.D.,
CBSP, Chief, Safety and Radiation Protection, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, USA

11.10 - 11.40

Global Outbreak Alert and Response
WHO's role in the fight against bio-terrrorism
Dr. Cathy Roth, Global Alert and Response Team, Dept of Surveillance and Response, Communicable Disease Cluster, WHO Geneva

11.40 - 12.15 Bio-terrorism - The Role of Irradiation as a Counter-measure to Bio-terrorism

Mr. Arnold Herer, Vice President of IBA Technology Group, Belgium

12.15 - 12.30 Panel Discussion
12.30 - 12.45 EBSA Honorary Membership
12.45 - 14.15 Lunch / Exhibition
14.15 - 17.20 Concurrent Session IIb

Biological Materials, Main Auditorium

15.00 - 17.00 Concurrent Session IIa

Transport of Biological Materials, Auditorium II

15.00 - 17.00 Concurrent Session IIa Transport of Biological Materials, Auditorium II

Chair Person: Mr. David J. Cocker,
MDCPartners Healthcare Consultants, Belgium

15.00 - 15.30 Future Directions: WHO Policy on Transport Biosafety

Dr. Nicoletta Previsani,
Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response, WHO, Geneva

15.30 - 16.00 Break / Exhibition
16.00 - 16.30

CEN / ISO Standardisation Programme for Packaging of Infectious Substances
Mr. Maxence Wittebolle,
Belgian Packaging Institute, Brussels

16.30 - 17.00

Shipping: Training Responsibilities in Clinical Trials
Dr. Frank Verbeeck,
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Belgium

14.15 - 15.00 Concurrent Session IIb Pathogens Update, Main Auditorium

Chair Person: Mr. Martin Jones,
Pfizer, La Jolla, California, USA

14.15 - 15.00

HIV Emergence, Spread and Biosafety Aspects

Dr. Remi Van Den Broeck
Medical Director Medisearch Int., Belgium

15.00 - 15.30

The Polio Eradication Programme
Dr. David Wood,
Vaccines and Biologicals Department, WHO, Geneva

15.30 - 16.00 Break / Exhibition
16.00 - 16.40

Smallpox: Eradication, Virus Stocks and Bio-terrorism
Prof. Dr. Riccardo Wittek,
Institute for Animal Biology, Lausanne, Switzerland

16.40 - 17.10 Horizon Scanning: Outlook for 2002-2003,Arbovirus and Viral Haemorrhagic Fever an Overview

Dr. Hervé Zeller,
National Reference Centre for Arbovirus and Viral Haemorrhagic Fever, Institute Pasteur Lyon, France

17.10 - 17.20 Discussion
17.30 - 18.30

EBSA Annual General Meeting
EBSA Members Only, Main Auditorium

19.15

Evening Programme
Vienna by night: EBSA Annual Reception and Dinner
Sponsored by Novartis International, Basle, Switzerland
Departure: 19.15 hrs, Lobby Kaiser Franz Joseph Deraghotel